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Vampire Books Coming August 2011

It’s book time! There are lots of fangtastic books hitting stores this month, and I mean lots. Hurray! Here’s a look at all of the vampire books coming out this August.

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Helter Skelter by Bryan Cassiday
An anthology that features a wide assortment of horror tales written by Bryan Cassiday. Not all of the stories are about vampires, but of course, vamps are mixed in with the other horrifying stories.
Coming out August 1, 2011.

The Watchtower by Lee Carroll
Picking up where Black Swan Rising left off, Garet has received a sign from Will Hughes, the 400-year-old vampire who once helped her defeat the evil threatening to destroy New York City. Hughes, tortured by his own violent history which is vividly reenacted here, has asked her to join him on a quest to rid himself of his curse of vampirism. While looking for Will in Paris, Garet encounters a number of mysterious figures-an ancient botanist metamorphosed into the oldest tree in Paris, a gnome who lives under the Labyrinth at the Jardin des Plantes, a librarian at the Institut Oceanographique, and a dryad in the Luxembourg Gardens. Each encounter leads Garet closer to finding Will Hughes, but she realizes that she’s not the only one who’s trying to find the way to the magical world called the Summer Country.
Coming out August 2, 2011.

Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon
I have been waiting months for this book! Retribution, the 20th book in the Dark Hunters series, tells the tales of Dark Hunter William Jessup Brady and Abigail Yager, a woman who was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief—Dark Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meeting the man who killed her family: Jess Brady. Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.
Coming out August 2, 2011.

Real Vampires Don’t Wear Size Six by Gerry Bartlett
After Glory St. Clair kicked out the demon that had set up shop in her body, she had a serious fallout with longtime lover Jeremy Blade. But before Glory can win him back, she has some issues of the hellish variety to deal with. When Lucifer himself offers Glory the ultimate temptation – work for the devil and he’ll make her a size six – the curvy vampire’s not sure if she can resist. But what Glory does know is that somehow, she’s going to get back the man she loves and show everyone that real vampires always have more to love.
Coming out August 2, 2011.

The Moonlight Brigade: A Millennial Novel by Sarah Jane Stratford
When a vital member of the British millennials’ mission goes missing after an intense firefight with Nazi-supported vampire hunters, Mors, the mission’s powerful leader, vows to discover the truth behind his disappearance. The perilous search takes Mors from Berlin to his own ancient stomping grounds – Rome.
Coming out August 2, 2011.

Darkness Descending: A Novel of the Vampire Armageddon by Devyn Quinn
Fallen angels in the form of vampires are infecting humans one by one, creating an army fit for Armageddon. Jesse Burke, driven by vengeance to destroy the vampiric angels, has been protecting New Orleans from the onslaught, unaware that she has a much greater destiny awaiting her in the face of the oncoming apocalypse…
Coming out August 2, 2011.

Blood Ties (A Blood Coven Vampire Novel) by Marianne Mancusi
Officially back in the arms of her vampire boyfriend Magnus, Sunny finds she still can’t forget the gentle mortal Jayden who once saved her life. When darkness threatens to steal his humanity, Sunny must make a choice: stay true to her love, or defy him in a desperate attempt to save Jayden’s soul.
Coming out August 2, 2011.

Blood Hunt: The Sentinel Wars by Shannon K. Butcher
About Hope, who appeared out of nowhere, naked and alone, a woman without a past. The only thing she knows is that she is imbued with a strange power. It’s in her blood. And two men want to posses it. One is Logan, a Sanguiner demon-fighter who needs Hope’s essence to survive. The other is Krag, a Synestryn lord whose desire is to enslave Hope, and drain her of the lifeforce. When Hope and Logan both fall prey to Krag, a powerful desire grows between them. But is it enough to thwart their captor’s diabolical plan and his demon warriors, and survive a vampire’s destiny written in blood?
Coming out August 2, 2011.

Blood Cursed (Shadowfae Chronicles, Book 4) by Erica Hayes
To a vampire, nothing is sweeter than bloodfairy essence—and Ember is the most sought-after fairy on the underworld circuit. Selling her blood to the highest bidder—and robbing her clients in the process—Ember has unwittingly become a target of dark and dangerous forces. Her enemies are everywhere. And if she hopes to survive, she needs protection. Diamond is a glassfairy who, for better or worse, knows his way around the vampire underworld. Smooth as silk and tougher than trolls, Diamond is Ember’s only chance to keep her magical blood inside her body, where it belongs. But he also poses a threat to Ember, a strange kind of danger she’s never experienced before: She’s falling in love with him…
Coming out August 2, 2011.

Thirst No. 4: The Shadow of Death by Christopher Pike
The final book in the Thirst collection, this one contains Pike’s The Last Vampire 8: The Shadow of Death.
Coming out August 9, 2011.

Gibbus Moony Wants to Bite You! by Leslie Muir and Jen Corace
A children’s book about Gibbus Moony, whose grown-up fangs have finally come in, and his quest to find something good to bite.
Coming out August 9, 2011.

Evolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead
I read the first edition of Evolve and absolutely loved it! Evolve contains incredible short vampire stories by some of the best authors out there, including Tanith Lee, Kelley Armstrong, John Shirley, Thomas Roche, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Heather Clitheroe, Erika Holt, Ivan Dorin, Michael Lorenson, Jason Ridler, David Beynon, Eileen Bell and many more.
Coming out August 15, 2011.

Kitty’s Greatest Hits (Kitty Norville) by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Norville, star of a NYT bestselling series, is everybody’s favorite werewolf DJ and out-of-the-closet supernatural creature. Over the course of eight books she’s fought evil vampires, were-creatures, and some serious black magic. She’s done it all with a sharp wit and the help of a memorable cast of werewolf hunters, psychics, and if-notgood- then-neutral vampires by her side. Kitty’s Greatest Hits not only gives readers some of Kitty’s further adventures, it offers longtime fans a window into the origins of some of their favorite characters.
Coming out August 16, 2011.

Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel by Leigh Dragoon, Richelle Mead and Emma Vieceli
The long awaited graphic novel adaptation of Richelle Mead’s widely popular Vampire Academy! For more info on it check out my interview with Richelle.
Coming out August 23, 2011.

Tantalize: Kieren’s Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith and Ming Doyle
As a hybrid werewolf, Kieren is destined to join an urban Wolf pack and learn to master his shift. Soon, he’ll leave everything behind: home, school, his family, and Quincie, his human best friend . . . who’s beginning to be a whole lot more than a friend. For years, Kieren has managed to keep his desires— and his wolf— at bay. But when the chef at Quincie’ s family restaurant is brutally murdered, Kieren resolves to be there for her, even if it means being framed. Even if it means watching Quincie’s beloved restaurant morph into a vampire lair. But when the new chef begins wooing her, how long can Kieren control his claws? How long can he protect Quincie— and himself?
Coming out August 23, 2011.

Lord of the Vampires (Harlequin Nocturne) by Gena Showalter
Nicolai the Vampire was renowned for his virility, but in a twist of fate “The Dark Seducer” had become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remained was a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who could help him.
Coming out August 23, 2011.

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
All Vampire Academy fans have been waiting for this one! Bloodlines, a spin-off of Vampire Academy, is finally here! When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning. Find out more about this new series in the interview I did with Richelle.
Coming out August 23, 2011.

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) by Charlaine Harris
The title of this book makes it pretty clear what it is – it’s a guide book to the world of Sookie Stackhouse and True Blood.
Coming out August 30, 2011.

Damned (Crusade) by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié
Antonio would do anything for his beloved fighting partner Jenn. He protects her, even suppresses his vampire cravings to be with her. Together, they defend humanity against the Cursed Ones. But tensions threaten to fracture their hunting team and his loyalty—his love—is called into question. Jenn, the newly appointed Hunter, aches for revenge against the Cursed One who converted her sister. And with an even more sinister power on the rise, she must overcome her personal vendettas to lead her team into battle.
Coming out August 30, 2011.

SO MANY BOOKS! We have a whole lot to look forward to this month! Looks like it’s the month of the vampires! What book(s) do you plan on picking up?

– Moonlight

Blood CursedBlood Hunt: The Sentinel WarsBlood Ties (A Blood Coven Vampire Novel)BloodlinesBryan CassidayCarrie VaughnCharlaine Harrischristopher pikeCynthia Leitich SmithDamned (Crusade)Darkness Descending: A Novel of the Vampire ArmageddonDebbie ViguiéDevyn QuinnEmma VieceliErica HayesEvolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future UndeadGena ShowalterGerry BartlettGibbus Moony Wants to Bite You!Helter SkelterJen CoraceKitty's Greatest HitsLee CarrollLeigh DragoonLeslie MuirLord of the Vampires (Harlequin Nocturne)Marianne MancusiMing DoyleNancy HolderNancy KilpatrickReal Vampires Don't Wear Size SixRetributionRichelle MeadSarah Jane StratfordShannon K. ButcherSherrilyn KenyonTantalize: Kieren's StoryThe Moonlight Brigade: A Millennial NovelThe Sookie Stackhouse CompanionThe WatchtowerThirst no 4Vampire Academy Graphic NovelVampire Bookvampire book monthvampire books

Moonlight • August 1, 2011


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  5. Vampire 18 August 5, 2011 - 8:13 pm Reply

    I cant wait to read Sherilyn Kenyon’s new book! I love her series, bc its like a vampire book without the vampires.

    The one thing I hate about all these vampire books coming out though is that they need to come up with more original names. I mean most vampire books either have: Vampire, Blood, Cursed/ Damned, etc. . . stuff like that in their titles. Words that instantly scream: Vampire Novel or Supernatural Phenomenon. I wish the authors could come put with better names.

    • Moonlight August 6, 2011 - 8:44 am Reply

      Lol I agree about the names, they are always the same.

      And I just finished Kenyon’s new book! It’s a bit different than the others, but I loved it.

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