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101. Buffy the Vampire Slayer : A Stake
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102. Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake Vampire
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103. The LAST VAMPIRE COLLECTORS EDITION
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104. Gil's All Fright Diner
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105. Mind's Eye Theatre Laws of the
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106. Vampire Princess Miyu: Nature
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107. His Eternal Kiss: More Tales of
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109. The RED DICE (LAST VAMPIRE 3)
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101. Buffy the Vampire Slayer : A Stake to the Heart (Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse))
by Fabian Nicieza, Cliff Richards, Brian Horton
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Asin: 1593070128
Catlog: Book (2004-04)
Publisher: Dark Horse
Sales Rank: 385234
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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In a failed attempt to alleviate her pain, Angel accidentally unleashes the Malignancy Demons upon her and her family, each of which personifies and draws its power from particular bad feelings. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A surreal nightmare
The story predates the series. It is a nice prequel with the exception of the addition of Dawn. Dawn muddies the mythology and the back story. However in this case it doesn't matter. The artwork is extraordinary. It should be framed. The demons are very creative. The stills take my breath away. Angel in his birthday suit doesn't hurt the eyes either. I love the use of poetry with the artwork. The monsters are real in the sense that we all have encountered them. The artists have given them form and personality. Perhaps they are easier to fight that way. Bravo!!! ... Read more


102. Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter)
by Laurell K. Hamilton, Cynthia Holloway
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Asin: 1596003243
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As Incubus Dreams opens, Anita Blake may be America's most powerful vampire hunter and necromancer. So it's no surprise that the Regional Preternatural Crime Investigation Team seeks her assistance when a St. Louis stripper is murdered and the evidence points to unusual serial killers: a group of seven vampires. It appears a master vampire has gone rogue--and may prove too powerful for Anita Blake, even if she can gain help from not only her vampire consort, Master of the City Jean-Claude, but from the wereleopard king Micah, her other lover, and the alpha werewolf Richard, her bitter ex-lover.

It would be an exaggeration to say that Laurell K. Hamilton's Incubus Dreams is just one sex scene after another. This twelth novel in her bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series presents a wedding, a murder, and a lot of relationship angst before getting down and dirty on page 89; and the sex scenes pause on page 377 to let the mystery plot resume. The series deftly blends elements of alternate history, horror, romance, erotica, and mystery, but anyone reading Incubus Dreams for the murder plot is going to be frustrated. However, Incubus Dreams is a considerably stronger and more interesting book than its talky predecessor, Cerulean Sins, and fans will enjoy the many new developments in Anita's complicated love life. --Cynthia Ward

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With two bestselling series featuring supernatural heroines under her belt, one has to wonder if Laurell K. Hamilton is truly in touch with a world beyond ours. Hamilton spoke with Amazon.com about her work, her characters, and her plans for the future. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect next step in the series
I read some of the prior reviews and I am not sure what books they have been reading.The entire series is just one giant book with each individual book simply a chapter.

Incubus Dreams is the logical next step or next chapter.Richard and Jean Claude are present and accounted for.... questions about Damien, Nathaniel and Jason are answered...(sort of) and we get clues about the future. It is almost as if the books are happening in real time.

Incubus Dreams made sense and was throughly enjoyable. I can't wait for the next one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put It Down
I just read Incubus Dreams, and I couldn't put it down.I'd pushed it to the back of my To Be Read pile because of all the nasty reviews.Lucky I'm a completest on the series I like, and Anita Blake is still one of my favorite series.I read it, and was surprised.I really liked it.A lot.Anita finally gets a handle on her new powers from the Ardeur and the appetites for blood, meat and sex that it and the Tri have awakened in her.

This book is loaded with coming to terms with not just her power but her relationships with the people in her life, romantic and otherwise.Very powerful scenes that grabbed me and dragged me into the book so that I read it almost straight through, only stopping to eat.It was a really good story and I think the characters as a whole grew even more complex and layered in this one book than in all the others.Yes there was lots of sex, but there were solid plot reasons for it and I could see how necessary it was and it wasn't at all the horror show the other reviews I read made it all out to be.I'm very glad I read the book and only wish I'd read it sooner.Thank you Laurell K. Hamilton for another enjoyable ride through Anita Blake's universe.

I'm really looking forward to the next book.I hope it's out soon!This time I'll read it without looking at the reviews because it's clear some people are having problems with the direction Anita is taking and they are pretty vocal about it.But I don't have any problems so far and just want to read more.

1-0 out of 5 stars Extremely disheartening
When I first read this series, I loved the wit, humor & depth of the characters & their situations.Unfortunately, the quality of the series has taken a downward spiral. Obsidian Butterfly was the peak & all the following titles have been horrid. Incubus Dreams has been the WORST one yet. Flip to any page (ANY page) in this book & you'll find Anita in a gratuitous sex scene with random characters. It's too bad, this series had great promise.

3-0 out of 5 stars fan-but slightly dissappointed
the anita blake series is a fantastic series. i couldn't wait for incubus dreams to come out, however, after having read it now,i was dissappointed for the first time by Hamilton.the book was more sex than story telling. i love the drama in anita's life and this time sex prevailed. I am looking forward with great enthusiasum for danse macabre. over all, the series is a five star series, with just that one slip.i recommended it to all my friends, and i recommend it to all of you!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars the many reasons why I enjoyed Incubus Dreams
I enjoyed all of Incubus Dreams, some of the questions regarding the arduer, Anita's role as Nimir Raj, and the powers of the triumvarate are resolved.Other questions are raised about Anita's growing powers and the power of the now two triumvarates she is a part of.I've read a number of complaints regarding the plot of this book, but I do think it is consistent in that it does stand alone, Anita is involved in helping the police solve a murder case, and best of all - the mystery is resolved at the end.Of course, if you love this series you will want to buy & read book 13, but you don't have to buy it just to know what happened to someone from book 12.

There are again many complaints about the sex in the book.I felt that LKH was showing just how powerful the arduer is and how much it can control Anita at this point.I also felt that in showing the sexuality, she was demonstrating how far Anita has come into her own acceptance of this metaphysical power.To me, the acts of sexuality were a part of the plot, using action to demonstrate character growth & changes in the nature of Anita's own powers with the creation of the new triumvarate & a continuing change in the manner of the first triumvarate with Richard & Jean-Claude.I also felt that Richard's character finally revealed some of the reasons for his self-hatred and also demonstrated the beginning of his own acceptance for what he is.I felt that the sex was a strong backplot to the book, meant to help resolve some issues & also demonstrating to readers the final, grudging acceptance of their own sexuality & desires.Last, but not least, the sex scenes were very good.The scene with Anita & Nathaniel in her office evoked a surreal quality, a deja vu moment for Anita in recognizing her own beast and what happens when it takes over.All in all, I would give the book a 8.5 out of 10 score.

The only part I did not like, or felt was difficult to tie in to the rest of the book were:the attack from the Dragon & Damien's old master.Regarding the plot, I felt somewhat confused regarding the motives of Vittorio in killing the strippers.With the letter of his lover to Jean-Claude some of those motives were touched upon, but still not completely clear.I think these are minor issues compared to the high quality of the rest of the book. ... Read more


103. The LAST VAMPIRE COLLECTORS EDITION VOL 1 LAST VAMPIRE BLACK BLOOD RED DICE
by Christopher Pike
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Asin: 0671020609
Catlog: Book (1998-01-01)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Sales Rank: 141080
Average Customer Review: 4.98 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Pike's Best Work
I have read "The Last Vampire" series literally 100 times. My book is practically in shreads from reading it so much. I love this series so much, and it's impossible to put this book down. Pike is able to make a fictional character like a vampire and make her a real person. It is very easy to relate to Sita. She is virtually the last of her kind; alone. Everyone has felt different or lonely at some point in their life. But Sita makes us laugh; I especially love the metaphors that she uses to describe things. She can sound overly dramatic at times, but she also shares her tremendous wit with us. It is also very cool how Pike can make a person, a vampire, who has done some horrific things in her life, become an empathetic character. Truely, by the end of the first chapter, you will love Sita's character and will not be able to put the book down. "The Last Vampire" series is the best of Pike's page turning thrillers.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Last Vampire, Christopher Pike
This book was fantastic....I first read it when I was a lot younger, and of all the books I remember, this was toward the top of the list! I just started rereading, and I'm hooked yet again. It's intriguing, and keeps you wondering what will happen next. Sita is a likeable character, with incredible depth. She's portrayed as a confident, intellectual woman of experience, a rare find in novels, especially since it puts the blond, blue eyed prototype in the wastepaper basket. A classic in it's own right!!

