It's obvious that we all like to read. I mean, we're all on a blog dedicated to vampire fiction so we must enjoy reading to some degree. But what is it that keeps us coming back for more? Is it the vast worlds that are created to house our favorite vampires or is it the vampires themselves? Are we attracted to the dominating confidence of the hero or the ass kicking heroine that brings him to his knees? Or is it the heady combination of both? The more I read, the more I realize what makes the vampire genre so alluring. The world building alone is astounding- vast, complex and detailed. But the world can't stand alone. We need the intricacy of the vampire relationships to carry us along and keep us coming back for more. Especially when it comes to a series. If the characters aren't compelling enough then we won't buy the next book. But if we've developed an attachment to the people involved then we wait patiently for the next installment. We have to know what happens next and to whom. Which brings me to the point of today's post...our favorite series of vampire books.
1. Night Huntress books- Jeaniene Frost
2. Anita Blake series- Laurell K Hamilton
3. Saint Germain novels- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
4. Vampire series- Linda Lael Miller
What vampire series is a "must have" for you? Do you keep track of the next release date (via newsletter, website or blog) or do you just check every time you hit a book section, hoping the next book will magically appear on the shelf?