A Shade of Vampire 6 A Gate of Night

A Shade of Vampire 6  A Gate of Night
Author: Bella Forrest
Publsiher: Shade of Vampire
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN: 9781947607057
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Shade of Vampire 6 A Gate of Night Book Excerpt:

The PENULTIMATE book in Derek & Sofia's journey! *** Amazon Overall Top 15 Bestseller. #1 Bestseller in Vampire Romance, Paranormal & Fantasy.*** Welcome back to The Shade... Derek and Sofia are finally enjoying a well-deserved break. Staying at a resort with good food, sun and sea, Sofia is thrilled to witness Derek's re-introduction to the human world. They would almost be mistaken for a normal young couple, if it were not for the red-eyed monster lurking in the shadows and watching their every move, waiting for his signal to pounce... "I don't know how Bella can write so beautifully every time, but she does... The continuation of Sofia and Derek's story is an epic one. This book will keep you on your toes wondering what will happen next." - Dionne Borden ★★★★★ "The love story of a life time." - Bertha Hackett ★★★★★ "Stunning. This book is phenomenal... an absolute must read." - Kindle customer ★★★★★ Buy now. Note: Derek and Sofia's story completes in Book 7 of the series: A Break of Day, and the characters embark on entirely new adventures from Book 8.

A Bender of Spirit

A Bender of Spirit
Author: Bella Forrest
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9781674100784
Category: Angels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bender of Spirit Book Excerpt:

"The Reapers have found Unending. Butnow she must find herself. Welcome to book 6 of season 10." --Page 4 of cover.

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 Girl Who Dared to Think 6

The Girl Who Dared to Think 6
Author: Bella Forrest
Publsiher: Girl Who Dared to Think
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2018-03-22
ISBN: 9781947607477
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Dared to Think 6 Book Excerpt:

The end is near. Reunite with Liana in the penultimate book of her journey.

The Secret of Spellshadow Manor 6

The Secret of Spellshadow Manor 6
Author: Bella Forrest
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2017-09-30
ISBN: 9781947607125
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret of Spellshadow Manor 6 Book Excerpt:

"The epic grand finale of the Spellshadow series"--Page 4 of cover.

A Shade of Vampire 56

A Shade of Vampire 56
Author: Bella Forrest
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN: 9781983600685
Category: Paranormal romance stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Shade of Vampire 56 Book Excerpt:

In book 6 of series 7, "we'd been deceived and betrayed--and the punishment for that was going to be swift, unforgiving, and, this time, final"--Back cover.

Harley Merlin 6

Harley Merlin 6
Author: Bella Forrest
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2018-09
ISBN: 9781947607675
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harley Merlin 6 Book Excerpt:

Consume the Spirit of Thine Greatest Enemy, in the Land of Erebus, on All Hallows' Eve... Harley has a game plan to stop the third ritual: infiltrate the Cult of Eris and steal back her mother's soul. But her only way in is through her devious half-brother Finch--the same guy who was Katherine's most devoted bootlicker not too long ago. Joining a cult counts as sibling bonding time, right? Left with no choice but to break Finch out of prison, Harley must play the part of a loyal cultist. Within Katherine's inner circle, deadly initiation trials and watchful enemies make every moment a battle for survival. Harley hasn't forgotten that Finch once belonged to the cult himself, and she wonders if she'll end up with a valuable new ally... or a knife in the back. Buy now! *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*

Hotbloods 6

Hotbloods 6
Author: Bella Forrest
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-21
ISBN: 9781947607521
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hotbloods 6 Book Excerpt:

"I wanted to snatch the compass and run, but the pawnbroker was watching me..." Continue Navan and Riley's thrilling adventure in Allies, where friendships and relationships will be put to the test... and the queens may be closer to their prized elixir than ever before... Return to Vysanthe - buy now! *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts*

A Shade of Darkness Paranormal romance urban fantasy featuring vampires werewolves psychic detectives gods time travel romance and more

