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Nancy A. Collins

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Nancy A. Collins (born 10 September 1959) is a United States horror fiction writer best known for her series of vampire novels featuring her character Sonja Blue. Collins has also written for comic books, including the Swamp Thing series, Jason Vs. Leatherface, Predator: Hell Come A Walkin and her own one-shot Dhampire: Stillborn.

Collins was born in McGehee, Arkansas, United States. She lived in New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1980s; after time in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia she settled in Wilmington, North Carolina in the late 2000s.

Collins has written twenty novels since 1989, many of which refer to and directly include races of creatures the author calls Pretenders, monsters from myth and legend passing as human to better hunt their

The Yuletide Spirit: A Golgotham Christmas Story

The Yuletide Spirit:A Golgotham Christmas StoryBy Nancy A. CollinsAs I looked around at the jammed aisles full of determined shoppers, human and otherwise, I wondered what could have possessed me to sally forth the day after Thanksgiving to try and buy gifts for my nearest and dearest. And Scratch. The Fly Market, the largest open-air bazaar in Golgotham, was a buzzing honeycomb of cross-species Read more of this blog post »
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“... you cannot shake hands with the Devil and not get sulphur on your sleeve.”
Nancy A. Collins

“Sleep: the stepchild of Death.”
Nancy A. Collins, In the Blood

“She knew that the only love her demon was capable of was self-destructive, cruel, vampiric, parasitic, and all the other words her best friends had used to describe Jerry, Alec, Christian, Matt, and the others whose names, faces, and genitalia had now blurred together in her memories. They were men incapable of love yet able to inspire suicide threats.”
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Hello All!!!

So For April We will all be reading a Series!! There will be no challenge that month because we are replacing it with a series.

so vote for the series you like best!!!

for each i will list the summary for the first book in the series so as not to give anything away!

Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) by Rachel Vincent My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2) by Rachel Vincent My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3) by Rachel Vincent My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4) by Rachel Vincent

Goodreads Summary for book 1- She doesn't see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next
  36 votes 15.5%

The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study Magic StudyFire Study

goodreads summary for book 1-The Barnes & Noble Review
Like the deadly toxins sought out by the ill-fated food taster Yelena in Maria V. Snyder's debut novel, Poison Study is a powerfully compelling romantic fantasy that will slip under readers' skin, invade their bloodstreams, and seize their heartstrings.

Yelena, convicted of murdering the son of a powerful general, awaits execution. But with only a few hours left, she is offered an incredible reprieve -- and agrees to become the new food taster for Commander Ambrose, the military leader of Ixia. Living in a palace and eating only the best meals is a dramatic change for Yelena, who spent the last year locked up in a rat-infested dungeon, eating gruel. But she soon realizes that she has more to worry about than ingesting potentially lethal poisons in the commander's meals. The general whose son she murdered has vowed bloody vengeance, and everyone in the commander's retinue look at Yelena as an untrustworthy criminal. The longer she stays alive, however, the more she begins to understand her own perplexing abilities -- all of which will be put to the test when cunning rebels plot to take control of Ixia.

While many genre-blending novels seem to unintentionally dilute the literary domains involved, Poison Study is both a riveting romance and a spellbinding fantasy. The richly historied and vividly described realm that Snyder has created is completely convincing and large enough to encompass (hopefully) many more novels featuring Yelena, an enigmatic heroine with so many secrets and so much promise. Paul Goat Allen
  30 votes 12.9%

Frost series by Kailin Gow

Bitter FrostForever FrostSilver FrostFrost Kisses

Goodreads Summary for book 1-All her life, Breena had always dreamed about fairies as though she lived among them...beautiful fairies living among mortals and living in Feyland. In her dreams, he was always there the breathtakingly handsome but dangerous Winter Prince, Kian, who is her intended. When Breena turns sixteen, she begins seeing fairies and other creatures mortals don't see. Her best friend Logan suddenly acts very protective. Then she sees Kian, who seems intent on finding her and carrying her off to Feyland. That's fine and all, but for the fact that humans rarely survive a trip to Feyland, a kiss from a fairy generally means death to the human unless that human has fairy blood in them or is very strong, and although Kian seemed to be her intended, he seems to hate her and wants her dead.
  25 votes 10.8%

Blood Coven by Mari Mancusi

Boys that Bite (Blood Coven, #1) by Mari Mancusi Stake That! (Blood Coven, #2) by Mari Mancusi Girls That Growl (Blood Coven, #3) by Mari Mancusi Bad Blood (Blood Coven, #4) by Mari Mancusi Night School (Blood Coven, #5) by Mari Mancusi

goodreads summary for book 1-This is not your typical boybites-girl love story.

