Something Wicked Strikes Blog Hop ~ Vampire Books You Should Read


Welcome to the Something Wicked Strikes Blog Hop!

(There are a ton of blog hops in the fall–and October is the biggest month for paranormal and horror hops. So keep an eye on Words, Words, Words–I’ll be doing a ton of giveaways this month!)

For this hop, I’m featuring a couple of my favorite vampire books and giving away an e-book copy of my own vampire novel, Legally Undead. So check out the books below, tell me what you like best about vampire novels (it’s an entry in the Rafflecopter!), enter to win, then HOP to the rest of the participating blogs!


Vampire Books You Should Read

“The world, it seemed, had gone silent. It was something we knew but did not talk about. We were alone.”

While Layla Petrovich returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she never could have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla’s cool head, fast blade and itchy trigger finger to survive the undead apocalypse that’s upon them. But even that may not be enough. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.

It’s all fun and games until someone ends up undead!


Only fifty years left before vampires rule the world.

When Dallas police detective Cami Davis joined the city’s vampire unit, she planned to use the job as a stepping-stone to a better position in the department.

But she didn’t know then what she knows now: there’s a silent war raging between humans and vampires, and the vampires are winning.

So with the help of a disaffected vampire and an ex-cop addict, Cami is going undercover, determined to solve a series of recent murders, discover a way to overthrow the local Sanguinary government, and, in the process, help win the war for the human race.

But can she maintain her own humanity in the process? Or will Cami find herself, along with the rest of the world, pulled under a darkness she cannot oppose?



There hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years, and Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts.

Vampires never entered her mind. Until they found her. . . .

Now, chained and imprisoned in a once-beautiful decaying mansion, alone but for the vampire, Constantine, shackled next to her, Sunshine realizes that she must call on her own hidden strength if she is to survive. But Constantine is not what she expected of a vampire, and soon Sunshine discovers that it is he who needs her, more than either of them know.


Long before Dracula, vampires stalked the literary scene.

These early literary vampires are sometimes terrifying, at times melodramatic, and occasionally ridiculous, but they are always out for blood—and their vampiric descendants continue to fascinate and captivate us.

Beyond the Count is a collection of vampire stories, plays, and poems from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This collection gives students, scholars, and vampire aficionados the opportunity to examine works often long out of print and to contextualize the development of vampire legend beyond that most famous of literary Counts.


Enter to Win a Copy of Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins

A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire draining the blood from her fiancé Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs–not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning around to face them, Elle discovers that Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

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HOP to the rest of the participating blogs!


13 comments on “Something Wicked Strikes Blog Hop ~ Vampire Books You Should Read

  1. Well, lets see. Living forever is nice, being super strong is a bonus, oh…and having hot guys suck on your neck, esp during sex(TMI, I know, but damn that would be sweet!)

  2. Mary Preston says:

    All of the books by Abby Green need more attention.

  3. isisthe12th says:

    I think Don’t Breath a Word by Jennifer McMahon needs more attention.

  4. bn100 says:

    some self-published ones

  5. Natasha says:

    Falling Under by Gwen Hayes.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. BookLady says:

    The Sentinels of New Orleans Series (Royal Street, River Road, Elysian Fields) by Suzanne Johnson needs more attention. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  7. Janie McGaugh says:

    I agree with BookLady that Suzanne Johnson’s books need more attention.

  8. Denise Z says:

    I particularly like the action and protagonists with a sense of humor; there is generally lots of action going on in vampire novels. Legally Undead has been on my wishlist / TBR for a while and looks like a real hoot and exactly what I’m talking about 🙂

  9. ladymagnolia99 says:

    There are so many authors out there that have very good books but have not made it big yet. I know it is hard to get to that point. I try to read books of authors who I have not heard of, and have found several very good authors!!

    Judy Cox

  10. Sheila Ryals says:

    Some self-pulished ones they need a tad more work sometimes. You occasionally get lucky and get books that look so great you can not tell. There are a few out there though are downright horrid.

  11. Sarah Miles says:

    I wish that there’d be more love for the books released before ebooks became such a big thing. Some of my favorite books haven’t been converted to a digital format. It’s a shame. I think that if you don’t keep up with the times, you’ll fall into obscurity. Plus, I’d rather not buy a bunch of physical books and risk having to move with them. Books are *heavy*

  12. Toni Porter says:

    The Vampire Empire trilogy by Clay and Susan Griffith rarely seems to get enough love or attention considering how *good* the books are.

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