Top Ten Tuesday: 10 books I’d give someone who never read vamp books.

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Welcome to another contribution to the weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week they ask us to share lists on the following: Top Ten Books I’d Give To Readers Who Have Never Read X (examples: New Adult novels, historical fiction, a certain author, books about a certain topic, etc).  I’ve decided to go with vampire books since the are a favorite of mine and I’ve read quite a few different series.  I am limiting mine to series where the main story/world centers around vampires and not other paranormal creatures, not that they can’t be a part of the world, but just not the main focus.

10 books I’d give someone who never read vamp books.

  1. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)  I would recommend this to fans of tv vampire and paranormal shows.  It is a fun read with plenty of action, great characters and a nice battle against the establishment feel to this urban paranormal series.  It is also a finished series with a spin-off trilogy and some stand alone titles.
  2. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)  I would recommend this to someone looking for strong alpha males, hot sex scenes and who isn’t easily offended by salty language.  It is an urban paranormal as well.
  3. Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1)  This is a little less well know vamp series.  Somehow I jumped on board when book one was released and have enjoyed this world quite a bit.  It reminds me of several other better known series, but still manages to find its own voice.  I would recommend this to those that want a complex world and vamps with an ethical standard.
  4. Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed,  #1)  This series is as popular as J.R. Ward’s and while different is just as good.  The series recently survived a major overhaul and reworking when the author jumped the timeline 20 years into the future.  I would suggest this one to those who want to try urban paranormal but perhaps could be easily offended by too much foul language.
  5. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) This I would recommend to someone looking for a light funny read.  The series will eventually take a turn to more serious plot lines, but continues to keep its summer beach read feel.
  6. Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires, #1)  I would suggest this one to someone looking for a vamp series set on the west coast with plenty of steamy romance.  It still leans more towards the urban paranormal feel though.
  7. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1)  I would recommend this fun finished series to someone looking for a more chick lit vamp book.  There are great friendships, it has great wit and dialog and is perfect escapism reading.
  8. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica, #1)  This is another lesser know series that I would recommend to someone who wants to try a YA vamp book.  There are only two books and a short story in this little series.  For someone who wants paranormal but not necessarily Twilight.
  9. I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Broken Heart, #1)  Another summer beach or chick lit recommendation.  This series was a hoot, but has kind of gone off track and slowed in releases recently.  Still the first books in this series are great reads and I would recommend to someone looking for a book to make them laugh.
  10. Guardian's Grace (Guardians of the Race, #1)  I would recommend this series to someone looking for an independent author of a vamp series.  Her writing reminds me of so many of the more established authors backed by big publishing houses that I read.  This is a great series and I think would be a great introduction to those putting their toe in the paranormal genre.
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