Download or read book The Everything Vampire Book PDF or another Format written by Barb Karg and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-12-17 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: • An affordable, accessible companion to vampire literature, films, and TV • Several vampire movies are due out in 2008 and 2009: Twilight, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and The Historian • Vampire communities are flourishing on the Internet—a simple “vampire societies” search on Google yields over 580,000 results • Everything reference books have sold more than 575,000 copies! Bram Stoker’s Dracula Anne Rice’s Lestat Stephenie Meyer’s Edward Who can resist these erotic, exotic creatures of the night? And who wants to? In The Everything® Vampire Book, readers unearth all the secrets of this beautiful, terrible underworld, including: • How vampires live, hunt, and endure • Why they refuse to die • How to destroy a vampire—from holy water to decapitation • The best—and worst—vampire books, TV shows, and films • What constitutes the “vampire lifestyle” and blood fetish practices • All the incarnations of vampires—from the Greek Lamia to the Indian Churel • Real-life encounters with vampires Vampire aficionados will enjoy sinking their teeth into the notorious history and bewitching tales in The Everything® Vampire Book!
Download or read book The Everything Vampire Book PDF or another Format written by Barb Karg and published by Adams Media. This book was released on 2009-01-17 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' to Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight' series, vampires have fascinated and frightened young and old alike for centuries. This book examines their notorious history and legends, their evolution and portrayal in books, television and cinema, and the ongoing fascination with the 'vampire lifestyle'.
Download or read book The Girl's Guide to Vampires PDF or another Format written by Barb Karg and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-12-17 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The good news is: He’s tall, dark, and handsome. The bad news is: He’s a bloodsucking creature of the night. Not to mention arrogant, predatory, and immortal. What’s a girl to do? No worries—in this guide, girls learn everything they need to know about these romantic rogues, including how to: Know when they’ve met a vampire Avoid falling prey to a nightstalker’s charms Resist even the most aggressive advances Protect themselves against the undead Destroy a vampire—using everything from holy water to decapitation Complete with a review of vampire books, TV shows, and films as well as accounts of real-life encounters with vampires, this book is all girls need to surrender to the night—and still make sure they’re around to see another day! Barb Karg (Pacific Northwest) is a veteran journalist, author, screenwriter and lifelong vampire aficionado currently at work on a vampire novel. She’s authored or coauthored twenty-two books.
Download or read book The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature PDF or another Format written by Lorna Piatti-Farnell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-07 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prominent examples from contemporary vampire literature expose a desire to re-evaluate and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire as the immortal undead. This book explores the "new vampire" as a literary trope, offering a comprehensive critical analysis of vampires in contemporary popular literature and demonstrating how they engage with essential cultural preoccupations, anxieties, and desires. Drawing from cultural materialism, anthropology, psychoanalysis, literary criticism, gender studies, and postmodern thought, Piatti-Farnell re-frames the concept of the vampire in relation to a distinctly twenty-first century brand of Gothic imagination, highlighting important aesthetic, conceptual, and cultural changes that have affected the literary genre in the post-2000 era. She places the contemporary literary vampire within the wider popular culture scope, also building critical connections with issues of fandom and readership. In reworking the formulaic elements of the vampiric tradition — and experimenting with genre-bending techniques — this book shows how authors such as J.R. Ward, Stephanie Meyers, Charlaine Harris, and Anne Rice have allowed vampires to be moulded into enigmatic figures who sustain a vivid conceptual debt to contemporary consumer and popular culture. This book highlights the changes — conceptual, political and aesthetic — that vampires have undergone in the past decade, simultaneously addressing how these changes in "vampire identity" impact on the definition of the Gothic as a whole.
