“Sabella, or The Bloodstone: A Science Fiction Vampire Novel” by Tanith Lee

Sabella is a science fiction vampire novel written by Tanith Lee.  Sabella is your stereotypical vampire: she drinks blood, is sensitive to sunlight, and is beautiful and seductive.  Much like Anne Rice’s vampires, Sabella struggles with regret because she is a predator by nature.  She doesn’t want to kill people, but finds it difficult to stopRead more

“She Nailed a Stake Through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror” edited by Tim Lieder

She Nailed a Stake Through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror is a collection of short horror stories inspired by the Bible.  I spent a lot of quality time with the Bible while growing up (Catholic school will do that), and I’ve always been amazed at how disturbing so many of the actual Bible storiesRead more

“Blood Rights” by Kristen Painter

Blood Rights by Kristen Painter is set in a futuristic world filled with vampires.  Chrysabelle is a Comarre, or, as the vampires call them, a blood whore.  Think of a skillful courtesan or geisha, trained to entertain with grace, but also bred and raised in such a way as to have the tastiest blood imaginable. Read more

“The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

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At long last, the conclusion to the All Souls Trilogy is here!  For anyone new to the series, it’s about a witch who stumbles upon an old manuscript at Oxford’s library that holds secret knowledge relevant to witches, demons, and vampires.  This review does contain some spoilers from earlier books, so if you haven’t readRead more

Giveaway: “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

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As many of you know, The Book of Life comes out on July 15.  I’ve been incredibly excited about the conclusion to this trilogy and can’t wait to read and review it!  😀 I’m delighted to be able to offer a giveaway of the book.  The giveaway will be open from now until July 14,Read more

Guest Post by Rachel Neumeier: Designing a New Kind of Werewolf, and Their World

Today I am delighted to welcome to my blog Rachel Neumeier with a guest post about her upcoming novel “Black Dog,” which will be released by Strange Chemistry in February, 2014. Here’s a question which very few people realize (yet) that they should be asking me: Why are your werewolves kind of demonic? Isn’t thatRead more

“The Color of Light” by Helen Maryles Shankman: Review and Giveaway

Tessa Moss is a young Jewish woman attending a classical art school in New York City.  Her biggest project of the semester is an artistic exploration of her family’s history during the Holocaust. The founder of the school, Raphael Sinclair, is a vampire.  When Rafe walks past one of Tessa’s paintings, he sees the nameRead more

“The Passage” by Justin Cronin

I had originally intended to read The Passage by Justin Cronin for last year’s R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, but took a blogging hiatus around that time and never got around to reading it.  I picked it up last week and realized just how much I’d been missing out on. This is not your ordinary vampire book. ARead more