This seems to follow on nicely from Susan's post.
My current work in progress is a sweet/sensual vampire romance. I've been brushing up on my vampire fiction for research (and for fun!) and here are my top four from my studies so far...
1. The Undead Next Door by Kerrlyn Sparks
This was the first Kerrlyn Sparks book I read, and I fell in love. She's created a whole new Vampire world. They have their own TV, careers, fashions... you get the idea. Not to mention her Vamp men are adorable.
In this book, you'll become quickly infatuated with hero Jean-Luc and shy but feisty heroine Heather. Sparks has a flair for comedy and a tender touch when it comes to love scenes. A must.
2. Vampires are Forever by Lynsay Sands
Also my first foray into Sands' books, this didn't disappoint. She provides a cool new twist on how vampires came into being. You'll be surprised. You'll laugh. And you'll get hot flushes from the sexy bedroom scenes.
3. Her Hungers by Mary Winter
This is hot, hot, hot. Half vampire, half werewolf, where does Lilah fit in? Maybe between her ex-lover Roarke and her new lover Adrian, one a werewolf, one a vampire, both fascinated by Lilah, both pulled towards her irrevocably...
The spicy sex scenes are interspersed with action that'll have you turning pages furiously until the end.
4. One with the Shadows by Susan Squires
Again, this is a slightly unusual take on Vampirism. I've alays liked the idea of "the companion" who lives inside the host and aong with him/her. Squires makes this theme her own. Warm, relatable characters and snappy dialogue makes this a treat.
Particularly good if you like regency-era stories.
On my nightcreature waiting list to read are:
- Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
- The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer (the film is on my list too)
- Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance
- Accustomed to his Fangs by December Quinn