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Vampire Books Coming December 2012

It’s book time! It’s also Christmas month, the time of year we give away mass amounts of gifties – I suggest giving books! Vampire books! Buy a vampire book for a loved one or create a wish list for yourself (like I did, it’s easy). Boooooks! Anyway, it is now time to take a look at all of the vampire books coming out this December – check them out.

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The Farm by Emily McKay
Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other… And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible. Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help… Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race…
Coming out December 4, 2012.

Deliver Me from Temptation: A Novel of the Paladin Warriors by Tes Hilaire
When things go bump in the night, Logan bumps back. Vampires, demons, succubi—you name it, he’s fought it. His job as Paladin angel warrior is to protect humans. Not fall for one. Detective Jessica Waters protects humans too-with her Glock and a good set of handcuffs. She doesn’t believe in fate. But if anyone looks like a gift from the gods, it’s Logan. And he clearly knows more about her case than he’s letting on…
Coming out December 4, 2012.

Dance in the Vampire Bund Omnibus 1 by Nozomu Tamaki
This omnibus edition contains the first three volumes of the hit manga series Dance in the Vampire Bund. After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, the princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants change. Using the vast wealth of the Tepes line, she has paid off the entire gross national debt of Japan and gained the authority to create a “special district” off the coast of Japan that will become the future haven for vampires from all over the world! Now, on the eve of the landmark press conference announcing the existence of vampires to the world, terrorists and rival factions are plotting to assassinate Mina Tepes. With her loyal werewolf bodyguard, Akira, at her side, will the princess of vampires survive long enough to see her dream realized?
Coming out December 11, 2012.

New Vampire Cinema by Ken Gelder
Vampire films have always gone to outlying regions: not Transylvania any more (although this remains a ‘magical’ point of reference), but Mexico, the suburbs of Stockholm, a remote town in Alaska, the forests of the United States, Australia, Korea, Japan, New Zealand. New Vampire Cinema examines forty modern classic vampire films from 1992 to the present day, responding to this remarkably long-lasting example of genre cinema. Full of remarkable energy, each new vampire film carries traces of vampires films that have preceded it: from the names of various characters to the conflicts, the fatal attractions. Full illustrated with images from both TV and Film, New Vampire Cinema is the only book that you will need to vampires and their cinematic success.
Coming out December 11, 2012.

Buffy: The Making of a Slayer by Nancy Holder
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, this lavishly produced book is the first authorized, fully illustrated retrospective of the hit show. Offering in-depth commentary on the making of the series, the book explores the characters and mythology of the Buffy universe and follows the evolution of all seven seasons. Die-hard Whedon fans will also find insider information on his involvement in other projects, including Angel, Firefly, and more. Housed in a foil-stamped slipcase, this volume features more than 120 images, including rare behind-the-scenes photos, sketches, props and memorabilia from the Twentieth Century Fox archives, along with stills from the most pivotal on-screen moments. Tucked in the inside cover of the case is an envelope holding “Slayer Lore: Texts and Magicks for the Battle.” These 13 removable pieces are replicas of the ancient spells and prophecies the characters used on-screen to defeat vampires, demons, and other monsters, making this the ultimate treasure-trove for every Buffy fan. Product Features: 176-page hardcover book with foil-stamped cover, Foil-stamped clamshell slipcase with magnetic closure, Envelope containing 13 removable artifacts
Coming out December 11, 2012.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 2: On Your Own by Andrew Chambliss, Scott Allie, Sierra Hahn and Georges Jeanty
With the Scooby gang on the skids, Buffy finds herself increasingly alone. When faced with some tough decisions grounded in “real world” problems (i.e., not the slaying of pesky demons), Buffy is determined to make her own choices, but that doesn’t mean she won’t need a little handholding along the way. Cue Spike, compelled to stand by his best friend in her moment of need. Together they’ll tackle the increasing zompire population and a rogue Slayer out for blood. The smash hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 continues with Andrew Chambliss, Scott Allie, Georges Jeanty, and Cliff Richards!
Coming out December 18, 2012.

Unnatural Acts (Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.) by Kevin J. Anderson
Zombie detective Dan Shamble is no ordinary working stiff. When a local senator and his goons picket a ghostly production of Shakespeare in the Dark — condemning the troupe’s “unnatural” lifestyles — Dan smells something rotten. And if something smells rotten to a zombie, you’re in serious trouble… Before his way of life, er, death, is destroyed, Dan wants answers. Along the way he needs to provide security for a mummified madame, defend a mixed-race couple (he’s a vampire, she’s a werewolf) from housing discrimination, and save his favorite watering hole, the Goblin Tavern, from drying up. Throw in a hairy hitman, a necro-maniac, and a bank robber who walks through walls, and Dan Shamble’s plate is full. Maybe this time, the zombie detective has bitten off more than he can chew…
Coming out December 24, 2012.

