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2011′s Vampire Bestsellers

The bestselling books featuring African American vampires in 2011.

  1. Dead Locke by Asil
    (Asil, 2011-07-27, Kindle Edition)
    Gabriel Locke is shot by his wife and best friend and left for dead. He plots revenge when he returns to the world of the living as a vampire.

     

  2. Thick Blood by Cotton Carpenter
    (2011-10-21, Kindle Edition)
    Just when Kingston was about to give up on the slim pickings at the club that night, Lavish walked by and intoxicated him with the scent of fresh blood. Mother Nature made a surprise visit and ruined her evening, but was it really ruined? Kingston wasn’t just a vampire, he was a world class freak. He saw the thick diva that Lavish was and knew she’d be a feast. He just didn’t expect her to have an effect on him that filled him with as much ecstasy as he could give to her. This is an erotic e-single by Cotton Carpenter that will quench your blood lust.

     

  3. Endless Love (Fantasty Knights) by Marilyn Lee
    (Marilyn Lee Unleashed, 2011-06-12, Kindle Edition)
    Erin has spent most of her life feeling as if she’s waiting for a nameless lover from a previous life. When she meets the tall, gorgeous Aleksander Storm, he shows her extraordinary sensual delight. So much so that he might almost be her lost love–except she’s certain the lover is question was black and Aleksander is a gray-eyed blond. Unable to resist her instant attraction for him, Erin soon finds herself torn between a flesh and blood man and a fantasy lover. Aleksander Storm has waited several life times for an opportunity to win Erin’s heart. Just as they become lovers and he thinks she’s finally ready to be his, she remembers her previous love. Aleksander will do everything he can to convince Erin to reject her old lover and give him a chance to fulfill his promise of an endless love.

     

  4. Best Black Vampire Story by Donna Monday
    (2011-03-23, Kindle Edition)
    Rochelle Prescott is adrift. After experiencing the tragic loss of her fiancé, Everett, she decides to take a trip through upstate New York—hoping to find a little solace for her bruised soul. Tired and hungry, she pulls into the town of Venice Springs. A local directs her to what seems like a charming, old-fashioned bed and breakfast inn. However, as Rochelle is about to find out, the Sleepy Trail Inn offers more than cozy comfort for weary travelers.Every guest is a potential meal for the black vampires who own this quaint old place. In spite of her best efforts, the unsuspecting Rochelle finds herself falling under the spell of the handsome Darius Champion. Will her love for the master vampire lure her into the world of the immortals forever?Darius Champion has lived his life to the fullest. During his 200 plus years of walking the earth, he has satisfied his every whim and lust. Having grown weary of the fast life, he settles down in upstate New York. Yet, there’s a place deep down in his heart that yearns for true love and companionship. While he is master of his home and the town of Venice Springs, there is one thing he’s not in control of—his heart. Will his blind love for one woman cause him to lose everything he cherishes—including his life?BEST BLACK VAMPIRE STORY is much more than a vampire romance, you’ll be drawn into a world of love, lust and terrifying power, where vampires have taken over an entire town against its will. All of the intriguing action leads up to a final clash between vamps and townies where one group must win over the other or perish.NOTE: This book was originally published under the title of THE BEST BLACK VAMPIRE STORY YOU’VE EVER READ (paperback).Want more great stories? Click on the author name above to see more titles.

     

  5. Ultimate Breed (The Ultimate Chronicles) by Erosa Knowles
    (Sitting Bull Publishing, 2011-03-19, Kindle Edition)
    Time is running out for the Vampire Breeder Skye, in more ways than one. Her car is attacked while enroute to give birth, a huge bounty is placed on her head and a Vampire Hunter attacks her. And that happens in one day. Her Were-Hyena security team calls in Adrian Vail, a mercenary who gets results. He’ll get her to safety, keeping a step ahead of the Bounty Hunters and the master-minds behind the threats. One thing for sure, he’s never met anyone like her and fights the attraction with each breath. After the lost of his daughter, women with children were off limits. Her strength intrigues him. Her beauty captivates him. Can he maintain a professional distance while saving her life?

     

  6. Sasha, Queen of Darkness by Maxx
    (LMInc, 2011-01-25, Kindle Edition)
    Sasha, beautiful, sexy, sensual and Mother of all Vampyre, roams the streets of Los Angeles stalking and devouring her prey.

