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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Vampire Literature Interim 2011

Vampire Literature Interim 2011

The almost official booklist: Bram Stoker, Dracula The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian Robin McKinley, Sunshine Suzy McKee, The Vampire Tapestry Movies. Dracula (1931) Nosferatu (1922) Let the Right One In (2008) Let Me In (2010) Perfect Creature (2006)

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Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools

Rachel Caine Signet (June 3, 2008) One thing you realize after reading a lot of vampire fiction, particularly of the young adult kind, is how many common tropes there are. The vampire ball, the magic item of jewelry, the discovery that vampires aren’t bothered by religious items, the sad and sympathetic male vampire(Hello, Byron?), the […]

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Glass Houses and The Dead Girls’ Dance

Glass Houses and The Dead Girls’ Dance

Rachel Caine Books One and Two of the Morganville Vampires series NAL Jam; Reissue edition October 3, 2006 and April 3, 2007 Rachel Caine’s vampire series came out in 2006. And here’s the thing: when I started reading it I thought, “Wow! This is so fresh and original!!” Why? Because the vampires are actually the […]

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Halfway to the Grave (2007)

Halfway to the Grave (2007)

Jeannie Frost Avon (October 30, 2007) I’m not exactly proud of this one. But after a hard week and an on-coming cold, sometimes you need to slum a little bit. Halfway to the Grave is book one in the Night Huntress series and centers on half-human, half-vampire vampire hunter Cat. This is pretty standard Harlequin-Romance-meets-Vampires […]

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