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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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by Jesus Ibarra


We return to Bon Temps to follow the continuing journey of Sookie Stackhouse our favorite telepathic waitress, well one my favorites anyways, as she deals with all sorts of supernatural problems surrounding her life. This book finds Sookie in danger, as her boyfriend Eric Northman the vampire Viking blows into town with payback on his mind, a shifter is out to get her, and there is more fairy trouble because of something she inherited in the last book.

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by Jesus Ibarra


What if arguably one of our best Presidents turned out to be a vampire hunter? Well now we know what that would look like in the film adaptation of the book by the same name. Benjamin Walker has the unfortunate task of selling Lincoln as not only a brilliant passionate legal mind but also a strong kickass vampire hunter, and I have to say he pulled it off.

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by Christina Morgan Cree


In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith tells the “real” story behind the war that ripped a nation apart. Following the huge and unexpected success of his first mash-up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in 2009, Grahame-Smith uses the same formula and interjects stories of vampires at various points along the chronology of Lincoln’s biography.

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by Jesus Ibarra


After an uneven season 4 that left a lot people sort of cold on True Blood, season 5 returns Sunday June 10 with us picking up where we left off last year. I feel that enough time has passed to make me forget some of the worst parts of season 4 and get excited for some of the prospects of season 5.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This week we have an interview with mystery/vampire author Sarah Zettle, a review of her latest book Let Them Eat Stake, A Vampire Chef Mystery, & a chance to win a copy of the book–details at the end of this post.

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Dark Shadows Movie Review

IN THE May 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Are you ready to take a trip to the craziest town in the 1970s, Collinsport, Maine? A town filled with vampires, witches, werewolves, and ghosts? Then head out to the movie theater and check out Dark Shadows.

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by Marilyn Meredith


Victoria Winters comes to Collinwood, an isolated mansion in coastal Maine, to work as a governess, but soon finds herself drawn into a strange, Gothic world of vampires, ghosts and a family curse that dates back centuries. This is the official beginning to the immensely popular black and white soap opera soap opera. It opened in June of 1966, no doubt part of the reason so many kids got hooked on the story.

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by Gloria Feit



After spending the last several days at Left Coast Crime I didn’t manage to make it to the movies this weekend so instead of a movie review we are treating you to a review of a New York Mystery anthology. Grab a cup of coffee or tea & enjoy!

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



This week we have some vampire reading suggestions for your Spring reading–In Blood We Trust by Christine Cody & In Memories We Fear by Barb Hendee.

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Underworld Awakening: Movie Review

IN THE January 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andJesus Ibarra,
andMovies
SECTIONS

by Jesus Ibarra




Kate Beckinsale returns as vampire heroine Selene, in the fourth installment of the Underworld series. After the events of movie two (three was a prequel) humans have become aware of both the vampires and lycans (werewolves) and have begun and all out war to eradicate the species. The movie picks up when Selene and Michael the vampire/lycan hybrid try to escape and are discovered and blown up. While Selene is captured and held captive for twelve years, Michael’s fate is left unknown.

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by James Garcia Jr.



If you are a reader, whether you worry about the closing of the “brick and mortar” stores, champion the proliferation of the e-book or stand somewhere in between, I think we could all agree that these are some exciting times to live in. This is especially true for fiction. Finding great stories to be transported away by or brilliant new authors to discover should be easier now than ever before.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



What could be so bad, so dangerous, that it would make vampires flee, load up the buses, and get out of town? Find out in Last Breath by Rachel Caine.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham & Terell Byrd



To continue in the spirit of Halloween, this week Terell is reviewing two books by mystery author Penny Warner that tie in to the spookiness of Halloween–How To Survive A Killer Seance and How to Party With A Killer Vampire. After the reviews is a fun behind the book interview with Penny & then a chance to enter to win copies of both books!

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