If Dracula wrote the book on the modern vampire fiction, Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer's four Twilight books (and their five film adaptations) have given it an enormously unfaithful, enormously successful rewrite. Even before the release of Breaking Dawn--Part 2, the Twilight franchise had earned $2.5 billion dollars at the worldwide box-office, and Breaking Dawn--Part 2 is on track to make hundreds of millions more.
Over the ages, certain artifacts have gained a reputation among popular cultures as ways to ward off, or even kill, vampires. This guide takes you through the historical meaning and reasoning behind the ways we've found to hunt the vampire. So grab your crucifix, and wade on in!
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My book, Lure of the Vampire: A Pop Culture Reference Book of Lists, Websites, and Very Personal Essays has finally been published.
Lure of the Vampire is a non fiction quick reference book of vampires. It is divided into ten sections and each section has lists, websites, and essays. There are essays not only from the author but six of her author friends that write either young adult, erotic, or non fiction.
The sections include with mythology, history, literature, movies, television, children, recreation, education, weblife, and real life vampires.
February 24, 2008 (Time / Carolyn Sayre) -- "One more book." Those are the words Anne Rice fans have been dying to hear about the Vampire Chronicles ever since her shocking -- and dismaying to many of his followers -- turn to religious writing. Long seen as a committed atheist, four years ago the best-selling author drove a stake through the hearts of her followers when she vowed to abandon her sinister stories and instead write only of the Lord.
January 23, 2008 (BBC) -- An American man who took the name of a fictional vampire has been sentenced to 30 years for bombing two hotels in La Paz, according to Bolivian state media. Triston Jay Amero, 26, carried out the attacks with his Uruguayan ex-girlfriend, Alda Ribeiro Costa, 47.