A Shade of Darkness  Paranormal romance   urban fantasy featuring vampires  werewolves  psychic detectives  gods  time travel romance and more
Author: C.M. Owens,Dale Mayer,Chrissy Peebles,W.J. May
Publsiher: Dark Shadows Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Shade of Darkness Paranormal romance urban fantasy featuring vampires werewolves psychic detectives gods time travel romance and more Book Excerpt:

TABLE OF CONTENTS DEADLY BEAUTIES by C.M. Owens TUESDAY'S CHILD by Dale Mayer ETERNAL VOWS by Chrissy Peebles SEVENTH MARK by W.J. May SIAN'S SOLUTION by Dale Mayer CRUSH by Chrissy Peebles RADIUM HALOS – THE SENSELESS SERIES by W.J. May DAUGHTER OF APHRODITE by C.M. Owens DEADLY BEAUTIES By C.M. OWENS Book Blurb: The deadliest things in this world are usually the most beautiful… seconds before they attack. Alyssa Coldwell decides to put her destiny as an immortal witch to the side, so she can take the chance to live like a normal girl amongst regular humans before she too is part of the fey world. She wants a break from magic and all the dangerous drama that comes with it, but life doesn't always let you do as you please. Magic is supposed to be simple - you're either light or dark. But Alyssa is brutally awakened when she learns that life isn't always so simple. There are gray areas, and there is more to being light than simply saying you are. But magic isn't her only problem, humans have problems as well. When she meets Kane Ice, she finds herself in a situation she's never been before. She's been sheltered by her overly protective mother, so being with a guy hasn't ever been an easy task. Kane makes it impossible not to try... while she can. Though she knows she'll have to leave him once her body turns immortal, she can't help but fall for him. What's the problem with a witch loving a human? So, so many things. Her world is too dangerous, and her attempt to take a break from it fails miserably when her mother is taken captive. With danger always around her, she knows Kane will never be safe. But it's too hard to let him go. Kane's not so fragile though, and he refuses to lose the only girl he's ever really cared for. Secrets are a part of Alyssa's life, but she's not the only one with a locked vault full of unspoken truths. When the secrets come out, Alyssa loses all her faith, her will, and her hope. Warning: This is book one of a four book series. *Descriptive sex *Language *And some really hot men TUESDAY'S CHILD By DALE MAYER What she doesn't want...is exactly what he needs. Shunned and ridiculed all her life for something she can't control, Samantha Blair hides her psychic abilities and lives on the fringes of society. Against her will, however, she's tapped into a killer--or rather, his victims. Each woman's murder, blow-by-blow, ravages her mind until their death releases her back to her body. Sam knows she must go to the authorities, but will the rugged, no-nonsense detective in charge of tracking down the killer believe her? Detective Brandt Sutherland only trusts hard evidence, yet Sam's visions offer clues he needs to catch a killer. The more he learns about her incredible abilities, however, the clearer it becomes that Sam's visions have put her in the killer's line of fire. Now Brandt must save her from something he cannot see or understand...and risk losing his heart in the process. As danger and desire collide, passion raises the stakes in a game Sam and Brandt don't dare lose. ETERNAL VOWS By CHRISSY PEEBLES (Book 1 in The Ruby Ring Saga) This is a time travel, fantasy, paranormal romance adventure. Never marry a stranger...even if he is a drop-dead gorgeous immortal king. Never pretend to be a princess. And most importantly...never slip on an ancient wedding ring you know nothing about. Book Blurb: Sarah Larker returns to a cave where her sister disappeared ten years earlier. She walks through a portal and is mistaken for a runaway princess on the run by a dangerous immortal king in medieval times. Her plan is bold as well as daring—become this princess, wed the king, and slip on an ancient wedding ring that will unlock the portal back home. Then find her sister and run as fast as she can out of Dodge. But taking on the identity of Princess Gloria comes along with dangerous consequences; and slipping on the ruby ring comes with an even higher price. SEVENTH MARK By W.J. MAY Book Blurb: Like most teenagers, Rouge is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants to be. With little knowledge about her past, she has questions but has never tried to find the answers. Everything changes when she befriends a strangely intoxicating family. Siblings Grace and Michael, appear to have secrets which seem connected to Rouge. Her hunch is confirmed when a horrible incident occurs at an outdoor party. Rouge may be the only one who can find the answer. An ancient journal, a Sioghra necklace and a special