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Review: A Dance in Blood Velvet

Second in a series, A Dance in Blood Velvet by Freda Warrington is a follow up to A Taste of Blood Wine. Collectively they’re known as The BloodWine series, with two more I’ve yet to read. Let us begin with the simple acknowledgment I look forward to doing so. What is this novel about? In…Continue readingReview: A Dance in Blood Velvet

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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…Continue reading5 Vampire Tropes That Need A Rest!

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Tropes That Need to Go Away

One problem any popular genre develops tends to be tropes that pervade too much of it all. In and of themselves, maybe they work. Often they work quite well. They can, anyway. But when we see the same thing over and over and over again, we enter into the realm of the cliche. So here’s…Continue readingTropes That Need to Go Away

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Something is Missing

Something is missing at Vampires.com.  I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but then it virtually slapped me (ouch!) right in the face.  It’s you!  We’re usually always keeping up with the latest news, and mixing in some well-researched folklore.  Apart from the occasional comments asking us to turn you into a vampire,…Continue readingSomething is Missing