5-0 out of 5 stars This book should receive 10 stars!
I truly think that this is the best vampire book ever made.
This book is a must have for any vampire story lover! I read this book when I was in 6th grade and omg it literally changed my life. I was a very bad reader as a child but this book opened a door and introduced me to the wonderful stories books could actually tell. Don't think this is just a kid's book because it isn't, its so much more! Everyone no matter what age can enjoy this book and I hope it brings you as much joy as it did to me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pike- What would my teenagehood have been w/o you?
You know, I really wonder what my pre-teen and teenage years would have been without Christopher Pike's wonderful work.
The Last Vampire series is my absolute favorite of his many books, and has even hooked some of my non-reading friends. Now at the age of 20, I still long to read The Last Vampire over and over and over again.
A beautiful book by an outstanding author!

5-0 out of 5 stars Everyone will LOVE this book!!!
This is an awesome book!! So far I'm Half-way through the second one and it is AWESOME! Deffinity a page turner. Everyone else is right, you do get attached to Sita after the first chapter! Wow, that's all I can say! WOW! It's the best vampire book that I've ever read!!! I HIGHLY reccomend this book, you'll NEVER put it down!!! ... Read more


104. Gil's All Fright Diner
by A. Lee Martinez
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Asin: 0765311437
Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
Publisher: Tor Books
Sales Rank: 345260
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Bloodier than Fried Green Tomatoes!
Funnier than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre!

Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer . . .

Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley.
But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg. Seems someone's out to drive Loretta from the Diner, and more than willing to raise a little Hell on Earth if that's what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the Diner's troubles, they'll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig-latin.
And maybe--just maybe--the End of the World, too.

Gory, sexy, and flat-out hilarious, Gil's All Fright Diner will tickle your funnybone--before ripping it out of its socket!
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5-0 out of 5 stars TAPPING HORROR'S FUNNY BONE!
I loved this book from the first page to the last.Earl and Duke are by far two of the most "human" monsters I have ever encountered.This story rocks with a rollicking, tongue-in-cheek
flavor that left me wanting more, lots, lots more!A.Lee Martinez
goes on my must-buy list from now on.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining
I loved the writing style, character development and plot of this highly amusing book. The humor and the horror are both consistent throughout the novel. The characters have dimension and come through as likeable, even the stupid and the bad. Although, there is one caveat, this is lowbrow humor and may not be to everyones tastes considerthe following excerpt:

"Earl threw up his arms. 'Aw, s**t. Fine. Open the G**d*** thing. But don't say I didn't warn you when some horrible, otherdimensional, squidoid f***ing thing rips you a new a**h***."

The best bits of this book are the quirky situations. The conversation between Tammy (the jailbait sorceress) and the magic 8-ball is worth the price of the book.

All in all, great book. I hope this writer gets more of their work on the market.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, Fun and Funny Debut...More Please!
Loved this book, laughed my way through it.With a zombie-addled diner, a couple of grumpy rednecks who also happen to be a vampire and werewolf, a touching romance with a ghost, a teenager determined to raise the Old Gods and bring about the end of the world and even a ghostly dog, what more could anyone want?It was like Christopher Moore meets Jeff Foxworthy, or a bit like Good Omens with a Texas twang.Certainly no one's idea of a challenging novel, but for a light fun read that will make you laugh, give it a try!

4-0 out of 5 stars Light & funny
Take 2 friends, one am insecure vampire who didn't inherit the most fantastic powers or killer looks, and the other just your average sarcastically close mouthed redneck werewolf. Strand them near penniless at a bizarre but conveniantly nocturnal diner in the middle of the desert and watch them battle ancient gods, horny teenagers, and the abnormally creepy crawly.

Earl & Duke just want to make an easy $100 plus all the pie that Duke can shove in his mouth. But ofcourse like attracts like and since our main charcters aren't the most average joes on the block...they battle rotten corpses, a herd of hungry zombie dairy cows, fall in love with a stranded ghost, fend of a group of inept yet polite gouls, play 18 holes of mini golf, save the world from the before mentioned horny teens who are set on making themselves gods, and still end up getting the girl and her little dog too.

Seriously, this book was well worth reading and definitely a laugh a minute. It's a light read but for anyone who enjoys a "Sean of the Dead" type comedy with lots of warped humor and some zombie guts thrown in on the side this is a winner.

5-0 out of 5 stars Relentlessly entertaining.
I'm not even sure where to begin.I picked up this book in the bookstore cause I liked the cover, opened it up and next thing I know I'm still STANDING in the aisle and I'm three chapters in.I buy the book, go home and read it straight through!I've never done that in my life (besides "The Giving Tree"), but I couldn't put it down.Who is this A. Lee Martinez?Does he have any other books?

The story is simple: two kinda friends - one a vampire, one a werewolf - agree to help the owner of an all-night diner with her zombie problem.Yea, that sounds simple, but somehow Martinez has crammed more imagination, originality, action, smiles and endearing characters in 272 pages than most writers would in 10 books or their whole career.I am truly impressed. ... Read more


105. Mind's Eye Theatre Laws of the Night: Camarilla Guide (Mind's Eye Theatre)
by Jason Carl, Matthew Hooper, Edward MacGregor, Mikko Rautalahti, Brett Smith, Lawrence Viles
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Asin: 1565047311
Catlog: Book (2000-07-01)
Publisher: White Wolf Games Studio
Sales Rank: 558275
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Law of Elysium, revised and improved
This book should have been called, the "Elders Salon," or something to that effect. This book is designed for Elders and STs wanting to run Elders in their Chronicle.

Of Interest to STs and PC Elders: 1) The re-write-ups on Higher Level Disciplines (a new level for each Gen below 9th). EXCELLENT 2) A re-write of the Influences level 6+, irrlevant if you have LoE, excellent otherwise. 3) A re-write of the "What it is to be an Elder" from Laws of Elysium, excellent 4) How to run an Elder Chronicle, or insert them into your game, mediocre 5) How to design a city, mediocre

Of Interest to General PCs: 1) Gagoyles re-written with Visceratika, Excellent 2) Bunch 'o' Paths for Tremere, Excellent (now they are even MORE powerful, great. 3) Decent description on what each of the Camarilla positions are, and expect, including Scourge. EXCELLENT 4) Presenting to the Prince. EXCELLENT

Chapter Four is worth the price of the book, in and of itself. Regardless of Generation or Flavour of your, (unless you are Sabatt) Chronicle.

What is TERRIBLE about this book. NO INDEX!

I would recommend this book, and would love to play in a LARP that approximates the level of Role Playing required to fulfill the very high expectations of Chapter Four.

Enjoy! ... Read more


106. Vampire Princess Miyu: Nature
by Narumi Kakinouchi
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Asin: 1929090366
Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
Publisher: I.C. Entertainment
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107. His Eternal Kiss: More Tales of Vampire Love
by Jeanne Savery, Judith A. Lansdowne, Karla Hocker
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Asin: 0758203322
Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Sales Rank: 588545
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Ever
This has to be the best vampire book I have ever read. The cover it's self is Fantastic and that is what made me buy the book in the begining. It was a fantastic love story and I want more like it. If the cover is this great and the book is great too you know you can't go wrong. It was very breathtaking, exciting, and erotic.I really loved it and so did four of my friends.

3-0 out of 5 stars Showed promise, but could have been much better
This volume contains stories by three different authors, all set in Regency England. In the first, the vampire is a lady, Anna; an actress in a travelling company owned by her own creator, Vladim. She is on a quest for revenge, but also longs to be mortal again. When she meets the descendant of the man she loathes, can revenge be defeated by love? And can a mortal love a vampire?

In the second story, Stanislaus is a Transylvanian, born a vampire. In London as part of the Russian Tsar's entourage, he meets Aphrodite, a young woman who seems to attract trouble, and he is drawn to her and must protect her. But can she accept him for what he is?

The best in the collection is about Stanislaus's cousin Sergio. A much older vampire, he has for over a century been searching for an ancient manuscript which will reveal to him the secret of how to become mortal again. This search becomes all the more urgent when he meets Tamsin and falls in love for the first time: he will not marry her and watch her grow old and leave him while he remains forever young. But Tamsin has a secret of her own...

