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Review: The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant […]

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Review: The Southern Bookclub’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Patricia Campbell had always planned for a big life, but after giving up her career as a nurse to marry an ambitious doctor and become a mother, Patricia’s life has never felt smaller. The days are long, her kids are ungrateful, her husband is distant, and her to-do list is never really done. The one […]

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Review: Vampires Never Get Old by various

In this delicious new collection, you’ll find stories about lurking vampires of social media, rebellious vampires hungry for more than just blood, eager vampires coming out―and going out for their first kill―and other bold, breathtaking, dangerous, dreamy, eerie, iconic, powerful creatures of the night. Welcome to the evolution of the vampire―and a revolution on the […]

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Review: Stray Witch (The Vampires of Emberbury #1) by Eva Alton

A magical story about a lost witch recovering her self-esteem and overcoming a terrible mistake, a seemingly cheerful vampire with a tortured past, and finding love in the most unexpected of places. Alba is about to lose everything after her divorce… until she meets The Vampires of Emberbury, who dwell under an abandoned graveyard, stuck […]

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Top Fantasy Post Series: My Top Urban Fantasy Series

Hello book lovers and welcome to my first in a series on my favorite fantasy books! Today’s topic at hand will be my favorite fantasy series that are classified as urban fantasy; contemporary set fantasy books usually focused on vampires, werewolves, and some witches! The Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews This series by Ilona Andrews […]

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Trope Discussion: “To turn or not to turn,” the vampire question

Introduction: What is the trope? This trope typically appears in vampire romances. The question is whether or not the vampire in the relationship should or shouldn’t turn the human. Often, the question comes up for a variety of reasons. The obvious and practical reasoning is that a vampire is immortal and typically never ages, whereas […]

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Blogtober Day 19: Vampire Book Recommendations!

Yes, bookworms, the moment has come. My list of what books you should read to get into vampire lore and legend, a combination of creative ideas and classic tales! This list is a doozy and is absolutely not a full list of all my favorite vampire books. I’ll include a brief explanation of what kind […]

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Archive Review: Interview With the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles #1) by Anne Rice

A reporter gives a vampire the chance to tell his story. Louis describes his distraught mortal years, tortured by the death of his family and goading death for himself. His transformation into an immortal being. His afterlife, and struggling with what immortality would mean for him. Louis tells the reporter how he learned to be […]

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Trope Discussion: The Romantic Vampire

Introduction Vampires themselves are very interesting when used as tropes, but today I specifically want to address when vampires are placed in a “romantic” place. Generally this is in a paranormal romance story where the vampire is the primary love interest, or a rival love interest. Different tropes continue to feed into the trope of […]

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Vampire Discussion: Josie Jaffrey’s Silvers

Who are the Silvers? The Silvers are Josie Jaffrey’s take on vampires. While in the book, they do acknowledge they are also vampires, Silver is their preferred term to distinguish themselves from humans. Silvers are immortal blood drinkers, so definitely vampires. There’s a distinct society of Silvers that blends into the human world but also […]