Welcome to Under the Covers After Dark week, it’s one of our favourite times on the blog as we devote entirely to our favourite genres: Paranormal Romance (PNR) and Urban Fantasy (UF). For most of us, PNR and UF are the genres that got us into romance, so it’s always a lot of fun to spend some time to appreciate it. This year we’ve decided to combine our love of this genre with a problem all of us have been having lately…PNR/UF book slumps.
I blame the slumps of a bad case of nostalgia, when we first started reading we have a gourmet feast of books that we could dive into, everything was new and delicious and we gorged ourselves. Now, it’s the end of that feast and it feels like we are gnawing on old well-used bones, there’s nothing new to entice our appetite. So, we’ve take a new approach, we are going divide each day by our favourite PNR/UF beastie, look at one of our original favourites which features that particular creature and find a more recent book; a kind of if-you-loved-this-you-will-love-this deal.
For the first day, we are going for a big favourite and a classic: Vampires.
Ah vampires! For many of us, they are our first love, there are so many classic series that we love, some of which are still going and we eagerly anticipate their release.
I imagine that most of these series look familiar, we love them and continue to read them and other books by those authors…however, they have also spoiled us. We imagine we aren’t the only ones that feel that way, so we’ve ferreted out some of our favourites from more recent releases, so if you loved those, then you’ll love these as well…
What are you favourite vampire reads? Did we miss anything out?