This is a collection of vampire romances, and therefore right up my street, I thought when I ordered it. Unlike some other reviewers, I'm not a fan of Christine Feehan or Laurel K Hamilton, so I was not looking for violence and danger; I wanted romance.

However, the first story was very disappointing. Quite apart from the surprise of encountering a vampire who can go out in the daylight and who eats and drinks normally, and never drinks blood, the story simply didn't hold my interest. One star, perhaps.

The second two were considerably better, although I was still taken aback by some of the variances from generally-accepted vampire writing - again, the vampires can go out during the day and eat normally. I would have also preferred both of these stories to be longer, and therefore perhaps to have been the only two in the collection, since the first was so poor. In both, the conflict between the characters was resolved far too quickly and too easily, clearly to fit the constraints of a less-than-100-page novella.

Oh, and the area of London is Piccadilly, not Picadilly!

wmr

5-0 out of 5 stars utterly charming, romantic tales!
These are not dark and deadly vamps, but very romantic ones. All the tales were very well written and special. I especially loved Lynsay Sands' tale. I have been a long time reader of her works so I come to expect things about her writing that is very familiar. Lynsay's fans, who expect her typical brand of hysterical historicals will be in for a treat as she shows yet another new side after her first contemporary The Loving Daylights, offers a much more tender and intensely romance Lynsay. Though I love her magic humour, this tale surprised me and touched my heart. (She will again bring you another vampire tale later in the year, as she once again pulls another hat trick give you yet another showcases for her wonderful talent).

If you are looking for deadly vamps that are often more monster than man, these tales might seem tame to you. But if you are looking for troubled souls and woman that will risk all to be with the man they love, then you will find all these tales very heartwarming.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well-Written, Captivating Stories
While I usually prefer Christine Feehan, this book contained very well-written stories, well worth reading. I enjoyed all of them. I have read many vampire short story collections and this was one of the better ones. All of these authors are excellent, intelligent writers. A captivating story does not always have to contain a bedroom scene and this book proves it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled by the cover...
...because this is a regency compilation. For those of you who don't know, that means no sexual tension, no terribly complex characters, and generally no consummation, shall we say, of the relationship except maybe for a kiss at the end. I stopped reading regencies when I was sixteen, so I wasn't thrilled with this book.

Like its predecessor, Lords of the Night, His Eternal Kiss doesn't deliver on the promise of dark, sensual power most of us associate with vampires. If you are expecting something along the lines of Anne Rice, Laurel Hamilton or Christine Feehan, you will be sorely disappointed.

However, those of you who enjoy regencies may well like this book. ... Read more


108. Clanbook: Giovanni
by Greg Stolze, John Chambers, Justin Achilli
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Asin: 1588462072
Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
Publisher: White Wolf Games Studio
Sales Rank: 124561
Average Customer Review: 4.39 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Family
This book takes you deeply into the soul of that old necromantic family - the Giovanni. Their deepest secrets are revealed and their hidden motivations are exposed. Read and know from the youngest of the vampire clans... How to diablerize an Antediluvian? What happened to the Cappadocian? Where did the Samedi come from? Which are Guillermo Giovanni's plans for the family??

Some answers you'll find here, some you won't...

5-0 out of 5 stars The best Clanbook of them all, period.
Before this book came out, I didn't really care about the Giovanni.

Then I read it, and they have been my favourite clan ever since.

The book is organized like all other clanbooks, with sections on history, unlife in the clan, templates, etc. However, Justin Achilli avoids the mistakes found in previous "splatbooks" and produces a coherent work which adds an incredible depth to Clan Giovanni.

Just be warned, there is "language" and smut and gore in this book (in fact, I'd rate this baby as Black Dog material), but ironically, unlike most of the aforementioned Black Dog material, it *is* mature, because it serves a purpose.

The bottom line is, even if you've never been a fan of the Giovanni, give this book a try. Like me, you might end up loving these sick Italian bastards.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent info source...
This is either a book you'll love or hate, and I LOVED it! I noticed that a few other reviewers rated this source poorly due to the "graphic content". Well that's what the Giovanni are all about, pure unadulterated EVIL. This book contains little mini-stories, just like any other White Wolf book, and just like in all their other books the stories are related to the info and statistics contained within, and as previously stated the Giovanni are PURE EVIL, so of course the stories aren't pretty. Besides, doesn't it say "Games for mature minds" on all White Wolf books? Of course this isn't a book you'd want a little kid to read (or even a your teenager for that matter) but the game in general is not intended for young audiences. Bottom line is, if you're a storyteller that wants to include Giovanni in your campaign, or justs want more backgroud info about the World of Darkness, then this book is for you. If you want to play a Giovanni, then most diffinetly READ THIS BOOK, you've gotta realize what kind of clan you're going to be involved with, and how challenging of a roleplaying experience it will be. However if there are young role players in your group or your house hold, then for the love of god put it someplace safe, so that you can use it for a reference, but they won't be able to browse through it (I find it had to think of many things that could warp a young child more than a story about the making of a snuff film). Or...if you're just squemish or easily offended, perhaps a copy of the Salubri handbook would be a better choice for you ;)

5-0 out of 5 stars Insular Necromancers Reviewed
The revised version of Clanbok: Giovanni is truly impressive. It's very well written and the graphic part is algo good. It contains a in-depht history of the Clan (since the Roman Empire, when their name wasn't Giovanni yet) like the previous version, and much information on the modern affairs. The lesser families (like the Dunsirn and the Pisanob) are explained with much more detail than it was in the previous version of this book. There's also more and new information on the Endless Night, and be prepared: it's shocking news!

It features much more interesting character templates (not just the generic "necromancer-business men" like before), including a Dunsirn and a Pisanob. The only thing that's missing is any follower from the Path (of Enlightment) of Bones, however. There are however revised rules for using Necromancy in the times of the Maelstrom, as well as new Necromancy Rituals, Pisanob Necromancy Rituals and mechanics, and a new Path for Ghilberti Necromancers. It also features rules for using Wraiths and Spectres without the need for Wraith: The Oblivion, a new Background and really interesting Merits and Flaws. All the rules also described in the MET system.

The previous book was a blast, and this one it much, MUCH better. A must buy, whether you're a Giovanni player or not. It's succesful in its task to provide in-depth and accurate information as well as picture how inhuman, dark and complex the Giovanni are.

4-0 out of 5 stars Family Affairs
Finally we get the book that will tell the tale of the Necromancy Paths! If you, like many of us long-time Giovanni players wanted to understand what happened, this is the answer! A fine sourcebook to both players and storytellers, a must-have! ... Read more


109. The RED DICE (LAST VAMPIRE 3) : THE RED DICE (The Last Vampire)
by Christopher Pike
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Asin: 0671872680
Catlog: Book (1995-05-01)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Sales Rank: 135810
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Continuation of the life of Alisa--a Vampire
This is the third book in the vampire series about Alisa. In this book, she attempts to keep her DNA from the hands of someone who would test it and use the results to gain immortality. In this, she runs into an old "friend" who makes the story more exciting. Another wonderful book to add to your collection. I highly suggest it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cool Book
I have recently read this book and I was amazed at how well written it was. It was exiting and I never wanted to put it down. The only thing I didn't like about it was the way Christopher Pike shows vampires. He really tears down the way most people think of them as. Other than that, this is an excellent book and I throughly reccomend it!!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best Last Vampire Book
The first forty pages of this book(the first chapter) was more action packed than any book I've read. Like in his other books Pike goes into great depth, throws in romance, lots of violence, and some blow-em-up scenes. If you don't like books like that, this may not be a book for you, but if you like action in movies and/or this would be a great book for you(read the first two before hand). Something that Pike does in all of his Last Vampire books is vagely describe what has happened in the previous books. I don't like that because you should read them and know what's going on. Over all it was a great book them and I would hope anyone else would give it five stars.

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Series
By far this is the best Last Vampire novel. The first 3 arefilled with much action and suspense, though they become a little morecalm and in depth in 4 and 5. This one centers itself in Las Vegas, where Alisa's partner Joel (a vampire as well) is captured and taken to a lab in the Nevada Desert where scientists try to break his DNA code and turn the world into vampires. As Alisa tries to halt their plans, she unearths a new vampiric skill.

