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Vampire Books Coming August 2012

It’s that glorious time again! Book time! Yay! There are loads of vampire books coming out this August, which is perfect for all of us book lovers. This is definitely a good month for us. Check out all of the vampire books hitting store shelves this month.

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Plain Fear: Forbidden: A Novel by Leanna Ellis
She blames herself for her husband’s death. But for Rachel Schmidt Nussbaum, redemption may only lie in the ultimate sacrifice. When a stranger arrives claiming only she can save him, Rachel’s impulsive instincts lead her on a perilous journey, one that leads her to a battle that will decide both the fate of her soul and the life of her unborn child. A far–from–ordinary story of love and desperation, sin and sacrifice, Amish faith and vampire lore, Plain Fear: Forbidden is an imaginative thrill ride that’s like nothing you’ve ever read before.
Coming out August 1, 2012.

Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace and LeUyen Pham
A children’s book about a little vampire. Oh, to be a ballerina! It’s a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina. First of all, you have to find a class that meets at night. Then you have to figure out how to perfect your form when you can’t see yourself in the mirror?  And then there’s wearing pink (not the most flattering of colors if you happen to be undead) and that nagging urge to take a little nip out of the other dancers. And worse of all… STAGE FRIGHT!!!
Coming out August 7, 2012.

My Favorite Fangs: The Story of the Von Trapp Family Vampires by Alan Goldsher
Maria von Trapp is sweet, innocent, and can sing like an angel. Oh, and she’s also a bloodthirsty vampire. When Maria is kicked out of the zombie-infested Abbey where she’s been residing for the past 612 years, she’s forced to take care of the family von Trapp, a rowdy clan in need of some serious discipline…or vampirification. After Maria turns the von Trapp children into children of the night and marries the von Trapp patriarch, the family seems destined for eternal (really, really eternal) bliss. But the Nazi Undeath Squads are on the march, intent on ridding Europe of bloodsuckers. And Maria will have to do everything in her power — supernatural or otherwise — to save her vampire brood.
Coming out August 7, 2012.

Desire After Dark: Lords of Pleasure by Jo Carlisle
With his brothers Aldric and Soren under fire from all sides, Luc Fontaine should have stayed at La Petite Mort to take care of business. But the chance to get away was just too tempting—and what begins as a pleasant afternoon ride becomes a life-and-death battle with a savage werewolf. The last thing Luc sees is a beautiful woman with honey-colored hair—and a razor-sharp sword…  As a powerful immortal, Kassandra has been tasked with guiding Luc into the afterlife. Instead, as she gazes into his clear blue eyes, she knows that the man she is supposed to deliver to the gods upon his death is her longed-for mate. After centuries of loneliness, Kassandra is faced with the most terrible of choices—perform her sworn duty or lose the one destined to break down her walls and love her as no male ever has. She’ll be damned if she’ll let him go. But to save Luc, she’ll have to risk the wrath of the gods…
Coming out August 7, 2012.

Blood Ninja III by Nick Lake
Taro is at a crossroads: He has vanquished Lord Oda for good, but with no land and no title, he has no hope of marrying Hana, the daughter of a daimyo. So when Taro receives news of a murderous dragon and the large reward for killing it, he and his friends find themselves on a dangerous quest to slay the beast. Their mission has the potential to save the people of Japan—but failure will result in the deaths of thousands. And dragons are not the only monsters they will encounter: The dead, led by the odious Kenji Kira, have begun to rise, and they have Taro in their sights. In this heart-stopping conclusion to the Blood Ninja trilogy, the future of all feudal Japan is in danger, and everything Taro holds dear will be threatened. But it is the betrayal of flesh and blood—his own flesh and blood—that may be his ultimate undoing.
Coming out August 7, 2012.

The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins by HP Newquist
A book for kids that explains, well, blood. HP Newquist takes young readers on an engaging tour of the world of blood, from ancient history to modern science—with an occasional trip to the very strange side of the most important tissue in our bodies. Oddly enough, scientists began to understand this fascinating fluid only within the past one hundred years and how its microscopic components nourish the entire body. Whether the tales of vampires, medieval medical practices, and Mayan sacrificial rites captivate or terrify, this comprehensive investigation into blood’s past and present will surely enthrall.
Coming out August 7, 2012.

Biting Cold: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill
Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye–and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing–among humans or inhumans. Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed.
Coming out August 7, 2012.

