Angel Spike 14

Angel   Spike  14
Author: Bryan Edward Hill,Joss Whedon
Publsiher: Boom! Studios
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-10-07
ISBN: 1646682858
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angel Spike 14 Book Excerpt:

Detective Kate Lockley is getting pulled further into Angel's supernatural world, but may have a connection to his violent past that neither of ever expected! Meanwhile, Fred taps into a dangerous new magic...and that may just be part of Wolfram & Hart's master plan.

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.

Vampire Hunter D Volume 14 Dark Road Parts 1 2

Vampire Hunter D Volume 14  Dark Road Parts 1   2
Author: Hideyuki Kikuchi
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN: 1621155005
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire Hunter D Volume 14 Dark Road Parts 1 2 Book Excerpt:

D has crossed over the southern border, into the domain of the cruelest and most evil of the royalty, General Gaskell. On the way, he picks up a "victim" — one of few survivors in the villages-and makes way with her and the Deliverers. Along the way, he is attacked by the Drowned, and fights many more unspeakably horrible enemies. All of this suggests that Gaskell — who was supposed to have been put to death under the light of the sun — is still very much alive. But why? * Features twelve black-and-white line illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano.

Vampires Today The Truth about Modern Vampirism

Vampires Today  The Truth about Modern Vampirism
Author: Joseph Laycock
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2009-05-14
ISBN: 0313364737
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampires Today The Truth about Modern Vampirism Book Excerpt:

Long before Dracula, people were fascinated by vampires. The interest has continued in more recent times with Anne Rice's Lestat novels, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the HBO series True Blood, and the immensely popular Twilight. But vampires are not just the stuff of folklore and fiction. Based upon extensive interviews with members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance and others within vampire communities throughout the United States, this fascinating book looks at the details of real vampire life and the many expressions of vampirism as it now exists. In Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism, Joseph Laycock argues that today's vampires are best understood as an identity group, and that vampirism has caused a profound change in how individuals choose to define themselves. As vampires come "out of the coffin," as followers of a "religion" or "lifestyle" or as people biologically distinct from other humans, their confrontation with mainstream society will raise questions, as it does here, about how we define "normal" and what it means to be human.

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.

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.

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.

The Vampire Almanac

The Vampire Almanac
Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN: 1578597544
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Almanac Book Excerpt:

Grab a stake, a fistful of garlic, a crucifix and holy water as you enter the dark, blood-curdling world of the original pain in the neck in this ultimate collection of vampire facts and fiction! What accounts for the undying fascination people have for vampires? How did encounters with death create centuries-old myths and folklore in virtually every culture in the world? When did the early literary vampires—as pictured by Goethe, Coleridge, Shelly, Polidori, Byron, and Nodier as the personifications of man’s darker side—transform from villains into today’s cultural rebels? Showing how vampire-like creatures organically formed in virtually every part of the world, The Vampire Almanac: The Complete History by renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., examines the historic, societal, and psychological role the vampire has played—and continues to play—in understanding death, man’s deepest desires, and human pathologies. It analyzes humanity’s lusts, fears, and longing for power and the forbidden! Today, the vampire serves as a powerful symbol for the darker parts of the human condition, touching on death, immortality, forbidden sexuality, sexual power and surrender, intimacy, alienation, rebellion, violence, and a fascination with the mysterious. The vampire is often portrayed as a symbolic leader advocating an outrageous alternative to the demands of conformity. Vampires can also be tools for scapegoating such as when women are called “vamps” and bosses are described as “bloodsuckers.” Meet all of the villains, anti-heroes, and heroes of myths, legends, books, films, and television series across cultures and today’s pop culture in The Vampire Almanac. It assembles and analyzes hundreds of vampiric characters, people, and creatures, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vlad the Impaler, Edward Cullen and The Twilight Saga, Bram Stoker, Lestat De Lioncourt and The Vampire Chronicles, Lon Chaney, True Blood, Bela Lugosi, Dracula, Dark Shadows, Lilith, Vampire Weekend, Batman, Nosferatu, and so many more. There is a lot to sink your teeth into with this deep exhumation of the undead. Quench your thirst for facts, histories, biographies, definitions, analysis, immortality, and more! This gruesomely thorough book of vampire facts also has a helpful bibliography, an extensive index, and numerous photos, adding to its usefulness.

