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need help finding the title of a vampire book

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Initial post: Sep 23, 2012 10:58:28 PM PDT
I read the intro to this book a while back and now I think I'd like to read it. Apparently I wasn't smart enough to save it in my favorites list.

All I remember is that the main character was a vampire, had been away for an extended time (I think war was mentioned), and found another vampire killing a girl/woman who may have been one of his descendants. I know that is a lot to go on. :eye roll:

Posted on Sep 29, 2012 2:08:41 AM PDT
Felicity Heaton. The prophecy series maybe.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 3:19:38 AM PDT
Daniel Bowen says:
There are so many vampire books out there. It's hard pinning down this book without more information. Black Dagger Brotherhood books? Is the war a survival of their species? Christine Feehan book?

Posted on Oct 4, 2012 11:51:53 AM PDT
No, it was not erotica. I looked at it actually on two separate occasions (and obviously thought I would not forget the title or author). There was a mystery involved (who killed the vampires' relative). I read a kindle excerpt and you know how that is. It sets up the first scene, and that is it. I got the impression that the vampire was a very serious sort of fellow, not afflicted with bloodlust, who had been away for some years, travelling (possibly something to do with turn of the century ward, possibly even WWI). He gets back in time to find the female dying in the lane, so she had just been attacked. i did not get the sense that there was a romantic connection at all between him and the dying woman (or girl). Not sure of age. The writing was very good.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 7:35:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 5, 2012 7:44:53 PM PDT
L. S. Jansen says:
Could it have been a Fred Saberhagen "Dracula" novel? His books are excellent reads.

An Old Friend of the Family (The Dracula Series)

Dracula comes home (to Chicago) and discovers a woman dead in the street. Except she's not quite dead and her little brother is missing.

The very first book in this series tells Stoker's novel from Dracula's slightly sardonic POV. You'll never see Dracula the same way again.

The Dracula Tape

There is romance involved since the premise of the series is that after the events of Stoker's original novel had settled out and everyone was dead, Dracula came back for Mina and they have a long life ahead of them. The family in question are Mina's descendents.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2012 7:20:33 AM PDT

I have read that series and it is great. It is actually (now that I think of it) a little reminiscent of the relationship of the vampire to his descendants.

Unfortunately, that is not the book. I can't believe I looked at it *twice* and did not have the sense to save the link. :bangs head:


In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012 8:30:28 AM PDT
L. S. Jansen says:
Well, it was worth a shot. Good luck on finding the book!

I've done that too. Being a visual person, I don't pay as much mind to the title as the cover of the book, so when I go looking for something I've seen, I tend to look for the cover - which is a really bad idea when they keep reprinting books and putting new covers on them!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2012 5:55:01 PM PDT
Thank you, Lori! Maybe I'll luck up on it one day.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 9:22:44 PM PDT
I dont know why but it makes me think of the steampunk books by Meljean Brooks.
Is it one of hers?

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 9:34:40 AM PST
No, not Meljean. I've read a lot of her books and would not forget it if it was one of here. It is a writer who is new to me.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 8:17:15 PM PST
Daniel Bowen says:
Could it be Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh? Dmitri is a vampire and his long ago love was killed by another vampire.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 9:40:15 PM PST
macawesome says:
Could it be the "nice girls don't" series? (harper). The first one has the h turned by a vampire who comes across her on the road.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 3:02:37 PM PST
Daniel Bowen says:
One of Karen Chance's books? There are quite a few books out there on the vampires that inspired the Dracula books.

That is if the books is a parnormal one or fantasy.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:15:59 PM PST
Not Karen Chance. I like her second series better than the first. I got confused in the first series. I don't think it was 'the nice girls' don't series, either. It did not seem humorous at all.

I appreciate so much all of you suggesting books. The tone of the book as I remember it was similar to Elizabeth Hunter's series, if that makes sense. I have not read the series but it seems a little more cerebral than most paranormal books. Probably why I have not read it. ;) The vampire was more of a protector to (I think) the surviving descendants/servants of his family (not Saberhagen, though).

Thank you for your suggestions. Looking back over what I wrote, i see why Fred Saberhagen was suggested. I loved his Dracula series.

I just remembered the Saint Germain books by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. If you guys like vampires, check her out. I just realized no one has mentioned her in a long time, but she wrote an interesting series, uh, decades ago.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 7:38:38 PM PST
Daniel Bowen says:
One of Patricia Brigg's series has a secondary character - A vampire. He is very protective of his people that 'feed' 'care' for him. What is his name. .. Steven? Stephen? He drives a scooby do bus. He is a character. This is the Mercy Thompson Series.

Now that I think on it, I've read so many vampire books. Dark Awaking is one all about vampires - Vampire shifters according to their bloodline. Dark Awakening -- Dan's wife

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 11:26:42 AM PST
Thanks. i still haven't found the original book I was asking about, but I think I am going to have to read Dark Awakening. It sounds good.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 11:50:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2013 11:52:29 AM PST
Daniel Bowen says:
PamR -- Dark Awakening is very different for a vampire book. There are 3 books in this series, the first really caught me, the second was ok but the third kept me glued. These focus on clans that make up the vampire society. One clan is of the cat shifters and they are the 'slaves' or assassins of the other vampire clans. Really different and unique consept. To be sure before you buy - Read the free first chapters. I know what I like isn't necessarily what someone else might. There were also good reviews on this series on Goodreads.

Edit: The link!
Dark Awakening (Dark Dynasties, Book 1)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2013 1:51:14 PM PST
Daniel, I bought it. Thanks for the recommendation!
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