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Vampire Books Coming July 2013

It’s my birthday month (coughgiftcardscough)! Yes, it’s July, Dear Readers, and it’s time to take a lil’ peek at all of the vampire books coming out this month. There are a few rad books hitting shelves this July, so have a look and then buy them all! All the books! Or, you know, a few. Anyway…

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Vampire Cheerleaders Must Die! by Adam Arnold and Michael Shelfer
vampirecheerleadersdieFor months, Lori Thurston and her coven of vampire cheerleaders have operated under the radar within the halls of Bakertown High School. As well-intentioned vampires with lots of school spirit, they live by a code to fang by: they never feed from fellow students, they never drink more than two pints of blood from the same victim at one time, and most importantly…they never, ever kill. Upon discovering a mysterious car accident that suggests vampiric involvement, famed cryptid hunter Stephanie Kane and the other members of Paranormal Mystery Squad are hot on the vampire cheerleaders’ trail. When the vampire cheerleaders and Paranormal Mystery Squad do cross paths, there is destined to be a supernatural showdown the likes of which Bakertown High has never seen!
Coming out July 2, 2013.

MacRieve (Immortals After Dark) by Kresley Cole
In this pulse-pounding Immortals After Dark tale, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole delves into the darkest mysteries and deepest passions of Clan MacRieve. . .
Coming out July 2, 2013.

Night Vision (An Indigo Court Novel) by Yasmine Galenorn
Enight visionons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, even with Myst, the Queen of the Indigo Court, temporarily out of action, the new Queens of the Golden Wood find themselves facing incredible danger… Destined to become the Fae Queens of Winter and Summer, Wind Witch Cicely and her cousin, Rhiannon, are eager to assume their roles and marry the loves of their lives. But while Myst hides in the shadows, seeking to regroup her forces, another danger is lurking closer. Renegade vampires Geoffrey and Leo manage to free the Blood Oracle and set him upon New Forest, Washington. Not satisfied with wreaking havoc on the town, Leo ups the ante by kidnapping Rhiannon. Now, Cicely must lead her forces in a bloody battle to save her cousin before everything they’ve worked for crumbles to dust.
Coming out July 2, 2013.

Forsaken By the Others (H&W Investigations) by Jess Haines
Have a one night stand with a vampire, and you can end up paying for it for eternity. P.I. Shiarra Waynest, an expert on the Others, knows that better than most. Yet here she is, waking up beside charismatic vamp Alec Royce with an aching head…and neck. Luckily, Shia has the perfect excuse for getting out of town – namely, a couple of irate East Coast werewolf packs who’d like to turn her into a chew toy. On Royce’s suggestion, Shia temporarily relocates to Los Angeles. But something is rotten-literally-in the state of California, where local vampires are being attacked by zombies. Who could be powerful enough to control them-and reckless enough to target the immortal? Following the trail will lead Shia to a terrifying truth, and to an ancient enemy with a personal grudge…
Coming out July 2, 2013.

Deep Midnight (Alliance Vampires) by Heather Graham
deep midnightHosted by the Contessa della Trieste, an opulent Carnevale ball in Venice takes a terrifying turn for American book critic Jordan Riley. As festivity turns into frenzy, Jordan is rescued by a powerful man disguised as a wolf. But was the mayhem she witnessed – the blood, the fangs, the screams – truly just entertainment, or something far more sinister? From a deconsecrated Venetian church to a secret society in New Orleans, Jordan is led on a nightmare journey to the razor’s edge of reality. Her mysterious saviour is always a shadow behind her, both tormenting and tantalising her, as Jordan discovers a world of predators and survivors, a new order of vampires – and an eternal hunger that threatens to consume her.
Coming out July 2, 2013.

Fangs for Nothing by Erin McCarthy and Kathy Love
Attending their bandmate Saxon’s wedding seemed simple enough for Johnny Malone and Drake Hanover. But after waking up in a dominatrix’s dungeon, they realize their cash and cell phones have been stolen—along with the bride’s wedding dress and the groom. And then there’s the matter of the two women in the room… Loose cannon Johnny is handcuffed to Lizette, an uptight paper pusher. She wants to help save Johnny from the horrible fate in store for him at the hands of the Vampire Alliance, but he won’t sign the paperwork. Then there’s Josie, the waifish caterer from the reception, who rescues Drake from a sex swing. Josie may be cute and make a great cupcake, but Drake knows she might also be the thief. Or it could have been that gang of drag queens all dressed as Cher…
Coming out July 2, 2013.

Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) by Laurell K. Hamilton
afflictionBook 22 in the never-ending series.  Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake. Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed. Micah’s estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about “zombie disease.” Anita makes her living off of zombies—but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes… Where will it stop? Even Anita Blake doesn’t know.
Coming out July 2, 2013.

