The vampires in a lot of paranormal novels these days aren’t all that dangerous or even particularly threatening. With sparkly skin, impressive pecs and studly thighs, these vampires often seem more like Care Bears with fangs.

But if this Halloween season finds you yearning for a return to the vampire-as-true-predator character, look no further than Sins of the Blood.

Author Kristine Kathryn Rusch brings back the shiver and the creeping dread caused by a true creature of the night. Rusch’s vampires aren’t sensitive artists or hot guys with a thing for O-positive. The beasts in Sins of the Blood destroy life and innocence.

And as every true monster needs a hunter, meet Cammie:

Keep the shivers coming this Halloween season with these titles from WMG Publishing: