Over at the Science Fiction Fantasy Chronicles forum, there’s an interesting post looking for vampire novels that are devoid of the romantic and horror elements. Whenever I think of vampires, I always either think of the classic horror stories (i.e. Nosferatu or Dracula) or the current urban fantasy/para-romance books (i.e. Dark Lover or Halfway to the Grave). So the idea that there are vampire novels out there without the horror or romance, it’s kind of intriguing. Since all of the recommendations are scattered throughout the discussion thread, I thought I would add them here.
- Fevre Dream by George RR Martin
- Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
- Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
- Lord of Snows and Shadows by Sarah Ash
- Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
- Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Do you agree with this list? Do you have any to add?
There’s a review out for Kelley Armstrong’s Living with the Dead, which comes Oct. 28th. To some, there may be a few spoilers, but it’s mainly talking about the plot. Here’s a snippet from the review:
The latest Otherworld novel is a fantastic exciting tale that readers will devour in one session. The humans and supernatural live side by side yet the former know nothing about the latter. When Robyn gets caught in the crossfire between two groups, she concludes she can get a job helping the supernaturals conceal their secrets from humanity. Hope and Karl are interesting support characters who look like they will a novel of their own soon. Kelly Armstrong provides a great urban fantasy whodunit.
I found a great list of novels coming out in October. I’ll be adding these to the new release page, but here they are straight from the source.
And here’s another artist spotlight…..Josephine Wall. She’s one of the few artists that I have actually bought prints of, although my husband isn’t that much of a fan of her. She tends to be a little more feminine than a lot of artists. I love her work with light and illusion though. Today’s featured print is called Bridge of Hope.