The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead
Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593506
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 944
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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

The Vampire Book


Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756664446
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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Vampires have always fascinated and frightened, and now their reach goes beyond horror-flick fans. Teens the world over have fallen under the spell of these mysterious, blood-sucking, and oh-so-alluring beings! From Buffy to Twilight, vampire fans have gotten smarter and savvier, and this is the book for them. Learn how vampires live, how they avoid capture, and why they're so darn attractive. Also trace the history of vampire lore--in literature, movies, and on television--from the woods of Transylvania to the modern-day high school. Chock full of info and insight, each gorgeous page will draw in readers of every age, with innovative styling, never-before-seen imagery, and deliciously wicked design. Perhaps this enticing tome is best read while wearing a garlic necklace . . .

Interview with the Vampire


Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307575853
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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#1 New York Times Bestselling author - The spellbinding classic that started it all - Book I of the Vampire Chronicles Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. Praise for Interview with the Vampire “A magnificent, compulsively readable thriller . . . Rice begins where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth–the education of the vampire.”—Chicago Tribune “Unrelentingly erotic . . . sometimes beautiful, and always unforgettable.”—Washington Post “If you surrender and go with her . . . you have surrendered to enchantment, as in a voluptuous dream.”—Boston Globe “A chilling, thought-provoking tale, beautifully frightening, sensuous, and utterly unnerving.”—Hartford Courant

Dawn of the Vampire


Author: William Hill
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9780786013913
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Arising from the underwater depths, an ancient evil, armed with new power and an unquenchable thirst, awakens and vows to seek vengeance on the human race for trapping the vampires in a watery grave. Reissue.

The Vampire Book


Author: Sally Regan
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405347155
Category: Social Science
Page: 96
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Get your teeth into all things vampireDoes 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.

I'm the Vampire, That's Why


Author: Michele Bardsley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101647582
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Sink your teeth into the first novel in New York Times bestselling author Michele Bardsley's Broken Heart series. Broken Heart is the city with the highest rate of divorce and highest percentage of single parents in Oklahoma. And I, Jessica Matthews, have been a member of that club ever since my husband dumped me for his twenty-something secretary and then had the gall to die in a car accident. Now I’m not just a single mother trying to make ends meet in this crazy world...I’m also a vampire. One minute I was taking out the garbage; the next I awoke sucking on the thigh of superhot vampire Patrick O’Halloran, who’d generously offered his femoral artery to save me. But though my stretch marks have disappeared and my vision has improved, I can’t rest until the thing that did this to me is caught. My kids’ future is at stake—figuratively and literally. As is my sex life. Although I wouldn’t mind finding myself attached to Patrick’s juicy thigh again, I learned that once a vampire does the dirty deed, it hitches her to the object of her affection for at least one hundred years. I just don’t know if I’m ready for that kind of commitment...

Covenant with the Vampire


Author: Jeanne Kalogridis
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307804615
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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A sensual, terrifying, incredibly accomplished first novel, this fascinating prequel to the classic and most popular horror novel of all time, Dracula, focuses on Dracula's great-nephew, who inherits the job of managing his great-uncle's estate...and his appetite. Written in diary form as Dracula is, this compulsively readable book has revelations that will shock and delight readers of the original. More erotic than Anne Rice, Kalogridis is a major new voice in vampire fiction. The first chilling tale in an exciting new trilogy is a rich and terrifying historical novel set fifty years before the opening of Bram Stoker's Dracula. At the castle of Prince Vlad Tsepesh, also known as Dracula, Vald's great-nephew Arkady is honored to care for his beloved though strange great-uncle...until he beings to realize what is expected of him in his new role. It seems that either he provides his great-uncle with unsuspecting victims to satisfy his needs, or Vlad will kill those Arkady loves. He is trapped into becoming party to murder and sadistic torture. And it is in his blood. When Arkady learns that his newborn son is being groomed one day to follow in his footsteps, he knows that he must fight Dracula, even if it means death.

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A Novel
Author: Raymond A. Villareal
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316561657
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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In this ambitious and wildly original debut--part social-political satire, part international mystery--a new virus turns people into something a bit more than human, upending society as we know it. This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to consult with the local police, it's an impossibility that threatens her understanding of medicine. Then, more bodies, dead from an inexplicable disease that solidified their blood, are brought to the morgue, only to also vanish. Soon, the U.S. government--and eventually biomedical researchers, disgruntled lawmakers, and even an insurgent faction of the Catholic Church--must come to terms with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism that will sweep first the United States, and then the world. With heightened strength and beauty and a stead diet of fresh blood, these changed people, or "Gloamings," rapidly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society. Soon people are beginning to be "re-created," willingly accepting the risk of death if their bodies can't handle the transformation. As new communities of Gloamings arise, society is divided, and popular Gloaming sites come under threat from a secret terrorist organization. But when a charismatic and wealthy businessman, recently turned, runs for political office--well, all hell breaks loose. Told from the perspective of key players, including a cynical FBI agent, an audacious campaign manager, and a war veteran turned nurse turned secret operative, A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is an exhilarating, genre-bending debut that is as addictive as the power it describes.

Scream Street: Fang of the Vampire (Book #1)


Author: Tommy Donbavand
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763654418
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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When Luke Watson turns into a werewolf for the third time, the Government Housing of Unusual Lifeforms (G.H.O.U.L.) moves his family to Scream Street — a frightful community of vampires, zombies, witches, and sundry undead. Though Luke quickly makes friends, he vows to find a way to take his terrified parents home. The secret to opening the exit, he learns, is collecting six powerful relics the founding fathers left behind. But with a sinister landlord determined to thwart Luke at every turn, will he even get past the first hurdle alive?

