Dark Ones

13 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,900 ratings

A Girl's Guide to Vampires Publisher's Summary

Joy Randall's Top-five tips for vampire hunters:

  • Location, location, location. Vampires won't be caught dead (ha!) in places like discos, 10-minute lube shops, or Switzerland. Remember, if you wouldn't be there, neither would a bloodsucker.
  • Trust your eyes. You know the handsome, annoyingly arrogant, self-assured man in the shadows with long hair and a cleft in his chin? He's your vampire.
  • No matter how tempting it might be, do not "accidentally" acquire a paper cut on your finger and suggest your vampire kiss it to make it better.
  • Play it cool. Don't offer to accompany your prince of the night on the talk-show circuit, and whatever you do, don't offer him your heart!
  • Most of all, remember: being a vampire is nothing to laugh about.
©2003 Marthe Arends (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • A Girl's Guide to Vampires

    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 251

    Joy Randall's Top-five tips for vampire hunters: Location, location, location. Vampires won't be caught dead (ha!) in places like discos, 10-minute lube shops, or Switzerland. Remember, if you wouldn't be there, neither would a bloodsucker. Trust your eyes. You know the handsome, annoyingly arrogant, self-assured man in the shadows with long hair and a cleft in his chin? He's your vampire. No matter how tempting it might be, do not "accidentally" acquire a paper cut on your finger and suggest your vampire kiss it to make it better....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible!

    • By Amy on 08-25-13

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 2

    • Sex and the Single Vampire

    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    It's not easy finding love when you're nine hundred years old . . . And undead Romance novelist Christian Dante is sexy and arrogant, a true alpha male. He's also a Dark One (aka vampire), doomed to spend eternity cruising the singles scene in search of the one woman who can redeem his soul. But finally he's found the love that Fate has chosen for him. Too bad she sees dead people and likes to play with demons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not at all like her previous works!

    • By Barbara on 02-14-13

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 3

    • Sex, Lies, and Vampires

    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Are you responsible for lifting a centuries-old curse from the sexiest vampire you’ve ever seen? Does a demon lord want to destroy you? Have you somehow inadvertently bound several mummies to your soul? Are you the last hope for a lost little boy? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above . . . you’re in big trouble! Those are a few of the problems facing Nell Harris, a real charmer - no, really . . . a real Charmer - once she hooks up with Adrian Tomas. A devastatingly hot Dark One who’s earned the unfortunate title “the Betrayer” for selling out his own kind to a very nasty demon, Adrian needs Nell in the worst way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh out loud fun

    • By Manon on 02-03-13

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 4

    • Even Vampires Get the Blues

    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers too if Paen can't repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God in five days. Half-elf Samantha Cosse may have gotten kicked out of the Order of Diviners, but she's still good at finding things, which is why she just opened her own private investigation agency. Paen is one of Sam's first clients and the only one to set her elf senses tingling, which makes it pretty much impossible to keep their relationship on a professional level.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Story

    • By Amber Bennett on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $25.19

  • Book 4.5

    • Bring Out Your Dead

    • Dark Ones
    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Battling a demon lord is all in a day's work for the Dark One named Sebastian. But now he must take on a horde of unhappy zombies and an obnoxious teen vampire if he wants to win the hand of the one woman who can make him whole. Ysabelle is a woman with a past, and not a whole lot of future if a certain demon lord has his way. With zombies, demons, and a little thing like death standing in her way, will she find happiness in the man who's seen more darkness than she can imagine?

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 5

    • The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires

    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Physicist Portia Harding's life is grounded in facts. There's nothing that can't be explained by logic and science. Until she travels with her best friend to England - and accidentally summons an ethereal Virtue who bequeaths her gift of weather control to Portia.... Now Portia's walking around with a literal cloud over her head - and a heart - stopping handsome maniac trying to kidnap her. But Theondre North is no run-of-the-mill maniac. He's a nephilim - the son of a fallen angel - who needs Portia's help to change his fate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantasy with Laughs

    • By Empress Karen on 04-14-14

    Regular price: $25.19

  • Book 6

    • Zen and the Art of Vampires

    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    While on a singles tour of Europe, Seattle's own Pia Thomason is looking for a man and trying not to think about her 40th birthday. Too bad her choice of suitors is less than appealing. But when she meets two mysterious strangers in Iceland, Pia becomes immersed in an undead love affair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not full novel. cliffhanger.

    • By debgiggles on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $25.19

  • Book 7

    • Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang

    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Humor and romance mix delightfully in Katie MacAlister’s New York Times best-selling novels. In this installment of the Dark Ones series, Pia is discovering that wedded bliss with a vampire is a very elusive proposition. With her hubby not trusting her, and his best friend missing, Pia finds solace in her plain old Seattle life. But that all changes when she and Kristoff are falsely implicated in crimes against vampire-kind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Fun

    • By AMV on 09-17-10

    Regular price: $22.04

  • Book 8

    • In the Company of Vampires

    • By: Katie MacAlister Nicole
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Katie MacAlister’s sultry paranormal romances zip to the top of best-seller lists across the globe. Here, Francesca Ghetti returns to GothFaire in order to deal with her latest problem, Loki - the Norse god of mischief. However, Fran is surprised to once again encounter her ex, the vampire Benedikt, who just happens to have his new girlfriend on his arm. And that’s just the beginning, as Vikings, shapeshifters, and rabid opera fans soon work their way into her life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't finish it.

    • By Momof3badboys on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $25.19

  • Book 9

    • Much Ado About Vampires

    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Nichole Poole
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Katie MacAlister’s sultry paranormal romances zip to the top of best-seller lists across the globe. Here, Corazon Ferreira discovers she was the mate of a gorgeous vampire in a previous life. But despite the lingering attraction Corazon feels, the image of the vampire killing a victim just won’t leave her mind. Only when her life depends on him does she finally decide to ignore her head and listen to her heart.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Read, but the series is getting tired

    • By Katheryne on 02-24-13

    Regular price: $22.04

  • Book 10

    • A Tale of Two Vampires

    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 244

    Iolanthe Tennyson has had a very bad year—due in part to the very bad men in her life. So she’s accepted her cousin’s invitation to spend the summer in Austria to indulge her photography hobby. Rumors of a haunted forest there draw Iolanthe into the dark woods—and into the 18th century.... Nikola Czerny is a cursed man, forced by his half brothers to live forever as a Dark One. But his miserable existence takes an intriguing turn when a strange, babbling woman is thrown in his path.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More of a Carry On Vamp than Interview With A Vamp

    • By CAROLYN on 12-09-12

    Regular price: $25.19

  • Book 11

    • The Vampire Always Rises

    • Dark Ones
    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Growing up in a religious cult, Tempest could only dream of the world outside. Once free, Tempest is determined to live her life to the fullest, and to check off each item on her bucket list. First on her agenda - to meet an honest-to-goodness vampire. It's just a shame the one she finds doesn't understand how the whole Dark Ones thing is supposed to work. Luckily for him, she's patient.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not worth the wait

    • By Elizabeth on 12-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Perils of Effrijim

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Scott Aiello
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    This collection of two short stories and assorted short pieces were published previously, and gathered here for the first time. "The Perils of Effrijim" is loaded with quirky characters, a fast-paced story, and an adorable demon who just wants to be with his beloved. In "Cat Got Your Tongue", Joy Randall thought her honeymoon with husband Raphael was going to fulfill all her expectations, but almost immediately they run into a decades-old curse, a spurned ghostly first wife, and a long-dead randy Scottish Laird.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining!

    • By Amanda Romeo on 02-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95