The Vampire Babylon series uses trilogy arcs to tell one basic story, much like the way JK Rowling used seven books that didn’t solve every plot thread book-by-book to tell Harry Potter’s story. While each individual novel focuses on a central mystery that’s solved by the end, the three books together build character and mythology arcs/mysteries until everything culminates in the third book. Each trilogy repeats this pattern.
NIGHT RISING, Book 1 - February 2007
to Hollywood—after dark…
Stuntwoman Dawn Madison is a girl with a lot of attitude—and
a lot of issues, mostly about living up to the legacy of her mother,
a world famous movie star/sex symbol, whose death left Dawn to be raised
by her dad Frank, nobody’s notion of single-father-of-the-year.
Now that she’s all grown up, she and Frank aren’t on the
best of terms, to say the least.
Still, he is her dad, and when he vanishes while investigating the
bizarre sighting—caught on film—of a supposedly long-dead
child star, she comes home to Tinseltown to join the search for him.
Working with his colleagues—a psychic short in stature but big
in dreams of stardom, a beautiful Latina techno-geek, and the P. I.
firm’s never-seen boss—she discovers an erotic and bloody
underground society made up of creatures she thought existed only on
They are devious. They are deadly. And some of them are dangerously
MIDNIGHT REIGN, Book 2 - February
Rising" was only the beginning... Dawn Madison reluctantly came
to Los Angeles in search of her missing father and found instead a
world of murder and the living dead she never imagined existed. When
a new vampire slaying lures Dawn deeper into the underground, her alliances
in the sunlit world shift. Now she has only herself to trust and her
newfound skills as "a spunky vampire slayer" ("Publishers
Vampire Babylon novella in the FIRST BLOOD collection
from Berkley Sensation, 8/08
all-new stories of forbidden passion and dark desire.
You never forget your first blood...Susan Sizemore returns to
the universe of her Laws of the Blood novels with a sizzling story of
the relationship between a vampire enforcer and a werewolf.
Erin McCarthy’s Sasha Checkikov flees the bright lights
and dangerous slayers of Vegas for New Orleans, where she is saved by a vampire
haunted by his past—and hungry for passion.
Set in the Vampire Babylon world, Chris Marie Green’s
story puts the bond between twin female vampires to the test when one of them
falls for her prey.
Meljean Brook’s vampire Annie Gallagher needs help to
save a young human girl, but she doesn’t expect the help to come from the
FBI agent she loved—and had to give up— when she was transformed.
BREAK OF DAWN, Book 3 - September
The vampires of Hollywood are back for the conclusion of this “gritty
[and] dark”(Best Reviews) trilogy.
can really suck…
After facing off against the lethal Vampire Killer, Hollywood stuntwoman
Dawn Madison and her friends are reeling. But for Dawn, the pain is
much more personal. She’s learned more about her missing father
and long-dead mother than she ever wanted to, and her conflicted feelings
about both her enigmatic, never-seen boss, Jonah, and P.I. Matt Lonigan
are only making things worse.
To save her father Dawn must enter the Vampire Underground, where she
will encounter an unthinkable betrayal, and where the question of who
is truly good and who is truly evil will become a matter of life, death—and
A DROP OF RED, Book 4 - March 2009
If you run out of vampires to destroy at home, there’s always work overseas…
Hollywood stuntwoman-turned-vampire-hunter Dawn Madison, along with her comrades, managed to wipe out the Los Angeles Vampire Underground—and uncovered not only her own dark family heritage but also a terrible truth about the man she loves. Now she’s determined to find the next vampire lair, hoping it will help her to make more sense out of her life.
When a new Underground is found in England, Dawn and a vampire-fighting team are dispatched to carry the fight to the enemy in London. Dawn knows by now how deceiving appearances can be—and she is about to find out that it’s not only the beautiful people of Hollywood who are willing to bargain with evil…
PATH OF RAZORS, Book 5 - August 2009
London couldn’t be further from L. A., but stuntwoman-turned-vampire hunter Dawn Madison knows that her job hasn’t changed—find the local vampire Underground and wipe it out. She and her team have located the vamp’s lair at a private girls’ school and now they have the undead on the run.
But the vicious pack is starting to realize that its greatest threat may be from within its own ranks.
As unrest rocks the Underground, Dawn begins to fall prey to her own dark desires. Never the same since her one moment as a vampire, she finds her psychic powers—and urge to hunt—growing.
Both above ground and below, the line between good and evil is blurring, leading to a confrontation between Dawn who fears her humanity is slipping away—and a beautiful but deadly creature who basks in the suffering of her own kind…
DEEP IN THE WOODS, Book 6 - March 2010
With the female master of the London Underground in her hands, stuntwoman-turned vampire hunter Dawn Madison must fight off her followers, a vicious pack of undead teenage girls who put the vamps Dawn had to deal with in Hollywood to shame.
But Dawn must wring all the information she can out of her captive. For Costin her boss and sometime lover has disappeared into the labyrinth under the girls school to pursue the male master of the nest. Every moment counts as Dawn and her team race to save him, not only from the threat of death but from the more terrible danger that he might succumb to his own vampiric nature and be lost to them all forever.
Vampire Babylon short story in the horror anthology from Edge Press, THOSE WHO FIGHT MONSTERS, March 2011
“Soul Stains” by Chris Marie Green
Dawn Madison, ex vampire hunter, has been lured out of retirement by the sighting of an old, presumed-dead Hollywood starlet in a decrepit Vegas showroom. But is this entity merely a ghost? Or is it one of the escaped, mortalized Hollywood Underground vampires Dawn vowed to wipe off the face of the earth, even at the threat of returning her own soul to darkness?
RAISING THE DARKNESS
Raising the Darkness, A Dawn Madison Novella, reboots the Vampire Babylon series with an entirely new occult adventure featuring paranormal mayhem and action beyond the realm of bloodsuckers! This is the first stand-alone novella, reissued from the retired 2012 anthology Undead for a Day.
Former vamp hunter Dawn Madison and her team of monster hunters and psychics haven’t been the same since they retired from the life. She’s tired and drained from injuries sustained during the team’s last stand against the dragon, but when the clock strikes twelve on Samhain, everything changes. It seems that someone has sent raised-from-the-dark revenants after her, and they’re out for blood—as well as Dawn’s life...
IN BAD SPIRITS
In Bad Spirits, A Dawn Madison Novella, reboots the Vampire Babylon series with an entirely new adventure featuring paranormal mayhem and action beyond the realm of bloodsuckers! This is the second stand-alone novella, reissued from the retired 2012 anthology Strange Spirits.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the holiday season. But when a mysterious entity stalks one of the monster hunters on Dawn Madison’s team, she learns that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...
Featuring stories by SHANNON K. BUTCHER * RACHEL CAINE * LUCIENNE DIVER * CHRIS MARIE GREEN * CHRISTINA HENRY * FAITH HUNTER * CHLOE NEILL * KALAYNA PRICE * ROB THURMAN
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine has modern-day potions witches Holly and Andrew facing off against a firebrand politician who wears literally killer boots in a Texas-sized rodeo of trouble.
Boot-loving Cadogan vampire Lindsey must team up with off-again, on-again vampire partner Luc when a woman from her past is targeted by supernaturals in New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill’s all-new adventure.
And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman features Trixa Iktomi from her Trickster series dealing with magical vengeance and magical footwear.
Taking kick-ass urban fantasy literally, USA Today bestselling authors Kalayna Price and Faith Hunter bring together the best of the genre to once again prove when you’re fighting supernatural forces, it helps to keep your feet on the ground.