mark force life-altering decisions for a girl who grew up unprepared to fight for her life or others. All secrets have a cost and Rouge’s determination to find the truth can only lead to trouble…or something even more sinister. Sian's Solution By Dale Mayer (A paranormal romance short story featuring Sian and Taz from the Family Blood Ties Series) Sometimes the depth of love is only understood when it is lost forever... When a vampire discovers the human man she loves has been captured and hung in a blood farm, she goes against her own kind and risks everything to save him. Sian Tallant is a scientist and a vampire. Her lover is a doctor and a human. Their relationship is taboo. Taz doesn't know that she is a vampire. But when she tried to break up with him, he followed her into vampire territory and was captured. Now it is up to Sian to free the man she loves - even though he might hate her for what she is. CRUSH By CHRISSY PEEBLES ***This is an young adult vampire series*** His precious touch could prove deadly… Book Blurb: When Taylor Sparks moves from New York City to Big Bear Lake, California, her life is forever changed when she meets a hot guy with winter-blue eyes named Jesse. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry undeniable. But sadly, things aren't adding up. Taylor wonders what her 'crush' is hiding. When her new friend, Fred tells her his suspicions about Jesse being a paranormal creature, Taylor laughs. But when Fred turns up dead, she believes every warning he ever told her. Taylor is shocked to learn that Big Bear Lake isn't just glittering lakes, towering pines, and breathtaking mountains...there's more...way more than meets the eye. Will Taylor dive into a paranormal world she knows nothing about? To be with the one her heart can’t live without? RADIUM HALOS – THE SENSELESS SERIES By W.J. MAY Radium Halos Book Blurb: Everyone needs to be a hero at one point in their life. The small town of Elliot Lake will never be the same again. Caught in a sudden thunderstorm, Zoe, a high school senior from Elliot Lake, and five of her friends take shelter in an abandoned uranium mine. Over the next few days, Zoe’s hearing sharpens drastically, beyond what any normal human being can detect. She tells her friends, only to learn that four others have an increased sense as well. Only Kieran, the new boy from Scotland, isn’t affected. Fashioning themselves into superheroes, the group tries to stop the strange occurrences happening in their little town. Muggings, break-ins, disappearances, and murder begin to hit too close to home. It leads the team to think someone knows about their secret – someone who wants them all dead. An incredulous group of heroes. A traitor in the midst. Some dreams are written in blood. Daughter of Aphrodite By C.M. OWENS Book Blurb: Falling in love is impossible when you’re unaware of a curse. Crippling insecurities fester and take control when you’ve only ever tasted the bitter sting of betrayal. And trusting is impossible, especially when the man you love has secrets he won’t share. But what happens when you have even bigger secrets you didn’t know existed? After having her heart shattered too many times, Adisia Titan gives up on men… or so she thinks. Her resolve wavers, falters, and then dissolves when Devin Cole appears in her life. He’s rich, sexy, and… persistent. Every alarm she has goes off, but she can’t tear herself away from the man who refuses to let her go. The problem? He has secrets, and in her experience, secrets lead to a broken heart. How do you learn to trust when you’ve only ever been proven a fool for doing such? Devin’s secrets finally emerge, but Adisia can’t fathom the impossible. All hell breaks loose when she learns she has secrets of her own – secrets that will forever change the life she never knew she loved. They were forgotten, written off as myths, and dismissed as the past ramblings of imaginative minds, but the Greek immortals still exist, and they live among us, hiding in plain sight. Warning: This is book one of a trilogy *Trilogy complete *No descriptive sex *Language *And some really hot men This is a free download. Download this free book while the deal lasts! (Paranormal romance & urban fantasy featuring vampires, werewolves, psychic detectives, gods, time travel romance and more!) Keywords: urban fantasy, gothic, free, freebie, free ebook, free romance, free vampire, free romance ebook, free fantasy book, free dark fantasy, free lycan, free werewolf, free romance book, paranormal, vampire, serial, romance, free romance books, free romance book, romance, free, freebie, free book, free ebook, free romance ebook, free romance book, free romance novel, free book, free romance books, free fantasy, free paranormal, teen, young adult, vampire love story, vampires, werewolves, witches, dark fantasy, supernatural, immortals, time travel romance, fantasy adventure

