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If you like the Southern Vampire Mysteries, the Sookie Stackhouse books, and want more, then we have the list for you.

Most of our suggestions for more similar to the Southern Vampire Mysteries are other Urban Fantasy books, but some of the suggestions are also in other mediums.

Not all of our recommendations have vampires in them, but most have vampires or other closely related creatures.

Hopefully, you will find some suggestions for your liking.


True Blood has made it possible for the vampire community to reveal its existence to humans.True Blood is a synthetic blood substitute that vampires can survive on.

Sookie Stackhouse is a twenty-something telepathic waitress from Bon Temps, a small town in Louisiana.

She saves Bill Compton, a vampire, and a Civil War Veteran, from Rattrays, a couple of drainers. They were trying to steal his blood for its accelerates healing, increases strength, and improved libido.

Sookie and Bill soon become an item, and Sookie gets dragged into the world of vampires and other supernatural beings.

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Books like Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries #1)

Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Anita Blake is a necromancer and vampire hunter.

Vampires are protected by law, but when some of them get out of hand, then you call Anita Blake, the Executioner.

Guilty Pleasures, the first book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. It starts out with someone killing innocent vampires.

Anita is approached by Jean Claude, the second strongest vampire in the city. He wants her to help figure out who is killing vampires. Anita agrees to help out after a bit of vampiric arm-twisting.

Is Anita Blake Vampire Hunter good?

This is the start of an excellent vampire series.

Well, the beginning of it is excellent. I stooped reading around book 10, it had started to go downhill a little before that.

But the first books are absolutely worth reading.

Why is Anita Blake Vampire Hunter recommended?

Sookie Stackhouse is not as straight forward hard hitter as Anita Blake, but she is strong in her own way. With her mind-reading and all that.

The only downside with the Anita Blake books is that after some books they just turn in to boring porn in book format. But the first books are very good.

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Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1) by Kim Harrison

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Rachel Mariana Morgan is a witch in her twenties. She is a part-owner of Vampiric Charms.

Vampiric Charms is a freelance runner and security service.

The other owners of Vampiric Charms are Ivy Tamwood and Jenks. Ivy Tamwood is a living vampire that will become a full vampire if she dies, and Jenks, a small pixy.

They used to work together at the vampire-run federal Inderland Security (IS). It's a police service for the supernatural.

Rachel, Ivy, and Jenks, decided to start their own company together, Vampiric Charms.

They live and work together from a decommissioned stone church. The church is in the Hollows district of Cincinnati and has an attached garden and graveyard. Rachel specializes in simple herb-based earth magic. The Curch garden is important for Rachels's magic.

Is The Hollows good?

Overall, an exciting, fun read, that`s hard to put down.

This is a highly recommended Fast-paced and captivating book series.

Why is The Hollows recommended?

Rachel Mariana Morgan is more of an ass-kicker than Sookie Stackhouse. But the series has many similarities. The supernatural is out to the world, there are vampires and other magical creatures. But it has more focus on magic than the Stackhouse books.

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Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian #1) by Diana Rowland

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Kara Gillian is a detective and a summoner of daemons.

During a routine summoning she accidentally summoned Rhyzkahl, an angelic human-looking creature. She just wanted to use her skill to track down a serial killer.

What is this powerful un-daemon looking creature? And can she stop the serial killer?

Is Kara Gillian good?

Mark of the Demon is the first book in the Kara Gillian series. It is a really great book, just like the rest of them.

Why is Kara Gillian recommended?

Kara Gillian is another Urban Fantasy book series with a female main character. But it focuses on daemons, not vampires.

If you like The Southern Vampir Mysteries then you will probably also like the Kara Gillian series.

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Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1) by Patricia Briggs

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Mercy "Mercy" Thompson's life is not exactly normal.

Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire.

Mercy's strange connection to these strange creatures of shadow and night is about to get her into some seriously deep water.

Luckily, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

Is Mercy Thompson good?

Moon Called is a great start for a great series. I had much fun reading these books.