Blood Fever: The Watchers by Veronica Wolff
It’s the start of the fall semester, and a new crop of Acari and Trainees have descended on the Isle of Night. Watcher training has intensified, and Drew has a new roommate named Mei-Ling. But Mei-Ling harbors a dangerous secret that drove the vampires to abduct her against her will. Drew knows she shouldn’t get involved, but she can’t seem to leave her roommate to fend for herself. Luckily, Drew has other things on her mind—like vampire Carden. A blood bond to a brawny, eighteenth-century Scottish bad boy tends to preoccupy a girl. And though she’s still figuring out what this bond means, one thing has become clear: She craves him in a major way. But then bodies start turning up on the island. All the evidence points to the existence of a rogue vampire, and the sinister vampire Alcántara is gunning for Carden, even though Drew has proof that Carden had nothing to do with the murders. Now she has to find the true killer—without endangering Carden, Mei-Ling, or herself…
Coming out August 7, 2012.

Eternal Beast: Mark of the Vampire by Laura Wright and Tavia Gilbert
Ever since his abduction by the Eternal Order of Vampires, Gray Donohue has finally found his true calling: vengeance. He will stop at nothing to bring his fellow Impure vampires the freedom they deserve. Now if he could just release his primal need for the beautiful vampire who saved his life-and rules his thoughts and desires . . .After nearly killing the senator she was assigned to protect, Dillon is now in mortal danger. The jaguar within her has been unleashed, and she can no longer control it. Sex is the only thing that can tame her shift. And Gray is the only man who can make her surrender to a passion strong enough to overpower her inner beast. But she doesn’t want to surrender-she wants her life back. Because she is determined never to belong to anyone, especially not Gray-the man who destiny claims is her mate.
Coming out August 7, 2012.

Smoldering Nights by Lisa Carlisle
Nike loves visiting the goth club Vamps—she can exchange her firefighter uniform for a slinky fantasy outfit. There she runs into the man she’d been admiring from afar at a rock climbing gym. He’s been the star of all her fantasies, so is it any wonder they end up in his private room upstairs? Just when things begin to heat up, Michel’s enemies appear. Only Michel isn’t an ordinary mortal. And someone from his past is on the hunt for vengeance. Michel and Nike are forced on the run and hide out in a coastal cottage in Maine. They can’t resist their attraction and spend the nights exploring each others’ bodies while trying to sort out how they feel about each other.
Coming out August 8, 2012.

Suck It Up and Die by Brian Meehl
Nearly two years after Suck It Up, all Morning McCobb wants is to complete his training at the NY Fire Academy and to stay head over heels in love with Portia for as long as the chronology-crossed lovers can, given that she’s now eighteen and he’s stalled at sixteen. It’s nearly the first anniversary of American Out Day, the historic day on which the Leaguer vampires of America began going mainstream without going bloodstream on their fellow mortal citizens. The tension between Morning’s wish for a simple, out of the spotlight life, and Portia’s cinematic obsession with historic events escalates to the breaking point when a super-sinister vampire rises from the grave with a powerful thirst, for revenge.
Coming out August 14, 2012.

The Big Book of Vampires by Denise Despeyroux and Fernando Falcone
Another book for young readers. This one is a fabulously creepy collection of vampire lore for blood-thirsty little people. A perfect Hallowe’en collection! A bloody great collection of vampire stories from around the world, in a large, beautifully illustrated edition – a perfect keepsake.
Coming out August 14, 2012.

The Rising: A Department 19 Novel (Department Nineteen) by Will Hill
James Bond meets Dracula in this epic saga of one boy and a ton of weapons versus the world’s oldest evil–vampires as you’ve never seen them before! Sixteen-year-old Jamie Carpenter’s life was violently upended when he was brought into Department 19, a classified government agency of vampire hunters that was formed to deal with a little problem . . . known as Dracula. But being the new recruit at the Department isn’t all weapons training and covert missions. Jamie’s own mother has been turned into a vampire–and now Jamie will stop at nothing to wreak revenge on her captors. Even if that means facing down Dracula himself.
Coming out August 16, 2012.