A great read, an awesome plot line, and a very original way to present a Vampire story.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read
This is an original vampire series, this is an original book in the original vampire series taking place mainly in Vegas introducing foe's anew. If you like Last Vampire Un and deux then you must read trois. Trust me, I as a devout Pike Fan am telling you that this is the book to read if you have sense enough to appreciate his unique style for writing. ... Read more


110. Bloodwars (Necroscope: Vampire World Trilogy)
by Brian Lumley
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Catlog: Book (1995-11-15)
Publisher: Tor Books
Sales Rank: 63213
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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The twin sons of Harry Keogh, the Necroscope, have taken very different paths. Nathan as his father's powers--to talk to the dead, to travel instantly through space. Like Harry, this new Necroscope fights evil wherever he finds it.

His twin, Nestor, has become the most horrifying evil imaginable: a shape-shifting, blood sucking Wamphyi Lord! Devoid of human feeling, Nestor and his companion, the beautiful, malevolent Wratha the Risen, hunt without mercy.

The battle between the brothers mirrors the war between vampires and humans. On mankind's side: terrible weapons brought from Earth by Nathan's allies. But the vampires are numerous and powerful, and neither side has a clear advantage...until Nathan and his legions of the dead discover a way to destroy the vampires forever.

In the midst of a titanic battle, Nathan makes a desperate move that forever changes millions of lives and two worlds: the vampire world...and earth.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly my favorite book ever....
The subject says it all. Easily the best vampire novel written since Dracula, and that's a lot of books. Heck, one of the best horror novels ever written, period. The conclusion to one of the best series (really, the vampire world trilogy is a continuation of the Necroscope trilogy, so you should consider both series as one large series) of books I have ever had the pleasure of reading, and it's well worth every page. There is not one single dull, dry moment in this book. You can read it on its own...but to get the full effect, read the other books (at least the Vampire World trilogy) first. Then be prepared - this book packs one HECK of an emotional wallop!

My hat is off to Mr. Lumley. The best book, bar none, I have ever read.

3-0 out of 5 stars Left Behind.....
Don't ask me why, but when I was about half way thru this book I started skimming page after page. Similar story lines rehashed over and over, yet written from a slightly different character perspective to appear a little different. Lots of wordy paragraphs with no real action. It reminded me of reading the long drawn out "Left Behind" series. In defense of Lumley, he most likely felt compelled to explain the same past events over and over in every book of the series. With this being the 8th book, most of it ends up being a rerun for the faithful readers. Also trying to combine horror, science fiction, romance and spiritual themes in one book was just too much. Too many loose ends. I was bummed when finishing the first five books of the original Necroscope series, because I was left wanting more. With this trilogy I glad I done and am going to take a break from Lumley for awhile. Obvously you can't read the first two books and not this one. Just don't drop to many $$$ to complete the trilogy.

5-0 out of 5 stars OUT OF BREATH
THIS IS THE FINALE TO THE BLOOD BROTHERS TRILOGY AND WOW, ALMOST TOO MUCH TO TAKE IN.IF YOU READ THE FIRST 2 BOOKS OR ALL OF THE SERIES THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS. LOTS OF MAYHEM AND ALMOST TOO MUCH GOING ON BUT I LOVED IT.LUMLEY'S VAMPIRES ARE FEROCIOUS. GUESS THATS WHY I LOVE IT.TONS OF SUBPLOTS AND AGAIN GREAT CHARACTERS HAD ME RE-READ THIS AT LEAST 4 TIMES.RECOMMENDED!

1-0 out of 5 stars Tedious and badly paced
I did my best to finish this book, but I found it tedious and unenjoyable. The plot is thin and it develops too slowly. The action scenes are poorly paced, completely unexciting to read. Most of the verbiage focuses on long exposition about the thoughts of the book's many (way too many) main characters.

The story viewpoint shifts from character to character, but not in a logical, episodic way, like in the Lord of the Rings switching from Frodo to Aragorn when each is at a stopping point. Instead it's stream of consciousness: 1) a good guy thinks about a bad guy 2) we see what the bad guy is thinking about for while, then the bad guy thinks about his henchman, 3) then we see the henchman and he thinks about his girlfriend ... etc for 800 pages.

Next time: less telling and thinking, more showing and doing.

5-0 out of 5 stars OMG!
Brian Lumely continues to knock me on my behind! He is such a great writer! Everytime I read his books I can picture the world of the Whamphyri as if I were somehow transported there! Forget Anne Rice! This is the greatest Vampire writer ever! ... Read more


111. Blood In, Blood Out (Vampire)
by Lucien Soulban
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Catlog: Book (2005-01-31)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Reads like a junior high school students essay on the gheto
I was so disapointed. the writing style is simply crap. i've read bad novels by amateur writers, but nothing like this. cliche after cliche, until you think there cannot be anymore and then there is. if i had to read one more of Soulban's characters say "word" and "back in the day" i would have killed myself. after "Hunger Like Fire" i didn't even bother to research this book, and ordered it. i realize they are by diffeent writers, but as far as genre fiction goes, i felt it was a safe purchase. i was just floored to realize someone would write such a one dimensional "gansta" novel based in the world of darkness. if i possesed the ability to erase the experience of reading this book, i would.

i beg any reader that values their brain to give this one a skip.

5-0 out of 5 stars Masterful look into a TRUE World of Darkness
Blood In, Blood Out is one of those novels that really strikes a chord.Its dark, unapologetic look at urban vampires trapped between the politically cutthroat world of the Kindred and social dynamism is profoundly and accuratly compared with the struggle for equal rights that has plagued America since the first slaves were shipped over from Africa.

Lucien Soulban immerses his readers in a world where loyalties ride the same fine line that keeps a vampire's Hunger at bay.Stark prose and unflinching dialog steeped in an honest urban portrayal make this novel a MUST READ, not only amongst Vampire and World of Darkness fans, but also as a powerful literary interest.The charactesr are very well thought out and detailed.Motivations are made clear and political backstabbing is met with a deep philosophical outlook as the main character struggles with who he was before The Kiss and who he is now.

For those who want to compare this with Greg Stolze's fantastic first novel...don't.They are two completely different animals (aside from the technical variants).While Stolze took one into the very minds of his characters from their own unique perspectives, Soulban gives us an outsider's glimpse into the underpinnings of Kindred politics and social avenues.He allows us to see The Invictus and The Sanctified as the Carthians may see them.This, in an of itself, is a great reason to read this novel.That it also masterfully captures the essence of the World of Darkness in a beautiful, literary fashion, seals the deal. ... Read more


112. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Death of Buffy
by Tom Fassbender, Fabian Nicieza, Jim Pascoe, Fabian Nicieza, Tom Fassbender
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Catlog: Book (2002-10-16)
Publisher: Dark Horse
Sales Rank: 206143
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Buffy is dead. Her friends are trying to get on with their lives. Between them, there is enough anger, frustration, loss, guilt, and tragedy to resurrect an ancient demon. Sunnydale being what it is, things aren’t looking too good for Willow, Xander, and the gang. A lovelorn demon has been set free into our dimension, and its food is the grief of Buffy’s nearest and dearest. If that’s not bad enough, a horde of demonic reptilian sorcerers plan to resurrect their fallen comrade and paint the town blood red. Can Buffy’s friends face the threat without a Slayer to defend them? Willow finds that she can learn a great deal from these reptilian mystics. And if there’s going to be one resurrection, why can’t there be TWO? ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The death of Buffy
This volume contains two stories: "The death of Buffy" and "Withdrawal".
- "The death of Buffy" is a bittersweet story of what happened after the season 5 finale "The gift", about how the Scooby gang dealt (or at first didn't deal) with the death of Buffy. I could especially feel Dawn's pain. It's a wonderful fill-in the blanks story between "The gift" (5.22) and "Bargaining" (6.01 & 6.02). We get to see how the Buffybot came back into the Scooby scene, how Willow and Tara came to live in the Summers household and how Willow got the spell to resurrect Buffy. Great story! 5 stars out of 5.

The second story "Withdrawal" is a short story that takes place after the episode "Gone" (6.11). This story features Velatti, a character that was introduced in the book "Creatures of habit". So I would recommend reading this book before reading this story. I give this story 3.5 star out of 5, only because it was so short.

