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Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Mumbling - Get Your Bite On

It's vampire day. :-) We are rather suffering a dearth of vampire books in the m/m genre these days. There was a vampire glut there for awhile a year or two ago, but not so many these days. I do enjoy a good vamp story and as with most paranormals, you can make up the rules as you go along. Yes, they have live swimmers. *gives Kris the hairy eyeball* And they can be as alive or dead as you like.

Some of my favourite vampires, in no particular order:

The Bonded books by Jay Lygon.

Poor former Viking Brandr forced to deal with a house full of young vamps he never wanted. All done with a touch of humour that made me love this series.

The Soul Mates books by Jourdan Lane

Super sexy and you have vamps, humans, shifters, demons, you name it. For those who like their characters to stick with one partner the whole way, not so much, this world has a fluid sex thing going on, so may not be for everyone.

The Smoke series by Tanya Huff

Okay, technically the main couple is not Henry the vamp and Tony the new wizard, in theory it's not even really a romance, but I just adore this series with all my heart.

Blacque/Bleu by Belinda McBride

An interesting take on a closeted shifter and a vampire who's getting weaker. Sexy with a bit of a D/s twist, an interesting coupling.

The Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion series by Jordan Castillo Price

Okay, I probably list this one on nearly ever list I have, but I just love Michael and Wild Bill. Sexy, freaky, scary, innovative, funny, it's got it all. Anyone who loves vamps will love these guys.

So tell me who your favourite vamps are out there? I'm sure I missed lots as I have 76 books listed on my Good Reads book list under "vampires", so obviously I have a soft spot in my heart for the toothy guys.


airi71 said...

Wild Bill & Michael!
Jordan did an awesome job with this series. It's sexy, scary and fresh. I also enjoyed Hemovore. An interesting twist on vampires.

Tam said...

They are awesome. :-) Hemovore was interesting too, something quite different than the usual trope.

I just noticed looking through these books that a common theme with vampire books is the "sleep with everything that moves" trope. LOL Not quite but I think in all of them I listed except Blaque/Blue there are other partners brought in outside of the main pairing. Being undead makes you horny and indiscriminate it appears.

Juni said...

I think the Soul Mates series will stay close, if not at the top of my list for a long time yet, but I also love Derekica Snake's Cake (although I hate cliff hangers).

Perhaps the trend will move away from shifters & back to vamps soon?

Tam said...

Soul Mates is definitely a keeper. :-) I'm not familiar with the other. These things do tend to go in waves so I'm sure vamps will make a come-back. I think people got a bit sick of them with all the Twilight hype, but it's dying down so hopefully they'll start showing up again.

Chris said...

I loved Immortality Is the Suck (AM Riley) - still haven't read the sequel, though. I liked To Hate & To Hold (Dakota Rebel), too.

Tam said...

Oh, how could I have forgotten Adam, Chris. A great choice. I haven't read the sequel either. I liked to Hate and To Hold as well and almost included it, but I had to draw the line somewhere. LOL

Weirdly blogger won't let me log-in to post. I have to use the user/URL thing. Stupid computer.

Chris said...

Ugh, I hope it's not going to do that whole several days of posts and comments vanishing thing again!

Tam said...

I have a feeling it's my internet at work. It tends to be finickity. I haven't tried responding from home yet so I'm hoping that's it. Blogger has certainly had it's moments lately.

Juni said...

Eric Arvin mentioned a couple of days ago that he had problems leaving comments too. Maybe blogger didn't expect to get as big as it has?

Tam said...

Perhaps Juni. I haven't noticed a problem at home though, except for that total breakdown they had. If they're not careful everyone will jump ship for WordPress.

Leontine said...

I've got the Soul Mates series on the e-shelves but while I luuurve me some mainstream PNR story I tend to gravitate towards the contemporary stuff in m/m. Perhaps it will take me a while to discover the good vamp stuff on my shelves already ;)

Tam said...

I favour contemporaries too Leontine, but every now and then you just need a good bite. ;-) All the ones mentioned here today are worth a read. Soul Mates is quite a long complicated story that strays into polyamorous territory, but it's so well done.