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Vampire Books Coming July 2011

My most favorite day is upon us, the day where we have a look at all of the vampire books hitting bookshelves this month! Last month was a bit of a disappointment since there was a surprisingly low amount of new vampire releases, but this month is MUCH better since there are far more new books for us fang fans to enjoy. Woo! Have a look at all of the new released coming to bookstores this July.

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Vampire Samurai: Separation of Deception by Dil
I book that tells the tale of the samurai versus the vampires and the war to save the world from the ruthless blood drinkers.
Coming out July 1, 2011.

Deceived By The Others (H&W Investigations) by Jess Haines
Shiarra’s relationship with werewolf Chaz gets serious when she meets his entire family. Well, actually she’s bringing Chaz’s entire werewolf pack along for a rollicking full-moon weekend in the Catskills. Soon after they arrive, threatening notes appear, warning Chaz to go home. Then, their cabin is ransacked. Shia starts digging to find out whether it’s the work of teenaged werewolves or something more sinister. As rumors about her vampire connections arouse the pack’s hostility, Shia has to contend with other, potentially fatal dangers.
Coming out July 5, 2011.

Vampire Instinct (Vampire Queen) by Joey W. Hill
A new novel from an award-winning author! As servant to vampire mistress Lady Daniela, Elisa is unwaveringly devoted-but she recoils at one shocking request: destroy the untamed, undead children entrusted to her care. There is one desperate option: Malachi, a Native American vampire who is a legend for his work with rehabilitating feline predators. And as Malachi struggles to control the young ones’ impulses, he opens himself up to those of Elisa-and the passion they share for the night could seal their fates forever.
Coming out July 5, 2011.

Undead and Undermined by MaryJanice Davidson
In this novel, Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor thought she couldn’t die. So what’s she doing in the morgue? It could have something to do with a time-traveling trip she made, and a foe with a wicked agenda that could finally be the real death of Betsy – if she’s not careful.
Coming out July 5, 2011.

A Taste of the Nightlife: A Vampire Chef Mystery by Sarah Zettel
About Charlotte Caine, who isn’t called “the Vampire Chef” because she’s a member of New York’s undead community – she just cooks for them. Her restaurant, Nightlife, is poised to take the top slot in the world of “haute noir” cuisine. But when a drunk customer causes a scene, a glowing review from the city’s top food critic doesn’t seem likely – especially when that customer winds up dead on Nightlife’s doorstep. Now, with her brother under suspicion for the murder, Charlotte has to re-open her restaurant and clear her brother’s name-before they both become dinner.
Coming out July 5, 2011.

Overbite by Meg Cabot
About Meena Harper, who is hired by The Palatine Guard – a powerful secret demon-hunting unit of the Vatican – to work at their new branch in Lower Manhattan. With Meena’s ability to predict how everyone she meets will die, the Palatine finally has a chance against the undead. Sure, her ex-boyfriend was Lucien Anton­escu, son of Dracula, the prince of darkness. But that was before he (and their relationship) went up in flames. Now Meena’s sworn off vampires for good . . . at least until she can prove her theory that just because they’ve lost their souls doesn’t mean demons have lost the ability to love.
Coming out July 5, 2011.

Dance in the Vampire Bund, Vol. 10 by Nozomu Tamaki
Volume 10 of Dance in the Vampire Bund is finally on the way! In this manga all vampires live on an island away from the humans, an island run by Mina Tepes. Running a nation of vampires isn’t an easy task, it’s a big ol’ bloody mess.
Coming out July 5, 2011.

The Vampire Dare! (Daphne’s Diary of Daily Disasters) by Marissa Moss
This children’s book for ages 4-8 is about Daphne, who wonders why people are so crazy for vampires. Well, Vampires can’t die or get wrinkly that’s what makes them so magical. And it’s kinda cool to be bitten by a vampire because you’ll live forever. So, when the teachers announce a costume day next Friday, (even though Halloween is long past), Daphne wants to be the best vampire ever! But what is cool and what is nerdy in Vampire Land? Daphne’s about to find out!
Coming out July 12, 2011.

