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Keep Me in Mind

Nancy Holder - 2005
    High school student Buffy Summers and her companions battle the forces of evil, in an interactive adventure featuring a variety of possible endings in which readers take on the role of the Slayer and determine the course of the action.

Wicked Willow I: The Darkening

Yvonne Navarro - 2004
    Buffy and Xander arrive too late to stop Willow from taking revenge on Warren for the murder of Tara, and now they stand helpless as Willow determines to use whatever magick it takes to bring her lover back from the grave.

The Burning

Jeffrey J. Mariotte - 2000
    She and her family immigrated to America, and now she fears her brother, in an attempt to gain social acceptance, has stumbled into supernatural gang warfare. To make matters worse, an unknown creature has been doing a little night stalking. Buffy is certain that this new demonic presence has its roots in L.A. - Angel's turf. So with the help of the Slayerettes, she heads off to battle demons - both actual and personal.Meanwhile, in the City of Angels, Cordelia stumbles upon a vampire-worshiping cult of runaways as Angel investigates an invisible presence wreaking havoc in the local prisons.Now Buffy and pals must deal with identity crises of their own. Buffy may be the Chosen One, but she is, ultimately, expendable. Angel is unique, yet his particular status isolates him from humanity and monsters alike. So while all wonder - "do I make a difference?" - the humans and demons who surround them answer that question in astonishing ways...

Seven Crows

John Vornholt - 2003
    Surprisingly the call for reinforcements is answered by Buffy Summers and the atoning vampire Angel.Now tempers are flaring in the heat of the day -- and night -- as people are dying and locals are turning a blind eye to the deadly events. Bodies are turning up in the surrounding desert, some drained of blood, some having succumbed to another, fast-moving death. Riley Finn is noticing the arrival of more and more crows to this area, ominous portents of the events ahead. But even Mr. Secret Agent Man is distracted from his job when his wife goes undercover with Angel....

Out of the Madhouse

Christopher Golden - 1999
    But even with Buffy providing her unique style of damage control, it's more than one Slayer can handle - especially since the abominations are coming from a centuries-old portal through time and space.

Angel Vol. 1: Being Human

Bryan Edward Hill - 2019
    But now, on the trail of the most recent demonic uprising, he realizes that the redemption he seeks can only come with a price.Torn between his self-sworn mission to protect humanity and his desire to rid himself of his curse, he stumbles across the legend of a demon, a trickster who claims they can cure vampirisim and restore his humanity for a small cost: a sacrifice...a Slayer.Written by Bryan Hill (Detective Comics, Hulu's Titans) with art from Gleb Melnikov. Discover a brand new, modern take on one of the best and broodiest vampires in pop culture, perfect for fans and new readers alike!

Spike: The Complete Series

Brian Lynch - 2012
    Old flames and new challenges arise as Spike faces a crazed killer, Wolfram & Hart, and the consequences of having a soul. This title collects the complete 8-issue series of "Spike" by Brian Lynch that connects the "After The Fall" storyline to the subsequent "Buffy: Season 8" series.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 2: Once Bitten

Jordie Bellaire - 2020
    As Giles and Willow each take drastic measures to find a cure, Buffy must face the hardest choice of her already not-so-easy life: save her friend or stop her new enemies, Drusilla (AKA The Mistress) and Spike from opening the Hellmouth. But where does the mysterious vampire with a soul named Angel fit into this mess? And what secret is he hiding that will forever change the war between the Slayer and the Mistress?Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and artist David López (Captain Marvel) present the next chapter of the fearless pop culture reimagining that generated headlines worldwide.Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5-8.

These Our Actors

Ashley McConnell - 2002
    Willow decides to stick with the class on her own, however, and this once-shy wallflower is pleased to find herself way bitten with the acting bug.It's no surprise to Buffy and the Scoobs, then, when Willow decides to pitch in with the drama club's latest production. Of course, Sunnydale being Hellmouth Central, Willow soon discovers a link between drama and magick; in fact, many ancient Greek performances were actually invocations to the Gods. Spike, who in his pre-vamp days had been a great patron of the arts, confirms this fact. He "also" takes an unusual level of interest in Willow's extracurricular activities. When strange paranormal occurrences -- and the appearance of a ghost or two -- threaten Willow's safety, the witch starts to wonder if it isn't time to exit, stage left....

