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Vampires Among Us

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Vampires Among Us

Author : Mark Benecke
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Vampires Among Us

Author : Rosemary Guiley
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Shadows of Evil the vampires among us

Author : Patrick Thomas
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Vampires Among Us

Author : Mark Elsen
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This book takes place in Minnesota Dracula moves west to Minnesota and runs into to different people. It is a detective story in the middle of it. And goes back in history towards the end it is a book for all ages.

Blood and Stone

Author : Cory Dugan
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In the darkness, evil thrives. For countless centuries, vampires—predators without remorse—have lurked in the night. They have stayed in the shadows. Until now. An ancient agenda begins to unfold. Courageous vampire hunters convene to battle this threat but are unaware of how extraordinary it is. They nonetheless selflessly engage in an epic battle.When Sean meets a vampire, his life is changed forever. He slowly learns about his powerful lineage, which others thought had been lost long ago. As Sean fights for his very humanity, he becomes entangled in the struggle between good and evil. Lines are blurred.Not a soul comprehends how high the stakes really are.

The Undead Among Us The Figure of the Vampire as the Unknown Other and Its Representation in True Blood

Author : Felicitas Schott
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Initial point and working hypothesis Drakul. Nosferatu. Upyr. Vampyre. There have been many names for what we know today as the vampire. It is believed that the existence of the vampires goes back in time for almost one thousand years. At least since Bram Stoker’s successful novel Dracula from 1897, almost everyone is familiar with the image of the walking undead that creeps out of its coffin at night and sucks the blood out of humans. Today’s American popular culture makes it even inevitable to not be faced with vampires on television, in advertisement, on cereal boxes, or even in educational programs for children. The undead has always been appealing to viewers especially of the horror and fantasy genre. Zombies, ghosts, demons, mummies, and vampires have been present in movies and on television ever since the invention of the motion picture at the turn of the twentieth century. It is the “otherness” of such monsters, their frightful darkness and exoticism that makes them so interesting. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, a striking popularity of the undead figure of the vampire in American popular culture is particularly notable. Since F.W. Murnau’s masterpiece Nosferatu in 1922, it is not possible anymore to imagine cinema and television without these nocturnal creatures. The vampire has always been serving as a metaphor for something strange, for anxieties and hidden desires in society. What it has in common with other undead figures in American popular culture is its representation as a monster. The vampires’ “otherness”, their mystical darkness, hypnotizing men, seducing women, longing for life and its taste in human blood – that is what makes the figure of the vampire so extraordinary fascinating and engaging to today’s movie and television audience. This thesis deals with the figure of the vampire regarded as the “unknown other” and how it is fictionally represented in the American TV series True Blood (2008 - ). The thesis argues that the figure of the vampire in postmodern American popular culture lost some of its “otherness” to a certain extent and cannot be regarded as a “monster” per se anymore.

Vampire Among Us

Author : Lilly James
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Vampire Among Us (Vampire Romance, Fiction Collection, Romance) Destiny enters her home one night to find everything very different than she remembered: her bedroom is set up as an entertainment center, her belongings are removed and her dad is living with another woman. When she returns to the underground vampire city of Eventide, she fears the worst-that she's been turned and is now becoming one of them.The transformation, however, isn't that simple. Destiny still retains signs of physical life and has no craving for human love. Her heart beats and her blood flows as much as ever. As she wonders whether she should take the final step into becoming a love-sucking vampire, she struggles with her feelings for Hunter-and for another vampire whom she recently met. She can only hide her true fears and emotions for so long while making her home below the earth. In the meantime, matriarch Cecilia oversees everything and tries to win Destiny to her side, accidentally revealing some of the darker parts of the vampire existence in the process. Hunter, devastated at the results of some of his actions earlier, commits to his own plan of atonement that could have horrific results.Sometimes, finding love can be a matter of life or death.

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THE PARANORMAL THIRTEEN 14 full length paranormal and urban fantasy novels featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more! Darkangel by Christine Pope Twin Souls by K.A. Poe The Girl by Lola St Vil Rest for the Wicked by Cate Dean Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva I Bring The Fire by C. Gockel The Witch Hunter by Nicole R Taylor Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent by Kristy Tate Nolander by Becca Mills The Medium by C.J. Archer Dream Student by J.J. DiBendetto Deception by Stacy Claflin The Black Parade by Kyoko M The Thought Readers by Dima Zales Download your FREE LIMITED TIME release now! Free, Boxed Set, vampires, mermaids, psychics, gods, werewolves, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, teen, collection, anthology


Author : Angela Cybulski
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Presents evidence and arguments for and against the belief of vampires, leaving the topic open for the formulation of an independent opinion.

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture

Author : William Patrick Day
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While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories -- from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula, from Bela Lugosi's films to Love at First Bite -- have become part of our ongoing debate about what it means to be human. William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity, as well as how many post-modern vampire stories reflect our fear and attraction to stories of addiction and violence. He argues that contemporary stories use the character of Dracula to explore modern values, and that stories of vampire slayers, such as the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, integrate current feminist ideas and the image of the Vietnam veteran into a new heroic version of the vampire story.