The Vampires

The Vampires
Author: Harry Kondoleon
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780822212010
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampires Book Excerpt:

THE STORY: Ed, a carpenter turned playwright, has had his would-be masterpiece savaged by his brother, Ian, a drama critic who (upon losing his job) decides he is a vampire--sinking his fangs into his wife's neck and then sending out to the butcher

Wicked Destiny Volumes 9 14

Wicked Destiny  Volumes 9 14
Author: Ruby Raine
Publsiher: Rachel Humphrey - D'aigle
Total Pages: 819
Release: 2020-07-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wicked Destiny Volumes 9 14 Book Excerpt:

The Epic Wicked Good Witches Series Finale Bundle! The wickedest witch the Demon Isle never even knew existed put a curse on Grayson Moone and Lizzy Deane—two lovers not only separated by time, but they believed, by death. Now, the past has caught up to them, throwing the present into supernatural chaos. The curse must be broken before more innocent lives are lost. The only problem… no one has any idea how to break it, other than they believe it must be Lizzy who does. However, when tragedy strikes in a most unexpected manner, breaking the curse may no longer be possible. Which means the cursed and bloodthirsty vampire, Grayson Moone, is stuck on The Demon Isle. Download the Final Books in the Wicked Good Witches Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Bundle Today! If you're a fan of things like: Werewolves. Shifters. Vampires. Witches. Fae. Mermaids. LGBTQ. Romance. Paranormal. Fantasy. Coffee. Cafe. Gossip. Mystery. Suspense. Maine. New England. Demons. Angels. Praise for the Wicked Good Witches Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy From Goodreads… “I bought every single one of these sets. They were well worth the money. It's witches, vampires, ghosts, seers, mermaids, I mean it goes on and on. However, it all happens in one place, in modern times, with special families that are protectors of said place. There's history to develop characters but the books are just awesome.” “I thoroughly loved reading this mixed supernatural Witches, Vampire, Shifters, Empaths…” “This is not a book to put down and get any sleep you just have to know if everyone’s safe but of course they’re not all are in deep trouble.” Fans of the Following Paranormal Romance Series Usually LOVE Wicked Good Witches: The Vampire Diaries Charmed TrueBlood Sookie Stackhouse Black Dagger Brotherhood The Magicians Midnight Texas Game of Thrones Witches of East End Buffy the Vampire Slayer Angel A Discovery of Witches The All Souls Trilogy Boxed Set Underworld Supernatural The Dresden Files Grimm Once Upon a Time Haven Being Human Bitten Sleepy Hollow Midnight Sun Divergent A Shade of Vampire Vampire Academy Gender Games Hunger Games Fans of the Following Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Authors Typically LOVE Wilde & Witchy: Morgana Best Richelle Mead K.F. Breene J.R. Ward Charlaine Harris Deborah Harkness Nora Roberts Stephanie Meyer Bella Forest Jim Butcher Stephen King Keywords and Themes Related to this Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Series... Paranormal Romance Witches, Paranormal Romance Werewolves, paranormal romance witches books, Paranormal Romance LGBTQ, PNR comedy, paranormal romance mystery cats, fantasy romance, urban fantasy books witches and magic, love story witches, love story werewolves, love story m/m, adult witch romance, adult witch series, werewolves romance, paranormal box set werewolves and witches, wolves and vampires, werewolves underworld, fantasy and magic, fated mates, books about witches, books about werewolves, books about vampires, adult romance novels, Paranormal Romance Books for Adults, Romance Reads Box Set, Paranormal Fantasy Books For Adults, Top Rated Books, Fantasy Omnibus, Spells & Charms, Romance Books for Women, Paranormal Books, Fantasy Romance, Series Starters, Fantasy Books For Adults, Paranormal Fantasy Books Adults, Fantasy Box Sets, Fantasy Box Set, Fantasy Stories, Series Box Sets Fantasy, Science Fiction And Fantasy Books, Adventure Books, Omnibus Collection, Boxed Set, Sci Fi Fantasy Books, Romance Books, Magical Adventures

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture
Author: William Patrick Day
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN: 081314812X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture Book Excerpt:

While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories -- from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula, from Bela Lugosi's films to Love at First Bite -- have become part of our ongoing debate about what it means to be human. William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity, as well as how many post-modern vampire stories reflect our fear and attraction to stories of addiction and violence. He argues that contemporary stories use the character of Dracula to explore modern values, and that stories of vampire slayers, such as the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, integrate current feminist ideas and the image of the Vietnam veteran into a new heroic version of the vampire story.

