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Velcome to my Vampire Party

IN THE October 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Penny Warner

Vampire Parties are all the rage, thanks to books, TV shows, and movies like Twilight, True Blood, and Vampire Diaries. While plotting my latest Presley Parker, event planner mystery, I decided to wrap the plot around a Vampire Party…held in the local cemetery. So I had big-time movie producer Lucas Cruz celebrate his latest film release—a vampire parody—by throwing a lavish party in a graveyard.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur

Unlife is rough for Gloriana St. Clair. The vampire council of Austin, Texas, doesn’t like the vamp theme of her retro clothing boutique, demons are invading her space, her boyfriend won’t forgive her for an affair she had while demon-possessed, an undead rock star is mixing blood and alcohol, and – after 400 years – she still wishes that the aforementioned boyfriend had waited until she’d lost some weight before the final bite, trapping her for centuries in a size 16 body

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by Jesus Ibarra

Dead Reckoning brings us back to Bon Temps with our favorite telepathic southern waitress, Sookie Stackhouse. The eleventh installment of The Southern Vampire Series, by Charlaine Harris, shows us it’s better than ever with a more matured, evolved Sookie dealing with the various supernatural mayhem in her life. Once again Sookie finds herself in more danger, but this time around she is able to handle herself better.


by Marilyn Meredith & Lorie Lewis Ham

Interview by Lorie Lewis Ham, book review by Marilyn Meredith, and contest to win a copy of Dance On Fire by James Garcia, Jr.
Recently we had the privilege of talking to local vampire author, James Garcia Jr. from Kingsburg. It seemed a fitting interview for Halloween weekend.


Twilight: Book Review

IN THE October 23 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andEvery Other Book,
andFantasy & Fangs,

by Stephanie Barnett

Have you ever felt like you were both loved, and hated by someone? That the person you loved, might also be your biggest mistake? What if that mistake might possibly end your life? In Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Isabella Swan, Bella for short, knows what this feels like.


Vampires Suck:Movie Review

IN THE September 4 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andJessica Ham,

by Jessica Ham

The Twilight Saga books by Stephanie Meyer are okay, but the movies are awful. That is one of the many reasons why a parody movie was made: Vampires Suck. There are so many things to make fun of in Twilight, and Vampires Suck covers all of them.


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