VampireRomanceBooks.com will mark its first anniversary on October 1 and, as the date nears, I want to take this opportunity to extend my warmest thanks to the many readers and authors who have helped make it a successful first year. And while I'm extending thanks, I must send out a very special thank you to Colleen Gleason , author of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles, for her constant support and encouragement, and the advice she gave me early on that led me to a grander vision for VRB.com's purpose and future.
This has indeed been a grand first year. We've conducted nine interviews with both veteran and up-and-coming authors, reviewed more than 30 books and started a forum  and reading group , providing a place for readers to share their opinions. Also, in May, we met one of the primary goals behind creating VRB.com with the launch of the Authors & Titles  section, working toward the creation of a comprehensive list of vampire romance writers and their books. The section has become one of the most visited parts of the site and I encourage authors to contact us so that you can access your page to edit the content, adding a bio and updating any of your book titles. There are plenty of readers looking for vampire romance to read!
Indeed, the site has gone from averaging 100 visitors a month in December 2006 to more than 3,500 visitors in September 2007. That's an amazing amount of growth and I'm thrilled beyond belief to know that people are enjoying the site so much. And it absolutely makes my day to see readers and authors posting comments and offering their own opinions on the books reviewed, which I hope to see happening even more in the future, through the comments and also at the fledgling reading group at the VRB.com forum. I truly want this to be a community where readers can discuss the writers, books and characters they love, and get to know one another in the process.
With those high hopes for the future of VRB.com in mind, we're going to kick off our second year by celebrating the first with:
- Interviews of TWO of the most popular authors of vampire romance!
- A sweepstakes giveaway with four prize packages, including a grand prize package that will have romance readers drooling to enter!
Further details will be announced on October 1st, so everyone stay tuned. Until then happy reading, dear friends!
Founder and Operator of VampireRomanceBooks.com