The Gender Lie

The Gender Lie
Author: Bella Forrest
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN: 9780998299266
Category: Deception
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gender Lie Book Excerpt:

Continue Violet and Viggo's journey in the EXPLOSIVE third book of the bestselling The Gender Game series.

The Vampire Book

The Vampire Book
Author: J Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 1578593506
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Book Book Excerpt:

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

The Living Dead

The Living Dead
Author: James B. Twitchell
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1981
ISBN: 9780822307891
Category: LITERARY CRITICISM
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Dead Book Excerpt:

In his Preface to The Living Dead: A Study of the Vampire in Romantic Literature, James Twitchell writes that he is not interested in the current generation of vampires, which he finds "rude, boring and hopelessly adolescent. However, they have not always been this way. In fact, a century ago they were often quite sophisticated, used by artists varied as Blake, Poe, Coleridge, the Brontes, Shelley, and Keats, to explain aspects of interpersonal relations. However vulgar the vampire has since become, it is important to remember that along with the Frankenstein monster, the vampire is one of the major mythic figures bequeathed to us by the English Romantics. Simply in terms of cultural influence and currency, the vampire is far more important than any other nineteenth-century archetypes; in fact, he is probably the most enduring and prolific mythic figure we have. This book traces the vampire out of folklore into serious art until he stabilizes early in this century into the character we all too easily recognize.

Images of the Modern Vampire

Images of the Modern Vampire
Author: Barbara Brodman,James E. Doan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2013-10-04
ISBN: 161147583X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of the Modern Vampire Book Excerpt:

This book examines vampires as an international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire, or twentieth-century film versions. Instead, the authors reshape the legend into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant while retaining elements of folklore mixed with a hint of science fiction.

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.

Universal Decay DragonFire

Universal Decay  DragonFire
Author: Jay Barrell
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN: 098836896X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Universal Decay DragonFire Book Excerpt:

Welcome to the world of DRAGONFIRE, the "Heavy Metal" fantasy expansion for the Universal Decay: Dead Stars Rule Book. A roleplaying sourcebook for hardcore WEIRD characters, usable in anything from typical Tolkien-esque pseudo-Europe games to replicating album covers from your favorite metal bands...no points are awarded for figuring out which way the pre-made campaign setting included in this book went! So make a Gnome with a Spaghetti-Western fetish, a blood-drinking assassin, a Dwarven bardic priest of the Cult of Heavy Metal, or any other bizarre character that you have always wanted to play. That is the "normal" around here!

Modernity s Ear

Modernity s Ear
Author: Roshanak Kheshti
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-10-23
ISBN: 1479867012
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modernity s Ear Book Excerpt:

Fearing the rapid disappearance of indigenous cultures, twentieth-century American ethnographers turned to the phonograph to salvage native languages and musical practices. Prominent among these early “songcatchers” were white women of comfortable class standing, similar to the female consumers targeted by the music industry as the gramophone became increasingly present in bourgeois homes. Through these simultaneous movements, listening became constructed as a feminized practice, one that craved exotic sounds and mythologized the ‘other’ that made them. In Modernity’s Ear, Roshanak Kheshti examines the ways in which racialized and gendered sounds became fetishized and, in turn, capitalized on by an emergent American world music industry through the promotion of an economy of desire. Taking a mixed-methods approach that draws on anthropology and sound studies, Kheshti locates sound as both representative and constitutive of culture and power. Through analyses of film, photography, recordings, and radio, as well as ethnographic fieldwork at a San Francisco-based world music company, Kheshti politicizes the feminine in the contemporary world music industry. Deploying critical theory to read the fantasy of the feminized listener and feminized organ of the ear, Modernity’s Ear ultimately explores the importance of pleasure in constituting the listening self.

The Vampire Next Door

The Vampire Next Door
Author: Cherie Marks
Publsiher: Timbercreek Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Next Door Book Excerpt:

For Mia Alexander, the world is getting hotter—literally. Not only is she slathering on gobs of sunscreen, but she’s developed a ravenous desire for rare meat. As if not strange enough, a freaking hottie-like-no-other just moved in next door and can’t seem to keep his gaze off of her. Campbell Reid has wandered this earth as a vampire for a long time, but since the tragedy of his family’s death, he’s perfected an unbreakable control—until he encountered his latest target. His mission from The Supernatural Council is to protect her from other vampires as she transitions and from a mysterious, emerging threat. But can he protect her from himself? Things heat up as the danger closes in, and Campbell fights by her side as The Vampire Next Door. #vampireromance #paranormalromance #pnr #shifterromance

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.