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vampire

by Barry Ergang



Exiled from his birth country for many years, the vampire spared one of the young women his servants captured—a woman from his homeland—and demanded she tell him of it.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Jane Yellowrock is a fighter. A Native American skinwalker sharing her soul with a mountain lion (known as Beast), motorcycle-riding Jane kills rogue vampires while she works for the biggest vamp in the American Southeast. For nine novels, Faith Hunter has created traps, obstacles and mysteries for Jane to solve and overcome, with occasional short stories and novellas to flesh out characters and fill in gaps in the narrative.

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Dark Debt By Chloe Neill

IN THE April 25 ISSUE

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andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur



You know how you feel when you’ve finally gotten the troublemaker out of your life and they suddenly show up on your doorstep? In Chloe Neill’s Dark Debt, the latest in her Chicagoland Vampire series of urban fantasy books, that’s how Ethan feels.

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Prince Lestat By Anne Rice

IN THE April 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I think sometimes when you anticipate something, and hope for something, for a very long time, the reality can never live up to your expectations. Fans of Anne Rice have hoped for a new Lestat book for a VERY long time, and finally in October of 2014 we were rewarded for our wait with the release of Prince Lestat.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Fans of the Morganville Vampires books by Rachel Caine will be thrilled to know that the first book, Glass Houses, has been turned into a web series that went up this week! And to top it off Amber Benson of Buffy fame is among the cast! KRL took a moment to chat with Rachel about the web series this week as it was going up on Geek and Sundry.

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Dracula Untold: Movie Review

IN THE October 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I have been a fan of vampires for as long as I can remember, so when I heard there was going to be a new Dracula movie I couldn’t wait. I went to see Dracula Untold not really having a clue what it was going to be like, but had heard rumors that this Dracula was some sort of hero–interesting concept.

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Angel: TV Review

IN THE October 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
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by Liliana Costa
& Trista Holmes


In the midst of fog and dust, leftover from the detonation of Sunnydale High School, Buffy Summers’ heart throb, Angel, made a place for himself in Los Angeles, protecting the unsuspecting citizens from all sorts of demons. Series creator, Joss Whedon, stated that after the episode Surprise (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s second season) hit the airwaves, he knew actor, David Boreanaz, could carry his own show. Thus leading to the ensouled vampire landing his own spin-off, which spanned for five seasons, encompassing not only new ideas, and some substantially creepier episodes than the pioneer series, but brought both new faces together with familiar ones.

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Broken Soul By Faith Hunter

IN THE October 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Jane Yellowrock is a vampire hunter. She works for the Vampire Master of New Orleans, Leo Pellesier, to kill other vampires. She is also a shapechanger, And there is a mountain lion spirit trapped inside her. Jane is a Cherokee who was forced onto the Trail of Tears in 1830, which means she is about 200 years old. But the lady is still deadly and sexy in a fight.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This anthology has three stories from Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series, and it is available only as an e-book. I have to admit that this was my introduction to Jane Yellowrock, but even though two of the stories take place during the series I was still able to enjoy them and didn’t feel that lost. The other story is a prequel of sorts and introduces us to a young Jane which was a perfect introduction for me to the character. Jane is a skinwalker and vampire hunter.

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by Cynthia Chow


This week we have a fun trio of brand new paranormal mysteries from Penguin-A Vision in Velvet: A Witchcraft Mystery by Juliet Blackwell, From Fear to Eternity by Michelle Rowen, and Be Careful What You Witch For by Dawn Eastman. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all 3, and a link to purchase them where a portion goes to support KRL.

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by Guy Belleranti



Dirk laughed from behind his clown makeup and pointed his gun at the vampire-costumed couple. “Your jewelry,” he said to woman. “Give it to me. And you–” he waved his gun at the man “–toss your wallet on the couch.”

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Being Human, US & UK Versions: TV Review

IN THE January 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTV
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by Lauryn Crum



To be human: breathing, eating, sleeping, running, laughing, crying, wanting, missing, loving, losing, talking, yelling, whispering, staying up late, long car rides, adventures, funny faces, music, movies, comfort, and life. All these things we associate with being alive and being ourselves. What if all this was taken away from you by dying and turning into a ghost, being bitten by a vampire or by a werewolf?

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by Marilyn Meredith
& Lorie Lewis Ham



What would you do if the daughter you believed dead suddenly reappears—as a vampire? Tiffany, the daughter, professes to have an illness that keeps her from being out in the daylight, fooling her parents for a while. She and her vampire friends leave a trail of corpses in their wake. The action and the vampires move on to the small town of Kingsburg with a vendetta against several of the residents.

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by Sandra Murphy & Lorie Lewis Ham




Sarah’s engaged to an older man—about six hundred years older. He’s a master vampire with age and comes with a lot of baggage. Still, Thierry has evolved even if opening up about his past isn’t one of his new strengths.

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