Vampire Baby by Kelly Bennett and Paul Meisel
A children’s book. It happens overnight: little sister Tootie goes from cuddly, ga-ga-googoo, I-want-my-ba-ba baby…vampire baby. Now she’s sinking her pointy fangs into everything — furniture, toys, and especially her big brother (“Youch, Tootie! No bite!” ). Mom insists that it’s just a phase, but Tootie’s brother knows better. Just look at her hairline! Or the fact that all her favorite foods are bloodred! With perfect comic timing, Kelly Bennett and Paul Meisel give a fresh slant to the new-baby story, proving that even monstrous little arrivals have a funny way of staking their siblings’ affections.
Coming out July 9, 2013.

Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover by Anne Marie Pace and LeUyen Pham
vampirinaAnother kiddie book. Before Vampirina can host her very first sleepover there are a few things she must keep in mind: be polite and offer her guests food (like blood pudding); plan some games like scavenger hunt (but keep the clues simple so no one gets lost); and don’t forget to dance! Vampirina may be a little nervous at first, but by following a few simple rules she will host the Best Sleepover Ever.
Coming out July 23, 2013.

Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D Volume 7 by Saiko Takaki and Hideyuki Kikuchi
In a fleeting last breath, a beautiful woman on her deathbed hands a strange gemstone to D and asks that he deliver it to her sister in a remote North Sea fishing village. As D cuts across never-ending expanses of Frontier in search of his seaside destination, he is relentlessly attacked by wave after wave of mercenary and monster…all employed by the man who murdered the young girl. In order to grant a dying wish, D must find a way to keep this priceless jewel out of everyone’s covetous reach, and all without sacrificing his own life!
Coming out July 23, 2013.

 

Night’s Mistress (Children of the Night) by Amanda Ashley
night's mistressFor centuries, Mara has been a Vampire: mysterious, alluring and fiercely independent. Although she has been pursued throughout her life – by Vampire and mortal alike – she has never allowed love to claim her. But when she discovers she’s pregnant, Mara finds herself torn between two unforgettable men…Kyle Bowden is the mortal father of her unborn child. A gorgeous, golden-haired artist full of passion and life, Kyle was ready to give his soul to Mara-until he learned her terrible secret. Logan Blackwood is the Vampire she created 900 years ago. Now a Hollywood millionaire with all the dark seductive power of his kind, Logan still longs for the woman who turned him. With time running out, and her dark gift fading, Mara must decide what is best for the miraculous new life growing inside of her. But first she must embrace the feelings in her heart-and choose one lover…for all eternity.
Coming out July 30, 2013.

Night Pilgrims: A Saint-Germain Novel (St. Germain) by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
In Night Pilgrims, Saint-Germain is living in a monastery in Egypt when he is hired to guide a group of pilgrims to underground churches in southern Egypt. The vampire finds a companion in a lovely widow who later fears that her dalliance with the Count will prevent her from reaching Heaven. The pilgrims begin to fall prey to the trials of travel in the Holy Lands; some see visions and hear the word of God; others are seduced by desires for riches and power. A visit to the Chapel of the Holy Grail brings many quarrels to a head; Saint-Germain must use all his diplomacy and a good deal of his strength to keep the pilgrims from slaughtering one another.
Coming out July 30, 2013.

Last Blood (House of Comarré) by Kristen Painter
last bloodIn the final showdown between the forces of dark and light, Mal and Chrysabelle face not only Tatiana, but the ancient evil that now controls her: the Castus Sanguis. Chrysabelle gathers her friends and family around her, forming a plan to bring an end to the chaos surrounding them. But the Castus is the most powerful being they’ve ever come up against. Defeating such evil will require a great sacrifice from someone on the side of light. One of them will change sides. One of them will die. No one will survive unscathed. Can Chrysabelle save those she cares about or will that love get her killed? What price is she willing to pay to draw last blood?
Coming out July 30, 2013.

Kitty in the Underworld (Kitty Norville) by Carrie Vaughn
As Denver adjusts to a new master vampire, Kitty gets word of an intruder in the Denver werewolf pack’s territory, and she investigates the challenge to her authority. She follows the scent of the lycanthrope through the mountains where she is lured into a trap, tranquilized, and captured. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a defunct silver mine: the perfect cage for a werewolf. Her captors are a mysterious cult seeking to induct Kitty into their ranks in a ritual they hope will put an end to Dux Bellorum. Though skeptical of their power, even Kitty finds herself struggling to resist joining their cause. Whatever she decides, they expect Kitty to join them in their plot . . . willingly or otherwise.
Coming out July 30, 2013.

Blood Red Dawn (Vampire Legacy) by Karen E. Taylor
bloodreddawnFor Deirdre Griffin and her lover, Mitch, the prospect of immortality is bearable – as long as they can be together. Then Deirdre goes missing, and the only clue is a syringe that may have contained a paralytic drug engineered to affect vampires. Deirdre’s blood is undergoing a metamorphosis that could cure her vampirism, but may have dangerous side effects. There is a chance to reverse the change except for one glitch – she’s pregnant. The search for his mate will take Mitch across the ocean to New Orleans, the haunted city that was once Deirdre’s home. Whoever took Deirdre has also jeopardised the life of Mitch’s unborn child – the last link he has to humanity. And should harm befall either of them, he’ll take his revenge in blood.
Coming out July 30, 2013.

