Fiction books Series for Adults
While these are not strictly “vampire novels” (the main character is a wizard), vampires play important roles throughout the series, both as a force of evil and good. These books are wildly entertaining and the series keeps on getting better and better. The series blends, to perfection, hardboiled detective fiction and supernatural fantasy. These books also made the Top 25 Best Fantasy Books.
For a racy adult vampire series, Anita Blake takes the cake. The novel's sort of a cross between mystery and romance, though as this humongous series progresses dwells more in more in the bodice-ripper romance category. There is a cult following of women who love this series and for those who are turned on by vampire lovin’, this book is about as racy as you’re going to find in a bookstore.
These are probably the best vampire romance novels currently on the market. There’s a nice balance between romance and plot in this series. Relationships are more mature than in Twilight and the characters are more realistic. The True Blood TV show is based on the Sookie Stack novels.
This series is your classic, modern day vampire romance. It’s a good combination between mystery and romance. The consensus is this series is not fantastic, but it’s not that bad either. Worth reading if you are looking for a paranormal detective vampire series. Like all books on this list, these novels have an adult bent to them.
These novels are so popular they’ve even spawned a Manga series. Two words to describe this: lots of sex and lots of action with a decent plot thrown in. I prefer these to the Anita Blake series because there’s actually an interesting plot. Overall, The Dark Hunter series are worth reading if you want an atmospheric vampire romance series with a lot of passion. The author also combines Greek mythology with the classic vampire myths. Way cool.
This starts with “An Interview with a Vampire.” Rice is the mother of all the modern Twilightesque novels. She’s pretty much pioneered the current generation of urban vampire stories. The first three novels in the Vampire Chronicles are classics and must be read!
This is the classic vampire novel, the one that arguably started the whole vampire trend. There have been many imitations over the years, but never has one single book changed pop culture like Bram Stoker’s masterpiece has. This is not necessarily the “best” vampire novel, but it certainly is one that should be read by any true vampire fan.
This is one stellar book on many levels. It's hands down one of the best vampire books ever written and it made our Best Vampire Books list as well as our Top 25 Best Stand Alone Fantasy Books list. Its a novel not so much about vampires as about friendship. The setting too is unique in vampire fiction, taking place on the Mississippi river during the heyday of the great riverboats). Think Mark Twain meets Dracula.
Richard Matheson’s classic novel about a man who wakes up to find he’s the last human on the planet. The novel’s relentless, chilling, and poses some interesting questions about humanity. The movie starring Will Smith did a good job, but it pales compared to the movie. This is a must-read vampire novel.
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I've got several books going and alternate.2012-10-18 21:57:59 by simp1icity
I tend to fiction books for young adults.
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg
Soup and Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a Time
The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, and Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann
Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey(Wool series, books 1 - 5, dystopian sci fi)
Wonder by R. J. Palacio (EXCELLENT realistic fiction book about bullying, target age is 5th grade, main character has facial cran
Arrows of the Queen2007-01-17 09:33:48 by Carnivora
By Mercedes Lackey. It's fantasy. It's fluffy.
It's not "classic" fiction like Catcher, but it treats sex as a fact of life. It's got some harshness in it - you might want to read it before giving it to your daughter, depending on where you sit in the sexual context ballpark.The second book of the series, Arrow's Flight, deals more with sex, between adults who care for eachother, and how it can be used as a coping mechanism, as well as utilizes sexual abuse of a (young woman) as part of the plot, and how/why the father did what he did (murder his older (step?) daughter). The third book, Arrow's Fall, deals more with rape as a direct method of torture than the other book
Tulsa School Refuses to Ban Gay-Friendly Book2010-01-28 18:13:54 by spikemike
A school district in Tulsa, Okla., refused to ban a gay-friendly book after the parents of one student made multiple complaints to the school.
Buster's Sugartime, a condensed version of a 2005 episode of the Postcards From Buster TV series that featured the titular rabbit visiting the children of a same-sex couple, was targeted for banning by Don and Mary Danz. The couple argued that the book's discussion of a same-sex couple came into conflict with Oklahoma law that bans same-sex marriage.
After the Union Public Schools materials review committee refused to ban the book in October, the Danzes took their complaint to the board of education, which Wednesday voted 3-1 to keep the book, the Tulsa World reports