On a visit to the Czech Republic, Joy Randall (a skeptic of all things paranormal), is suddenly thrown into the dark, dangerous world where vampires known as Dark Ones stalk the night. Armed with nothing more than a wicked sense of humor and a bag of rune stones, Joy does her best to untangle the threads involving a serial killer, vampires (both real and pretend), and the handsome, mysterious man who may or may not be what he appears.

Reading order of The Dark Ones series (per author's website):
  1. A Girl's Guide to Vampires
  2. Sex and the Single Vampire
  3. Sex, Lies, and Vampires
  4. Even Vampires Get the Blues
  5. Bring Out Your Dead (novella from Just One Sip anthology)
  6. The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires
  7. Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang (May 2009)

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"A mesmerizing supernatural romance"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 23, 2003

Based on C.J. Dante's Book of Secrets Roxy and Joy head to the Czech republic ostensibly seeking men, but it is the in place for vampires. The two American females attend the Moravian Gothfaire on All Hallow's Eve at Drahanska Castle where they meet men claiming to Read more...

"A Fantastically Funny Twist on the Romantic vampire tale!"
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006

Joy Randall along with her best friend, who is obsessed with all things vampire, Roxanne [Roxy for short], are about to leave on a European vacation. One of their stops will be in Czech Republic, home of the well-known vampire writer, who Roxy worships. Of course, before they leave Read more...

"Story captured the modern day woman and vampire"
Reviewed by Theresa Norman
Posted November 11, 2006

Bravo for Katie Macalister!! Not only does this tale give readers the vampire lore we all crave, but it gives so much more!! The attitude that comes across every page is not only ingenious; it is funnier than I've read in a long time. With each chapter, I found Read more...


A Girl's Guide to Vampires
(Dark Ones: Book 1)
by Katie MacAlister

Love Spell
October 1, 2003
Available: October 1, 2003
ISBN #0505525305
EAN #9780505525307
384 pages
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Other Books by
Katie MacAlister

Much Ado About Vampires
The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons
In the Company of Vampires
Death's Excellent Vacation
Love in the Time of Dragons
My Zombie Valentine
Me and My Shadow
Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang
Zen and the Art of Vampires
Up In Smoke
Playing With Fire
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
Holy Smokes
Ain't Myth-Behaving
Last of the Red-Hot Vampires
Light My Fire
Just One Sip
Even Vampires Get the Blues
Fire Me Up
Sex, Lies and Vampires
Hard Days Knight
You Slay Me
The Trouble with Harry
The Corset Diaries
Sex and the Single Vampire
Men In Kilts
Heat Wave
Noble Destiny
Improper English
Noble Intentions

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