Vampire Nation

Author : Arlene Russo
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Do vampires exist among us? Of course. For centuries, an underground society of vampires has thrived in darkness, hidden from the public gaze and forever shrouded in secrecy—until now. Plunge deep into the heart of vampirism as renowned vampire expert Arlene Russo dispels centuries-old myths and unearths shocking revelations, from the startling discovery that Prince Charles is a direct descendant of Vlad the Impaler to the fascinating evidence that Robin Hood was a vampire. Be entranced by dozens of true accounts, real-life stories, and candid interviews with actual vampires who reveal their strange rituals and intriguing practices. Sink your teeth into the truth as you learn how modern-day vampires feed on blood and psychic energy, how they awaken to their true nature, where they live, and a horde of other chilling facts that will leave you beguiled and begging for more. "We vampires are here. And we have been watching you humans for quite some time . . ."

The Modern Vampire

Author : Sebastian Condado De Haza
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This is a guide for the Modern Vampire; therefore, if you are of the living - a warm-blooded human - you will gain nothing useful from its study. However, if you are one of the many who are new to our existence - the undead as it were - and you do not fully understand what has happened to you or how to proceed, assistance is at hand. For the recently transformed, this guide can help you understand how your body has been changed by the transformation and what to expect surviving as one of our kind. For the traditional vampire, you may learn new ways to survive. This guide provides solutions to the problem with sunlight while explaining that blood is not all we must consume for our survival. It may also help you - and possibly others of our kind - to learn and adapt to modern times while providing sufficient explanation as to who we are and, perhaps more importantly, what we are not. With this guide in hand, you will be well prepared to enter the realm of the Modern Vampire.

The Vampire Book

Author : J Gordon Melton
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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. 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 Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

A Companion to American Gothic

Author : Charles L. Crow
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A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and non-print media available

Annals of Improbable Research

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The magazine about research that makes people LAUGH and then THINK. There are six new issues every year.

The Werewolf Book

Author : Brad Steiger
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When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting… From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers. Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as … • Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people • Classic and modern werewolf movies • Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions • Serial killers and sadistic rulers • Sorcery, spells, and talismans • Television shows, songs, and computer games

Fearless in High Heels

Author : Gemma Halliday
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling series! Morning sickness sucks. Which is why fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer has spent the last six weeks being a couch potato and Moonlight vampire movie devotee. But when Maddie's best friends finally convince her to venture out, Maddie stumbles on a dead body of a girl who has been bitten on the neck, and life suddenly imitates art in the most deadliest of ways. Now Maddie is smack in the middle of a murder investigation involving a deadly dance club and a coven of Hollywood "vampires." Not to mention navigating the world of baby showers, diaper genies and Lamaze classes with her LAPD Homicide detective husband who would rather his pregnant wife not continue popping up in his murder investigation. Between the hormones, the homicides, and a flurry of fangs, Maddie and her gang work to track down the deadly truth...before the killer bites again! Other Books in the High Heels Series: #1 Spying in High Heels #2 Killer in High Heels #3 Undercover in High Heels #3.5 Christmas in High Heels (short story) #4 Alibi in High Heels #5 Mayhem in High Heels #5.5 Honeymoon in High Heels (short story) #5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella) #6 Fearless in High Heels #7 Danger in High Heels #8 Homicide in High Heels #9 Deadly in High Heels What critics are saying about The High Heels Mysteries: "A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible." - Chicago Tribune "Stylish... nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!" - Publishers’ Weekly, starred review "Smart, funny and snappy…the perfect beach read!" - Fresh Fiction "A roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!" - Romance Reviews Today "Gemma Halliday writes like a seasoned author leaving the reader hanging on to every word, every clue, every delicious scene of the book. It’s a fun and intriguing mystery full of laughs and suspense." - Once Upon A Romance What readers are saying about Fearless in High Heels: "Not your typical vampire, Twilight, story. Hilarious!" - Tami "A fantastically funny parody of Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight,’ ‘Breaking Dawn,’ and the whole saga!" - Jade "If you’re a fan of Charlaine Harris’s ‘True Blood’ Sookie Stackhouse series, you’ll love this book!" - Mary

The Vampire Film

Author : Jeffrey Weinstock
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This introductory volume offers an elegant analysis of the enduring appeal of the cinematic vampire. From Georges Méliès' early cinematic experiments to Twilight and Let the Right One In, the history of vampires in cinema can be organised by a handful of governing principles that help make sense of this movie monster's remarkable fecundity. Among these principles are that the cinematic vampire is invariably about sex and the vexed human relationship with technology, and that the vampire is always an overdetermined body condensing what a culture considers other. This volume includes in-depth studies of films including Powell's A Fool There Was, Franco's Vampyros Lesbos, Cronenberg's Rabid, Kümel's Daughters of Darkness, and Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire.

Encounters with Vampires

Author : David Robson
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For some, vampires are the stuff of fiction; for others, real life encounters have convinced them that vampires walk among us. Terrifying stories of vampire sightings, vampires attacks, and vampire hunting suggest that the truth of these fanged creatures is stranger than any fiction.