Jul 18, 2008

Upcoming Vampire Books

The following is a brief sampling of books in the vampire or paranormal genre that will be published in 2008. Since I haven't had a chance to read any of these titles I'll let the author or publisher supply the information.

The Sweet Scent of Blood by Suzanne McLeod
Gollancz (25 Sep 2008)

"Genevieve Taylor is a Sidhe, one of the noble fae, and she's unusual even in present-day London where celebrity vampires, eccentric goblins and scheming lesser fae mix freely with the human population. Genny is a rising star at Spellcrackers.com, a witch company, where she finds the 'M' in magic . . . and mayhem and murder.

When Mr October, a sexy calendar pin-up vamp, is accused of murdering his girlfriend, an old debt is called in and Genny is forced to help prove his innocence, risking her job and threatening to expose her own dark secrets. Searching for the killer plunges Genny deep into the hidden heart of vampire society. It’s not long before she realises that she and Mr October are both unwitting pawns in a centuries-old power struggle between London’s non-human communities . . . and it’s not just her own neck that’s at stake, but the lives of all London’s supernaturals."

The Vampire in... My Dreams, a young adult book by Terry Wilde will be available in a print edition August 26, 2008.

Description: "Proving a guy is a vampire for the glory it will bring seemed like a good idea. At the time. Until he needs Marissa Lakeland's help to fight the vampire who made him the way he is. No problem. She's a witch. Witches can handle it. But vampires don't exist, and there's nothing in a witch's training that deals with a creature that doesn't exist. So using her wits, she'll manage, right? If the creature of the night doesn't get her first. As a centuries-old vamp, Lynetta doesn't lose ever, and she doesn't intend to now."

Bond of Darkness: A Novel of Texas Vampires by Diane Whiteside. Berkley, October 2008.
"Texas Ranger Stephanie “Steve” Reynolds is on the hunt for a serial killer who is stalking innocent women in the Lone Star State. The beautiful Ranger comes to suspect the unbelievable – that the killer is a vampire."

Blood Bargain by Maria Lima. Juno Books (November 29, 2008)

"Keira Kelly is coming into her unexpected and unexpectedly awesome powers... and Rio Seco, Texas ain't ever gonna be the same! Keira just wants to be left alone without many responsibilities to her supernatural clan and, lately, spend some time with sexy Adam Walker - a vampire trying to get his brethren to give up human blood - on his luxurious Wild Moon ranch. But trouble and her paranormal family keep intruding - Gigi, Keira's great-great-grandmother and the chief of the clan has sent Tucker, Keira's 1,200-year-old shapeshifter brother to keep an eye on her! "

Sequel to Matters of the Blood which will be reissued by Juno, September 29, 2008


Maria Zannini said...

Ooh! I did an interview with Suzanne McLeod for OWW (Online Writing Workshop for SFF and Horror) She was a terrific interviewee and the novel sounds fantastic!! I can't wait to read it.

You can find the interview here: http://sff.onlinewritingworkshop.com/

Click on the interview link on the left hand side.

Maria Zannini said...

Patricia, I forgot that OWW takes you to the main page first. Go to the very bottom, click on Newsletter. It takes you to a new page. Click on Current Newsletter. That should take you to the actual newsletter.


Patricia said...

Yes, I found it. Excellent interview. I like Suzanne!

Marcus Cornelius Scipio said...

I'm writing my own memoirs, starting in the 1st century and ending in the 21st. Should help me pass the time between snacks ;)

Patricia said...

Wow, Marcus, that's quite a project!
Since I"m not one of the undead I doubt I'll be around long enough to read it, but good luck! :)

Suzanne McLeod said...

Hi Patricia ;)

Thought I'd pop by. Love the new look, and thank you for showcasing my book and for the kind comments.

TSSoB pub date has been moved up, and is now going to be released on 4th September! *she types nervously* so I'm getting all excited.

All best


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