Welcome to Coffins 'n Things, the store for all your vampire needs. May I take your order?
There are PLENTY of reasons vampires tie into Halloween. I mean, one of the first classic horror tales was a vampire novel - Dracula! And it's inspired so many others, from the glittery ones that shall not be named to my absolute favorite, Vampire Academy, and more.
And there are plenty of reasons vampires are so popular these days. Take what Regina Jeffers has to say, for example. She's the author of The Scandal of Lady Eleanor and the vampire mashup Vampire Darcy's Desire.
For the popular teenage market, vampirism fills the hole left in the fantasy fiction of the Harry Potter series. Our recent vampires are less of a monster than those of previous generations. They exhibit self-control and compassion, and they are more sympathetic to humans. Vampire literature is popular for our young people because vampires retain youth and beauty forever, because they are the eternal "bad" boys, and because contemporary vampires are about desire. They are the only compelling modern day romance because there are no longer impediments to marriage such as we saw in the 1800s.
I wouldn't go quite as far to say they're the only compelling modern day romance, but they do make a great story!
Check out a few vampire books here, and then enter to win Crusade by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie as well as two other paranormal novels as well! After all - we all need something to read, and the more fangs, the better!
by Richelle Mead
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them.
Why: It's my favorite, that's why! Oh, and it's got some kick ass heroines and some really sexy men.
by Melissa de la Cruz
Schuyler is a loner...and happy that way. Suddenly, when she turns fifteen, there is a visible mosaic of blue veins on her arm. She starts to crave raw food and she is having flashbacks to ancient times. Then a popular girl from her school is found dead...
Why: Because it's original, has a really sexy guy, and has a bunch of interesting twists.
by L.J. Smith
Elena Gilbert is used to getting what she wants and she wants mysterious new boy, Stefan. But Stefan is hiding a deadly secret - a secret that will change Elena's life for ever
Why: It's the first YA vampire novel, at least that I know of, and it has some very smexy male vampires. (Sense a trend here? Yum.)
by Alyson Noel
Damen is equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.
Why: It's a fantastically created world!
The Morganville Vampires
by Rachel Caine
Her new roommates don't show many signs of life, but they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.
Why: It's freaking awesome. Just trust me. (Warning: The books end with cliffhangers. All of them. It's infuriating.)
Dead Until Dark
by Charlaine Harris
When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation.
Why: It's a fantastic world, with fantastic characters, which has inspired a fantastic TV show. (True Blood, anybody!?)
by Gena Showalter
Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. A bond about to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter who wants Mary Ann for his own and a vampire princess Aden can’t resist
Why: It's the only vampire book that my sister will read! And it hosts a whole bunch of characters, all of them interesting and entertaining.
And now onto the giveaway! You have the chance to win Intertwined in the treasure hunt, but if you are not so lucky, you have the chance to win three more books here! Check them out below.
 The Hollow by Jessica Verday
 The Fallen by Thomas Sniegowski
 Crusade by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
 winner in the U.S. only
ends on Halloween
How To Win:
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What is YOUR favorite vampire novel? Why?