Michele observes that vampire romance has grown incredibly since the 90's, no doubt due to the ever-growing popularity of the urban fantasy and paranormal genres. Here is an interesting chart showing the dramatic increases (2009 figures are year to date).
So how many do you figure you have read?Contest details excerpted from Michele Hauf's post -
Now for the contest: I'll run this through the rest of April. What I'm looking for, simply, is a new title I don't list at the VampList.
Now here's the unsimple part. The title must not be listed anywhere at the Ultimate VampList. That means if you think Love's Bloody Desire by Crimson Tears is not listed because you checked the entire first HORROR page, but you didn't check ROMANCE or MYSTERY or CHILDREN's, then it actually could be listed elsewhere. So do a thorough check on all categories! Also, I may have a title listed in the wrong category (not purposely), so that would count as an entry if you told me what the right category is, and how you know that is the right category.
If you are the author of the book, you can enter with your title, if it isn't listed, as well. But again, make sure it's not already listed. (I will check, and usually recognize any title I do list.)
Now here's the lucky part. I haven't been able to get my Transmit program to work lately, so I have updates for all the pages that I can't put up right now. I have a lot of new titles listed. So you might enter with one of those titles, and since it's not online right now (only on my updated page that I can't upload) then that entry counts too. Confusing?
Just enter a title that isn't listed. Include: title, author, publisher, pub date, and if it's a part of a series, mention that too.
Send entries to toastfaery(at)gmail.com
Wait! I'm not done yet. So you don't want to sort through all those titles to see what's missing? Fine. I have another means to enter. Link to The Ultimate VampList at your blog or website (and make it permanent!) and send me the URL to the page with the link so I can verify, and you are entered. Here is the URL for VampList: http://www.vampire-books.com. Title it: The Ultimate VampList.
Winner gets...well, give me a day or two to find something good. I've got a stack of vampire book, not necessarily my own, that I could cull. So I'll announce a prize in a day or two.