All in all, a great volume! I'd recommend this volume to every BtVS fan, especially if you like comics.

4-0 out of 5 stars A graphic novel
I was expecting a novel. What I got was a graphic novel- a longer, sturder version of a comic. Still it was terrific. Filled in what happened in between The Gift (season finale of season 5), and the season premiere of season 6. ... Read more


113. Love in Vein: Twenty Original Tales of Vampiric Erotica
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Asin: 0061053120
Catlog: Book (1994-11-01)
Publisher: Harpercollins (Mm)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Misleading and Incredibly dull...
I picked up this short-story collection because the cover said it was a collection of vampire erotica and because the book was edited by Poppy Z. Brite.I feel like I've been ripped off.First of all, to say that this book is a collection of vampire erotica is misleading.Aside from some rough language here and there, there is almost no erotica in this collection.This is a collection of horror stories, period.And the stories are quite dull at that.The only ones I liked were "In this Soul of a Woman," by Charles de Lint; "The Alchemy of the Throat," by Brian Hodge; and "Café Endless: Spring Rain," by Nancy Holder.The aforementioned stories are thought provoking and horrific at the same time.The other stories simply failed to spark my interest.Poppy Z. Brite has let me down.I have the second part of the collection and am considering returning it to the bookstore.If you are in the bargain for vampire erotica, try the Ellora's Cave books.

5-0 out of 5 stars Godly Book, Great Writers
This book showcases some new budding talent in a topic that has been widly writen about over time.These writers offer a wide arrray of different types of Vampires in several different settings.These stories were well written and supported but one of the greatest authors in Modern Vampire theorys.Many of these stories made me keep reading.I have read and re-read this book over and over.I loved this book and I suggest it to any vampires enthusiasts and those who are open to new ideas about the vampire myths and traditions.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not For The "Timid"
If your looking for "Darker" vampire erotica then Love In Vein is your book. Some of the stories such as "White Chapel" are a bit graphic, and border on B movie gore, but overall it's a worthwhile read. It is certainly not a book for the "Timid."

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Erotic, but sorta disturbing
Okay Now I have to say, I bought this book under the premise that this would be al sorts of sordid sexy erotic vampire stories. Instead I got a really nice anthology of all things vampires. Some sexy, others not so much. It covers your range of vampires from emotional feeding vamps, to blood suckers, to fetus eaters, to face eaters. See I don't technically count all of the characters within to be traditional vampires, but they do live off of the lives of others so I guess it works. Some of the stories are excellent, others are an authors attempt at cramming too much information into too few pages. I expected more of stories chosen by Poppy. Overall I was disappointed in this book. The stories are okay, but nothing really stuck with me except Nancy Holder's vision of Japan it's worth the price of the book. I'm getting around to the second edition and I'm hoping it's a bit more satisfying.

5-0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL
while some of the stories aren't that great.... certain ones will have you wanting more and more from the writers.I love books like this because usually i become a fan of a few of the writers in there.The book starts off very strong with the continuation of dracula... gets a little lame in the middle... and picks up speed again.MOST of the stories in here you'll love.This book is a definate pick me up... and for those of you (like me) that are a HUGE Poppy Z. Brite fan, you should try reading Love in Vein II. ... Read more


114. Vampire Vow
by Michael Schiefelbein
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Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.38 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Huh?
While I'm the first to admit that I thoroughly enjoy gay erotica, especially gay vampire erotica, I found this book difficult to digest. Perhaps it's my Christian upbringing, but I just couldn't make myself believe that a vampire was enamored with Jesus Christ. I found the book poorly written with a decidecly cliched plot. The author jumped back and forth quite a bit with the various story lines, and I found that disconcerting. All in all, not my first choice for a good read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Taboo subject, not much in the way of LUST!
Vampire Vow is a very well written novel about the Vampire Victor who falls in love with Jesus. While the idea is definitely taboo, which makes it an interesting read; this book is not for the reader who wants to be wooed by vampire eroticism whether it is gay or otherwise. If you like a good read with a definite underlying taboo tone then this is the book for you, however if you want lust then I suggest you read Poppy Brite, Anne Rice, or Laurell Hamilton.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Book That'll Make You Go Hmmm.....
I've read just about every vampire novel that's out there, but I've never come across one that is centered around a gay vampire monk in love with Jesus. Some may find this very hard to swallow, others may find it disgraceful, some, like myself, may find it hard to put down.

Now, I'm a heterosexual female and I must say that some scenes didn't agree with me. They weren't the scenes that included guy on guy action, but actually, the more gory ones bothered me the most. Michael Schiefelbein's vampire is more animal than man. The way he discards his victims like yesterday's garbage is almost apalling. But one of Schiefelbein's characters explains the vampire's actions justly; "nature is nature." But I just wasn't used to this because so many authors nowadays write about the romantic vampire.

This take on the vampire was very refreshing. I also thoroughly enjoyed Schiefelbein's writing style. I found that the book was so easy to read, that it was done and I was reading the sequel (Vampire Thrall) before I knew it.

Don't discount this title because of its homosexual content. It truly is something different and enjoyable if you just let yourself be taken away by the story. It's really hard to explain unless you actually sit down and read it.

If you are offended by gore, violence, and homosexual sex (and rape), I suggest you look elsewhere.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice read
Try not to read it as a Christian, you will find it a nice innovative read.

2-0 out of 5 stars Intriguing but Pointless
The protagonist of this novel is a Roman officer who, when his carnal desire for a young Jesus Christ is unrequited, turns to the dark side, and becomes a vampire at the behest of an ancient Ethiopian priestess. HUH?!?

I suppose the premise is interesting enough, even though it's mildly offensive. Homosexual yearnings from and toward Jesus are nothing new, but in this novel, is presented at its most base and deplorable. Frustrated that he can't "get inside" Jesus, the protagonist, Victor, sets off on a string of rapes and murders that eventually causes him to flee for his life. At this point, he is turned into a vampire. If you're looking for the sensuous and romantic vampires of Anne Rice lore, you're not going to find them here. Victor is nothing but a two thousand year old carcass looking to punish Christians because he was forsaken by his beloved, Jesus.

There's no emotional investment with this character. He is presented as one-dimensional; a rogue demon filled with anger and a sexual thirst equaled only by a penchant for violence. While some of the scenes are erotic, there's no real passion or longing, so they just ring hollow. While reading page after page of how Victor longs to find a lover that will satisfy and challenge him as Jesus did, one becomes more and more disillusioned that for all of his living, Victor hasn't learned much. At the end, his situation hasn't changed, except he's left a larger pile of bodies behind. ... Read more


115. Vampire Game Vol. 10
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Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
Publisher: TokyoPop
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*Classic manga-style comedy*Will appeal to fans of Pita-Ten and Dragon Knights*100% Authentic Manga Format*Story by JUDAL

As Diaage tries to cultivate Leene's resentment against Ishtar, Leene's conscience kicks in, leaving Diaage to do her own little dirty work. Diaage decides to carry out her third and most dastardly plan yet-to poison Ishtar! Can Darres and Ashley foil her plans, save Ishtar and maintain Leene's reputation? ... Read more


116. Masters of Midnight
by Michael Thomas Ford, William J. Mann, Sean Wolfe, Jeff Mann, Sean Bradon's Bite Wolfe, Jeff Devoured Mann
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Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
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Sales Rank: 248880
Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Forbidden Pleasure & Dangerous Temptation...
Masters of Midnight contains four vampire tales written by four different authors. It includes:

His Hunger by William J. Mann - Jeremy Horne has always wondered what happened to his father and stepmother so when his job as a journalist offers him the opportunity to travel to the reclusive Maine estate of the eccentric Bartholomew Craven, he jumps at the chance to unravel the mystery. Little does he know that Bartholomew is a vampire, a vampire who plans on draining Jeremy and then seducing his lover, Minter, and turning him into one of the undead...

Sting by Michael Thomas Ford - Ben Hodges couldn't bear to continue living in the New York apartment that he had shared with his lover, Trey after Trey's suicide. So Ben accepted a job as librarian in a small Ozarks town. However, instead of bringing him peace, the town holds nothing but terror for Ben. For he discovers that there is an ancient evil that dwells in the town and has been gathering his strength to strike again. The only thing that Ben cannot figure out is how his new lover, Titus Durham, figures into the picture...