Why is Mercy Thompson recommended?

Mercy Thompson have more focus on werebeasts than vampires. But it has other supernatural elements too. It also has a female lead character, and its a very good series.

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Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1) by Chloe Neill

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Merit was a graduate student until she one night was attacked by a rogue vampire.

She would have been killed if another vampire had not stepped in and saved her.

Her savor wasEthan Sullivan, the master vampire of the Cadogan House. Merit moves into their mansion and has to learn to live as a vampire while someone still is trying to take her life.

Is Chicagoland Vampires good?

The Chicagoland Vampires is an OK paranormal vampire romance book. It's not among the best in the genre, but its good enough.

If you want more in this genre then its worth reading, but if you want something fresh then you should probably avoid it. It is not unique in its genre.

Why is Chicagoland Vampires recommended?

Vampires are a main part of the Chicagoland Vampires books. Unlike Sookie, Merit is a vampire herself.

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Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1) by J.R. Rain

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Samantha Moon is a female vampire with a husband and children, and she works as a private investigator.

She's trying to balance her family life and her private eye business with her somewhat inconvenient condition. Sadly her husband has an increasing problem with her body temperature.

Samantha newest case has her investigating a murder attempt on her new client Kingsley Fulcrums' life. During the job, Samantha discovers that Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be.

Is Vampire for Hire good?

I am not sure if it is good or bad that the books are so short.

The good thing is that I can finish it without taking any kind of break, but the sad part is that it is over to son.

This is a book you should try out. If you are among the few that dos not like it, then it is only good that the book is so short.

Why is Vampire for Hire recommended?

Vampires are a main theme in the books. But unlike Sookie, Samantha is a vampire

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Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1)

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Claire Danvers is way above an averagely intelligent 16-year-old girl who has gotten advanced placement to college.

But her parents still do not allow her to go to the distant Ivy League school of her dreams, so she ends up at Texas Prairie University instead.

She moves into a house called the Glass House with three other outcast students. Goth girl Eve, rebellious Shane, and Michael, a vampire.

Is The Morganville Vampires good?

The Morganville Vampires is good for being a teenage girl paranormal series.

I did stop after a few books, but that was only because there were no more books at the time. But I have no plans of taking it up again.

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Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead

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Georgina Kincaid is a Succubus, and she works for Hell. Oh, and she can shapeshift into anything she wants, she can even shapeshift her clothes too.

Her boss is a middle-management demon. He is constantly harassing her to drain more life force from people.

At least there's her day job at a local bookstore to keep her happy. Free books, all the white chocolate mochas she can drink, and friends, what more can a girl dream after.

But all this might come to a stop. Something dangerous is at work in Seattle's supernatural underground.

Georgina discovers that there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny.

Is Georgina Kincaid good?

Succubus Blues is the first book where we follow Georgina Kincaid. This is a thrilling and sexy book series.

Absolutely worth reading if you like Urban Fantasy romance books.

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Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1)

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Kitty Norville is the wolf with the lowest status in her pack. She is submissive to everyone.

She has just realized that she can make it on her own. Working as a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station. This means that she doesn't need the pack so much as she used to.

Or so she thinks...

Kitty ends up getting one sexy werewolf-hunter and a few homicidal undead on her tail.

She may have bitten off more than she can chew?

Is Kitty Norville good?

It's a while since I last read any of these books, but I remember them as fun and interesting. They are worth reading if you like urban fantasy books.

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Twilight (Twilight Saga #1) by Stephenie Meyer

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When Bella Swan moves to the Forks, a small, cloudy and rainy town in Washington, she meets Edward Cullen.

Her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she discovers that the beautiful Edward is a vampire.

They become lovers.

But what Bella doesn't realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk.

Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful. Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires.

Is Twilight Saga good?

Twilight is the first book in the Twilight Saga.

I remember I liked the books, but they are not good enough for a reread.

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Marked (House of Night #1) by P. C. Cast

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Zoey is a 16-year-old girl who is marked.