     

  7. Hurricane: A Novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes
    (Washington Square Press, 2011-04-12, Paperback)
    In the stunning conclusion to award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes’s mystery trilogy begun in Voodoo Dreams and Moon, Dr. Marie Lavant, descendent of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau, must confront a murderous evil in New Orleans.Dr. Marie Levant aka Leveau, great-great granddaughter of Marie Laveau, has achieved fame and notoriety for saving New Orleans from the wrath of a vampire. Now she’s taking a break from the city, heading up the highway to DeLaire. She doesn’t know this backwater town, but an elderly woman called Nana has been expecting Marie to arrive and save her and others in this God-forsaken place from sickness and death.Yet all of Marie’s powers can’t bring life back to the corpses she finds in a house by the road. Nor can she force those who know how they died to say so or to confess. Were the crimes committed by shape-shifters, vampires, and ghosts—or by living men and women? And even as Marie searches for answers, a hurricane threatens to break the levees of Louisiana and cause unimaginable destruction.Jewell Parker Rhodes blends magic and man-made evil and weaves New Orleans’s past and present into a spine-tingling mystery that is masterfully crafted and deeply haunting.

     

  8. Brookwater’s Curse Volume I by Steven Van Patten
    (Authorhouse, 2011-01-17, Kindle Edition)
    Christian Brookwater is a former Georgia plantation slave who became a vampire during the 1860s. His long, tumultuous life takes a complicated turn when he is forced to travel to modern-day Senegal to rescue a child from a vengeful werewolf prince. It is here that Christian uncovers a plot that would throw the entire vampire nation into a civil war. To stop this, Christian must betray his best friend and mentor, an influential Italian vampire who nurtured him during his vampiric infancy. Christian is a member of a nocturnal law enforcement community that safeguards the secrets of the creatures of the night. This involves the killing of werewolves and other deranged monsters; something Christian excels at. But his fraternization with humans and his incessant need to kill racists vexes his superiors, who threaten to execute him if he doesn’t curtail his ‘racial impulses’. Christian also suffers from a rare condition that makes intercourse with human females especially dangerous. Christian’s other mentor is a four hundred year old vampire samurai lord who teaches him the arts of war and sacrifice, and has a knack for appearing whenever things become desperate.Of course, the warrior’s code can’t replace the desire for love, as Christian discovers when he becomes enamored with a human female in the 1940s. Despite Christian’s affliction, the two lovers raise a child together and for a while, our vampire gets a taste of true happiness.Some years later, his family life ends tragically as Christian loses his great love and becomes estranged from his teenaged son. Heartbroken, Christian embarks on a series of illuminating, yet sinful adventures as he migrates to a new home: Harlem, New York.

     

  9. Voodoo Dawgz by Jess Mowry
    (Anubis, 2011-05-08, Kindle Edition)
    Evil always lingers in a land where men have enslaved other men. Such evil is discovered by Kodi Carver, a fourteen-year-old African-American boy from Cleveland, Ohio who spends his summers in the Old French Quarter of New Orleans. There, with the help of Raney Douglas, his alligator-wrestling, bayou cousin, he assists his magical Aunt Simone with Voodoo ceremonies for tourists in the courtyard of his aunt’s haunted house. By day, Kodi and Raney roam the steamy streets of the Quarter, where other kids sell Voodoo charms and vampire teeth, or dance and sweat for money. By night, Kodi and Raney become Voodoo-boys in loincloths and bones.The audience thinks it’s all showtime, though much of the magic is on the real. Kodi himself is his aunt’s apprentice, though he often doesn’t do his homework or carefully study his Voodoo lessons, which sometimes gets him in trouble. On the earthly level, Kodi’s father believes that his son is safer in New Orleans than the violent neighborhoods of Cleveland. Ironically, Kodi is almost gunned-down on his aunt’s doorstep by an eight-year-old wannbe thug named Newton, who was sent out to kill to prove himself worthy of membership in a gang called The Skeleton Crew. Kodi and Raney capture Newton and eventually discover that the real power behind the Skeleton Crew is the evil ghost of a slave-trader whose bones lie in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. In order to save the gang members from self-destruction, death — or worse — and free them from their long-dead master, Kodi and his own gang of Voodoo Dawgz, including a young street dancer, a girl who sells ice-cream, and a pale, mysterious Vampire-boy, must fight the ghost on his own turf… the storm-lashed midnight graveyard.

