Sep 29 2011 1:30pm

Fiction Affliction: Diagnosing October Releases in Urban Fantasy, Horror, and Paranormal Romance

The Symptoms: Despite rumors to the contrary, vampires just keep rising from the dead. And so do zombies. Werewolves are dwindling in numbers, angels have all but disappeared — but there still be dragon-shifters.

The Diagnosis: Fifty-three new books in these overlapping genres come out in October — 29 in urban fantasy and horror, and 24 in paranormal romance, with vampires putting a serious bite on all the other creatures out there.

The Cure: There are lots of monsters hanging around this month, so maybe take a light approach by checking out a couple of vampire Christmas anthologies (don’t think about it too hard), two Jane Austen-as-vampire books, or the titles-so-nuts-they-have-to-be-good: The Twilight of Lake Woebegottenor Real Werewives of Vampire County.

For the full article on September’s new releases in Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, visit our sister science fiction and fantasy blog,

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