Technically Sunshine can't get killed-because she's immortal. Well, not quite yet. Due to the worst case of mistaken identity with her dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth club called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for Sunshine's innocent neck. Now if she doesn't reverse it in time, Magnus will be her blood mate forever and she's doomed to be a blood-gulping, pasty, daylight-hating vampire. That would seriously bite.

And now, after the unfortunate slaying of the vampire leader, Sunshine, her sister Rayne, and Magnus must find the one thing that can solve her problem: the Holy Grail. They wish it were a joke but it's not. It's absolutely necessary that Sunshine gets out of this in time, because somehow she scored the hottest prom date in her school, the mouth-watering Jake Wilder. So she just can't be a vampire for the prom-let alone the rest of eternity.
  21 votes 9.1%

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1) by Carrie Ryan The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2) by Carrie Ryan The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #3) by Carrie Ryan

goodreads summary for book 1-In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

Carrie Ryan lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can visit Carrie at
  21 votes 9.1%

Night World by L.J. Smith

Night World, No. 1: Secret Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Spellbinder (Night World, #1-3)Night World, No. 2: Dark Angel; The Chosen; SoulmateNight World, No. 3: Huntress, Black Dawn, Witchlight

Goodreads Summary for book 1-Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.
In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.

Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.

Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It's a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder.
  19 votes 8.2%

Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole

The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark, #1) by Kresley Cole A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2) by Kresley Cole No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #3) by Kresley Cole Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark, #4) by Kresley Cole Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #5) by Kresley Cole

(there are more books in the series but for this challenge we would only read the first 5)

goodreads summary for book 1-Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn’t enjoy a heartbeat or breaths and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.

Myst is known throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her.

She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience first hand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?

The first in Cole's Immortals After Dark series was originally published as one of three novellas in "Playing Easy to Get". It was also available on its own as a special promotional ebook from Simon & Schuster.
  12 votes 5.2%

The Beautiful Dead series by Eden Maguire

Jonas (Beautiful Dead, #1) by Eden Maguire Arizona (Beautiful Dead, #2) by Eden Maguire Summer (Beautiful Dead, #3) by Eden Maguire Phoenix (Beautiful Dead, #4) by Eden Maguire

Goodreads summary for book 1-Something strange is happening in Ellerton High. Phoenix is the fourth teenager to die within a year. His street fight stabbing follows the deaths of Jonas, Summer and Arizona in equally strange and sudden circumstances.
Rumours of ghosts and strange happenings rip through the small community as it comes to terms with shock and loss. Darina,Phoenix's grief-stricken girlfriend, is on the verge. She can't escape her intense heartache, or the impossible apparitions of those that are meant to be dead. And all the while the sound of beating wings echo inside her head! And then one day Phoenix appears to Darina.
Ecstatic to be reunited, he tells her about the Beautiful Dead. Souls in limbo, they have been chosen to return to the world to set right a wrong linked to their deaths and bring about justice. Beautiful, superhuman and powerful, they are marked by a 'death mark' - a small tattoo of angel's wings. Phoenix tells her that the sound of invisible wings beating are the millions of souls in limbo, desperate to return to earth.Darina's mission is clear: she must help Jonas, Summer, Arizona, and impossibly, her beloved Phoenix, right the wrong linked to their deaths to set them free from limbo so that they can finally rest in peace. Will love conquer death? And if it does, can Darina set it free?
  11 votes 4.7%

Chaos Walking series by PatrickNess

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2) by Patrick Ness Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3) by Patrick Ness

Goodreads Summary for book 1-Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown.

But Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in a constant, overwhelming, never-ending Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets.

Or are there?

Just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd unexpectedly stumbles upon a spot of complete silence.

Which is impossible.

Prentisstown has been lying to him.

And now he's going to have to run...
  11 votes 4.7%

Pulse by Kailin Gow

Pulse (Pulse, #1) by Kailin Gow Life's Blood (PULSE Vampire Series) (Pulse, #2) by Kailin Gow Blood Burned (Pulse, #3) by Kailin Gow Blue Blood (Pulse, #4) by Kailin Gow Blood Bond (Pulse, #5) by Kailin Gow

goodreads summary for book 1-17 year-old Kalina didn t know her boyfriend was a vampire until the night he died of a freak accident. She didn t know he came from a long line of vampires until the night she was visited by his half-brothers Jaegar and Stuart Greystone. There were a lot of secrets her boyfriend didn t tell her. Now she must discover them in order to keep alive. But having two half-brothers vampires around had just gotten interesting.
Book 1 of 5 in the PULSE series


"If you love young adult vampire romance books with a strong kick-butt heroine, this book series is for you." - Teen Book Reviewer

"Again, Ms. Gow has shown an understanding of teenage girls and some of the issues they deal with in growing up. Boys, love, sex, school, friendships, family - she covers it all." - Naya's Girls Night Out Book Picks
  11 votes 4.7%

The Luxe series Anna Godbersen

The Luxe (Luxe, #1) by Anna Godbersen Rumors (Luxe, #2) by Anna Godbersen Envy (Luxe, #3) by Anna Godbersen Splendor (Luxe, #4) by Anna Godbersen

goodreads summary for book 1-Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.

Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.

White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.

This is Manhattan, 1899.

Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone—from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud—threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future.

With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear...

In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.
  11 votes 4.7%

Vamps by Nancy A. Collins
Vamps (Vamps, Book 1) by Nancy A. Collins Night Life (Vamps, Book 2) by Nancy A. Collins After Dark (Vamps, Book 3) by Nancy A. Collins

goodreads summary for book 1-When the sun goes down, New York's true elite all head to one place: Bathory Academy, where the young ladies of the finest vampire families are trained in shapeshifting and luring their prey.

Bathory's reigning queen, Lilith Todd, is the daughter of a powerful vampire businessman, and she knows exactly what she wants from life. She wants to look beautiful for eternity and party till the sun comes up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Jules. And she doesn't want any New Blood upstarts standing in her way.

Enter Cally Monture, an unexpected threat from a trash zip code. When their first meeting leads to tragic results, Lilith is hungry for revenge
  10 votes 4.3%

Magic or Madness series by Justine Larbalestier

Magic or Madness (Magic or Madness, #1) by Justine Larbalestier Magic Lessons (Magic or Madness, #2) by Justine Larbalestier Magic's Child (Magic or Madness, #3) by Justine Larbalestier

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Goodreads summary for book 1-For fifteen years, Reason Cansino has lived a life on the run. Together with her mother, Sarafina, she has moved from one place to another in the Australian countryside, desperate not to be found by Reason's grandmother Esmeralda, a dangerous woman who believes in magic. But when Sarafina suffers a breakdown, Reason is forced to move in with her grandmother in Sydney. The moment Reason walks through Esmeralda's back door and finds herself on a New York City street, she's confronted by an unavoidable truth-magic is real.
This thrilling novel will bring readers through revelation upon revelation, leading to Reason's ultimate discovery of the price she must pay if she uses her magic.
  9 votes 3.9%

Tairen Soul series by C.L. Wilson

Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul, #1) by C.L. Wilson Lady of Light and Shadows (Tairen Soul, #2) by C.L. Wilson King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul, #3) by C.L. Wilson Queen of Song and Souls (Tairen Soul, #4) by C.L. Wilson Crown of Crystal Flame (Tairen Soul, #5) by C.L. Wilson

Goodreads Summary for book 1-Once he had scorched the world.
Once he had driven back overwhelming darkness.

Once he had loved with such passion, his name was legend...


Now a thousand years later, a new threat calls him from the Fading Lands, back into the world that had cost him so dearly. Now an ancient, familiar evil is regaining its strength, and a new voice beckons him--more compelling, more seductive, more maddening than any before.

As the power of his most bitter enemy grows and ancient alliances crumble, the wildness in his blood will not be denied. The tairen must claim his truemate and embrace the destiny woven for him in the mists of time.
  3 votes 1.3%

Switcher series by Kate Thompson

Switchers (Switchers, #1) by Kate Thompson Midnight's Choice (Switchers, #2) by Kate Thompson Wild Blood (Switchers, #3) by Kate Thompson

Goodreads Summary for book 1-As a "switcher, " Tess has the ability to become any number of animals and learn the secrets of the animal world. Then she meets Kevin, another switcher with a very different life than hers. Together, they face a mystery that threatens to bring about disaster.
  1 vote 0.4%

The Henderson Boys by Robert Muchamore

The Escape (Henderson's Boys, #1) by Robert Muchamore Eagle Day (Henderson's Boys, #2) by Robert Muchamore Secret Army (Henderson`s Boys, #3) by Robert Muchamore Grey Wolves by Robert Muchamore

Goodreads Summary for book 1-Summer, 1940. Hitler's army is advancing towards Paris, and millions of French civilians are on the run. Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents. British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a twelve-year-old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
  1 vote 0.4%

232 total votes

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“... you cannot shake hands with the Devil and not get sulphur on your sleeve.”
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Nancy Collins Louise wrote: "TY for accepting my friend request!! only one thing to say MORE SONJA BLUE PLEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ :0"

Don't worry. I've got her on my schedule. :)

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Mary Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Have a great day & Happy Reading! =)

Louise BDGG TY for accepting my friend request!! only one thing to say MORE SONJA BLUE PLEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ :0

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Nancy Collins Hello!

newlook looks like we pretty much have the same taste... hehehhe!... hi Nancy!...

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