Angel Omnibus

Joss WhedonThomas E. Sniegoski - 2007
    Set during seasons one and two of the Angel television series, favorite characters appear - Cordelia, Doyle, Wes, Gunn - as the investigations of LA's vampire detective agency delve into all that is dark, grotesque, strange, and unexplainable. Angel faces demonic rats, bizarre deaths from spontaneous combustion, Hollywood demons encountered courtesy of Cordelia, angry spirits, zombies, and more Before you take a look at the upcoming new Dark Horse Angel comic series and the aftermath of Buffy Season Eight, take a step back and remember Angel's LA saga

The Xander Years, Vol. 1

Keith R.A. DeCandido - 1999
    "My "God, " what is that outfit?""It's called 'clothes.'""No, "I'm" wearing clothes. "You" are wearing rags. Xander, do you even know what it means to accessorize?"Shaking his head and rolling his eyes at the same time, Xander replied, "Yeah. "To accessorize." A verb deriving from the noun "accessory." Loosely defined as, 'Caring way more about what you're wearing than necessary for simple human interpersonal contact.'"Gesturing as if she were pleading with Xander to not jump off a high ledge, Cordelia said, "Xander, clothes are what define who you are to the world. They put out a message that says, 'I'm cool' or 'I'm a jock' or 'I'm a computer geek" or in your case, 'I'm a loser with no redeeming social value.'"It went downhill from there, at least up to the part where they made up by necking near the restrooms.Xander returned home and fell more than sat on his bed, not even bothering to clear a space for himself -- he just collapsed onto the dirty laundry festooned on the sheets and stared at the ceiling. All in all, it had been a typical date: arguing for an hour, necking for an hour. "Not exactly how I pictured dating, he thought. Certainly not how all those fantasy dates with Buffy went in my head."He turned toward the bedside table to stare at the photograph next to his clock radio. Willow's mom had taken that picture of Buffy, Willow, and Xander sophomore year. Buffy's hair was longer then -- so, if it came to that, was Xander's."Things were simpler then, hionship had been set.Except, of course,for the necking part. That took another twelve years to develop.The funny thing was, while Willow and Xander had gleefully formed the We Hate Cordelia Chase Fan Club -- they even held semiregular meetings -- Jesse had always had the hots for her, right up until the moment he died. And now Xander was dating her."Well, it could be worse, he thought. At least dating Cordelia isn't an immediate threat to my life. My sanity maybe, but not my life."Shivering with a chill that had nothing to do with the typically warm Sunnydale night, he remembered a certain substitute biology teacher....Copyright © 1999 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Freefall

Joss Whedon - 2012
    Buffy has left her best friend, Willow, powerless, and brought an end to a millennia-long tradition of superpowered girls. By day, Buffy is a twenty-something waitress with no real direction, and even though magic is gone, she’s still a vampire Slayer by night. Bigger problem? Vampires are becoming an epidemic . . . of zompires! Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1–#5.

Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 1

Doranna Durgin - 2001
    One girl in all the world, to find the vampires where they gather, and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers. In our time, that girl is Buffy Summers. But Buffy is merely one Slayer in an eternal continuum of warriors for the Powers That Be.We've known of others; The Primal Slayer, who stalked the earth and the forces of darkness in fierce solitude... Nikki, the funky hipster whose demise at Spike's hands lent an urban edge to his wardrobe and a bigger bounce to his swagger. Slayers by nature have a limited life expectancy; for each one who falls, another rises to take her place.Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 1, chronicles Slayers past who have influenced -- and are influenced by -- the traditions and mythologies of yore. From ancient Greece, to aristocratic Slayers holding court in revolution-era France, to the legend of the Bloody Countess Elizabeth Bathory, to 1920's Munich, each girl has a personal history, a shared moral code, and a commitment to conquer evil, regardless of the cost...Contents:A Good Run, Greece, 490 B.C.E. / Greg RuckaThe White Doe, London, 1586 / Christie GoldenDie Blutgrafin [The Blood Countess], Hungary, 1609 / Yvonne NavarroUnholy Madness, France, 1789 / Nancy HolderMornglom Dreaming, Kentucky, 1886 / Doranna Durgin>Silent Screams, Germany, 1923 / Mel OdomAnd White Splits the Night, Florida, 1956 / Yvonne Navarro

The Succubus in a Red Dress

Daniel David Garcia - 2013
    Oh, and she just might be a succubus.Whatever you do, don't say it can't get any worse.Paranormal romance novella/novel of approximately 46,000 words.

Spike: Into The Light

James Marsters - 2014
    In a small California town, low on funds and food, he runs into his past hidden under the floorboards of an old store, as well as a patience-trying slimy monster, stolen children, and some trouble with his boots . . . And, of course, there's always a girl. How can a good guy catch a break when he's constantly trying to hide the vampire inside?The original graphic novel (i.e. not previously published in comic book format), Spike: Into the Light is written by James Marsters, the actor who played Spike on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show.• Get into Spike's head as only James Marsters can!• An original graphic novel set in Buffy Season 7!