     

  10. Red Door (The Colored Door Series) by A.E.H. Veenman
    (Exobia, 2011-04-27, Kindle Edition)
    Some demons you simply can’t get rid of. Whether past sins haunt you in the afterlife, or a sadistic, oversexed homosexual vampire hosts your stay in Purgatory—one way or another, you got to get in to get out. No truer words were spoken, as far as Benjamin Shine is concerned.The story, Red Door, introduces Shiny B to the rules and regulations of his current existence. Punishment for his first offense in Purgatory starts his transformation, both as a re-animated human and the eventual vampire into which he’ll turn. His retribution is toward his criminal activity with partner, Jo-Jo, one instance where a burglary went sour and turned into the kidnapping of a small girl.As Detective Shine, he must assist the Tangelo family in recovering their daughter, taken during preparations for her fifth birthday party.Meanwhile, Shine must find the elusive Natasha, a woman he believes is his girlfirend. He meets her at 238 Merchant Drive—her work place at Cohen & Cohen Insurance Underwriters—and due to their apparent domestic conflict, he stays at 54 Hillside Avenue, room 171. His prisoner number 23854171.He lies in the shoddy hotel room and wonders how to repair the broken relationship. Also, on his mind is the fact that Warner bit him—and he’s changing.How many doors can Benjamin Shine pass through to reach salvation?

     

  11. The Vampire and The Vegan, Book I: Food by Merlene Alicia Vassall
    (Technical Assistance & Support Consultants, 2011-03-05, Kindle Edition)
    Pearl, a temptress vampire living in Washington, DC, discovers that the blood of her next would-be victim, Salaam, lacks that certain something she craves – necromantic energy that comes from eating meat. Yet he may offer her something that she needs even more… Through fast-paced prose peppered with surprises, The Vampire and The Vegan explores the complex relationship between a carnivore and her food.

     

  12. Vampire Whore by Adenike B. Lucas
    (lulu.com, 2011-03-02, Paperback)
    Desperate and alone in a new city, Bianca pledges her allegiance to Daddy, a notorious pimp in the capital city. Daddy preys on Bianca’s beauty and promises her a life that she never dreamed of, but it comes to a screeching halt when Daddy suspects Bianca is having an affair with one of his high rolling business partners. Leon, the mysterious stranger that catches Daddy’s attention with his abundance of money meets the beautiful Bianca knowing that the search for his eternal love is over. The feelings between the two of them are mutual, and Leon vows to make Bianca his no matter what the cost. Follow Bianca as she experiences betrayal through life and love, and the choices she makes to be happy could end up changing her in death.

     

  13. Fledgling: A Novel by Octavia E. Butler
    (Seven Stories Press, 2011-01-04, Kindle Edition)
    Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of “otherness” and questions what it means to be truly human.

     

  14. Brookwater’s Curse Volume II by Steven Van Patten
    (, 2011-01-17, Kindle Edition)
    In the vampire nation, the civil war Christian Brookwater sought to prevent has become a harsh reality.On one side stands the High Counselors. Once considered great and benevolent rulers, their web of deception has unraveled, revealing them to be nothing more than self-serving power mongers. To preserve their reign, the High Counselors have begun a bloody campaign that threatens to wipe out all of the monster races, starting with their own. These Founding Fathers of Vampirism are all gifted with extraordinary powers that surpass anything ever seen in the history of living monsters. There are four of these god-like creatures, but none as destructive and devious as High Counselor Emmanuel, a demon that can destroy another’s life essence with the mere brush of his ominous left hand. All over the world, thousands of vampires stand ready to do Emmanuel’s bidding, including a group that has embraced a doctrine that is frighteningly similar to the religious right-wingers found in the human world.Lord Ebichara Tanata leads the opposing army that seeks to overthrow the High Counselors. With Japan’s deadliest samurai vampires willing to march into certain death at his word, Lord Tanata has fortified his numbers by joining forces with the rachasas, a race of shape-shifting cat people who have their own axe to grind with Emmanuel.As Christian helps Lord Tanata take on the High Counselors, he uncovers many horrible secrets. It’s not long before Christian becomes a bigger target than his samurai mentor. What he finally discovers will not only change the course of the war, but will have a startling impact on everyone he cares about, including his unborn child.

