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Who are the Best Vampire Novel Authors?



Vampire stories are a cornerstone of the horror genre. Who are the best authors of vampire novels and how do their styles differ? Will different authors of vampire novels appeal to different audiences? Why?



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by telynor

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Apr 5, 2001 TEMPTING FATE -- Perhaps the most unsettling of Yarbro's novels
Grim, joyous and tragic, this is a vampire story for a thinking person who isn't afraid of a sweeping canvas, and tight characterizations.... read full review
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by wordwalker
Aug 22, 2000 These are a Few of my Favorite Fangs.
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by RBradford
Mar 28, 2001 A Scientific Approach, Check Out Lumley.
Brian Lumley completely rewrites vampire history and offers a scientific explanation of the creature. His accuracy and realism scares the #@!$ out of me!... read full review
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by masochistkat
Jun 8, 2009 Deeper than the blood of it.
Brian Lumley - Necroscope Series!... read full review
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by blackelve
May 13, 2000 In The Dark Of The Night They Come To You
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by krissy691526
Sep 6, 2001 Stephen King... the Master of all Horror.
The bottom line is that if you enjoy vampire stories, not only is "'Salem's Lot" the best, but of all the horror written, King is your man!... read full review
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by dawson82
Jul 20, 2001 Stephen King and "'Salem's Lot"
I prefer Stephen King for my vampire horror fiction, but I give credit to both Stoker and Rice.... read full review
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by aacprofstp
Jan 31, 2000 The Authors - The Books
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by bamboopanda
May 16, 2012 Young adult vampire books
These two are the best when it comes to vampires because they bring something different to the table.
New kinds of vampires instead of the ones we're used to.... read full review
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by lillypaige
Jan 18, 2007 Gabriele Caccini - The Vampire Gene Book 1 - Paigan Stone
I would recommend this novel to both sexes and suggest it would appeal to those who love the literary vampire genre. ... read full review
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by paisano
Nov 27, 2001 Muffoletto's The Sun Will Find You: Yes, Virginia, there are vampires
Muffoletto's interludes between modern-day chapters provide the reader with richly woven historical detail. Yet the author's narrative is refreshingly entertaining with unexpected dry, intelligent humor. ... read full review
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by annalisamara
Apr 12, 2005 New Author
The best vampire novelists are those that go beyond the 'boo, I'm scary'. ... read full review
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by belloqrene
May 14, 2005 Cynthia Zeuli -- "Bound by Blood" & "Succulent Crimson"
I recommend Cynthia Zeuli, author of "Bound by Blood" and "Succulent Crimson" - a fresh new voice of horror.... read full review
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by gothmother
Jul 20, 2006 Raven Dane's Blood Tears
I have loved Stephen King and Anne Rice but now put Raven Dane on top of my list... read full review
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by Neal66
May 9, 2002 favorite vampire authors
here is my list 1. BRIAN LUMLEY 2. LAURELL HAMILTON 3. NANCY COLLINS 4. ELAINE BERGSTROM 5. JON MERZ 6. TRISHA BAKER... read full review
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by mmmsobo
Jan 14, 2005 Morven Westfield's Darksome Thirst
Morven Westfield's debut novel Darksome Thirst shows a lot of promise and blends high tech, good witches, and vampires. Interesting combination. Fast-paced.... read full review
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by sacro
Jan 17, 2002 Rice and King
Anne Rice, Stephen King.... read full review
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by rowan
Jan 18, 2000 Rice is Tops!
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by wtracker
Sep 11, 2001 Without A Doubt
This opinion could never do Anne Rice justice.Go out to the library or store,get one of her books,and be swept into the world of the Vampire.... read full review
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