Vampires. It's ok! We CAN still love them.

Vampires. It's ok! We CAN still love them.

I know that Vampires have lost their shine recently; in fact it seems that in terms of popular fiction, Vamps have gone from hero to zero remarkably quickly.

I would go so far as to say that even Zombies, with their gaping, toothy smiles are currently more marketable than their pointy toothed paranormal friends.....


I can't however, throw my love for Vampire fiction over that quickly, there are still some non cliched blood suckers out there to love, and I have the list to prove it!


Vampires we can still love:



  1. Samantha Moon: The wonderful creation of author J R Rain, Samantha Moon is a Vampire 'second' and believe it or not, a mother and Private Investigator first. I love the gutsy and driven Sam, who actively battles the evil inside (as in this case Vampirism is a form of possession by a demon) while embracing the benefits, such as super strength and the ability to fly in the form of a massive and terrifying bat like monster. Can she hold out against the Demon inside or will she gradually be overtaken by blood lust? I for one am going to keep reading the 'Vampire for Hire' series until I find out! 
  2. Kiera Hudson: Hmmm, I am seeing a pattern here, another kick ass crime fighting 'lady' Vampire. Though if I am going to be honest Keira is not exactly a Vampire, she is a vampire human hybrid fighting in a complicated war to save life as we know it from being completely 'reset'. Completely compelling stuff. 
  3. Doran: This charming fellow is know as a 'Day Walker' and is a recurrent character in the Rylee Adamson 'Tracker' series by Shannon Mayer . He is absolutely incorrigible, sexy and cheeky. Better still, he doesn't actually get the girl, so he has to keep his mojo dialled to 11 every time we encounter him. Frankly, he is lots of fun without all the macho superiority complex common among fictional Vampire blokes!
  4. James Asher: In all fairness, James is not a Vampire. He is a human; he is an ex British secret service human. He is an ex British secret service human hired by Vampires to find the person behind the seemingly calculated 'murder' of Vampires in post WWI London. He is also solid Gold fantastic at his job, all the while looking for ways to outwit his Vampire employers and find safe haven for himself and his beloved wife. This series is proof positive that Vampires can participate in actual 'plot driven' literature.

So throw off your Vampire love shame and get back with the programme! I have high hopes that Vampires will be back at number one (or at very least three) within the next decade (or so....)


All books in these series are available from via the following links; download or order for your Vampy fix ;-)...


Samantha Moon series; By J R Rain


The Kiera Hudson series; By Tim O'Rourke


The Rylee Adamson novels; By Shannon Mayer


The James Asher Novels; By Barbara Hambly





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