Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction

Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction
Author: Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2021-05-08
ISBN: 3030717445
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction Book Excerpt:

This book explores the narratives of girlhood in contemporary YA vampire fiction, bringing into the spotlight the genre’s radical, ambivalent, and contradictory visions of young femininity. Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska considers less-explored popular vampire series for girls, particularly those by P.C. and Kristin Cast and Richelle Mead, tracing the ways in which they engage in larger cultural conversations on girlhood in the Western world. Mapping the interactions between girl and vampire corporealities, delving into the unconventional tales of vampire romance and girl sexual expressions, examining the narratives of women and violence, and venturing into the uncanny vampire classroom to unmask its critique of present-day schooling, the volume offers a new perspective on the vampire genre and an engaging insight into the complexities of growing up a girl.

The Vampire Always Rises Dark Ones 11

The Vampire Always Rises  Dark Ones   11
Author: Katie Macalister
Publsiher: Keeper Shelf Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN: 1945961171
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Always Rises Dark Ones 11 Book Excerpt:

Tempest Keye’s life is just beginning. Growing up in a religious cult, Tempest could only dream of the world outside. Once free, Tempest is determined to live her life to the fullest, and to check off each item on her bucket list. First on her agenda – to meet an honest-to-goodness vampire. It’s just a shame the one she finds doesn’t understand how the whole Dark Ones thing is supposed to work. Luckily for him, she’s patient. Merrick Simon’s life is coming to an end. One of the legendary Four Horsemen, Merrick has saved the mortals and immortals alike from peril. Facing the most dangerous mission of his life, Merrick is forced to rely on a sexy, maddening woman who insists she’s his Beloved. Like he has time for that. Both need more time… The closer they come to finding the truth, the more dangers lurk in the shadows. Worse, Merrick finds himself falling for Tempest’s quirky take on life. Together, they fight for the one thing that matters most – their happily ever after.

Four Shades of Gray

Four Shades of Gray
Author: Simon Peter Rowberry
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 0262369109
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Shades of Gray Book Excerpt:

This first book-length analysis of Amazon’s Kindle explores the platform’s technological, bibliographical, and social impact on publishing. Four Shades of Gray offers the first book-length analysis of Amazon’s Kindle and its impact on publishing. Simon Peter Rowberry recounts how Amazon built the infrastructure for a new generation of digital publications, then considers the consequences of having a single company control the direction of the publishing industry. Exploring the platform from the perspectives of technology, texts, and uses, he shows how the Kindle challenges traditional notions of platforms as discrete entities. He argues that Amazon’s influence extends beyond “disruptive technology” to embed itself in all aspects of the publishing trade; yet despite industry pushback, he says, the Kindle has had a positive influence on publishing. Rowberry documents the first decade of the Kindle with case studies of Kindle Popular Highlights, an account of the digitization of books published after 1922, and a discussion of how Amazon’s patent filings reflect a shift in priorities. Rowberry argues that while it was initially convenient for the book trade to outsource ebook development to Amazon, doing so has had adverse consequences for publishers in the mid- and long term, limiting opportunities for developing an inclusive and forward-thinking digital platform. While it has forced publishers to embrace digital forms, the Kindle has also empowered some previously marginalized readerships. Although it is still too early to judge the long-term impact of ebooks compared with that of the older technologies of clay tablets, the printing press, and offset printing, the shockwaves of the Kindle continue to shape publishing.

Vampire Descendants 11 an Academy of Vampires

Vampire Descendants 11  an Academy of Vampires
Author: Vampire Vampire Descendants,Pet TorreS
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN: 9781980968382
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire Descendants 11 an Academy of Vampires Book Excerpt:

This book is for free on Kindle unlimited.The Series Twilight, A Shade of Vampires and The Vampire Diaries fans are reading now.Enter into this fantastic world just where all the protagonists are Vampire Descendants.PrologueSeven chaste young vampires are selected to be present at the Vampire Descendants Academy.The Vampire Descendants Academy is a restricted, inexplicable world, which is revealed only to seven pure vampires of seven different families, on every seven years.Every time the seven young vampires come finally into this restricted, mysterious academy they have to take their oaths.After these oaths, they are finally appreciated as purebred young vampires at the Vampire Descendants Academy.But many eccentric things can happen there and the seven vampires are forced to face their own destinies with other potentials which they have never experimented before.So come into this restricted, mysterious world, where only the seven young vampires can be part of it, over every seven years under a hemispherical moon.

