I don't think I'm alone in wanting stories of the Aurelian vampires before Sunnydale. Preferably stories with something other than (or in addition to) horror, gore, and cruelty. 2010 did not lack for choice:Whispering Death
Spike, Dru, and Darla enjoy the Spanish Civil War, each in their own way.Spike’s Victims: Victim no. 10,876, cir. 1895
(NC17) (First person POV)
The title is the summary. There is also another in the series, take a look.This Thing of Earth and Darkness
It takes the whole family to raise a vampire, when the vampire’s mummy is Dru.New York (1970)
It all comes down to style.Theatre of War
Spike and Dru harvest the battlefields of Europe. (Yes, another war story. I like to see how our vamps interact with the sweep of history. It's a thing.)Bonus NC-17 offering, not for everyone:The Body Electric
Unexpected uses for new technologies!