Transnational and Postcolonial Vampires: Dark Blood by Tabish Khair and Johan Höglund
Long before the publication of Bram Stokers Dracula, vampires have eagerly transgressed the borders of gender, race, class, propriety, and nations. Such fervent violations of boundaries intensified during the final years of the twentieth century, and the early years of the current millennium have been known as ‘the decade of the vampire’. Transnational and Postcolonial Vampires is a unique and timely collection that examines the past and present vampire narrative as a postcolonial and transnational phenomenon. Through a series of important contributions by well-known scholars in the field, it illustrates how vampires have mapped and continues to map the fear of the Other, the ravenous hunger of Empires and the transcultural rifts and intercultural common grounds that make up global society today. The collection is framed by a foreword by Elleke Boehmer and an afterword in the form of a poetic intervention by David Punter.
Coming out December 24, 2012.

My Lord Immortality (Immortal Rogues) by Alexandra Ivy
Amelia Hadwell has no time for London’s nightlife. Not when her beloved brother’s odd ways have their family threatening to institutionalize him. And not when she is questioning her own sanity after being confronted by a murderous shadow creature – then being saved by a captivating stranger, a man who belongs to a world she cannot imagine. Reserved and scholarly, Sebastian St. Ives has been content without human desires – until they are reawakened by the delicate, brave Amelia, whom he is meant to protect. For the young woman has no idea she possesses the key to a ravenous vampire’s dark victory. Now Sebastian must shield her from both a killer and his own growing attraction – or bond with her completely, and forever.
Coming out December 24, 2012.

Blood Prophecy (Drake Chronicles) by Alyxandra Harvey
Solange Drake has been officially crowned Queen of the Vampires, fulfilling the centuries old prophecy that foretold the rise to power of a daughter born to an ancient vampire line. Except Solange’s thoughts and actions are no longer her own-she’s been slowly being possessed by the spirit of Viola, the first daughter born into the Drake line, since her bloodchange. And instead of uniting the vampire tribes under the rule of an ancient daughter as the prophecy predicted, Viola would rather destroy them all and enslave humans in a personal vendetta for the devastation both wrought to her life centuries ago. Can Solange break her hold in time to save everyone she loves from a vampire civil war, hunter attack, and each other? Not everyone will survive the prophecy . . . perhaps not even her.
Coming out December 24, 2012.

Blood-Kissed Sky: A Darkness Before Dawn Novel by J. A. London
There’s nowhere left to hide. I thought vampires were our enemies—they controlled our lives, isolated our cities, and demanded our blood—until I met Victor. With Victor taking over as the new Lord Valentine, things were supposed to get better. Instead, they’re worse than ever. Day Walkers, a new breed of vampires who can walk in the sun, are terrorizing the city. Blood supplies are low, and if Victor’s vampires don’t get enough, they will become infected with the Thirst—a disease that will turn them into mindless killers. To stop it, I must journey across the desolate wasteland to the very place where the sickness began. I can only hope that the answers that await me are enough to save us all . . . before it’s too late.
Coming out December 26, 2012.

Blessed By a Demon’s Mark by E.S. Moore
Kat Redding’s life is dangerous enough when she’s hunting the rogue vampires who prey on Pureblood humans. But now that Kat is thinking of getting out of the killing business, she’s faced with a slew of new problems. Like the demon Beligral, who offers help at an escalating cost, and the werewolf cult with whom she’s entwined professionally and personally. And then there’s Countess Baset – the terrifying vampire who wants Kat to become her personal assassin. It’s no wonder that Kat has been seeking refuge in the mysterious town known as Delai, a place where she can shed her Lady Death persona and live a life that’s as close to normal as she’s ever known. But even in this haven, something feels askew. Delai is a little too serene. And the more she discovers, the more Kat realizes that the only choice left to her is not whether to do battle, but which side she’ll risk her life to defend.
Coming out December 31, 2012.

There you have it Dear Readers – all of December’s vampire books. I know, there aren’t many this month, but there are a few goodies on there. Now go buy some books!

– Moonlight

Alexandra IvyAlyxandra HarveyBlessed By a Demon's MarkBlood ProphecyBlood-Kissed Sky: A Darkness Before Dawn NovelBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 2Buffy: The Making of a SlayerDance in the Vampire Bund Omnibus 1Deliver Me from Temptation: A Novel of the Paladin WarriorsE.S. MooreEmily McKayJ. A. LondonJohan HöglundKen GelderKevin J. AndersonMy Lord ImmortalityNancy HolderNew Vampire CinemaNozomu TamakiTabish KhairTes HilaireThe FarmTransnational and Postcolonial Vampires: Dark BloodUnnatural ActsVampire Bookvampire books

Moonlight • December 1, 2012


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