Vampire New Years Wish List 2013

We here at Vampires.Com offer details of what we hope to see regarding our favorite subject in the coming new year! In no particular order…

More vampire horror!
2007_30_days_of_night_017A more classical feral vampire, like  those in 30 Days of Night featuring the vampire with ferocious bloodlust. It’s not about the gore but the characterization of the vampire as actual predators. Let Me In did this brilliantly.
Dystopian Vampires!
Loved Stake Land, even though the vampires were more of a zombie-vampire hybrid. But what about a world where vampires actually took over? Like I Am Legend (the novel) or the last entry in The Strain trilogy.
Not Another Remake!
Dracula-3d-PosterOkay, a few get it right. But more often filmmakers leave old fans dissatisfied and new fans unenthusiastic. Let us see folks do something interesting and new, or at least adapt something that hasn’t been done before!
A New Vampire Series!
A successor line of books in the “vein” of Twilight or perhaps Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Why not another saga, another fascinating story that requires many books to tell, another set of characters to grab the attention the way Katniss Everdeen and Harry Potter did–but with fangs?
Can True Blood please calm down?
This might not prove possible. Bill Compton has turned into some kind of demon blood god, while the whole world knows there are things others than vampires, a bunch of fairy children left in trust to the Sheriff, etc. How can the series not turn into WORLD WAR V? Dunno, but who really wants to see the show go there?
What do you want to see in the upcoming year?

By david

David MacDowell Blue blogs at Night Tinted Glasses.  He graduated from the National Shakespeare Conservatory and is the author of The Annotated Carmilla. and Your Vampire Story (And How to Write It) as well as a theatrical adaptation of Carmilla.


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  4. you are wanting a new vampire saga to equal Twilight? Try Silentheart, Silent Madness, and to be released on May 1, 2013; the final book in the trilogy, Silent Blood by Roberta Hoffer. The three books take you through a journey with a family of vampires with an ending you will not be expecting but will end up loving. Look for the “Silent Vampire Trilogy” books to fill your need for a new vampire line. Carter is every woman’s fantasty vampire but belongs to only one; Sarah.

    1. Honestly, Silentheart is identical to Twilight, but with adult characters. It’s so close to Twilight it could probably get into copyright troubles.

  5. I might be able to help you out with a couple of your wishes:

    For a new vampire saga with plenty of horror, check out The Vampire Origins ( The series weaves historical fact with vampire fiction and traces the origins of five very unique vampire tribes: Strigoi, Cambion, Nosferatu, Bretonnian and Strix.

    Strigoi: From his creation in the bloodshed of the crusades, to his reemergence as Vlad the Impaler, Vladamir Strigoi has sought a way to enslave mankind and rule the world. Only one thing can stop him – a true, Strigoi human. Vlad will search the world for his descendants, turning them before they can put an end to him.

    Cambion: Descended from royalty, the Cambions are a proud and arrogant race of pureblood vampires. Having never experienced the restrictions of human emotion, they take what they want and kill with cruel abandon. They have just one rule – never turn a human.

    Bretonnian: Forget murder and violent conversions. Forget the Freemasons and Scientology. The Bretonnians’ are the hippest club among the creative elite and they are all for free choice, free love and free spirit. From scientists to artists and from rock stars to Hollywood’s biggest names, anyone who is anyone wants to be a Bretonnian.

    Strix: A fierce tribe of warrior vampires, the Strix are often employed by governments and private armies as bodyguards, mercenaries and assassins to take down dictators. They are ruthless, efficient killers working side by side with their human counterparts. But the Strix have one weakness – their hunger for blood often drives them to become the very thing they hunt.

    Nosferatu: A shadowy race led by a fallen priest, they are slaves to their religious beliefs, unable to move beyond their superstitions that keep them hidden in the dark.

    Each series will have a number of books within, with book 1 in the Strigoi series coming very soon.

    The Strigoi series opens in Russia during the Russian Revolution and gives a vampire twist to the mystery surrounding Anastasia and Alexei Romanov. Another major character in this series is Vladamir Strigoi, who has been known by a number of other names including Vlad the Impaler. Through his Ichorous Project, Vlad plans to enslave the human race.

    Only one thing can put an end to his plans – a Strigoi human. And Vlad will stop at nothing to eradicate every last one.

    Scarlett Fraser has no idea she’s the very thing Vlad is hunting, or that the castle her dad is renovating is ground zero for Vlad’s plans for world domination.

    She can stop Vlad and save the world. She’s just got to stay human long enough to do so.

    As Scarlett is about to discover, staying human is a lot easier said than done.

    You can read interviews with a couple of my vampires on my website.

  6. I agree on the first few BUT I completely disagree on the last one. I completely love True Blood and the only season I did not like much at all (except some things) was season 4 but season 5 was one of the best seasons in my opinion…

  7. We need an anti-Twilight to re-invent and re-invigorate the genre.
    Something with twisted humor, scary vampires, action, and kinky sex.
    Something that can educate you while it entertains you.
    Something from “left field” that is not even close to any other vampire books out there.

    Where can you find such a book? Hint: my user name.

  8. I don’t agree. Silentheart, Silent Madness, and Silent Blood are not a copy of Twilight. No where does Sarah beg to be immortal. Carter goes through reversals; Edward did not. Yes there are similar circumstances but vampires have a lot of so latitude. When Silent Blood comes out insult 2013 you will be impressed by the ending. I may not be able to bring the pact that Twilight did but then not many will be able to top the popularity it brought. Those Ming after only wish to add more entertainment through reading. There are a lot of vampire books out there without any plot except sucking blood. At least Silentheart has romance and a story line. I try to offer clean reading. Hopefully there will be some who enjoy what I write. Those I have met, do. Thanks for letting me Telly side.

    1. I read Silentheart, and there are very few original ideas in the book. I am not being rude, but honest. It’s a mix of Twilight, True Blood and Frankenstein told in a PG manner.
      Also, the book is packed full of run on sentences and horrific grammar. It lacks basic writing skills, which makes it a difficult read. Those reading your comment above can see an example of exactly what I am talking about. Who wants to read a book full errors?
      You can promote your book all you like, but I will always be honest with my readers. And honestly, Silentheart needs some serious work. It’s not worth the price.

      1. I apologize for the grammer in my previous reply. I was sending it from my phone and the sidebar of your site covered half my screen. Silentheart was self-published. The editing wasn’t up to standard and I realize this. If you read Silent Madness by Eternal Press you would see the difference in editing. I have my third book, Silent Blood, ready for release May 1, 2013 by Eternal Press. I still do not agree about the connection to Twilight except they are vampires. There are no werewolves or love triangle. If it were to be known, my idea for a vampire book covering this very concept was in my head long before Twilight hit the shelves or screen. It was my error in not getting it on paper before her. Stephanie Meyer did an excellent job at the right time in the right place.

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