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Good Guys Wear Fangs

Good Guys Wear Fangs Short Story Antecedents of Angel and Company A few years ago, while watching a trailer for the then-upcoming CBS vampire series Moonlight, I began to ponder the literary roots of the heroic vampire motif. Sure, your average sci-fi fan knows about Angel and Spike, maybe has a little recall of Detective…

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Things to Remember When Telling Vampire Stories

2011 nears its end, with 2012 to follow. Many the movie, novel, web comic and television series about the undead await us in the future–and if they deal with vampires let us offer a few gentle reminders. Past tellers have sometimes done marvelous examples of how to deal with the undead, examples that too often…

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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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GIVEAWAY and Exclusive Interview with ‘Moonlight’ Creator Trevor Munson

If you are a fan of the show ‘Moonlight’ then you are going to LOVE this! Not only are we giving away three copies of Angel of Vengeance, the book that inspired the show, but we also have an exclusive interview with the author of the book, Trevor Munson, who was also the co-creator, writer…

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Gumshoes of the Night

Detective fiction, according to some, is dying. At least on the printed page, as readers increasingly demand only one type of such story (Police Procedural, Locked Door, etc.) and refuse to glance at any others. Maybe. But in terms of other media, the detective genre remains alive and kicking. Sometimes, undead and kicking. “Forever Knight”…

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Vampire Night on CW Network this Summer

One of our readers asked if there will be any summer replays of the Vampire Diaries.  Not only that, it’ll be a double feature on Thursday nights beginning June 3rd (8/7c) when CW TV airs Moonlight, alongside encore episodes of Vampire Diaries.  Vampire Diaries Season 2 is set to premiere in September 2010. Moonlight Moonlight…

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The CW Network Resurrects Moonlight

Good news for fans of Moonlight, starting June 3 2010 the CW Network will begin airing the series at 9PM after encore episodes of season one of  The Vampire Diaries. For those who remember, Moonlight, a vampire series about immortal private eye Mick St. John ran during the 2007-2008 season on CBS. Unfortunately Moonlight was…

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Leech Lover Facts: Part 4

It’s been a couple months since I’ve done a “Leech Lover Facts” post, so I’m bringin’ it back! Here’s your bloody dose of random vampire facts. Animal Hides: Various kinds of animal skins were used in some countries, particularly by the Gypsies, to cover the body of a vampire before staking it. You see, they…

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Vampire Shows

With vampires being so popular lately new vampire shows are popping up like crazy. Yay! So why not make a list of vampire shows – old and new. Below is a list of shows that have vampires as part of their main storyline. Meaning my list doesn’t have shows that had maybe one or two…

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