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5 Vampire Tropes That Need A Rest!

As a writer and avid reader of vampire fiction, I’ve seen a lot of different themes, styles, and clichés come in and out of popularity over the years. Rather than nit-pick which is which, it’s easier to call all of these things tropes, which is a more neutral term that has come to mean any…

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Review: The Hunger by Doug Dandridge

A vampire novel written by someone named Dandridge immediately brought a smile to my face even if the author is no relation to the Fright Night vampire played by both Chris Sarandon and Colin Farrel. What can I say? I’m a geek. The Hunger is the story of reluctant vampire Lucinda: a murdered prostitute who…

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True Blood Season 6 Has Arrived!

WARNING: This article is chock-full of spoilers! Well, last night was the premier episode of True Blood season six. Awaited with as much dread as anticipation by some of us, my first over-all reaction was pleasant surprise! Let’s start with the obvious: Billith. I am one of the many Trubies out there who thought that…

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Review of Angel: After the Fall

Finally catching up on my comic to-read list, I spent an entire wondrous day reading Angel: After the Fall, a 17-issue series of comics written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel creator Joss Whedon. It was a damn good day. After both of his shows ended, Buffy at Season 7 and Angel at Season…

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Moonlight’s Top 10 Favorite Vampires

Due to my love of vampires and my love of making lists (I’m hardcore like that) I am making a list of my personal favorite vampires. I’ve been seeing these lists pop up all over the interwebs lately, and I feel like joining in on the list-making fun. And of course, I ask you to…

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Search For a Cure

Way back in the 1840s, the penny dreadful (rightfully named–each chapter cost a penny and most had all the literary merit of an insurance company’s internal memo) Varney The Vampyre introduced a brand new idea in vampire fiction.  Given the youth of the genre, that doesn’t sound quite so impressive.  On the other hand, it…

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Charisma Carpenter Speaks about the Good Ol’ Buffy Days

I’m a hardcore Buffy and Angel fangirl, I have a undying love for the incredible shows created by the brilliant Joss Whedon. So, it goes without saying that I was pretty geeked when SmallScreenScoop.com did an interview Charisma Carpenter on her days playing the feisty Cordelia. For those of you that don’t spend much time…

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Supernatural Snatching Up Beloved Vampire Characters

The hit show Supernatural is awesome all on its own – it has an excellent storyline full of magical beasties, two gorgeous lead actors and a hilarious, yet dark, script. But, the show has recently been made even more awesome by the vamp-tacular guest stars it has had. We’ve got stars from both Buffy the…

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‘Angel and Faith’ Coming Soon!

Coming August 31 is the very first issue in Dark Horse’s latest comic series Angel and Faith. Fans of Buffy the Vamprie Slayer and the Angel spin-off have been waiting months for the latest comic in the Buffyverse and finally the wait is over! Issue #1 of Angel and Faith picks up where Buffy Season…

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Your Favorite Vampires in Comic Form!

Every time I visit the local bookstore I head over to the wonderfully wonderful comic book section, turn into a little kid, and get lost in the magical world of comics. While scanning the section on my last trip I was surprised by how many vampire books, movies and TV shows have been adapted into…

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Vampires – An Avatar of Sin

When vampires first drifted, shadow-like, into popular literature in the early 1800s, this denizen of ancient folklore became an incarnation of the Nightmare Stranger–the alien ‘other’ who presented a threat to civilization itself. It was death reaching out to infect the living. The foreigner who defiled virtuous women. A pagan invader thriving where the light…

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Vampire Magazines: The One Dead Thing I Don’t Like

Take a look at any magazine stand at your local gas station or grocer and you’ll find hundreds of titles. Fashion, Guns, Gaming, Home & Garden, Fitness, Teen, Celebrity Gossip, Computers, Nature, Movie & Television, Animals, Hunting, Tattoos, Cars, MMA, Hobbies, Kids, and Sports make up the majority of magazine subjects out there. Yet do…

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