Download or read book Vampire Legends and Myths PDF or another Format written by Roxanne Hellman and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2011-12-15 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For centuries, the legends and myths of vampires have permeated various cultures around the world. In folklore, frequently vampires visited their loved ones, and caused evil doings or deaths in the places they inhabited when they were alive. The romance of the vampire lies in his total isolationhe is the tragic character of the fallen angel, one with unimaginable power. Yet, his fatal weakness makes him vulnerable. In this mesmerizing book, readers learn about the origins of vampires and their various forms across the ancient world, Europe, America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Vlad Tepes, the land of Transylvania, and Dracula are engagingly introduced. The volume also describes how vampires have been featured in books and film.
Download or read book The Vampire Book of the Month Club PDF or another Format written by Rusty Fischer and published by Medallion Media Group. This book was released on 2016-02-22 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the age of seventeen, Nora Falcon is already a best-selling author of vampire lit, with fans lining up around the block to read the next installment of her Better off Bled series. So it might seem like she’s something special. But at the Nightshade Preparatory Academy for Exemplary Boys and Girls in Beverly Hills, Nora is just another student. One day a handsome stranger shows up at one of Nora’s book signings. Reece Rothchild is not only tall, dark, and handsome—he’s downright irresistible, and he has recently transferred to Nightshade Academy. But Reece is not just eye candy: he’s an actual vampire who wants Nora to write a book specifically for vampires—and he’s very persistent. So persistent he kidnaps Nora’s friends to get her to comply. Nora is torn. If she does what Reece wants, thousands of vampires will converge on an unsuspecting town and use its inhabitants as a human snack bar. If she doesn’t, her friends will die. Now Nora must find a way to defeat Reece and save her friends—all while juggling a full course load!
Download or read book Vampire Taxonomy PDF or another Format written by Meredith Woerner and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2009-11-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now that millions have read and seen Twilight, where do they turn for vampire advice? This wry, witty, fully illustrated, and bloody essential guide. Vampires are all around-books, movies, TV, comics- infiltrating our culture like never before. But what happens if one should run into a real vamp on the street? Vampire Taxonomy is the best defense against a fatal encounter in the dark. For the reader's protection, Meredith Woerner reveals the truth about: ?Sunlight sensitivity-Do vamps venture out in the day or stick solely to the evening hours? ?Physiology-When ready to feed, do they change appearance or simply lure with the seductive flash of a fang? ?Dress-Are they decked out in leather with aspirations of becoming the first vampire rock stars or do they cling to Gothic robes and ruffled collars? ?Diet-Are they waging a never-ending struggle against the temptation of human blood or do they view the world as their personal blood buffet?
Download or read book The Vampire Book PDF or another Format written by J Gordon Melton and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 944 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revised, updated, and enlarged, this vast reference is an alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, many facets are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire resources. Complete with detailed illustrations and photographs, the third edition of this popular authority includes a wealth of current events, including the Twilight phenomenon; contemporary authors of vampire romance; the growth and development of genuine, self-identified vampire communities; and prominent TV shows from Buffy to True Blood.
Download or read book Chosen by the Vampire, Book Five PDF or another Format written by Atlas Rose and published by Kim Faulks. This book was released on 2019-12-04 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chosen by the Vampire is a gothic fated mates reverse harem vampire romance series. Dive into book five in the 'Cruel Selection Vampire Series' and enjoy this why choose romance today! The past came for me with fangs and claws and hate… My Vampires raced the darkness to save me from the light. I fought Corvina’s sire. Fought the Wolves, and the cold...but there’s one thing I can’t fight any longer. The truth of who I am. With teeth and savagery I face down death itself. Nothing can take me from them...not now. As I take the final stance, can I save my Sinful? Or will I succumb to darkness after all?
