The Night World SeriesThe first book of the Night World series, 'Secret Vampire' was published in 1996. Eight other books followed over the next two years, bringing the total of released volumes to nine by 1998. A final volume, 'Strange Fate', has been planned since then but has yet to be released.
Love was never so scary...
The Night World is all around us - a secret society of vampires, werewolves, witches and creatures of darkness. They're beautiful - and deadly - and it's so easy to fall in love.
The Night World law says that it's okay to hunt humans. It's okay to toy with their hearts, it's even okay to kill them. There are only two things you can't do with them.
1) Never let them find out the Night World exists.
2) Never fall in love with one of them.
These stories are about what happens when these rules get broken ...
The Night World Series: The Books
- Secret Vampire (1996)
- Daughters of Darkness (1996)
- Enchantress / Spellbinder (1996)
- Dark Angel (1996)
- The Chosen (1997)
- Soulmate (1997)
- Huntress (1997)
- Black Dawn (1997)
- Witchlight (1998)
- Strange Fate (forthcoming)
L.J. SmithL.J. Smith has written more than two dozen books for children and young adults. She realised she wanted to be a writer sometime between kindergarten and first grade. and got the idea for her first published book while babysitting in high school. She wrote the book, The Night of Solstice, in between classes at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received a BA in Experimental Psychology. She then moved to San Francisco State University to gain her MA in Special Education and worked as a teacher for several years before becoming a full-time writer.
Dreams and nightmares have always fascinated her and many of her books are based on her own nightmares and those of her friends. Since childhood she has been fascinated by the night and the way the ordinary world changes in moonlight. At times she stops in the middle of a particularly frightening dream and thinks, "This is awful. I sure hope I remember it when I wake up!" While she makes no claim to psychic powers, she is firmly convinced that streetlights go off at night when she passes. Ms. Smith likes writing about the supernatural because it’s a great forum for the battle between good and evil.
She lives in the Bay Area of California, but is happiest in a little cabin near Point Reyes National Park, which has lots of trees, lots of beaches to walk on, and lots of places to hike.
- L.J. Smith's Website
- L.J. Smith's Blog
- L.J. Smith's MySpace Blog
- L.J. Smith on Facebook
- L.J. Smith on Twitter
- Forbidden Tales: An Interview with L.J. Smith (1996)
- Winter Blog Blast Tour: L. J. Smith (2008)
- Bookalcious: An Interview with L.J. Smith (2009)
- TheAuthorHour.com: Interview with L. J. Smith (2009)
- Vampire Diaries: Exclusive Interview with LJane Smith (2009)
- 'The Vampire Diaries' Author L.J. Smith Talks 'Twilight' (2009)
- 'Vampire Diaries' Author L.J. Smith Weighs In On The Series: 'They've Done An Incredible Job Of Interpreting It' (2009)
- By The Book Reviews: Interview: Author L.J. Smith (2010)
- A Chat with L.J. Smith! (2010)
L.J. Smith: Other BooksSince the publication of her first book in 1987, L.J. Smith has penned over twenty young adult novels, all with a supernatural theme. Initially, The Vampire Diaries was envisioned as a trilogy but it was later expanded with a fourth volume and, most recently, a secondary trilogy, The Vampire Diaries: The Return. The Night World series was to end with the tenth volume, but this book has been delayed time and again and its publication date is currently unknown. All of L.J. Smith's other series are stand-alone and complete.
Findahl / Solstice
- The Night of the Solstice (1987)
- Heart of Valor (1990)
The Vampire Diaries
- The Awakening (1991)
- The Struggle (1991)
- The Fury (1991)
- Dark Reunion / The Reunion (1992)
The Secret Circle
- The Initiation (1992)
- The Captive (1992)
- The Power (1992)
The Forbidden Game
- The Hunter (1994)
- The Chase (1994)
- The Kill (1994)
- The Strange Power (1994)
- The Possessed (1995)
- The Passion (1995)
The Vampire Diaries: The Return
- Nightfall (2009)
- Shadow Souls (2010)
- Midnight (2011)
- The Vampire Diaries: Blood Will Tell
- Night World: Thicker Than Water
- Night World: Brionwy's Lullaby
- Night World: Ash & Mary-Lynnette: Those Who Favor Fire
- Night World: Jez and Morgead's Night Out
- The Vampire Diaries: Matt & Elena: First Date
- The Vampire Diaries: Bonnie & Damon: After Hours
- Night World: The Ultimate Fan Guide by Annette Pallert (2009)