     

  15. It’s Time by Kat Davis
    (Club Lighthouse Publishing, 2011-04-05, Kindle Edition)
    Richard, a fairly young vampire by vampire standard has decided to buck the status quo and fight the establishment. Surrounding himself with others who felt the same way he did and had an axe to grind with the Brotherhood, an elitist group of vampires, he started a war. The war would shake the foundation of the Supernatural world.Amazed and annoyed by Richard‘s actions, the Brotherhood’s governing body, the Elders call out their top enforcer, Patrick. He sought to quash the uprising. He tried force and when that didn’t work, he tried negotiation.To aid Patrick in his endeavour, the Elders released a weapon of mass destruction in an attempt to annihilated Richard and his followers. The weapon had side effects that rebounded and killed Brotherhood members.Disheartened by losses on both sides, Richard and Patrick agree to meet to find a viable solution to end the war. The enemies soon realized they had been childhood best friends. They are upset to be on opposite sides of the struggle but neither is willing to surrender.As their present commitments try to separate them, their past friendship refuses to be forgotten. They struggle to find a way for all sides to be happy. Will they succeed?

     

  16. Cesar by Julian M. Coleman
    (CreateSpace, 2011-05-13, Paperback)
    “Julian M. Coleman’s César is a supernatural tale in the same vein as Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and Lives of the Mayfair Witches series. Both authors make forays into the vampire and witch (voodoo priestess) mythology and locate their stories in the Louisiana bayous. No doubt Coleman was greatly inspired by Rice, but he explores territory unique to the vampire genre and delves into the historical, albeit fictitious, paranormal world of African Americans in Louisiana. Like Rice’s books, Coleman’s novel is charged with eroticism. Where Rice’s work sometimes contains homo-eroticism, César is strictly heterosexual. The sexual scenes are frequent and hardcore but not gratuitous. Coleman’s writing is melodious, rhythmic, and lyrical. César could join the ranks of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, and John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In.” – LEE GOODEN, FOREWORD CLARION REVIEWS

     

  17. Fierce (Volume 1) by Sharon Young-Bishop
    (CreateSpace, 2011-08-12, Paperback)
    “Fierce” is the first book in a series of African American Vampire Books called The Ebony Immortals. FIERCE is a love story, filled with adventure and intrigue. What if you found out that everything you ever knew to be truth in your life was wrong? That is the dilemma facing Elizabeth Devonhouser, a charismatic dress designer, dealing with the loss of her parents, while raising two younger, extraordinary siblings. Her entire world turns upside down with passion and desire, when she meets a mysteriously interesting man. And finds herself drawn into his world of magical diversions and immortality. Come share the fascinating journey into their world.

     

Left for Undead: A Crimson Moon Novel by L. A. Banks

Secret government operative Sasha Trudeau earned a long vacation with her lover and fellow Shadow Wolf, Hunter, after the brutal wolf-like attacks that left New Orleans in an uproar. But when her team calls with news of vampire slayings, Sasha knows it’s only a matter of time before another war breaks out among the supernatural denizens of the world.

The vampires are nobody’s ally, but the cold-hearted deaths of their own kind make them even more bloodthirsty than usual. But who is the culprit? With the Seelie and Unseelie courts claiming innocence and aligning together, Sasha’s team is at a loss. Until they discover that they’re facing ancient creatures from the depths of hell itself, bent on unleashing pure fury.

St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Available September 28, 2010 in Mass Market Paperback

Never Cry Werewolf: A Crimson Moon Novel by L. A. Banks

St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Available 03/30/10 in Mass Market Paperback

The last fight between the werewolf clans spilled onto the streets of New Orleans — and now the whole city’s on red alert. Martial law has gone into effect. Mediums, ghost hunters, and other supernatural pundits have taken over the media, swarming the Big Easy to expose the hard truth about lycanthropes. And to make matters worse, a beastly killer is clawing up humans! Secret government operative Sasha Trudeau doesn’t like what she’s seeing — a series of brutal and bloody slayings that appear to be wolf-like attacks. It might be the work of a copy cat killer — vampire or Unseelie or some other enemy of the Seelie clan. But while Sasha races to find suspects and motives, the panic level is rising — and the city’s human population is clamoring for an all-out wolf hunt!

