In 2009 the original books were re-released in the “Thirst” collections, along with new books:
Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice
Includes the first three novels in Christopher Pike’s The Last Vampire series: The Last Vampire, Black Blood and Red Dice.
“As to blood — ah, blood, the whole subject fascinates me. I do like that as well, warm and dripping, when I am thirsty. And I am often thirsty….
Alisa has been in control of her urges for the five thousand years she has been a vampire. She feeds but does not kill, and she lives her life on the fringe to maintain her secret. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive.
Her quest leads her to Ray. He is the only person who can help her; he also has every reason to fear her. Alisa must get closer to him to ensure her immortality. But as she begins to fall in love with Ray, suddenly there is more at stake than her own life….” (Summary from Amazon.com)
Paperback Info: ISBN 1416983082, Simon Pulse, 2009
Thirst No. 2: Phantom, Evil Thirst, Creatures of Forever
Includes the last three novels in Christopher Pike’s The Last Vampire series: Phantom, Evil Thirst and Creatures of Forever.
“Tears roll over my face. I touch them with my quivering tongue. They are clear and salty, not dark and bloody. Another sign that I am human.
What Alisa has desired for five thousand years has finally come true: She is once again human. But now she is defenseless, vulnerable, and, for the first time in centuries, emotional. As she attempts to reconcile her actions as a vampire with her new connection to humanity, she begins to understand the weight of lifeand-death decisions. Can Alisa resolve her past and build a new identity, or is she doomed to repeat her fatal mistakes?” (From Amazon.com)
Paperback Info: ISBN 1416983090, Simon Pulse, 2010
Thirst No. 3: The Eternal Dawn
“Alisa has spent the past five thousand years as a vampire, living alone and fighting for survival. In her loneliness, Alisa cannot resist bringing Teri—a descendant of her human family—into her life. But Alisa is surrounded by death and destruction, and just by knowing Alisa, Teri’s life is at risk.
Alisa’s guilt grows when she becomes involved in a dangerous conspiracy. A top-secret group knows Alisa’s secret and will stop at nothing to use her powers for their cause. As Alisa desperately tries to protect herself and Teri from the unknown enemy, she discovers a force more powerful and more lethal than anything she has ever seen. Alisa doesn’t know who to trust, who to challenge, or who she will become….” (From Amazon.com)
Paperback Info: ISBN 1442413174, Simon Pulse, October 2010
Thirst No. 4
Book summary coming soon.
Paperback Info: ISBN 1442413190, Simon Pulse, August 2011
The Last Vampire
“Alisa Perne is the last vampire. Beautiful and brilliant, she hunts alone, living among humans, living off humans. But someone is stalking her. Someone wants her dead. And Alisa has a choice to make – to keep a long held promise or protect the mortal she seems to be falling for.” (From Amazon.com)
Paperback Info: ISBN 0671872648, Pocket Books, 1994
“Believing that she and her partner, Ray, are the last remaining vampires, five-thousand-year-old Alisa is stunned when she learns about a series of brutal murders in the United States that can only be the work of their own kind.”
Paperback Info: ISBN 0671872664, Pocket Books, 1994
“Alisa and her former FBI partner, Joel, learn of a government plan to capture them in order to steal and analyze their vampire blood for the purpose of duplicating it, and when Joel is caught, Alisa risks her life to free him.”
Paperback Info: ISBN 0671872680, Simon Pulse, 1995
“After five thousand years she was again mortal. The dead alchemist’s experiment has worked. Alisa is no longer a vampire, but a frail and confused human. Not only that — she is pregnant. The baby grows in her at supernatural speed. As the stranger watches. The stranger from the past. But what child will Alisa’s seed produce? A demon or an angel? Alisa does not know. But the stranger does. He knows everything that ever was. And he knows everything that is to be.” (From Amazon.com)
Paperback Info: ISBN 0671550306, Simon Pulse, 1996
“Facing the difficult task of having to hunt down her own daughter and destroy her, the vampire Alisa believes in her heart that Kalika, a bloodthirsty monster, is not completely evil, and hopes to save her instead.” (From Amazon.com)
Paperback Info: ISBN 0671550500, Simon Pulse, 1996
Creatures of Forever
“Alisa the vampire confronts her most mysterious foe in an otherworldly force that promises to destroy or save her when it forces her to choose between sacrificing herself and saving others.” (From Amazon.com)
Paperback Info: ISBN 0671550527, Simon Pulse, 1996