Download or read book Vampires Through the Ages PDF or another Format written by Brian Righi and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 2011-12-08 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interred in shadows no more, the vampire mythos is illuminated in this captivating exploration of one of the world’s most sinister—and feared—creatures. Join Brian Righi as he unearths the truth behind myths and beliefs, both ancient and modern. He traces the evolution of the vampire—from Dracula’s mysteriously empty grave and the enduring legend it spawned to terrifying documented cases of the real-life blood drinkers of today. Sordid and sultry, the vampire’s long and gruesome history is revealed: —Various cultures’ beliefs and superstitions surrounding bloodthirsty immortals —Chilling true accounts of the unquenchable bloodlust of historical figures such as Vlad the Impaler and Countess Báthory —Stories and lore from villagers, as recalled from the author’s travels through Romania —Serial killers who suffered from delusions of vampirism —How the early Christian church inadvertently fed into the 18th-century Eastern European vampire scare
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Download or read book The Vampire in Folklore, History, Literature, Film and Television PDF or another Format written by and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-18 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.
Download or read book Vampires in Literature PDF or another Format written by Kris Hirschmann and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2011 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vampires have haunted humankind's nightmares for thousands of years but it was only about 200 years ago that they first appeared in works of literature. The undead have been a staple of fiction ever since and are likely to continue their hold on the reading public's imagination for years to come.
Download or read book American Vampires PDF or another Format written by Linda R. Baker and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most people today see vampires as entertaining supernatural creatures popularized by the many book, television, and movie series that abound in popular fiction, but where do these stories originate? Many cultures around the world have tales of undead blood-sucking creatures. Exploring these supernatural beings within the context of American historical accounts and legends will enable students to understand the relationship between the time in which such stories were believed and the actual events that inspired them. Accompanied by full-color images and sidebars with fascinating details, this volume will capture the interest of any student intrigued by vampire stories.
Download or read book Vampires in America PDF or another Format written by Sam Navarre and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2011-12-15 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a history of vampire lore in America and focuses on its popular culture impact in print and film.
Download or read book Vampires PDF or another Format written by Gail Barbara Stewart and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2011 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While many people assume that vampires are merely the topic of popular movies and novels, it is also true that many believe they exist in real life, too. This book examines the legends about the various forms vampires take, how they feed on the living, and the dangers of encountering them. Also included are narratives documenting encounters (both ancient and recent) with vampires, and centuries-old Church warnings about the best method of avoiding them.
Download or read book The Vampire Book PDF or another Format written by DK and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2009-09-01 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Get your teeth into all things vampire with this gruesome ebook Does your child love vampires? Then bring them face to fang with these evil beings. From how to kill a vampire, to famous profiles including Vlad the Impaler, they'll find out everything they every wanted to know about the world's most evil bloodsuckers. Packed with tons of creepy vampire facts and chilling illustrations - no vampire-lover should be without one.
Download or read book Love / Luck (Magic of the Vampire: Book One) PDF or another Format written by Samantha MacKenzie and published by Samantha MacKenzie Books. This book was released on 2021-01-07 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Close your eyes,” he murmured, and my lids snapped shut. He picked up my hand and ran the tip of his icy nose along the inside of my forearm, from the pulse at my wrist to the crease at my elbow … His lips brushed mine as he whispered wordlessly, bewitchingly, then the scent of his skin overwhelmed my senses, and the world lost its foundations beneath me. -- Riley Quinn loves her quirky great-grandmother, but her superstitions are seriously irritating. Grams may believe in lucky silver jewelry and beautiful demons who hunt humans in the night, but Riley knows it’s all nonsense. Until Seth Callaghan arrives in town. Riley’s best friend, sexy surfer Finn O’Brien, begs her to ignore the new guy. Grams demands she stay away. Yet Riley is magnetically drawn to the sweet seduction of Seth’s charms. But all is not what it seems. Soon, Riley finds herself swept up in a supernatural world beyond her understanding. Secrets and lies. Magic and power. Vampires and temptation. Life… and death. As danger swirls around her, Riley’s loved ones fight to protect her from the darkness closing in—but only Riley can decide her fate. Torn between love and lust, loyalty and destiny, Riley’s survival isn’t guaranteed when she’s hunted by the devil himself. -- Sink your teeth into the thrilling new paranormal romance saga, Magic of the Vampire. Love / Luck is Book One.