Bradon's Bite by Sean Wolfe - Braden Lugo grew up hearing the romantic love story of how his mother and father met. He didn't know where his mother was, but he knew that his father loved him and so he tried to learn how to be a good vampire. However, as Bradon grew older, he quickly learned that he preferred men to women, which was totally abhorent to his father. When Bradon was thrown out of his house, he fled to San Francisco, as far away from his home as possible. There he met Kirk Courey, a handsome blond man who would never believe in the dark side of Bradon's nature. But could Bradon love Kirk enough to stop himself from killing him?

Devoured by Jeff Mann - Derek Maclaine lost his lover in Scotland years and years ago, but he still feels the pang of that loss every day. He has taken many other lovers and knows that he will take many more, but the price that he paid to avenge his lover's death was too high. He regrets turning vampire, but he does nothing to turn aside from his nature and spends his days with sex and violence. But a new lover fascinates Derek as he has not been fascinated in a long time. But will he accept Derek's true nature?

As with all short story collections, I enjoyed some more than others. I would have to say Bradon's Bite was my favorite because it was a nice, romantic tale with a bit of a twist to it. Sting was the most haunting of the tales and it will stay with you long after you read it - it is always amazing to see how many lives are destroyed by one simple action. His Hunger was good, but nothing particularly exciting and it was the least romantic/erotic of the four and I think I would have enjoyed it more if we got to meet Minter. Devoured was beautifully written with wonderful descriptions, but I didn't like the characters in the story at all - if you are looking for a man who has embraced the dark, violent side of his vampire nature, Derek would be it. Still, it is a nice anthology and if you enjoy vampire stories, I think you will enjoy this one.

4-0 out of 5 stars chilling from the first bite
A thrilling, erotically charged page-turner with literary merit. Kudos especially to poet/essayist Jeff Mann. Mann delivers a tasty meal on every page, mixing erotic content with a rich, descriptive, poetic voice. His surroundings, ranging from the moors of Scotland to the city streets of NYC to the mountains of West Virginia, are nearly as "human" as his living (and dead) characters. Not simply slam-bam-bite-me-man erotica, and not for the faint of heart. Let's hear more from Mann's devilish Derek.

4-0 out of 5 stars A smorgasbord for the senses
Four different authors means a potpourri of styles and stories to choose from. From the archetypical "Barnabus" from the old "Dark Shadows" series to a new Lestat-like hero that hails from West Virginia via Scotland, this book offers variety, interesting twists, and...well, more than a smattering of sex.

William J. Mann pays homage to the 60's cult classic with an update for the new millennium. If gym bunnies are your fare, then Sean Wolfe offers an interesting twist that seems to coincide best with popular WB television fare. Two stories really stand out in this collection, however.

Michael Thomas Ford really shines in his unique twist on an old tale. Who knew those Razorback Mountains were fodder for such a captivating addition to vampire lore? Mr. Ford really shakes off his David-Sedaris-want-to-be style for a truly intriguing variation on what can sometimes be a stagnant genre. Hats off to Mr. Ford and all his names! Between panting hard you'll want to keep turning the pages to find out how this one, uhm, climaxes.

Jeff Mann's "Devoured" out-Rice's the honored diva in just 100+ pages. An epic novel captured in the space of a few chapters, Mr. Mann's lyrical prose follows a new vampire hero, Derek, from his inception in Scotland to the hills of West Virginia. Derek romps in what might be called, "a bit of the rough," which adds some great spice and thrill to what otherwise might have been a rather "twinkified" collection. Can't wait to find out what Derek gets up to next.

Buy it. Read it. Thank me later.

5-0 out of 5 stars highly original and entertaining vampire tales
MASTERS OF MIDNIGHT contains four novellas in which vampires play a prominent and erotically gay role. The authors have different visions of vampires leading to highly original and entertaining tales.

"His Hunger" by William J. Mann. Thirty years ago in Cravensport, Maine murders and disappearances occurred with no explanation. Jeremy thinks the story will make a good human-interest piece, but he also has a personal stake in the story as one of the vanished was his father. However, he is in peril after visiting Bartholomew, a vampire who plans to enslave Jeremy and convert the writer's lover.

"Sting" by Michael Thomas Forge. Following the suicide of his lover, Ben becomes head librarian in Downing, Arkansas. He sees customer Titus put his hands into beehives. When the two men become lovers, Titus explains that he is a vampire and the bee venom prevents his blood craving. Titus feels strongly about stopping his kind who kills innocent children.

"Brandon's Bite" by Sean Wolfe. His father was a vampire while his mother was mortal. His father taught him how to survive as a vampire. As an adult Brandon discovered he was gay so his father disowned him. Brandon can choose any victim he wants but fears love because he believes he cannot control his urge for blood.

"Devoured" by Jeff Marin. Three centuries ago two Scottish lords shared a secret passion for one another. When they were caught, Angus was killed but Derek was changed into a vampire. He avenged his friend's death before immigrating to West Virginia. Now an affluent businessman, he finally has a chance to love again but must first take care of Matthew's homophobic enemies.

Harriet Klausner

4-0 out of 5 stars A Savory Bite
Read this book for what it is, and you'll enjoy it very much. This is not meant to be a literary masterpiece. That much should be clear from the subtitle of the book: "Erotic Tales of the Vampire". Don't expect an all new and brilliant monster epic, and you'll like this book.

I want to praise the publisher for mixing two well-known names (William J Mann and Micheal Thomas Ford) with two names I am not familiar with (Sean Wolfe and Jeff Mann). The diversity of the stories and writing styles are fresh and keep the reader engaged. Much better than reading a long book with one style from one author.

The two Manns (William J and Jeff) have a similar style. Both of those stories, though decent, are my least favorite. They seem to try to be more than what they are. A little superficial for my taste, but not badly written.

I like Sean Wolfe's story very much. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and is comfortable being a short entertainment piece. It doesn't try to be more than what it is. I was entertained and appreciate the "humanness" that the story brings to erotic vampirism. It is both erotic and interesting. Though I haven't heard of Wolfe before, I'm sure we'll hear more from him in the future.

It is Ford, though, who is the star of this book, and a good reason for naming him as the main author. Most of us are familiar with his non-fiction material, which has won several Lambda Literary awards. His fiction writing here is no less brilliant. Ford's talent for putting the reader in the middle of the story and for character description are perfect. I love his story, and look forward to more fiction from Ford in the future.

If you're a fan of vampire fiction at all, you'd be crazy not to get this book. The variety of stories and writing style is fresh and refreshing. The writing is good. It is both erotic and frighteningly engaging. A must have for serious fans of horror, and especially vampire fiction! ... Read more


117. His Immortal Embrace
by Hannah Howell, Lynsay Sands, Sara Blayne, Kate Huntington
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable read.
THE YEARNING - Hannah Howell. Lady Sophie Hay has seen the women in her family suffer from a curse one of her ancestors cast on a lover who spurned her nearly 500 years before. Sophie is determined to break the curse. Alpin MacCordy is the latest of his clan to suffer from his affliction. He had to live in darkness & craves blood. When Sophie comes to stay & to try to find a way to break the curse, Alpin doesn't think she has a chance...

BITTEN - Lynsay Sands. Emily is on her way to marry an earl when everyone except her are lost at sea, her uncle as well, who arranged her marriage. Emily is saved by Keeran. He takes her home & lets her stay. She brightens up his home. If only she can do the same for him. When Emily realises what Kerran is she is shocked. But soon all she wants is Kerran for all eternity.

STRANGER IN THE NIGHT - Sara Blayne. Georgiana Thornberry returns to her ancestoral home, which is under a curse. She is researching her family history when she meets Julian Lanthrop. Who is he & what has he to do with a duke who went missing a few hundred years before?

THE AWAKENING - Kate Huntington. Thalia arrives at her aunt Cordelia's home to find she has been hiding something from her & that is Adrian Lucerne. Adrian appears to be about 20 years younger than his lover Cordelia. She is warned about the monster (Adrian) but to no avail, by the vicar who is concerned for her well being & immortal soul. He lost the battle with the aunt, he won't loose the niece to Adrian.

Four very enjoyable stories about 4 dark tortured souls who are looking for redemption & the women to give it them. I have only one complaint & that is they are not long enough. When I find a book I enjoy I want it to carry on & never end.

