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The LoveVampires 2008 End of Year Review

The end of the year seems the perfect time for reflection on this year’s offerings in the various vampire fiction genres. The vampire romance, urban fantasy and young adult (YA) genres are all growing at a fast rate as vampires continue to leave their crypts and creep into bedrooms across the globe...

Here are six of this year’s best books as chosen by the LoveVampires site:

Best of year 2008

Midnight Rising
by Lara Adrian

With first rate plotting, an imaginative vampire mythology and realistic, multi-faceted characters that readers will want to fall in love with - what more could any vampire romance fan need?  Read an excerpt of this book or read the review.

The Bride of Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta

Fast paced, funny and hip - Marta Acosta’s inimitable writing style makes The Bride of Casa Dracula a must read for vampire fiction fans. Read the first chapter of this book or read the review.

The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison

Sharply plotted with an exciting and concise storyline The Outlaw Demon Wails is everything Hallows fans have been waiting for and a brilliant return to top form by Kim Harrison. Fantastic! Read the first chapter of this book or read the review.

Dark Needs At Night's
Edge by Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole proves herself to be at the top of her romance writing game as she takes the unlikely elements of an incorporeal spirit and a mad vampire and turns them into paranormal romance gold. Read the first chapter of this book or read the review.

Breaking Dawn
by Stephenie Meyer

Although it has received mixed reviews I thought Breaking Dawn was a good end to the Twilight saga and a hugely enjoyable read. It's not just for teen readers either! Read an excerpt of this book or read the review.

Wicked Game
by Jeri Smith-Ready

The cover of the novel promises that Wicked Game is, “A novel of sex, blood and rock ‘n’ roll.”  It doesn’t fail to deliver on any of those counts! Read the first chapter of this book at Jeri's website or read the review.

...and new vampire fiction authors and books for 2009

Here are some of the books that I can’t wait to get my hands on in 2009! Both new authors and established favourite authors feature in the list…

Ravenous
by Sharon Ashwood

Holly Carver is a small-time witch who busts ghosts for tuition money, but ends up wrangling a demon when a haunted house job goes bad. The supernatural community is at war, and Holly's unpredictable magic holds the key to hell's doorway... Visit Sharon's website.
New for February 2009.

Red-Headed Stepchild
by Jaye Wells

Sabina has been trained as an assassin and treated as an outcast by her vampire family, then discovers that she has been raised on lies as she struggles to untangle a web of politics and avert a possible clan war, divided along supernatural lines. Visit Jaye's Blahg.
New for April 2009.

Turn Coat
by Jim Butcher

The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council-and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden... Visit Jim's website.
New for April 2009.

Lover Avenged
by J. R Ward

Rehvenge gets a mate... and I can't wait since I'm shamelessly addicted to this series! There is an excerpt for this story at the back of the BDB Insider's Guide which will have to suffice until Lover Avenged is published. Visit J.R Ward's website.
New for May 2009.

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Magic Rises
by Ilona Andrews

If you’re looking for an urban fantasy story featuring a kick-ass heroine with real intelligence, a lively wit, valiant heart and killer sword skills then look no further than Magic Rises latest installment of the Kate Daniels UF series.
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