Vampire Compendium

21 06 2009

Paranormal Insight has a lengthy (but informative) article on the Vampire in modern culture.  The expose lists the most common types of vampires that can be found around the world, and provides an account of vampires in pop culture and science.  The article even gives you advice on how to protect yourself from an imminent vampire attack.





Active Vampire Lifestyle

17 06 2009

Are you a vampire, and starting to feel the centuries getting you down ?  Luckily, there are ways to change your lifestyle so you feel like you’re only 100 years old.  Yahoo! Shine gives us 5 ways we can make our undead life more satisfying.





The Vampire Diaries coming to TV

10 06 2009

Before anyone goes ranting about “yet another Twilight book“, do not be fooled.  “The Vampire Diaries”, although targeted for young adults, has definitely darker themes then its tween-obsessed predecessor.  This is where the differences end, however.

Yes, it’s a love story.  Yes, it involves vampires.  Yes, it is full of moments that make young girls giggle.  What makes “The Vampire Diaries” unique, however, is the twist the author, L.J. Smith spins in every one of her books.

The rumours can now be laid to rest – Vampire-Diaries.net, a fan site, reports that The CW network was given the go-ahead by the publishing house to begin promoting a TV series based on the popular book series.  The series is scheduled to appear in the 2009 Fall schedule.

You can check out other trailers, teasers, and pics on Vampire-Diaries.net.





Tiny Vampire Flash Games

9 06 2009

Free Games Online 2 has a collection of seven tiny vampire flash games and movies.  Some are good, most are bad, but they are all screaming originality and talent.

Also interesting are the dress-up mini-games for kids.  Not sure if vampires and cut-up dolls should mix…





Chloe Neill talks about writing techniques

8 06 2009

Chloe Neill, author of “Some Girls Bite“, gives advice on writing and writing techniques as a guest blogger on Sidhe Vicious Reviews.  If you are writing a book, or are looking for a place to start, she provides good advice, including a list of 5 online resources to help develop your ideas.

The second book in the “Chicagoland Vampires” series, entitled “Friday Night Bites“, is due to be released in October 2009.





MaryJanice Davidson book signing at Borders in Dallas, TX

8 06 2009

MaryJanice Davidson will be at Borders on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, TX on Wednesday, June 10 for a reading and a signing of her new book, “Undead and Unwelcome“.

Here is a book summary from the Borders Events site:

Betsy Taylor has problems that only a vampire queen/suburban wife could possibly understand. Such as taking the body of her werewolf friend Antonia – who died in her service – to Cape Cod, where she’s not sure if the Wyndham werewolves will welcome her with fangs or friendship. Meanwhile, her posse back in St. Paul is sending frantic e-mails alerting Betsy to her half-sister’s increasingly erratic behavior. Looks like the devil’s daughter is coming into her own – and raising hell.





Vampire Book Giveaway

7 06 2009

Vampire Genre is giving away two hardcover copies of MaryJanice Davidson‘s latest book, “Undead and Unwelcome“.  To win, all you have to do is tell Vampire Genre what books you are currently reading.  Vicky will draw from the comments posted.  The contest closes Friday, June 12th.

The book was released on June 2nd.  A summary from the author’s web site follows:

Betsy Taylor has problems that only a vampire queen/suburban wife could possibly understand. Such as taking the body of her werewolf friend Antonia—who died in her service—to Cape Cod, where she’s not sure if the Wyndham werewolves will welcome her with fangs or friendship. Meanwhile, her posse back in St. Paul is sending frantic e-mails alerting Betsy to her half-sister’s increasingly erratic behavior. Looks like the devil’s daughter is coming into her own—and raising hell.