Vampire Books Coming May 2011

It’s vampire book time! That glorious time where we check out all of the fangtastic books being released this month. Hurray reading! May is packed full of a wide variety of vampire books, so many in fact that I’ll be splitting May’s books into two posts. So make sure to go HERE for part two of May’s vampire book releases which contains all of the young adult novels hitting shelves this month. But first, check out all of the other goodies May is bringing us.

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Jace (Shadow Wranglers) by Sarah McCarty
About a vampire named Jace Johnson, who wasn’t a family man until he met Miri. But their forbidden relationship ended when she disappeared. After a year of searching, Jace finds Miri in a Sanctuary enclave. After a year of cruel experimentation by the Sanctuary on her werewolf form, Miri is no longer the passionate wife Jace remembers. She only lives to rescue the daughter Jace never knew they had. Now, they must overcome the tragedy of their pasts if they are to reclaim the future they both desire.
Coming out May 3, 2011.

Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires) by Chloe Neill
In the fourth book in the series things aren’t going too well for newly created vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals – and they’re camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan are…tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get your House in order. Or else.
Coming out May 3, 2011.

Always the Vampire by Nancy Haddock
About Cesca Marinelli, who has been slacking on her duties as a vampire princess or order to be the best maid of honor ever for Maggie’s Victorian wedding. However, when her mostly-human honey, Saber, falls ill due to a magical construct called the Void, she knows she’ll have to go beyond the call of bridesmaid duty. The Void is affecting every supernatural being in Cesca’s afterlife, including her shapeshifter ex, Triton. To counter the Void’s reign of terror, Cesca must fully summon her vampire powers-which may lead to her own doom.
Coming out May 3, 2011.

Vampire Gals by Linda Cargill and Kenny Cargill
Who’s that gal that only comes out at night? She lives next door, and she’s a knockout! She might be one of the vampires in this anthology.
Coming out May 15, 2011.

Darkness Embraced: A Rosso Lussuria Vampire Novel by Winter Pennington
Two hundred years ago, Epiphany was reborn a vampire. Sired by Renata, the Queen of the Rosso Lussuria, Epiphany willingly played the role of the queen’s beloved pet—until the day came when she was cast from the Renata’s bed and lost the queen’s protection from the Elder vampires. Epiphany has done her best not to become a target, trying to remain as inconspicuous as possible. But now Renata has called Epiphany forth to face the Challenges that will elevate her clan status to the ranks of the Elder. But Epiphany has few friends and many enemies, and the chances of surviving the Challenges are slim.
Coming out May 17, 2011.

The Vampire Who Loved Me (Harlequin Nocturne) by Theresa Meyers
The second book in the series turns to Dr. Rebecca Chamberlin, who hated nothing more than the vampires who had turned her loved ones into creatures of the night…until she became one herself. Now her experimental vaccine has become more urgent than ever, and has made her the target of vampire security chief Achilles Stefanos. Built like a god with golden hair and an irresistible allure, Achilles made her feel passion the way no mortal man had before. Beck could no more deny her craving for him than she could the hated bloodlust in her veins. But when her vaccine fell into the wrong hands, Beck had a difficult choice to make—one that challenged everything she’d always believed. (You can read my review of the first book HERE)
Coming out May 24, 2011.

The Vampire Narcise (Books of the Regency Draculia) by Colleen Gleason
Skilled in the seduction of men, both mortal and immortal, Narcise Moldavi is the greatest weapon in her twisted brother’s war among the Dracule. Until she falls for Giordan Cale. Her first searing encounter with Giordan seals their fierce connection for their eternal lives. But Giordan’s vow to help Narcise escape her brother’s rule is followed by a betrayal more agonizing than sunlight. Wounded but determined, Narcise ensnares vampire hunter Chas Woodmore in her quest for revenge and to reclaim her life. He wants her, worships her, will kill for her.
Coming out May 24, 2011.

The Reluctant Vampire: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands
Rogue hunter Drina Argenis (from the Spanish side of the Argeneau family) has been many things in her years as an immortal, but bodyguard/babysitter to a teenage vampire is something new. There’s an incentive, however: the other vampsitter, Harper Stoyan, may be Drina’s life mate. Trouble is, having just lost a life mate, Harper is resigned to being alone. He’s completely unprepared when sexy and unpredictable Drina bursts into his life to reignite his passions.
Coming out May 31, 2011.

Bloodforged (Ulrika the Vampire) by Nathan Long
Unable to adapt to Lahmian society, Ulrika seeks her own way, striking out to the Chaos-besieged city of Praag to seek old friends and glory in battle. On her arrival, she finds a devastated but defiant people and the invaders repelled. But the Ruinous Powers can take many forms, and now a more insidious threat is rising from within – a Slaaneshi cult that seeks to claim dominion in Praag. Shunned by her Lahmian sisters, decried by the humans she seeks to protect, Ulrika treads a lonely path as she tries to find the root of this destructive plot. Caught between the will of the vampires and the insane designs of Chaos sorcerers and cultists, Ulrika must call upon all of her cunning and savagery if she is to triumph.
Coming out May 31, 2011.

American Vampire Vol. 2 by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquereque
Containing issues 6-11 of the badass comic, American Vampire Vol. 2 continues the tale of the wicked vampire Skinner Sweet.
Coming out May 31, 2011.

Like I said, LOTS of vampire books coming out this month! And remember, there are more! Go HERE to see all of the young adult books coming out this May.

So guys, which of these are you most looking forward to? I’m pretty geeked for American Vampire, the first one was fantastic.

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


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