[Blogtober] Favorite Vampire or Werewolf

Okay, now this might get long because I live for vampire fiction.  Seriously.  I blame it on Count von Count and Count Chocula from my childhood.  Mom says it’s a phase and I’ll grow out of it.  FYI: I turned 45 this year.  Not sure how long mom is willing to wait out this phase.  Hahaha.  LOVE YOU MOTHER (she’ll never see this, but it’s still true).

Anything P. N. Elrod has ever created.  Seriously.  I love her Jonathan Barrett, Gentleman Vampire series.  I freaking adore her Vampire Files series with Jack Flemming.  I mean, how can you not love a gangster-era PI who is also a vampire?  And then there are the Strahd novels she wrote for the Ravenloft world.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Eric Northman or even Bill Compton from Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire series.  They are as different as vampires can get, but I enjoyed them both.

Lastly, I’m going to go with Nina Blackman from Dakota Cassidy’s Accidentals series.  Foul mouthed, irreverent, and loyal to a fault, you can’t find a funnier or more dedicated vampire.

Now, werewolves are a different story as I don’t really read a lot of shifter novels.  However, I did think of a couple.

Since I mentioned Nina above, I know I also have to mention Marty Andrews, the chick who started Dakota Cassidy’s Accidentals series. If there ever was a woman not cut out to be a wolf, it’s Marty.  I can still remember laughing at the scene where she’s shaving her legs becuase her hair is growing so quickly.

I had to search to find another and to my delight, I stumbled across a series I started and never finished – Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series.  Kitty’s pretty cool and works as a late-night DJ, which weirdly is a job I always kind of wanted to have.

Lastly, I want to recommend the best vampire movie I’ve ever seen.  It’s called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.  It’s set in an Iranian ghost town called Bad City and is in Farsi.  However, if you can past the fact you have to watch this movie subtitled, I think you’ll love it.  It’s nothing like any other vampire movie I’ve ever seen.

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