There you have it! All of the vampire books coming out during my birthday month. There are a lot of bestseller goodies on the way! Apparently July 2nd is vampire day or something. Which books do you plan on picking up?

– Moonlight

 

Adam ArnoldAffliction (Anita BlakeAnne Marie PaceBlood Red Dawn (Vampire Legacy)Carrie VaughnChelsea Quinn YarbroDeep Midnight (Alliance Vampires)Erin McCarthyFangs for NothingForsaken By the Others (H&W Investigations)Heather GrahamHideyuki KikuchiHideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D Volume 7Jess HainesKaren E. TaylorKathy LoveKelly BennettKitty in the Underworld (Kitty Norville)Kresley ColeKristen PainterLast Blood (House of Comarré)Laurell K. HamiltonLeUyen PhamMacRieve (Immortals After Dark)Michael ShelferNight Pilgrims: A Saint-Germain Novel (St. Germain)Night Vision (An Indigo Court Novel)Paul MeiselSaiko Takakivampire babyVampire Bookvampire booksVampire CheerleadersVampire Cheerleaders Must Die!vampire hunterVampirina Ballerina Hosts a SleepoverYasmine Galenorn

Moonlight • July 1, 2013


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  1. L July 1, 2013 - 1:33 pm Reply

    preordered macreive, affliction, kitty in the underworld, & night vision a while ago, very glad to see red dawn&fangs for nothing on the list, I read those series, thanks! now to go to the bookstore to order…yay! happy birthmonth by the way. :)

    • Moonlight July 2, 2013 - 7:38 am Reply

      Lol, thank you :)

  2. thomasdobias July 1, 2013 - 3:52 pm Reply

    i took a glance at The new vampire read,s for july i would to read some
    samples

    • L July 1, 2013 - 5:15 pm Reply

      have you read any of the authors before? the ones im fond of have a series, perhaps your library has some of their older works so you can see the writing style & characters. I really like carrie Vaughn&laurell k Hamilton(though her style changed) and started on the indigo court series because I liked yasmine gallenorns other series w/the d’argo sisters. I read a lot of books.

  3. Yuna July 2, 2013 - 1:20 am Reply

    Yawn. Fiercely independent women, the dashingly handsome men, it’s all so been there done that. Where’s the gay and/or lesbian paranormal romances? Those would be a tad more interesting, in my humble opinion.

    • L July 2, 2013 - 8:34 am Reply

      I have seen a few.

    • Moonlight July 2, 2013 - 12:56 pm Reply

      Gay and lesbian paranormal romances are also “been there done that.” I have lost count of how many I have read. Just recently read Lover At Last by J.R. Ward. It’s a vampire romance about two men. It’s also a hugely popular series. There are also gay characters in the Anita Blake books (the new one is mentioned above). I don’t get the attitude seeing how you obviously haven’t read all of these books and therefore have no idea whether or not the books and series have homoerotic storylines.

      • L July 2, 2013 - 1:38 pm Reply

        oh&dont forget menolly&nerissa in yasmine galenoen’s otherworld series. same w/kim harrisons hollows books&ivy. I figured everyone read anita now. in fact the more I think on it there are a LOT in the books I read. I never realized how much I read until I started a list in my head&realized I could fill a few pages off the top of my head. :)

  4. L July 11, 2013 - 9:31 pm Reply

    just finished affliction, night vision&macreive are next…big stack of books&more to come, thanks again for the list

    • Moonlight July 12, 2013 - 9:48 am Reply

      Did you like Affliction?

      • L July 12, 2013 - 7:04 pm Reply

        very much, the author’s style has changed over the years, but the characters are great. l.k.h. always leaves you wanting more. ive even more questions at the end as always. its a very addictive series, I read it in 2 days, the mail was slow so I had to avoid everyone who went out that day&picked up their copy. have you ever read any laurel k. Hamilton? anita blake series is my favorite, she has a stand alone nightseeker, a merry gentry series,&she wrote a ravenloft book or 2. anita is my favorite series, but whats truly amazing is the change in the writing style&character development in the many years she has been writing anita. the anita of guilty pleasures&the anita of affliction are worlds apart&im glad to have read her character evolution. (more recent anita is not for the prudish.) the biggest thing is they really must be read in order or you miss character nuances that lead up to plot twists three books ahead. she can still surprise her fans.

  5. sean July 15, 2013 - 11:47 pm Reply

    I actually took a break from reading anything vampiric, but wow, when i’m done reading what i’m reading now, I would love to read my vampires again, lol

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