Narcissus in Chains

Narcissus in Chains

An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel 'Something in the look on my face must have frightened him, because his eyes widened, and I saw something like human fear cross his reptilian face.' I'm Anita Blake and I kill monsters. The last thing I want to think about though when I get home after a night out is work. But someone has abducted a wereleopard from the Narcissus in Chains club. It's a dark world out there with shapeshifter crime and were-creature struggles. I may not have seen Jean-Claude, the Vampire Master of the City, for six months, but I need his help now, whatever the consequences. Someone is targeting the lycanthropes and we have to save them.

More Giants of the Genre

More Giants of the Genre

In GIANTS OF THE GENRE, Michael McCarty talked with some of the biggest names in horror, science-fiction and fantasy, including Dean Koontz, Peter Straub and Neil Gaiman. He continues his interview odyssey with MORE GIANTS OF THE GENRE, which features twenty-five new interviews with even more legendary literary talents.

Out of this World

Out of this World

Featuring a Lieutenant Eve Dallas novella and an Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novella, this New York Times bestselling anthology of paranormal romance will transport you to a time and a place you’ve never been before… In J. D. Robb's "Interlude in Death," Lieutenant Eve Dallas is forced to forsake duty to take down a rogue ex-cop at an off-planet police conference—and save the man she loves. In Laurell K. Hamilton's "Magic Like Heat Across My Skin," a kidnapping brings vampire hunter Anita Blake and the two men in her life closer than a woman, a vampire, and a werewolf have ever been before. Searching the universe for a missing ship, two telepaths lose themselves in each other—mind, body, and soul in Susan Krinard's "Kinsman." And in Maggie Shayne's "Immortality," a man pulls a drowning woman out of the sea, a centuries-old witch with one last wish to share with him—and one last hope. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead

The Vampire Book

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Goth's Dark Empire

Goth's Dark Empire

In Goth's Dark Empire cultural historian Carol Siegel provides a fascinating look at Goth, a subculture among Western youth. It came to prominence with punk performers such as Marilyn Manson and was made infamous when it was linked (erroneously) to the Columbine High School murders. While the fortunes of Goth culture form a portion of this book's story, Carol Siegel is more interested in pursuing Goth as a means of resisting regimes of sexual normalcy, especially in its celebration of sadomasochism (S/M). The world of Goth can appear wide-ranging: from films such as Edward Scissorhands and The Crow to popular fiction such as Anne Rice's "vampire" novels to rock bands such as Nine Inch Nails. But for Siegel, Goth appears as a mode of being sexually undead -- and loving it. What was Goth and what happened to it? In this book, Siegel tracks Goth down, reveals the sources of its darkness, and shows that Goth as a response to the modern world has not disappeared but only escaped underground.

Burnt Offerings

An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

Burnt Offerings

Anita Blake is a vampire hunter. But when someone else sets his sights on her prey, she must save them both from the inferno. From the Paperback edition.

Danse Macabre

An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

Danse Macabre

In the thralls of supernatural passion, Anita Blake faces a most human dilemma.

The Harlequin

An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

The Harlequin

Into Anita Blake's world-a world already overflowing with power-come creatures so feared that centuries-old vampires refuse to mention their names.

The Laughing Corpse

An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

The Laughing Corpse

Animator and vampire hunter Anita Blake is about to discover that some secrets are better left buried?and some people better off dead?

Circus of the Damned

Circus of the Damned

'Most women complain that there are no single straight men left. I'd just like to meet one that's human.' I'm Anita Blake, expert on creatures of the night. I've dined with shapeshifters, danced with werewolves, and been wooed - but not won - by Jean-Claude, the Vampire Master of the City. And now a darkly dangerous vampire named Alejandro has hit town. He wants me for his human servant. A war of the undead has begun. Over me ...