Dragon’s Oath (House of Night Stories) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
This is a side-story to the House of Night series. The first in a new mini-series of novellas, Dragon’s Oath tells the story behind the House of Night’s formidable fencing instructor – the love that will transform him, and the promise that will haunt him.
Coming out July 12, 2011.

Blood Work: An Original Hollows Graphic Novel by Kim Harrison
When Ivy met Rachel, the result wasn’t exactly love at first sight. Sparks flew as the living vampire and the stubborn witch learned what it meant to be partners. Now Kim Harrison turns back the clock to tell the tale in an original full-color graphic novel.
Coming out July 12, 2011.

Sweeter Than Wine: A Story of Love, Sleuthing and Vampires by L. Neil Smith
J Gifford, a vampire, is a vampire who was born in 1920, and “brought over” shortly after D-Day in a little French village, 90-year-old Gifford still looks and feels 24. He has friends, a place in the community, a thriving business, and a big orange tabby cat named Fiddlestring. He knows where all the good restaurants are. He’s a very careful vampire and has never killed anybody. All he lacks in his life is the beautiful girl who made him what he is today — and then mysteriously vanished. Now, suddenly, after sixty-five years, she’s back and needs his help. But is she his long-lost love or a serial-killing fiend? Only time and blood will tell.
Coming out July 13, 2011.

Picus the Thief (Small Vampires) by Robin Bennett
About Picus, whose aristocratic parents have disowned him for supposedly being a coward; the violent vampire, Raben, is after him to exact revenge for theft; the faie, Queen Mab (aka the Tooth Fairy), wants his teeth; and the vampire Eltern want him to steal the sacred sword of Exkylipyr for them or else lock him up in a dungeon. In the course of avoiding Raben and Mab, he goes to Angleland, befriends the humans and the witch Ambrosias and manages to win (not steal) the sword he was sent to pinch. But on his return he faces the ultimate test, to keep Exkylipyr from his family and thereby prevent her from starting a civil war amongst the vampires. Small Vampires is essentially a grail quest story set amongst vampires and others in the Hidden Kingdom. After a period of several millennia, this furtive world is beginning to clash with the human world.
Coming out July 15, 2011.

Vampires: Classic Tales by Mike Ashley
This anthology features a dozen specimens of traditional vampire tales deftly combined with more contemporary stories that weave together dark, psychological elements with well-recognized vampire themes. Includes stories by Lord Byron, Alexandre Dumas, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Lynn Linton, Ernst Raupach, Brian Stableford, and six other acclaimed authors.
Coming out July 19, 2011.

Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead by Jason Henderson
In the second book in the popular Alex Van Helsing series, Alex focuses on training with the Polidorium to become a vampire hunter, just like his Van Helsing ancestors. Sure, he’s only fourteen, but c’mon, this runs in his blood. Meanwhile, Alex’s arch-nemesis Elle, a vampire whose youthful appearance and blond hair disguise a vengeful rage, is out to get him before a powerful leader called “Ultravox” arrives on the scene. Ultravox specializes in assassinations, but who is he targeting? Dodging Elle’s attacks, Alex is on a mission to uncover Ultravox’s deadly plan before his friends and his school become collateral damage.
Coming out July 26, 2011.

And those are the fangtastic vampire books coming out this July! Which one are you most looking forward to?

– Moonlight

 

 

A Taste of the Nightlife: A Vampire Chef MysteryAlex Van Helsing: Voice of the UndeadBlood Work: An Original Hollows Graphic NovelDance in the Vampire BundDeceived By The Others (H&W Investigations)DilDragon's Oath (House of Night Stories)Jason HendersonJess HainesJoey W. HillKim HarrisonKristin CastL. Neil SmithMarissa MossMaryJanice DavidsonMeg CabotMike AshleyNozomu TamakiOverbiteP.C. CastPicus the Thief (Small Vampires)Sarah ZettelSleuthing and VampiresSweeter Than WineThe Vampire Dare! (Daphne's Diary of Daily Disasters)Undead and UnderminedVampire Bookvampire book monthvampire booksVampire Instinct (Vampire Queen)Vampire Samurai: Separation of DeceptionVampires: Classic Tales

Moonlight • July 1, 2011


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