We all know the name Anne Rice, she is the queen of vampires after all, but few of us know her assistant, Becket. A former Benedictine monk with a master’s degree in theology, Becket is Anne’s right hand man, and an author himself. His vampire tale The Blood Vivicanti features characters and concepts by both…Continue readingAnne Rice’s Assistant Releases His Own Vampire Novel
Reviewing first novels can end up an uncomfortable exercise. The promise of something truly good awaits–consider that both Interview With a Vampire and Twilight were first novels by their respective authors. So too have been a more than a few that vanished without a trace. And good riddance! Melabeth the Vampire happily manages to avoid…Continue readingReview: Melabeth the Vampire
Some of the most popular book series out there are vampire series, and you know you love to debate them, gush about them and obsess over them. At least I do. One thing is clear – we all have opinions on these books. Twilight, The Mortal Instruments, The Vampire Chronicles and many more – we…Continue readingLove it or Hate it: Twilight, House of Night, The Vampire Chronicles and More
We’ve all been there. You’re reading a book you picked up on impulse because it sounded good when, a few chapters in, you’re struggling to maintain interest because every character and situation seems like something you’ve read a dozen times before in other books. Don’t you hate that? Editors and agents go through that a…Continue readingAvoiding Clichés When Writing Vampire Fiction
A graphic novel adaptation of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire told in Claudia’s point of view – it’s almost too good to be true! But it is indeed real and at long last I have my very own copy of Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story by Anne Rice and Ashley Marie Witter. While…Continue readingReview of Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story
It’s book time! Sadly there aren’t many new releases this November, which really is a shame since these chilly nights are perfect for curling up in bed and reading a good vampire book. But there are a few goodies hitting bookstores this month. Check out the books coming out this November below! (click titles to…Continue readingVampire Books Coming November 2012
Coming October 11th through the 14th to Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan is New York Comic Con! Woo! This convention will be packed full of vampire goodies! You have the legendary Anne Rice, cast members from Buffy, panels discussing vampires, vampire authors, vampire comic books and SO much more coming to NYCC this year! It’s…Continue readingNew York Comic Con Packed Full of Vamptastic Panels and People
Let’s just pretend for a moment that the Queen of the Damned film isn’t a crude bastardization of the beloved novel by Anne Rice. On its own, totally separate from the famous book, it’s an entertaining vampire film with a damn good soundtrack. That said, the movie, which originally came out in 2002, is out…Continue readingQueen of the Damned Out Now on Blu-Ray
Our beloved creatures of the night are lurking everywhere, in the darkened scenes of films, between the bloodied pages of books, in chilling video games… vampires are everywhere. Out of the many vampires haunting our favorite stories – which one is your favorite? Is it the lead in a vampire romance? An evil monster in…Continue readingWho is Your Favorite Vampire?
There are thousands upon thousands of vampire books that have been written, and with so many out there it makes it difficult to choose which book of the undead you’ll read next. Some people prefer one-shot books, while others adore a series of books that they can really fall into – this post is for…Continue readingWhat is Your Favorite Vampire Series?
A few months back I excitedly reported that Anne Rice’s influential vampire novel, Interview with the Vampire, is being adapted into a graphic novel. What made this news so fantastic is that while the graphic novel will tell the story we fans know and love, it’s going to be told from Claudia’s point of view…Continue reading‘Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story’ Release Date Revealed
It looks like the legendary vampire Lestat just might be returning to the big screen! Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment has optioned the rights to Anne Rice’s The Tale of the Body Thief, the fourth book in Rice’s best-selling series The Vampire Chronicles. The Brat Prince, Lestat, was first portrayed by Tom Cruise…Continue readingAnne Rice’s ‘Tale of the Body Thief’ May be Coming to the Big Screen