A Shield of Glass

A Shield of Glass
Author: Bella Forrest
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2017-09-04
ISBN: 9781974326570
Category: Good and evil
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Shield of Glass Book Excerpt:

Shadians, prepare for war...The exhilarating PENULTIMATE book of Season 6!

Heart of the Vampire

Heart of the Vampire
Author: Tasha Black
Publsiher: 13th Story Press
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of the Vampire Book Excerpt:

True Blood meets Knives Out in this steamy paranormal romance by USA Today bestselling author Tasha Black. Get ALL THREE Episodes of Heart of the Vampire in one place with this steamy, suspenseful bundle! About Heart of the Vampire: Drucilla Holloway is desperate to finish writing her novel, desperate enough to take a job as a night clerk at a haunted hotel on the top of a snow-covered mountain, just to get some peace and quiet. But when she arrives at Hemlock House, Dru is immediately distracted by an unshakable sense of danger. Dead animals keep appearing in the snow, someone is sneaking around in the tunnels under the hotel, and everyone seems to have something to hide. But no one at Hemlock House is as mysterious as Viktor Striker. He’s wildly gorgeous with a disarming smile. But something is haunting him, and Dru is determined to find out what it is. At first, she thinks Viktor may be in some kind of trouble. But it’s starting to look like he is trouble. A Continuing Story: Heart of the Vampire is told in three installments, or episodes, like a TV show. Each episode includes a cliffhanger to entice the reader to tune in for the next one! If you’re not a fan of the serial format, be sure to join my mailing list at TashaBlack.com to be informed when a complete bundle is available! In Episode 1: Dru investigates strange happenings at the hotel and struggles with her wild attraction to the mysterious new guest, until things take a deadly turn. In Episode 2: The staff and guests are snowbound on the dark mountain, and one of them is a murderer. Will Dru give in to Viktor’s need to protect her as they work against the clock to investigate the mystery of Hemlock House? In Episode 3: The murderer is on the loose and the hunt for the treasure is on! Will a dark secret from Viktor’s past push Dru away from him for good, or will she be able to accept him for the monster that he is? Find out in the startling conclusion to Heart of the Vampire.

The Weird Indexes of Eerie Publications

The Weird Indexes of Eerie Publications
Author: Mike Howlett
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1300262648
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weird Indexes of Eerie Publications Book Excerpt:

The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture
Author: Justin Edwards,Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013-02-15
ISBN: 1136337873
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art festivals, Gothic popular fiction from Twilight to Shadow of the Wind, Goth/ic popular music, Goth/ic on TV and film, new trends like Steampunk, well-known icons Batman and Lady Gaga, and theorizations of popular Gothic monsters (from zombies and vampires to werewolves and ghosts) in an age of terror/ism.

The Sixth Watch

The Sixth Watch
Author: Sergei Lukyanenko
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 1473535425
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sixth Watch Book Excerpt:

The newest instalment in the phenomenal Night Watch series. The streets of Moscow aren’t safe. Vampires are attacking innocent people, and the names of the victims are spelling out a message: ANTON GORODETSKY. Higher Light Magician Anton is one of the Others, possessed of magical powers and able to enter the Twilight, a shadowy world parallel to our own. Each Other must swear allegiance to one side: either the Light, or the Dark. But who is after Anton and what do they want? Anton’s investigation leads him to a Prophet, an Other with the gift of seeing the future. Her horrifying vision heralds the end of all life at the hands of an ancient threat – unless Anton can reunite a mysterious organisation known only as the Sixth Watch, before it’s too late.

