These days it seems like the world has gone vampire crazy (or maybe it is just me).  After reading the entire Twilight series in a just over a month, I can’t seem to break free from the world of the undead.  Luckily there is no shortage of paranormal books available these days…here are a few Random House, Inc offerings to sink your teeth into, quench your thirst, get your blood flowing…I can do this all day, but I won’t.  Admittedly, these selections are more on the “Adult” side…Edward and Bella are a little chaste for some…

23hrs1The fourth book in David Wellington’s action packed, grab-you-by-the-throat vampire series, takes place inside the jail where Laura Caxton is serving time for kidnapping and torturing a federal fugitive, a jail where Justinia Malvern, a vampire desperate for blood and revenge, is also holding court. Somehow, more vampires make their way into the prison, and the only “donor” they really want is Laura.

ashesAvailable May 26th, is the newest sexy paranormal from Lara Adrian, Ashes of Midnight.  As night falls, Claire Roth flees, driven from her home by a fiery threat that seems to come from hell itself. Then, from out of the flames and ash, a vampire warrior emerges. He is Andreas Reichen, her onetime lover, now a stranger consumed by vengeance. Caught in the cross fire, Claire cannot escape his savage fury—or the hunger that plunges her into his world of eternal darkness and unending pleasure.

deadly2New from Keri Arthur, Deadly Desire.  In her seventh outing, Riley finds herself opening a truly strange can of paranomral worms. What looks to be a simple robbery/murder–with one of Jack’s friends as the victim–soon takes an odd turn as the robbers themselves start turning up dead, victims of a heart-eating zombie. With her life once more on the line, the only thing going right in Riley’s life is her relationship with Quinn. That is, until she finally meets her soulmate…

revengeThe seventh vampire novel from Raven Heart (that’s her real name, right?)  Jack McShane: lover, killer, seducer, family man, and vampire. In the shadows of Savannah, with its hip nightspots and moss-draped oak trees, Jack is trying to save humankind from a threat it doesn’t know it faces: an explosion of the otherworldly, the weird, the wanton, and the wicked.

Charlie Huston’s series of warring vampire clans continues in Every Last Drop. After a year hiding out in the Bronx, Joe is given an assignment he can’t refuse: one Clan needs him to inform on another. But he’s playing them both while keeping his eye on the prize: his girl Evie is on the Island somewhere and he’ll do anything to get her back. And in this case, “anything” means coming face to face with the horrendous secret that lies
beneath the Vampyre world.  Not only did Huston write a guest blog for us, he’ll be appearing at this year’s ALA conference in Chicago! 

Hope these suggestions will provide you with days (and nights) of reading fun, or the perfect book to suggest to one of your vampire-loving patrons.  And remember, when all else fails, you can always go back to the beginning.

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