Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches, Oh My!




      Ilene Lefkowitz, Denville Public Library
      C.L. Quillen, Old Bridg...
Do you (or your patrons!) have a thing for the
     paranormal? These hot reads are found
 everywhere in your collection. ...
Urban Fantasy is everywhere
Overview of Genre

                 What is Urban Fantasy?

Fantasy is fantasy that features either magical creatures
(sha...
Characteristics of UF books
             Good vs. Evil
             Magical Items
             Mythical Creatures
        ...
Foundation Authors
        Emma Bull
        Charles de Lint
        Neil Gaiman
Is it really selling?

Yes -
2004: 1 urban fantasy title in the Top 20.
2005: 4 urban fantasy titles.
2006: 5 urban fantas...
Laurell K. Hamilton's
Anita Blake, Vampire
Hunter series.
Sixteen titles currently
out. Skin Trade, #17 is
due out in June...
The Hollows by Kim Harrison.

Book Seven quot; White Witch,
Black Curse was released in
Feb. 2009.
Fever Series
Karen Marie Moning

Darkfever
Bloodfever
Faefever
Dreamfever (9/2009)
Shadowfever (coming soon)
Jim Butcher
Dresden Files




Currently there are 11
titles in this series
Patricia Briggs - Mercy
Thompson



Three titles are out with a fourth
due in 2010
Dark-Hunter Series
             by
     Sherrilyn Kenyon.




lso writes the interconnected
eries: The
ream Hunters. Toget...
Walker Papers
C E Murphy

Three titles in this series
with a fourth due in 2009.


Also writes the Negotiator
series which...
Simon Green
Nightside Series


10 books in this series.
Kate Daniels Fantasies -
Ilona Andrews

Three books with a fourth
due out in 2009
LA Banks -
 Vampire Huntress



Twelve books in total
This is only the tip of the iceberg
Other authors to check out:

Armstrong, Kelley (shapeshifters, Witches)
Caine, Rachel ...
The Softer Side - Paranormal Romance
                  & Chick Lit

                 Love
                 Bites
How to Marry a
 Millionaire Vampire
 by Kerrelyn Sparks
Love at Stake Series
The Vampire Shrink
   by Lynda Hilburn
Kismet Knight, Vampire
  Psychologist Series
Undead and Unwed
by MaryJanice Davidson
    Undead Series
    quot;Queen Betsyquot;
Wait till Your Vampire
      Gets Home
 by Michele Bardsley
Broken Heart Vampire
          Series
Happy Hour at
   Casa Dracula
 by Marta Acosta
Casa Dracula Series
Girl's Guide to Witchcraft
     by Mindy Klasky
 Jane Madison Series
Like a Charm
   by Candace Havens




Also by Candace Havens:
Bronwyn the Witch Series
Caruthers Sisters Series
Enchanted, Inc
by Shanna Swendson
Enchanted, Inc. Series
The Kitchen Witch
    by Annette Blair
Accidental Witch Trilogy
Casting Spells
   by Barbara Bretton




The sequel, quot;Laced with
Magicquot; is due August 2009
Second Sight
     by Amanda Quick
      Arcane Society




The Arcane Society Novels are
published under Amanda Quick
and ...
Dogs and Goddesses
   by Jennifer Crusie,
       Anne Stuart
    & Lani Diane Rich



Crusie & Stuart also wrote The
Unfor...
Just for Fun: Paranormal Librarians

Out of Time by Lynn Abbey
Don't Talk Back to Your Vampire by Michele Bardsley
Witch W...
Horror + Comedy = ???
Horror + Comedy = ???
I Laughed So Hard I Bit My Lip...

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs
by Molly Harper

quot;She's a librarian with a really
long ...
I Laughed So Hard I Bit My Lip...

Dead Until Dark
by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse Series
   Dead Until Dark
   Liv...
I Laughed So Hard I Bit My Lip...

The Accidental Vampire
by Lindsay Sands

Argeneau Series -- Not Typical
of the Series
I Laughed So Hard I Bit My Lip...

Accidentally Dead
by Dakota Cassidy

Accidental Series
   The Accidental Werewolf
   Ac...
I Laughed So Hard I Screamed...

ghostgirl
by Tonya Hurley
I Laughed So Hard I Screamed...

Naked Brunch
by Sparkle Hayter
I Laughed So Hard I Screamed...

