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Anne Rice’s Latest ‘Prince Lestat’ Gets Mixed Reviews

Anne Rice’s return to the world of vampires been selling well, but some readers are finding the mythology of the book too complicated. I have to be honest here: I am not actually a fan of Anne Rice. I know, I know, –vampires are my life, –but no one but Anne Rice, –to me anyway,…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Anne Rice today!!

On this day, Anne Rice, best-selling author of the Vampire Chronicles and other novels about the occult, is born in New Orleans.Rice, one of four sisters, was christened Howard Allen O’Brien by her parents but insisted on being called Anne when&hellip…

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Best Books for Vampire Authors!

Welcome back to another installment of my topics for Vampire Authors, since there’s a lot of you out there! For you vampire fans, these are all books that you have probably read. If not, get cracking! They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and you can certainly see plenty of imitation…

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Love it or Hate it: Twilight, House of Night, The Vampire Chronicles and More

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…

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Who is Your Favorite Vampire?

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…

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What is Your Favorite Vampire Series?

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…

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Anne Rice’s ‘Tale of the Body Thief’ May be Coming to the Big Screen

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…

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Anne Rice Goes from Vampires to Werewolves

The legendary Anne Rice forever changed vampires with the release of her highly influential novel Interview with the Vampire, and her following vampire books earned her the honor of having one of the greatest vampire series ever written. Love her or hate her, you can’t deny the impact this woman has made on the world…

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Anne Rice Announces ‘Interview with the Vampire’ Graphic Novel!

As many of her fans know, Anne Rice is very active online, particularly on Facebook – she posts articles, discusses world issues, chats with fans and more. On her Facebook page she teased that a big announcement was coming, and at long last the secret was revealed! Her most famous novel, Interview with the Vampire,…

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Monsters vs. Aristocrats

When it comes to vampires in entertainment writers tend to go one of two ways – the vampires are either these intelligent and beautiful beings with a thirst for blood, or the vampires are mindless monsters that are hideous and uncontrollable. Sometimes they are a mixture of both, depending on the circumstances, but for those…

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Would You Pay $10,000 for a Vampire Book?

Being the curious book lover that I am I did a search on Amazon.com (my obsession) for the most expensive vampire books on the site, and what I found was SO not what I was expecting!  The most expensive vampire book on the list was actually four books in one and the cost was a…

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Vampires are Just Like Us

Earlier I traced the history of vampire metaphor from “The Vampyre” by John Polidori–which more or less created the trope of an undead nightmare stranger–to the later visions of the vampires as an incarnation of sin. This last covered a spectrum of sin as temptation (especially in the Hammer films) to a search for redemption…

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