The Shade of My Own Tree

The Shade of My Own Tree
Author: Sheila Williams
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN: 0307545687
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shade of My Own Tree Book Excerpt:

Beloved author Sheila Williams beautifully captures the bittersweet humor and vivid adventures of women who survive the worst life can toss at them—and fight back to claim their right to be free, to be themselves, and to live in . . . The courage to change doesn’t come easy. When Opal Sullivan walks out on an abusive husband after fifteen years, she has only her dreams in her pocket. Her new beginning starts in Appalachian River country, where she sees a bit of herself in a graceful but dilapidated house. Like Opal, the house is worn-out and somewhat beaten up, but it still stands proudly and deserves a second chance. So Opal opens her doors—and her heart—to a parade of unforgettable characters. There’s sassy Bette Smith with her cantaloupe-colored hair and four-inch heels; short-tempered Gloria and her devilish son, Troy; the mysterious Dana, who dresses in black and keeps exclusively nocturnal hours; a dog named “Bear” who is afraid of his own shadow; and Jack, who doesn’t mind hanging out with an OBBWA (old black broad with an attitude). It is Jack who helps Opal understand a funny thing about life: You can’t move forward if you keep looking back. . . .

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

The Vampire in Folklore  History  Literature  Film and Television
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN: 1476620830
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Trademarks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Book Excerpt:

The Irish Vampire

The Irish Vampire
Author: Sharon M. Gallagher
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 1476627967
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irish Vampire Book Excerpt:

 The origins of the vampire can be traced through oral traditions, ancient texts and archaeological discoveries, its nature varying from one culture to the next up until the 20th century. Three 19th century Irish writers—Charles Robert Maturin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker—used the obscure vampire of folklore in their fiction and developed a universally recognizable figure, culminating in Stoker’s Dracula and the vampire of today’s popular culture. Maturin, Le Fanu and Stoker did not set out to transform the vampire of regional folk tales into a global phenomenon. Their personal lives, national concerns and extensive reading were reflected in their writing, striking a chord with readers and recasting the vampire as distinctly Irish. This study traces the genealogy of the modern literary vampire from European mythology through the Irish literature of the 1800s.

The Universal Vampire

The Universal Vampire
Author: Barbara Brodman,James E. Doan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1611475805
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universal Vampire Book Excerpt:

This book presents the vampire as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire (such as Dracula), or 20th and 21st-century film versions. Instead, we find examples of vampires from literally around the world: each culture and age reshaping the legend in its own image and even seeking psychological and scientific explanations to explain the phenomenon.

Married to the Vampire King

Married to the Vampire King
Author: Liza Kline
Publsiher: Liza Kline
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-12-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Married to the Vampire King Book Excerpt:

Joy's life has become one giant mess. She survived being staked, not once, but twice! With the woman behind the attacks still at large Joy isn't sure who she can trust. And to make matters worse, her marriage to the king just got moved up! The threat to Joy's life still looms in the background while she tries to adjust to her new life in the palace. Will Joy be able to trust Sam with her life and her heart? This is the second book in the series. If you haven't already done so, please read Betrothed to the Vampire King, also available in the Kindle Store.

The Morals of Monster Stories

The Morals of Monster Stories
Author: Leslie Ormandy
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN: 1476664846
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Morals of Monster Stories Book Excerpt:

The simplicity of children's picture books--stories told with illustrations and a few well chosen words or none at all--makes them powerful tools for teaching morals and personal integrity. Children follow the story and see the characters' behaviors on the page and interpret them in the context of their own lives. But unlike many picture books, most children's lives don't feature monsters. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} This collection of new essays explores the societally sanctioned behaviors imparted to children through the use of monsters and supernatural characters. Topics include monsters as instructors, the normalization of strangers or the "other," fostering gender norms, and therapeutic monsters, among others.