2-0 out of 5 stars So-so collection of vampire novellas - I¿ve read much better
The first story in this collection is The Yearning, by Hannah Howell. I found this story profoundly irritating, largely because of the very distracting use of dialect. When American writers set out to write Scots, they seem to take it as a challenge to prove that they can write phonetic dialect - but it's never consistent and always distracting. I was also bored because the characters aroused no interest at all in me. They seemed one-dimensional and boring. I found myself counting the pages remaining until it was over.

Lynsay Sands' Bitten was somewhat better, though not up to the standard of her new vampire series. Emily, shipwrecked, is saved from drowning and wakes up in a strange castle. Her host is the man who rescued her, but he keeps some very strange habits, such as never appearing before dark, never eating with her, never appearing to socialise... and when she figures out the truth about him she is first shocked, but later intrigued. Does she have the courage to spend eternity with Keeran?

Sara Blayne's Stranger in the Night suffers greatly from telling rather than showing. It had the potential to be an interesting and even romantic story - Georgiana is attracted to the ruined castle which is her ancestral home. She is convinced, as she explores, that she's being watched - and so she is, by Julian Lathrop, who seems to know rather too much about the history of the area and of her family. By the time she realises who and what he is, she is deeply in love with her. The problem is that Blayne fails to show the reader why she loves Julian and why he loves her - we're just told. There is far too much telling, far too much description, in this novella, and not enough dialogue and introspection. Even an important, climactic moment, which should be terrifying for Georgiana, is ruined by insufficient showing of her fear.

And finally, there is Kate Huntington's The Awakening, which I did like for the most part, with one rather large exception. Thalia Layton's aunt, her only relative, is very sick, and so Thalia has journeyed north to visit her - Cordelia was shunned by Society years ago for running off to live with her lover, Adrian Lucerne. However, Thalia finds that Cordelia wishes she hadn't come - and that Adrian Lucerne seems to be at least 30 years younger than she had expected. And she is very, very drawn to Lucerne, despite his obviously still being her aunt's lover. What I really found distasteful about this book was Thalia and Lucerne acting on their attraction while Cordelia, whom both of them loved and who was jealous of their feelings for each other, was lying on her deathbed - and how they made love within an hour of her death.

Not a keeper, this collection.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Four very warm and fuzzy vamp tales
If you are looking for deadly vamps that are often more monster than man, these tales might seem tame to you. But if you are looking for troubled souls and woman that will risk all to be with the man they love, then you will find all these tales very heartwarming.

These are not dark and deadly vamps, but romantic ones. All the tales were very well written and special.

I especially loved Lynsay Sands' tale. I have been a long time reader of her works so I come to expect things about her writing that are very familiar. Lynsay's fans, who expect her typical brand of hysterical historicals will be in for a treat as she shows yet another new side along with her recent contemporary The Loving Daylights and followed by the Smash Hit Single White Vampire. She offers a much more tender and intensely romance Lynsay. Though I love her magic humour, this tale surprised me and touched my heart. In her "Bitten" we have a tale of a Emily Collins lass who is rescued from drowning when her ship sinks in a storm. Keeran MacKay, a Scots Laird, is her rescuer and offers her shelter and so much more. But it she who offers the ultimate gift.

Hannah Howell's "The Yearning" is an interesting tale. For four centuries of the male of Clan MacCordy must walk by night.
Alpin MacCordy lives with the curse, but he also must marry for money. Lady Sophie Hay is the "bank" but she is more than just a blood bank or a money bank for her love might just be the cure for the curse.

Sara Blayne offer us "Strangers in the Night." Georgina Thornbury loves things ancient; digging for treasures in ruins is her cup of tea. Then she meets the mysterious Julius Lathron. What a find for a gal who digs old things?!

In "The Awakening" by Kate Huntington. Set in 1800s Her aunt is ailing, so Thalis Cordelia rushes to her side. Once there, she meets her aunt's very strange company who is talk, dark and vampish.

Perfect for a raining afternoon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding
"The Yearning" by Hannah Howell. In Scotland, for over four centuries the males of Clan MacCordy seek blood for nourishment as they walk the night. By 1435 Alpin MacCordy lives with the curse, but also must marry for needed money. However, Lady Sophie Hay fires up a different thirst, making him wonder if love can conquer the curse.

"Bitten" by Lynsay Sands. When her ship goes down from the storm Emily Wentworth Collins nearly drowns, but Keeran MacKay saves her from the sea. The reclusive nightwalker offers her shelter. Though in some ways his castle feels like a cage, Emily finds the vampire's kiss quite enticing.

"Stranger in the Night" by Sara Blayne. Though a male occupation, Georgina Thornberry relishes digs for ancient treasures as the antiquities fascinate her. While working at a ruin, she meets enigmatic Julius Lathrop. One glance and they just about fall in love but will their embrace lead to his moon-darkened world or her sun shining realm?

"The Awakening" by Kate Huntington. In 1814 Thalia Layton rushes to Lancaster to nurture her beloved ailing Aunt Cordelia. At her relative's estate she meets Cordelia's strange companion who introduces Thalia to the dark side of love.

These four vampire romance novellas are a treat as each contains a strong bite of a plot starring delectable lead male vampires and charming innocent females. The story lines are cleverly designed so that the audience embraces the four immortals and desire replacing the women they cherish. ... Read more


118. The Prince's Primer (Vampire Series : the Masquerade)
by Allen Tower
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Catlog: Book (1996-04-01)
Publisher: White Wolf Pub
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4-0 out of 5 stars What?
Well, it's possible that I didn't read this book as thoroughly as I thought I did, but I don't remember ANY sex or B-movie stuff.I seem to remember a fairly interesting exploration of what it means to be a Prince in the Camarilla, including quotes from Machiavelli....I recommend this for anyone who is NOT a hack and slash fan, somebody who actually role-plays and is interested in the political side of V:tM. ... Read more


119. Door to Alternity: The Unseen Trilogy, Book 2 (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel crossover)
by Nancy Holder, Jeff Mariotte
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Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Sales Rank: 174582
Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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In Los Angeles, Angel and Buffy compare notes and realize that both are dealing with cases of missing teenagers -- most of them children of the rich and powerful. Coincidence? They don't think so. But when Buffy checks in with Giles, she learns that prime-time doomsday has hit Sunnydale, taking precedence over the gang warfare in L.A.

Back in her hometown, Buffy finds the doorway through which the monsters are gaining all-access passes to our universe. Renegade scientists have discovered how to open the portals from one reality to the next, which could explain where the teens are hidden. But when you're operating near a hellmouth, opening dimensional portals is tricky business: you never know who -- or what -- you're going to attract. With the lives of the kidnapped teens and one dangerously talented young woman at stake, Buffy and Angel join forces to do battle in the uncharted dimension.... ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars good sequel
this one is kind of disappointing if you are thining (oh about time an angel buffy crossover). the 2 are in the book but they spend too much time in seperate places for me. this book however does have an up to date account of the 2 series up and until last season which is a refreshing change. the story continues with teenagers disappearing in la right in front of their friends. meanwhile in sunnydale, monsters of all types and sizes keep coming through a portal and keeping the scooby gang occupied. to make matters worse the gang warfare between the mexicans and the russinas escalate out of control. between bad cops on the take, gang warfare, missing teens and' monsters this book was quite intertaining. it gives all of our favorite characters from both shows a part to play and they come through brilliantly. hopefully in season three our vampire slayer and her vampire will work together more. these always made some of the best books. if you doh't beleive me read "child

of the hunt". arguably one of the best buffy books written.

5-0 out of 5 stars Out of this World
The second in the cross over series, The Unseen, The Door to Alternity leaves the reader wanting more. Picking up the story of gang war fare, corrupt cops, new monsters and disappearing teens; this book enlarges on each plot line. As Buffy and Angel learn the source of each problem they are drawn deeper into danger and closer together. Angel admits to himself that he and Buffy share the same soul, the same heart. Buffy struggles with her relationship to Riley now that Angel is back in her life. The Sunnydale gang finds it difficult to accept a new and improved Cordelia.

The pages crackle with action, gang fights and monster attacks. Everyone gets a chance to jump into the fray.

Tara's concern for Willow adds a nice layer of romance. The authors use Anya to provide the comic relief.

I recommend this book to all Buffy and Angel fans. I can't wait for number three.