Cursed to Death by L. A. Banks

Cursed to Death
Crimson Moon, Book 4
by L. A. Banks

Available by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
09/29/09 in Mass Market Paperback

Secret government operative Sasha Trudeau arrives at the scene of a murder, only to discover that a Fae creature has been killed — in a whole new kind of way. What is the meaning behind this mysterious ritualistic killing? What did the victim do to deserve it? Sasha fears that the Vampires and Unseelies have formed an unholy alliance — and they’re ready to unleash their darkest arsenal of magick yet.

Teaming up with her mate and fellow Shadow Wolf, Max Hunter, Sasha tries to penetrate the paranormal community for clues. Meanwhile, members of the Wolf Clan are turning against one another as they race to uncover the meaning behind an ancient Unseelie curse. Even Sasha is not immune to this powerful magick, and soon finds herself drawn to a sensual, dangerous dance — one that could cost her own life!

The Thirteenth

The Thirteenth (Vampire Huntress Legends)
by L. A. Banks

Available February 2009

The final story in the now cult favorite Vampire Huntress series. The entire Neteru Guardian team is on the run, having now been labeled as America’s most-wanted terrorists following the gruesome demon battle that felled the Washington Monument and crashed the front doors of the White House.  The Anti-Christ is positioned for emergence, the powers of darkness have released the pale horse of the apocalypse, and half the Neteru team is pregnant.  Plagues from hell that ravage the country are being cited as stemming from bio-terrorism. The nation is under martial law. The Neterus and their team are underground.  If things weren’t bad enough… the Dark Realm breaks the sixth Biblical seal, which plunges the world into perpetual darkness and irrevocably into the Armageddon.

In Lieu of Light by Wayne Jackson

In Lieu of Light
by Wayne Jackson

Available May 2008

Chantelle and Sabrina Le’Noach are two sisters brought up with unyielding ideas of good and bad, sinful and honorable, moral and immoral as they embark on a journey into unimaginable evil.

In Lieu of Light Volume One begins with Sabrina, Chantelle and their brother Philip living relatively charmed lives as the offspring of a former slave and her master. One night their tranquil lives as protected children are shattered by lusty wanting and racial hatred. As they race to escape their pursuers they find centuries old evil in the night searching for sanctuary. Soon the predators pursuing them become the prey unleashing a furious flash of death; Sabrina is taken, Chantelle is left battered and bruised and their brother lay dying on the riverbank.

In a story that spans centuries, Wayne Jackson weaves a tale of evil seeking redemption as the sisters take different paths in a search for some measure of peace in souls emptied by an unquenchable thirst for blood and power

Debut novelist Wayne Jackson is a native of New York. In Lieu of Light is the first in a series featuring the Le’Noach sisters. For more information visit his website at www.myspace.com/inlieuoflight.

Yellow Moon by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Yellow Moon by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Yellow Moon: A Novel
By Jewell Parker Rhodes

Available August 2008

A jazzman, a wharf worker, a prostitute, all murdered. Wrists punctured, their bodies impossibly drained of blood. What connects them? Why are they rising as ghosts?

Marie Levant, the great-great granddaughter of the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, knows better than anyone New Orleans’s brutal past — the legacy of slavery, poverty, racism, and sexism — and as a doctor at Charity Hospital’s ER, she treats its current victims.

When she sleeps, she dreams of blood. Rain, never ending. The river is rising and the yellow moon warns of an ancient evil — an African vampire — wazimamoto — a spirit created by colonial oppression.

The struggle becomes personal, as the wazimamoto is intent on destroying her and all the Laveau descendants. Marie fights to protect her daughter, lover, and herself from the wazimamoto’s seductive assault on both body and spirit.

Echoing with the heartache and triumph of the African-American experience, the soulful rhythms of jazz, and the horrors of racial oppression, Yellow Moon gives us an unforgettable heroine — sexy, vulnerable, and mysterious — in Marie Levant, while it powerfully evokes a city on the brink of catastrophe.

Yellow Moon is part two of the New Orleans trilogy that began with Voodoo Season — magical realist fiction that takes the legend of the voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, as imagined by Jewell Parker Rhodes in the bestselling Voodoo Dreams, into the present day.