Carpe Demon
by Julie Kenner

Demon Hunting Soccer
Mom Series
  Carpe Demon
  California D...
I Laughed So Hard I Screamed...

Succubus in the City
by Nina Harper

Succubus Series
   Succubus in the City
   Succubus ...
I Laughed So Hard I Screamed...

Every Demon Has His Day
by Cara Lockwood
I Laughed So Hard I Screamed...

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes
Nutter, Witch
by Neil Gaiman &
Terr...
Let's Hear it for the ZOMBIES!
I Laughed So Hard I Screamed...

Breathers: A Zombie's Lament
by S.G. Browne
I Laughed So Hard I Screamed...

Happy Hour of the Damned
by Mark Henry

Undead in Seattle
  Happy Hour of the Damned
  Ro...
I Laughed So Hard I Screamed...

Jailbait Zombie
by Mario Acevedo


Felix Gomez Series
    The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
    ...
For the Literary Minded

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
by Jane Austen and
Seth Grahame-Smith
Additional Resources
Professional Books

Fluent in Fantasy. Diana Trixier Herald. Libraries Unlimited. 2007

Read On...Fan...
Websites and more
www.bittenbybooks.com
http://community.livejournal.com/fangs_fur_fey
www.darquereviews.blogspot.com
www....
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  1. 1. Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches, Oh My! Ilene Lefkowitz, Denville Public Library C.L. Quillen, Old Bridge Public Library Yvonne Selander, SCLS: Bridgewater Public Library
  2. 2. Do you (or your patrons!) have a thing for the paranormal? These hot reads are found everywhere in your collection. We'll talk about how the paranormal is invading your stacks in all genres, from romance to mystery, horror to mainstream fiction.
  3. 3. Urban Fantasy is everywhere
  4. 4. Overview of Genre What is Urban Fantasy? Fantasy is fantasy that features either magical creatures (shapeshifters, vampires, elves, fairies and such) or magical elements (witchcraft, sorcerers, ghosts) and takes place in contemporary settings, usually modern day inner cities. Urban Fantasy is a subset of the traditional Fantasy genre. It began splintering off into its own Genre in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
  5. 5. Characteristics of UF books Good vs. Evil Magical Items Mythical Creatures Paranormal Powers Quest for a relic or holy item Recognizable, real world settings May inlcudeTime Travel Set in the real world but not entirely Sense of escapism Strong characters (both male and female) Can feature action, suspense, romance, mystery and more Lean towards series that tell a continuing story.
  6. 6. Foundation Authors Emma Bull Charles de Lint Neil Gaiman
  7. 7. Is it really selling? Yes - 2004: 1 urban fantasy title in the Top 20. 2005: 4 urban fantasy titles. 2006: 5 urban fantasy titles. 2007: 7 urban fantasy titles.
  8. 8. Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. Sixteen titles currently out. Skin Trade, #17 is due out in June 2009.
  9. 9. The Hollows by Kim Harrison. Book Seven quot; White Witch, Black Curse was released in Feb. 2009.
  10. 10. Fever Series Karen Marie Moning Darkfever Bloodfever Faefever Dreamfever (9/2009) Shadowfever (coming soon)
  11. 11. Jim Butcher Dresden Files Currently there are 11 titles in this series
  12. 12. Patricia Briggs - Mercy Thompson Three titles are out with a fourth due in 2010
  13. 13. Dark-Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. lso writes the interconnected eries: The ream Hunters. Together there re 20 books with another due ut in August 2009
  14. 14. Walker Papers C E Murphy Three titles in this series with a fourth due in 2009. Also writes the Negotiator series which has three books.
  15. 15. Simon Green Nightside Series 10 books in this series.
  16. 16. Kate Daniels Fantasies - Ilona Andrews Three books with a fourth due out in 2009
  17. 17. LA Banks - Vampire Huntress Twelve books in total
  18. 18. This is only the tip of the iceberg Other authors to check out: Armstrong, Kelley (shapeshifters, Witches) Caine, Rachel (Weather Wardens) Fforde, Jasper (Book time travel) Frost, Jeanine (Vampires) Galenorn, Yasmine (Witches) Howard, Chris (Merfolk) Huff, Tanya (Vampires) Kittredge, Caitlin (Shapeshifters, Witches) Richardson, Kat (Ghosts, Undead) Thurman, Rob (Fey, Undead) Vaughn, Carrie (Shapeshifters, Vampires) Vincent, Rachel (Shapeshifters)
  19. 19. The Softer Side - Paranormal Romance & Chick Lit Love Bites
  20. 20. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks Love at Stake Series