Those who are marked are sent to the House of Night.

House of Night is a school where marked teenagers are sent to undergo the change to become a vampire.

Is House of Night good?

House of Night is an ok paranormal teen series. Nothing special, but worth a read if you are into books like this.

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Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)

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There are two races of vampires. One is the Moroi, they are alive and wield elemental magical. The other is the Strigoi, they are undead and evil.

Rose Hathaway is a half-vampire. She is a bodyguard in training for her friend Lissa Dragomir, a Moroi princess.

They go to St. Vladimir’s Academy. Its a hidden boarding school for vampires. Full blood vampires learn magic and half-bloods train to be their protectors.

Is Vampire Academy good?

Vampire Academy is a good teen paranormal romance book. They are worth checking out.

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TV-Shows like Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries #1)

True Blood

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Sookie Stackhouse works as a waitress at Merlotte's, a bar in Bon Temps a small southern town in the states.

One day she meets Bill Compton, a 173-year old vampire. He stands out to her and they hit it off early on.

Vampires are outed to the world.

They try to be accepted as regular humans. A synthetic blood alternative called True Blood is their main strategy for acceptance.

Sookie`s life gets seriously complicated when she gets involved with the supernatural world. But Sookie is not an ordinary person herself either. She has the ability to read thoughts. Except for the thoughts of vampires. Witch is why Bill stood out to her when she met him.

True Blood is loosely based on the book series Southern Vampire Mysteries.

Is True Blood good?

True Bloodis an excellent TV show.

The story separates itself from the books after the first season, but that's OK. You should watch this show.

Why is True Blood recommended?

True Blood is the TV Show version of the book.

The first season somewhat follows the books, but after that, it diverges widely from the books.

But its a really good TV Show that is worth watching, especially if you like the books.

Why: based on the books
Why not: deviates from the books

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The Vampire Diaries

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Elena and her brother Jeremy lives in Mystic Falls with their aunt Jenna. She moved in as their guardian after they lost their parents.

On Elena's first day back at school after her parent's death she meats Stefan, a mysterious new guy. What Elena dos not know is that Stefan is an old vampire.

They gradually grow closer, until Stefans`s older brother, Damon, shows up and acts like an evil bastard.

Is The Vampire Diaries good?

I remember liking Vampire Diaries at on point, but then I grew tired of the show. It is a popular show, so you should probably give it a try.

Why is The Vampire Diaries recommended?

The Vampire Diaries has vampires and romance. The main difference is that it is more aimed toward teenagers.

But it's still worth giving a try if you like The Southern Vampire Mysteries.

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Bitten is based on the excellent book series; Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong.

We follow Elena Michaels, a werewolf that abandoned her pack. She took refuge in the city where she got a successful photography career.

But trouble is brewing at the packs home, and her alpha is calling her back. What will come of her peaceful life, and will the pack survive?

Is Bitten good?

Bitten is a good show. Not as good as the books, but absolutely worth watching. Especially if you like paranormal fantasy and werewolves. Its not a teen show. It has older actors.

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Lost Girl

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Bo is a sexy succubus, and to feed she sucks the life force out of people.

For years she did not know what she was and had no control of her feeding.

She fled one corpse after another.

Until one day she accidentally crossed paths with Kenzi, a drifter, and a thief.

Bo rescued Kenzi from a date rape scum bag by killing him, which this time finally made the fae catch up with her.

The fae is split into two sides, light and dark. Each Fae must choose one of the sides, and stick to it.

Bo, who until now has lived outside the fae community, vows to live on her own terms. Even if it means existing alone between the dark and the light.

She manages this with the help of her mischievous, but loyal friends. Her friend Kenzi, the handsome shapeshifter Dyson and the beautiful human scientist Lauren.

While Bo tries to unravel the riddle of her mysterious past, she and her friends also have to tackle other problems that arise.

Is Lost Girl good?

This is a really cool series if you are into this kind of stuff.

Absolutely worth watching.

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