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vampires

by Terrence McArthur


Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock is tough. She’s a Cherokee skinwalker with Beast, a mountain lion, sharing her soulspace. She killed a man when she was five years old. She’s over a hundred years old, but she looks good. She’s a vampire hunter employed by Leo Pellesier, the vampire Master of New Orleans. Her ex-boyfriend is a werepanther. There’s a vampire calling her Master living under her stairs like a Harry Potter with fangs, and she has a wreath/crown in her closet, glowing. Jane is no Plain Jane.

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by Bobbi A. Chukran



“What’s with the white cape? And the teeth?” the black cat asked the strange fellow lurking in the alley.
“I’m a vampire/ghost.”
“Seriously?”
“Yes, I’m as serious as the grave.”

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Charlaine Harris created the South we always suspected existed, full of strange creatures—vampires, werefolk of the tiger kind, witches, a family that runs a café and does handyman work, angels who may be fallen, psychics, assassins, pawnbrokers. Currently, that world is centered on Midnight, Texas, a mostly boarded-up town at a crossroads far from everywhere. Night Shift is the third in this series, a set of books that doesn’t like to allow the status quo to maintain that status for long.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Midnight Marked is the twelfth Chicagoland Vampires novel by Chloe Neill. Some sources are saying it’s the next to last. In book time, Merit has only been a vampire for a year. A lot has happened in that year. After being attacked, then changed to a high-hemoglobin diet to save her life, she has become the Sentinel of the most powerful house of vampires in Chicago, guarding Ethan, now sharing his bed and life, but he still hasn’t put a ring on it—it can be a wild life.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



For a novel writer, short stories provide opportunities to—
• Create backstory.
• Throw characters together and see how they react.
• Develop web-only material.
• Explore a theme with other writers in an anthology.
• Try a different point of view.
• Answer a challenge from loyal readers.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



I’ve written a number of reviews about Jane Yellowrock, the shapeshifting skinwalker and vampire hunter created by Faith Hunter. There’s a reason for that. Faith Hunter keeps writing these things and I keep reading them! And now…there’s another one: Shadow Rites.

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by Marilyn Meredith




If you love horror and vampires, this is the book for you, however, it has a several different twists than most books featuring vampires.
Infernal has the addition of a major player ? the devil. Yes, the entity sometimes called Satan. He cavorts around as a well-dressed, cigar smoking human. He taunts a priest, and directs the vampires. The vampires attack a monastery and invade the Central Valley, concentrating on Clovis and Kingsburg.

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Dracula On Stage At COS in Visalia

IN THE October 21 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andTheatre
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by Lorie Lewis Ham




This past weekend a stage version of the classic tale Dracula opened at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, a perfect show for the Halloween season! This version was adapted by director Chris Mangels from the novel by Bram Stoker and runs until October 24.

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Dark Ascension By M.L. Brennan

IN THE September 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Diamonds are forever, but vampires aren’t.
In Dark Ascension, M. L. Brennan’s fourth Generation V novel, Madeline Scott, ruler of the paranormals in the Northeast US, is nearing the end of her existence. Who will rule her empire when she is gone? Prudence – whose problem-solving ends up with bodies needing burial? Chivalry – who wants things done the way Mummy always did them? Or…Fortitude (called Fort) – the youngest, who hasn’t crossed over into vamp maturity, and majored in film studies in college?

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Small has gotten big. With the popularity of e-readers has come the growth of the e-novella, mini-books that are too short for a full-length novel, too long for a short story, but the right size for on-the-go reading, easily finished in a week’s worth of lunch hours. Authors can develop a minor character from a series, explain what happened between books, or tell a story that only wants to be a hundred pages long.

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Dark Heir By Faith Hunter

IN THE April 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Dark Heir is the ninth book in Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series. Does the series hold up after so many outings? Yes. Oh, yes indeed.
Jane is a Cherokee skinwalker connected to a mountain lion she calls Beast, and Jane hunts vampires. Of late, she’s been working in New Orleans for Leo, master vampire of the city, but she’s put on loan to the police when a really-really-old witch/vampire (known as the Son of Darkness) stops being a glorified-but-ironic wall ornament, breaks out of Leo’s L-5 basement and starts draining everything in sight.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Barb Hendee has written some of my favorite fantasy books. She and her husband, J. C. Hendee, have written one of the larger sets of fantasy novels, the Noble Dead series, and the thirteenth ND book, First and Last Sorcerer, has just been released.

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Darkness Falls By Keri Arthur

IN THE January 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur




In Keri Arthur’s Dark Angels series, Risa Jones is trying to find the keys to the gates of Hell, keys hidden by her power-mad father. The problem is that a face-changing sorceress keeps stealing each key that Risa finds, and a council-queen vampire is demanding the keys so she can let Hell loose and take over world. Why does she want to do this? She’s a powerful vamp…and she’s crazy in all the worst ways.

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Best Books of 2014

IN THE December 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andEvery Other Book,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Staff



Another year is coming to a close and the main reviewers of KRL have been asked to pick their top 5 books of 2014, but most of us couldn’t keep it to 5! Let us know if you have a few we haven’t mentioned you’d like to share about in the comments, and while you are here check KRL’s book review section for many more great books that may not have made it on the list!

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