Savage Redemption (Harlequin Nocturne) by Alexis Morgan
Just when he’s getting his life back on track, the woman responsible for ruining it arrives—in jeopardy—on his doorstep. When gunfire erupts just outside the gates of the O’Day estate, chief of security Conlan Shea is first on the scene. With bared fangs, the half vampire, half human gently turns the wounded victim over only to find himself staring into the exquisite turquoise eyes of the woman who ripped his heart out three years ago. Kat Karr. The name still evokes such turmoil. One night of fierce passion had cost Conlan his life, his job and his heart. Now she’s back, injured and desperate for help. Kat’s in real danger, and Conlan is her only hope. With the enemy fast approaching, Kat is running out of time. Suddenly for Conlan, revenge doesn’t seem so sweet….
Coming out August 21, 2012.

Vanquished (Crusade) by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié
Hope is in short supply, but courage runs deep as the Salamancan hunters recover from a devastating loss. Jenn knows she must rally her team against the Cursed Ones, but her focus is shattered. She’s torn between passion for Antonio, who once fought by her side, and hate for the bloodthirsty vampire he’s become. His volatility is tearing apart their team…and Jenn’s trust.  As the Cursed Ones amass new strength, Team Salamanca must strike together if they hope to survive, let alone defend humanity. Jenn wants to believe Antonio’s loyal to their cause—and their love—but she’s slowly losing her heart to Resistance fighter Noah. And if Antonio’s not careful, he may just end up with a stake in his.
Coming out August 28, 2012.

Fear The Darkness (Guardians of Eternity) by Alexandra Ivy
Beautiful Cassandra is a Were, a prophet both vulnerable and defiant, blessed with visions that portend the fate of the world. A rare and delicate creature, Cassie must be protected at all costs. Enter Caine, a powerful cur turned pure-blooded Were whose recent tangles with a demon lord have left him in serious need of redemption. Caine is duty-bound to keep Cassie out of danger – and that means resisting his potent urge to seduce her. As Cassie’s mysterious visions lead them in and out of danger, Caine believes he has found his true mate, the woman with whom he is bound for all eternity. Cassie is both charmed and frightened by Caine’s magnetism, and unsure if he – or her feelings for him – can be trusted. But Cassie can’t afford to doubt Caine now. A deadly enemy bent on destruction is closer than they realize – and only they can keep chaos from ruling the world.
Coming out August 28, 2012.

Haunted (An Anna Strong Vampire Novel) by Jeanne C. Stein
Anna Strong—kick-ass bounty hunter and vampire—has made some enemies in her time. But it’s not just her old foes she should be worried about… Anna’s shape-shifting friend Culebra finally opens up to her about his life before he owned Beso de la Muerte, a bar catering to supernatural clientele. As if summoned by the conversation, Culebra’s past stumbles into his bar in the form of an old buddy cashing in a favor. Soon Anna, Culebra and her ex, DEA agent Max, find themselves deep in Mexico, dealing with drug cartel infighting, old vendettas and missing girls. Mexico just may prove to be Anna’s best match yet…
Coming out August 28, 2012.

Born to Bite by Hannah Howell, Erica Ridley and Diana Cosby
An anthology that contains three romance stories about men who bite.
Coming out August 28, 2012.

There you have it! The vampire books coming to bookstores this month. Which one are you looking forward to?

– Moonlight

Alan GoldsherAlexandra IvyAlexis MorganAnne Marie PaceBiting Cold: A Chicagoland Vampires NovelBlood Fever: The WatchersBlood Ninja IIIBorn to BiteBrian MeehlChloe NeillDebbie ViguiéDenise DespeyrouxDesire After Dark: Lords of PleasureDiana CosbyErica RidleyEternal Beast: Mark of the VampireFear The Darkness (Guardians of Eternity)Fernando FalconeHannah HowellHaunted (An Anna Strong Vampire Novel)HP NewquistJeanne C. SteinJo CarlisleLaura WrightLeanna EllisLeUyen PhamLisa CarlisleMy Favorite Fangs: The Story of the Von Trapp Family VampiresNancy HolderNick LakePlain Fear: Forbidden: A NovelSavage Redemption (Harlequin Nocturne)Smoldering NightsSuck It Up and DieTavia GilbertThe Big Book of VampiresThe Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and VeinsThe Rising: A Department 19 Novel (Department Nineteen)Vampire Bookvampire booksVampirina BallerinaVanquished (Crusade)Veronica WolffWill Hill

Moonlight • August 1, 2012


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  3. Zara August 4, 2012 - 5:36 pm Reply

    Even though such beautiful books I wish I’d have the time.

  4. Peter Joseph
  5. Alan Goldsher

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