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The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
The hypnotic, deeply seductive novels of Anne Rice have captivated millions of fans around the world. It all began a quarter of a century ago with Interview with the Vampire. Now, in one chilling volume, here are the first three classic novels of The Vampire Chronicles.
Drawing Blood by Poppy Brite
From the house on Violin Road, in Missing Mile, North Carolina, Trevor McGee ran for his sanity and his soul, after his famous cartoonist father had exploded inexplicably into murder and suicide. Now Trevor is back.
Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike
At five thousand years old, the vampire Alisa thought she was smart enough to stay out of trouble. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must protect herself by befriending Ray, the boy who may be her only chance at finding her maker.
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Taste by D.S. Murphy
An arrogant vampire prince. A scarred rebel. A love that could destroy the kingdom.
Shiv Crew by Laken Cane
She is a twisted, damaged badass. She was born to fight. She is an unwavering, fierce defender. She was born to protect. She is in trouble.
Burned by Magic by Jasmine Walt
No one outside the mage families are allowed to have magic, and anyone born with it must agree to have it stripped from them to avoid execution.
Taste Breakers and Genre Benders
The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
More than one person has spotted what looks like the devil—a man with a hand made only of bones. The hangman, his daughter, and the doctor’s son face a terrifying and very real enemy.
The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova
The Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go. He offers her the one thing Ari can't refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.
The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer
Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie. Now, only a goddess can tell the truth. Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want--except for freedom.
Research and Oddments
Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West by Anne Seagraves
Soiled Doves tells of the grey world of prostitution and the women who participated in the oldest profession. Colorful, if not socially acceptable, these ladies of easy virtue were a definite part of the early West – Wearing ruffled petticoats with fancy bows, they were glamorous and plain, good and bad and many were as wild as the land they came to tame.
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before.
A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors by Michael Farquhar
A Treasury of Royal Scandals presents the best (the worst?) of royal misbehavior through the ages.
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
The novel that introduced Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson to the world
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Harry Dresden’s investigation of a grisly double murder pulls him into the darkest depths of magical Chicago…
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
The world of Faerie never disappeared; it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own.