The Lure of the Vampire

Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy
Author: Milly Williamson
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781904764403
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 213
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This title explores the enduring myth of Dracula and vampires and just why it has remained so popular for so long.

Shadow of the Vampire


Author: Meagan Hatfield
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460307720
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Vampire princess Alexia Feodorovna has been undead for 125 years, so it's been a while since any man has made her pulse race. Until Declan Black. One look at his bronzed body and a fire like no other consumes her. Then she discovers that he's a dragon lord come to take revenge on the vamps who killed his parents. And claim a crystal said to imbue its owner with incredible powers. Alexia is ordered to torture and kill the dragon lord. Yet with each reckless encounter, she finds herself consumed by his fiery passion. A passion Declan battles, as well. Will he be able to resist the fire of lust she kindles within him and keep revenge in his heart? Or will he risk everything to quench the burning desire and claim the vampire as his own?

Vittorio, the Vampire


Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307575944
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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With Pandora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Now, in the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, she tells the mesmerizing story of Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold. Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de' Medici, trained in knighthood at his father's mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures--a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power. In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies. As he sets out in pursuit of vengeance, entering the nightmarish Court of the Ruby Grail, increasingly more enchanted (and confused) by his love for the mysterious Ursula, he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war and political intrigue. Against a backdrop of the wonders--both sacred and profane--and the beauty and ferocity of Renaissance Italy, Anne Rice creates a passionate and tragic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.

The Vampire Book of the Month Club


Author: Rusty Fischer
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1942546416
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 312
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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!

The Vampire Hunters


Author: Pete Johnson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409046885
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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On my thirteenth birthday, my life changed for ever. That's when I learned the shocking truth: I'm a half-vampire. Think that sounds cool? Think again! I've been attacked by an evil vampire bat, had huge cravings for my best friend's blood, and nearly died from eating a pizza (half-vampires aren't great with garlic). Writing my secret blog is the only thing that's kept me from going completely crazy. As if life couldn't get any more complicated, there have been some vicious attacks in the local woods. Vampire-mad Tallulah (definitely not my girlfriend) thinks a super-vampire is behind them - and she's desperate to prove it, with a mysterious chain that's supposed to glow red-hot when a vampire is close by. And I have a horrible feeling that the chain's going to turn red-hot any day now . . . A new novel from award-winning author Pete Johnson that taps into the very current interest in vampires - done with Pete's humorous, accessible touch.

The Everything Vampire Book

From Vlad the Impaler to the vampire Lestat - a history of vampires in Literature, Film, and Legend
Author: Barb Karg,Arjean Spaite,Rick Sutherland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440501696
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 304
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• 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!

Vampire Kisses 5: The Coffin Club


Author: Ellen Schreiber
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061975672
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 208
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It's tough for love-struck Raven to imagine what's keeping her nocturnal boyfriend from returning to Dullsville. So there's only one thing to do—find Alexander. Along the way, Raven can't resist the spot where she feels most at home, the Coffin Club. But when she stumbles upon a secret door in the club, she descends into a dim catacomb—to a hidden hangout where the house drink happens to be type A or B. Drawn to one of its shadowy members, Raven suspects she's in over her head. But exploring the covert club is too tempting, even after coming face-to-face with Alexander's trouble-stirring enemy. Can Raven delve further into the Underworld unbeknownst to Alexander—and also solve the mystery of her true love's own secrecy? Ellen Schreiber's sizzling Vampire Kisses series continues with its darkest installment yet.

The Vampire


Author: Jan Neruda
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635236603
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Early vampire short story with an interesting twist to the tradition.

Mona the Vampire


Author: Sonia Holleyman
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
ISBN: 9781843628125
Category: Children's stories
Page: 32
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Look out - here comes Mona! Mona and her cat, Fang, discover that being a vampire is brilliant fun. They plan to hang upside down all night and never go to bed! But when a storm appears as evening falls, even vampires get scared.

Naked Came the Vampire

Book One of the Hypernaturals
Author: Cj Stevens
Publisher: [email protected]
ISBN: 1717816819
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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When Adrian meets Jessica, he is utterly devastated by her. He has never met anyone like her He has no idea how true that is. Soon he is dragged into another world. A world hidden in plain sight by a people that will kill to keep their secret, and that who have a specialized hit squad just for that task. Vampires are real. They are not magic. They evolved to be the Apex predator upon those who think they are the Apex predator. Vampires are few. They are old. They are powerful. For the most part, they are women. In the secret world of the Vampire’s, Adrian is a second class citizen, and his entering that world means he has to keep the secret of their existence or die. Unfortunately for him, that won't be that easy, as he is the target of a literally insanely jealous person who has their sights set on Jessica. Their deranged desire for her risks exposure of everything. Adrian has more than just psychotic stalkers to deal with. Jessica’s occasional lover Helen has no use for him either, and would just as soon see him dead. Helen is over five-hundred years old, and is on the Vampire Council. She is rich, powerful, and in love with the same woman Adrian is. The Hypernaturals: Naked Came The Vampire is book one of a new series. Book two, Siren Song, is also now published. Book three, Conclave, is scheduled to be out in September of 2018. Book four, Purity should also arrive in 2018.