3-0 out of 5 stars Door to Alternity
"Door to Alternity" continues the "Unseen" triligy with the connection between missing children in L.A. and monsters appearing in droves in Sunnydale becoming clearer. Team Angel and The Scobbie Gang are working harder than ever as they try to solve the mysteries and keep the monsters under control. Also the reason for all these strange occurences becomes clear; it dates back to a Cold War science experiment by the KGB to alter reality, all for the glory of the State. Now it is being used to try to blackmail prominant U.S. citizens to bring back the glory days. Also a gang war brakes out between the Mexican Mob and the Russians. All of this makes for a very complicated story, there is a lot going on. Sometimes it gets a little confusing, but never so bad you can't follow the story. It was ok, but certainly suffering from being the bridge book. You have a lot of information and set up for the last book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Door to Alternity Review
I can't figure out what Salma is runnign from even tough i read books 2 and 3 of the crossover!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars Complete waste of money!!!!!!!
The only reason im giving this book 2 stars is because of buffy good looks and willow"s magic powers but apart from that this story is bull theres too much talking and stuff going on and theres practicaly no action i thought buffy slayed demons but this is in about 5 places at once and its really confusing safe your money and get the best buffy book Tales Of The Slayer ... Read more


120. Bride of the Fat White Vampire
by ANDREW FOX
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After morphing into 187 very large white rats in the name of self-preservation, Jules Duchon is back to his portly self, a member of that secret class of New Orleans citizens known as the undead. Though he would like nothing better than to spend his nights raising hell and biting flesh in his beloved French Quarter, duty calls when an exclusive club of blue blood vampires demands that the 450-pound cabbie find out who is attacking its young and beautiful members. Adding insult to injury, he has to enlist the help of a former foe: a black vampire named Preston.

What's a vampire to do? Without the love of a woman to ease his pain, Jules isn't convinced that his undead life is worth living. He doesn't desire Doodlebug (she may be a woman now but Jules knew her back when she was just a boy) any more than he longs for Daphne, a rat catcher who nourishes a crush the size of Jules. No, only Maureen will do. Once a beautiful stripper with nothing but curve after curve to her bodacious body, now she is mere dust in a jar. But Jules will move heaven and earth to get her back…even if it means pulling her back from the dead.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good book...
Jules Duchon is not feeling quite together yet, literally. For the last eight months he has existed as a pack of 187 large white rats, though he has now been induced to morph back into his portly immortal self, by his longtime friend and gifted shape shifting transvestite, Doodlebug Richelieu. He would have been quite content to go on in his divided state, dumpster diving, and scurrying around the alleyways behind some of New Orleans finer eateries, but Doodlebug has -and not without some difficulty- found him and brought him back. Now he must face the grief that he was so desperately avoiding, the loss of his beloved Maureen, a bodacious stripper and his undead soul mate. She may be dust now, but that doesn't stop Jules from hoping that somehow they can find a way to bring her back.

Now this very unlikely protagonist gets caught up in even more unlikely circumstances.Jules, the 450-pound ex-cabbie, is drafted into service as a private detective (he spurns the traditional label of "private dick" for reasons that become painfully obvious as the story unfolds). Jules has been hired by an ancient order of vampires the "High crewe of Vlad Tepes" whose fledgling members have been meeting with some mysterious and rather gruesome ends. Are these bizarre attacks some kind of Vampire turf war with the other New Orleans based undead? Perhaps the black vampire clan who prowl the French quarter are involved, or even the wealthy shock rocker Courane L'enfant whose trademark "Goth rock" sounds cash in on the vampire chic? Nothing seems to add up as Jules' inquiries lead him on a bizarre and fascinating nocturnal tour of the Big easy.

At first I wasn't sure what to make of this off the wall tale, as an Anne Rice type vampire novel I'm afraid it is but a pale cousin. But I think it is intended more as a satirical homage than a wannabe vampire novel. Andrew Fox turns the romanticized vampire genre on its ear, stirs colourful local history into a mystery story, and then tops it all off with some good old fashioned (who's going to get it next) suspense. The end result is a quirky and irreverent read that, possibly by intention, refuses to be categorized.

On the down side, the author does seem to have a tendency to go off on tangents at times, which I can forgive as long as it doesn't detract from the main storyline. The detour into some of the urban renewal issues of New Orleans for instance, although an interesting topic in its own right, seemed a bit too much in having the main characters attempt to resolve along with everything else. Overall though, I enjoyed the book and am now curious about his first one, "Fat White Vampire Blues", not to mention seeing what his unusual mind comes up with next.



2-0 out of 5 stars not that good
if you buy all the vampire books , hold off on buying these until you are desperate. was an ok book, newer outlook but not that new. author has the skill to write much better i think

4-0 out of 5 stars Can House of the Fat White Vampire be far behind?
Revisiting the locale and characters that made his first novel, FAT WHITE VAMPIRE BLUES so memorable, Andrew Fox conjures an even more intriguing adventure for his corpulent bloodsucker, Jules Duchon.This time out, Jules is bullied by the vampire elders of New Orleans (known as the "High Krewe of Vlad Tepes") into investigating a series of attacks against their clan, serial dismemberings that have left the unfortunate immortals comatose, sans various appendages.To expose this new evil, Jules must team with long time allies (Doodlebug Richelieu, his transsexual protégé), bitter enemies (Preston, a member of his nemesis' Malice X's posse), and new friends (rat expert and transplanted Californian, Daphne Petruko).Complicating matters, Jules continues to seek a way to resurrect Maureen, his murdered vampiric paramour, even as he pursues his unorthodox investigation.

Fox trods familiar territory in BRIDE; indeed, much of what powered the first novel (mainly Fox's sense of place, and his affection for his cast) drives the second.But in BRIDE, readers find themselves in the hands of a more experienced, more confident storyteller, one who writes with considerably more assurance and panache.Striking a delicate balance between horror, humor, and pathos, Fox takes his fat white vampire on a rollicking, frightening adventure, all the while honoring, updating, and poking sly fun at the hoariest of horror movie and mystery novel clichés.Readers will find themselves alternately laughing and shuddering, sympathizing with even the oddest of motivations Fox provides for his quirky cast.He also expertly toys with his audience's expectations.The author has numerous surprises up his sleeve, and, even if they guess early on whodunit, the "why" behind the perpetrator's deeds will still leave readers shaking their heads.

It's fitting that in a summer blessed by a couple of truly excellent movie sequels (Shrek II and Spider-Man II), Fox turns the same trick with this follow-up to FAT WHITE VAMPIRE BLUES.Based on the quality of this sequel, and on Fox's keen awareness of the traditions of the horror genre, can HOUSE OF THE FAT WHITE VAMPIRE and GHOST OF THE FAT WHITE VAMPIRE be far behind?One hopes so.

4-0 out of 5 stars Savory, tasty, yummy and mighty funny
I'm a nobody but I loved this book and Fox's earlier tome. This one's a mighty tasty outre novel about contemporary vampires in New Orleans. And, thank whatever gods may be, there's nothing Anne Rice about them. Delicious and savory but be warned this is a sequel and you absolutely first must read Fox' Fat White Vampire Blues.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Mystery and Surprisingly Touching!
I was moderately amused by _Fat White Vampire Blues_; enough so to give Andrew Fox's sequel a try. Am I glad I did. Jules really comes into his own as a character this time around, as he sets out to investigate who or what is mutilating some of the "youngsters" of the High Krewe of Vlad Tepes, as well as killing several black ministers. All the characters from the first book are back--Doodlebug, Jules' transgendered vampire progeny, Maureen, Jules' vampire/stripper girlfriend, and the black vampires who gave him so much trouble in the first book, but who show signs of developing mutual respect and admiration for Jules this time around. I was touched by the developing friendship between Jules and Preston, one of the black vampires who were out to get Jules and his friends the last time around. There is a surprising depth to the story, too, as it talks about redevelopment of aging neighborhoods and at what price such development can or should come. There's an easy, laid-back vibe to things, too, in keeping with the New Orleans setting. All in all, this is a much more cohesive book than _Fat White Vampire Blues_ which often read like a series of vignettes or unrelated scenes that weren't always tied together very coherently. This one has a strong plot and very vivid, well-realized characters and I really enjoyed reading it. I would certainly be willing to read the future adventures of Jules Duchon and co. ... Read more


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