"I sense it even now. People thirst for it; the entire country is mad with desire for it. And now we are going to war with our brothers because they look like us, and because we can smell our blood coursing through their veins..." A dying man’s cryptic letter to an enigmatic professor launches grad student Steven Roberts on an unwitting quest, shrouded in mystery, into the war-torn labyrinth of a disintegrating Eastern European country.
No one expected Justin Cronin to sink his teeth into a post-apocalyptic vampire novel. He was an award-winning author of quiet literary fiction when he drafted a story so compelling and frightening that he landed a $3.75-million, three-book deal.
The trilogy began in 2010 with "The Passage," a 784-page runaway bestseller, one of the few books that could boast of billboards on Sunset Boulevard. "The Twelve" is second in the series, but even the most devoted fans may notice a bit of a sophomore slump.
Set in a fictitious ghost-town called Bad City; overrun with crime and prostitution, it's a place that reeks of death and loneliness. The townspeople are a jaded and strange population, and include a Vampire, a Prostitute, a Pimp, a Drug Addict, a Mean Little boy, a 57 Tbird and the Persian James Dean. Amidst the hopelessness, an unlikely love story quietly blooms--and it blooms blood red. A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is the first Iranian Vampire Western.
To be produced by K/O Paper Products and Universal Pictures, announced in June 2012. Possibly starring Tom Cruise as the male lead. Further details TBA.
Vlad by Carlos Fuentes is a short novel taking place in Mexico City. The story was part of the 2004 collection “Inquieta Compañía” and recently came out as its own book translated by Alejandro Branger and Ethan Shaskan Bumas.
Count Dracula, Vlad, has decided to immigrate to Mexico after the mayhem in Eastern Europe and countless wars have shortened his blood supplies. Vlad has vassals in Mexico who introduce him to Yves Navarro, a lawyer, and his wife Asunción, a real estate agent.
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Is Abigail Gibbs the next Stephanie Meyer? You may not have heard of her yet, but the 18-year-old just signed a six-figure deal with HarperCollins for her first novel, The Dark Heroine: Dinner With A Vampire. Gibbs first began penning the story when she was 15 under the pseudonym Canse12. She uploaded each chapter to the original fiction site Wattpad, and 17 million reads later, she was discovered by an agent.
Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Invisible Man are among the many creatures invading the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in October. The academy is hosting "Universal's Legacy of Horror," a monthlong series in celebration of the studio's 100th birthday.
Djuna is a beautiful vampire living in a wonderful mansion in Connecticut. She meets Paulo, a scriptwriter who falls in love with her. Djuna does not want to drag him into her inevitable destiny, but finally gives in to passion. When her evil sister Mimi suddenly arrives in the house, their love story and the whole vampire community are seriously endangered.