League of Vampires Box Set

League of Vampires Box Set
Author: Rye Brewer
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 775
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

League of Vampires Box Set Book Excerpt:

Three complete books filled with witches, vampires, fae, shades, and sexy characters in swoonworthy romances and nail-biting action. Retribution Half-fae Anissa, a former vampire assassin finds herself embroiled in a new dilemma to save her sister Sara from a set of suddenly appearing elemental skills—a death sentence to a vampire. Sara finds herself in a witch stronghold, surrounded by a hot sorcerer who’s making her forget her boyfriend, while sparks fly between them. Real sparks. She needs help with her elementals skills. Now. Interim clan leader Philippa is torn between spending her time guarding the body of the Ancient who possessed her former lover Vance, and following Vance so she can save him from the Ancient. Gage can’t get the blond human who saved his life out of his mind. The problem is, she can’t get him out of hers either. And it’s putting her in danger. Revelation Sacred trusts, broken. A legendary vampire wants more than absolution. He wants retribution. Forbidden passions, foretold. Forbidden trysts follow a forsaken twin vampire as he seeks out the human he shouldn’t have feelings for. Slighted ones, return. Old enemies rise to new challenges, threatening treaties and alliances. Salvation Is it salvation when the sacrifices are greater than the ends? Addiction to power can make a supernatural being commit the most human of sins, but is safety found with one’s own kind or does it lie in the shade of the ones who have become a hybrid half-breed’s new family? Where does salvation exist? When does love become salvation? Or does it?

Four Shades of Gray

Four Shades of Gray
Author: Simon Peter Rowberry
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 0262543508
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 Squid and Other Stories

The Vampire Squid and Other Stories
Author: Lucia Bartlett
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN: 1480899259
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Squid and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

In her new collection of stories, author Lucia Bartlett presents three tales that explore unexpected and strange departures from normal life. The Vampire Squid continues a tale of the residents of Foster Lake. Fall, 2019 has families going about their business in the small northern Maine town when odd sightings are reported at the woman’s prison. Then in March 2020, days before Covid lock-down, The Lane School takes a field trip to a new underground military facility that leaves teachers & students with unsettling impressions. When the women’s prison raises the alarm; children are in danger, it’s up to Anne Stevens to find out the truth. Set in year 2030, “Papercuts” follows twenty-three-year-old Wesley, a warehouse supervisor who yearns to become a CERT; part of the executive team. He obeys their orders but is manipulated into disaster when a beautiful coworker seduces him. The ultimate cost may be his sanity—or his life. “The Community,” goes back to the late 1970s and early 1980s, at a time when epidemic suicide hits an upper middle class housing development and explores the possibility that expectations of perfect family life may not be healthy.

The Monster with a Thousand Faces

The Monster with a Thousand Faces
Author: Brian J. Frost
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780879724597
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Monster with a Thousand Faces Book Excerpt:

Brian Frost chronicles the history of the vampire in myth and literature, providing a sumptuous repast for all devotees of the bizarre. In a wide-ranging survey, including plot summaries of hundreds of novels and short stories, the reader meets an amazing assortment of vampires from the pages of weird fiction, ranging from the 10,000-year-old femme fatale in Robert E. Howard's Conan the Conqueror to the malevolent fetus in Eddy C. Bertin's “Something Small, Something Hungry.” Nostalgia buffs will enjoy a discussion of the vampire yarns in the pulp magazines of the interwar years, while fans of contemporary vampire fiction will also be sated.

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 Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature

The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature
Author: Carol A. Senf
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN: 0299263835
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.