The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature

The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature
Author: Carol A. Senf,Carol E. Senf
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780879724245
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature Book Excerpt:

Carol A. Senf traces the vampire’s evolution from folklore to twentieth-century popular culture and explains why this creature became such an important metaphor in Victorian England. This bloodsucker who had stalked the folklore of almost every culture became the property of serious artists and thinkers in Victorian England, including Charlotte and Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels. People who did not believe in the existence of vampires nonetheless saw numerous metaphoric possibilities in a creature from the past that exerted pressure on the present and was often threatening because of its sexuality.

The Everything Vampire Book

The Everything Vampire Book
Author: Barb Karg,Arjean Spaite,Rick Sutherland
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-12-17
ISBN: 1440501696
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Everything Vampire Book Book Excerpt:

• An affordable, accessible companion to vampire literature, films, and TV • Several vampire movies are due out in 2008 and 2009: Twilight, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and The Historian • Vampire communities are flourishing on the Internet—a simple “vampire societies” search on Google yields over 580,000 results • Everything reference books have sold more than 575,000 copies! Bram Stoker’s Dracula Anne Rice’s Lestat Stephenie Meyer’s Edward Who can resist these erotic, exotic creatures of the night? And who wants to? In The Everything® Vampire Book, readers unearth all the secrets of this beautiful, terrible underworld, including: • How vampires live, hunt, and endure • Why they refuse to die • How to destroy a vampire—from holy water to decapitation • The best—and worst—vampire books, TV shows, and films • What constitutes the “vampire lifestyle” and blood fetish practices • All the incarnations of vampires—from the Greek Lamia to the Indian Churel • Real-life encounters with vampires Vampire aficionados will enjoy sinking their teeth into the notorious history and bewitching tales in The Everything® Vampire Book!

Harley Merlin 11

Harley Merlin 11
Author: Bella Forrest
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 9781947607842
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harley Merlin 11 Book Excerpt:

Magical mapmaking is an ancient art--and also a major pain. At least, Finch can't help but feel that way, since Erebus transported him to the Mapmakers' Monastery with little to no instructions. Now, he's stranded on some Greek island until he can learn how to draw maps to places he thought only existed in legends, like El Dorado and Shangri-La. Only the worthiest of magicals can attain such a rare skill. The weak are weeded out through nearly impossible tests that involve mind-bending poisons, weird plants, and... pottery-making? But Finch isn't the only one looking to learn the art of mapmaking. Magicals from all over the world are drawn to the Monastery. As Finch encounters both greedy treasure hunters and knowledge-hungry explorers, he must decide who is trustworthy and who has more sinister intentions. When Erebus knocks on her door, Kenzie is roped into delivering secret messages to Finch using her ability to Morph into the bodies of animals. In exchange, the God of Darkness will reveal what she wants most: to find the lowlife who cursed her mother. Both Finch and Kenzie know they're pawns in Erebus's long game--but to what end? Buy now. *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*

Spanish Vampire Fiction since 1900

Spanish Vampire Fiction since 1900
Author: Abigail Lee Six
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-02-18
ISBN: 1351398180
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spanish Vampire Fiction since 1900 Book Excerpt:

Spanish Vampire Fiction since 1900: Blood Relations, as that subtitle suggests, makes the case for considering Spanish vampire fiction an index of the complex relationship between intercultural phenomena and the specifics of a time, place, and author. Supernatural beings that drink blood are found in folklore worldwide, Spain included, and writers ranging from the most canonical to the most marginal have written vampire stories, Spanish ones included too. When they do, they choose between various strategies of characterization or blend different ones together. How much will they draw on conventions of the transnational corpus? Are their vampires to be local or foreign; alluring or repulsive; pitiable or pure evil, for instance? Decisions like these determine the messages texts carry and, when made by Spanish authors, may reveal aspects of their culture with striking candidness, perhaps because the fantasy premise seems to give the false sense of security that this is harmless escapism and, since metaphorical meaning is implicit, it is open to argument and, if necessary, denial. Part I gives a chronological text-by-text appreciation of all the texts included in this volume, many of them little known even to Hispanists and few if any to non-Spanish Gothic scholars. It also provides a plot summary and brief background on the author of each. These entries are free-standing and designed to be consulted for reference or read together to give a sense of the evolution of the paradigm since 1900. Part II considers the corpus comparatively, first with regard to its relationship to folklore and religion and then contagion and transmission. Spanish Vampire Fiction since 1900: Blood Relations will be of interest to Anglophone Gothic scholars who want to develop their knowledge of the Spanish dimension of the mode and to Hispanists who want to look at some canonical texts and authors from a new perspective but also gain an awareness of some interesting and decidedly non-canonical material.

The Quotable Scorpio

The Quotable Scorpio
Author: Mary Valby
Publsiher: SCB Distributors
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-01-02
ISBN: 193699819X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quotable Scorpio Book Excerpt:

The Quotable Scorpio describes the powerful, possessive Scorpio personality with more than 600 quotes and examples from famous Scorpios like Martin Luther, Pablo Picasso, Condoleezza Rice and Bill Gates. Scorpios describe their natural Talents for commitment and personal evolution in one chapter, addressing Challenges like jealousy and control in another. Chapters about Work, Creativity, Sports and Relationships show how the Scorpio traits of intensity and sexuality come through in specific arenas. The Quotable Scorpio reveals a dozen Scorpion specialties such as more U.S. First Ladies and more unlawful celebrity behavior than any other zodiac sign.

The Encyclopedia of Vampires Werewolves and Other Monsters

The Encyclopedia of Vampires  Werewolves  and Other Monsters
Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1438130015
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Vampires Werewolves and Other Monsters Book Excerpt:

Monsters and shape-shifters have always held a special fascination in mythologies, legends, and folklore the world over. From ancient customs to famous cases of beasts and vampires and their reflections in popular culture, 600 entries provide definitions, explanations, and lists of suggested further reading.

The Art of Darkness

The Art of Darkness
Author: S. Elizabeth
Publsiher: Frances Lincoln
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-09-06
ISBN: 0711269203
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Darkness Book Excerpt:

S. Elizabeth curates a sourcebook of more than 200 artworks inspired and informed by the morbid, melancholic and macabre.

Vampires

Vampires
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 9401201463
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampires Book Excerpt:

In the modern world vampires come in all forms: they can be perpetrators or victims, metaphors or monsters, scapegoats for sinfulness or mirrors of our own evil. What becomes obvious from the scope of the fifteen essays in this collection is that vampires have infiltrated just about every area of popular culture and consciousness. In fact, the way that vampires are depicted in all types of media is often a telling signifier of the fears and expectations of a culture or community and the way that it perceives itself; and others. The volume’s essays offer a fascinating insight into both vampires themselves and the cultures that envisage them.

The WVU Coed Murders

The WVU Coed Murders
Author: Geoffrey C. Fuller,S. James McLaughlin
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-10-04
ISBN: 1439673969
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The WVU Coed Murders Book Excerpt:

Some said that the killer couldn't be a local. Others claimed that he was the wealthy son of a prominent Morgantown family. Whispers spread that Mared and Karen were sacrificed by a satanic cult or had been victims of a madman poised to strike again. Then the handwritten letters began to arrive: "You will locate the bodies of the girls covered over with brush--look carefully. The animals are now on the move." Investigators didn't find too few suspects--they had far too many. There was the campus janitor with a fur fetish, the "harmless" deliveryman who beat a woman nearly to death, the nursing home orderly with the bloody broomstick and the bouncer with the "girlish" laugh who threatened to cut off people's heads. Local authors Geoffrey C. Fuller and S. James McLaughlin tell the complete story of the murders for the first time.