  21. 21. The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist Series
  22. 22. Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson Undead Series quot;Queen Betsyquot;
  23. 23. Wait till Your Vampire Gets Home by Michele Bardsley Broken Heart Vampire Series
  24. 24. Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta Casa Dracula Series
  25. 25. Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky Jane Madison Series
  26. 26. Like a Charm by Candace Havens Also by Candace Havens: Bronwyn the Witch Series Caruthers Sisters Series
  27. 27. Enchanted, Inc by Shanna Swendson Enchanted, Inc. Series
  28. 28. The Kitchen Witch by Annette Blair Accidental Witch Trilogy
  29. 29. Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton The sequel, quot;Laced with Magicquot; is due August 2009
  30. 30. Second Sight by Amanda Quick Arcane Society The Arcane Society Novels are published under Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz.
  31. 31. Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart & Lani Diane Rich Crusie & Stuart also wrote The Unfortuante Miss Fortunes with Eileen Dreyer
  32. 32. Just for Fun: Paranormal Librarians Out of Time by Lynn Abbey Don't Talk Back to Your Vampire by Michele Bardsley Witch Way to Murder by Shirly Damsgaard Jacob by Jacqueline Frank Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper The Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz Out of the Night by Robin T. Popp Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts
  33. 33. Horror + Comedy = ???
  34. 34. Horror + Comedy = ???
  35. 35. I Laughed So Hard I Bit My Lip... Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper quot;She's a librarian with a really long shelf life...quot;
  36. 36. I Laughed So Hard I Bit My Lip... Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse Series Dead Until Dark Living Dead in Dallas Club Dead Dead to the World Dead as a Doornail Definitely Dead All Together Dead From Dead to Worse Dead and Gone (May '09)
  37. 37. I Laughed So Hard I Bit My Lip... The Accidental Vampire by Lindsay Sands Argeneau Series -- Not Typical of the Series
  38. 38. I Laughed So Hard I Bit My Lip... Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy Accidental Series The Accidental Werewolf Accidentally Dead The Accidental Human
  39. 39. I Laughed So Hard I Screamed... ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
  40. 40. I Laughed So Hard I Screamed... Naked Brunch by Sparkle Hayter
  41. 41. I Laughed So Hard I Screamed... Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner Demon Hunting Soccer Mom Series Carpe Demon California Demon Demons are Forever Deja Demon
  42. 42. I Laughed So Hard I Screamed... Succubus in the City by Nina Harper Succubus Series Succubus in the City Succubus Takes Manhattan
  43. 43. I Laughed So Hard I Screamed... Every Demon Has His Day by Cara Lockwood
  44. 44. I Laughed So Hard I Screamed... Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
  45. 45. Let's Hear it for the ZOMBIES!
  46. 46. I Laughed So Hard I Screamed... Breathers: A Zombie's Lament by S.G. Browne
  47. 47. I Laughed So Hard I Screamed... Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry Undead in Seattle Happy Hour of the Damned Road Trip of the Living Dead
  48. 48. I Laughed So Hard I Screamed... Jailbait Zombie by Mario Acevedo Felix Gomez Series The Nymphos of Rocky Flats X-Rated Blood Suckers The Undead Karma Sutra Jailbait Zombie
  49. 49. For the Literary Minded Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  50. 50. Additional Resources Professional Books Fluent in Fantasy. Diana Trixier Herald. Libraries Unlimited. 2007 Read On...Fantasy Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste. Neil Hollands. Libraries Unlimited. 2007 Websites/Journals of interest Locus Magazine http://www.locusmag.com/ The Internet Speculative Fiction Database www.isfd.org
  51. 51. Websites and more www.bittenbybooks.com http://community.livejournal.com/fangs_fur_fey www.darquereviews.blogspot.com www.lovevampires.com www.paranormalromancecwriters.com www.reluctantadults.blogspot.com www.sububanvampire.blogspot.com www.urbanfantasyland.com www.fantasyliterature.net www.urbanfantasyreader.braveblog.com In addition, many auhors have thier own websites with background information, excerpts and more.

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