Friday, January 9, 2009

vampires in books

With Twilight being the most popular series of vampire books, I figured a list would help show that vampires can be found infar more books, and throughout the genres.

MaryJanice Davidson's Undead series (mystery / romance)
Katie MacAlister's Dark Ones books (romance)
Mario Acevedo's Felix Gomez books
Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles
Tanya Huff's Blood series (Victoria Nelson)
Tanya Huff's Smoke & Shadows series (follow up to the Blood series)
Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, vampire hunter series
Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire series (aka Sookie Stackhouse series)
Christopher Pike's Last Vampire series
L.J. Smith's The Night World Series
Karen Marie Moning's Fever series
Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series
LJ Smith's Vampire Diaries
Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires Series
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast's House Of Night Series
Mari Mancusi's Blood Coven Series
Ellen Schreiber's Vampire Kisses Series
Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires Series
Brian Lumley's Necroscope Series

Bram Stoker's Dracula
Kerrelyn Sparks' How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire (and a few more)
Stephen King's Salem's Lot
Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian (thanks to Elizabeth!)
Christopher Moore's You Suck: a Love Story
Christopher Moore's Bloodsucking Fiends

For many more, check out:
* The Vampire Library
* Vampire Romance Books
* Purely Vampiric - Vampire Romance Book Reviews
* Love Vampires
* Best Fantasy Stories - Best Vampire Books

This is by no means supposed to be a list of all vampire books ever, but if I missed any books or series with vampires you think just has to be on my list, please let me know by commenting to this post.


  1. The Historian- Elizabeth Kostova almost as good as Dracula!

  2. There is also the presently popular "Twilight" series, Christopher Pike's "Last Vampire" series, "The Night World Series" by L.J. Smith, the Faever series by Karen Marie Moning, "Bloodsucking Fiends" and "You Suck: a Love Story" by Christopher Pike

  3. Thanks for the additional series, Rasberrywrlgirl!

  4. this might be a little late but for future vampire reading challenges:
    Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
    Vampire Diaries by LJ smith

  5. You Suck and Bloodsucking Fiends are by Christopher Moore.

  6. ~Jennifer~, thanks for pointing out my mistake!!! I had already been wondering why I couldn't find the books :-)