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…Continue readingBest Books for Vampire Authors!
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!
In a desert of predictable young adult vampire romance, Byzantium is a refreshing oasis. It is a film directed by Neil Jordan and is based on Moira Buffini’s play A Vampire Story. In the opening scene the main character, Eleanor Web, played by the lovely Saoirse Ronan, is finishing writing a story which she then…Continue readingNeil Jordan’s Byzantium
I wanted to come up with some interesting questions to ask E.B. Hood, the author of Melabeth. The first question below may seem a little rude out of context, but it is based on some research I did as to what question an author would like to be asked, and a commentary I saw from…Continue readingExclusive Interview with E. B. Hood, Melabeth author
I encountered the Vampire tale first through the movies, staying up late Friday and Saturday nights watching Bela Lugosi, John Carradine and then Christopher Lee portray Dracula. The Count was the epitome of evil, his whole existence on this Earth one purpose, to feed and create more of his kind. Vampirism was like a plague,…Continue readingVampires Should Be Evil
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
Paul Féval is a French novelist who was born in 1816 and died in 1887. Most have never heard of this man, which is a shame since he has been labeled “the father of modern crime novels,” and one of his vampire stories, La Ville Vampire, is known as “the ultimate literary ancestor of Buffy…Continue readingThe Classic “Buffy-like” Works of Paul Féval
The most influential and most famous of all vampire novels were published during the 1800s. Highly innovative for the times and groundbreaking, these stories took readers to an entirely new world and continue to this day to be read and loved by many. The stories below gave people something new to fear, something new to…Continue readingMajor Works in Vampire Literature Published in 1800s
Vampire Studies: Bold New Future? This is an update to the August 3, 2010 post, ‘University Offers Course in Vampiric Literature‘. If you believe education is the future, you’re going to love this. As previously mentioned, the University of Hertfordshire in the UK has decided to offer courses in Vampiric Studies. But now, the course…Continue readingVampire Studies
This time in book form; ‘Evenings on Dark Island’ tells the story of one hell of a day spa. The book was written as a light comedy about vampires by two Florida residents, –people who know the spa life better than anyone else. Evenings on Dark Island has a great plot, and sounds genuinely funny,…Continue readingEvenings on Dark Island: Another Vampire Spoof?
What most of the unofficial Feminists Against Vampire Romance Novels organization, –bent on the mass destruction of a fictional theme, –seems to miss in the world of vampires right now, is that normally, chicks are over-represented in vampire literature and cinema. How many badass vampire guys can you think of? Blade, Dracula, Kurt Barlow, Count…Continue readingVampires: Girls vs. Boys