This Rec League comes from Kayla. Thanks, Kayla!
I’m dying for some BIPOC vampires I can really sink my teeth into. Ideally wise cracking and leather pants wearing but I’m not that picky. I just want more diversity in my night life.
Shana: Well, there’s classics that I love, like Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories ( A | BN | K | AB ), Tananarive Due’s My Soul to Keep ( A | BN | K | G | AB ), and Octavia Butler’s Fledgling ( A | BN | K | AB ), but that doesn’t get you the lighthearted fun…or the leather pants. For that, you need the Vampire Sorority Sisters series by Rebekah Weatherspoon.
I didn’t finish The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa ( A | BN | K | AB ) because I’m a scaredy cat, but that might work for this prompt too.
Sarah: The first that comes to mind is the late LA Banks’ Vampire Huntress series, starting with Minion. ( A | BN | K | AB )
Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz ( A | BN | K | AB )
And several options in the anthology Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite.
10+ years ago there was a brief explosion of chick-lit + paranormal, and Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta ( A ) fits this brief.
What books would you suggest? Tell us in the comments!