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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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Archive (D&D!) Review: Curse of Strahd

Drawn in and trapped by a mysteriously impenetrable fog, your party finds themselves guests in Barovia–a land ruled by the mysterious Strahd von Zarovitch. A world of vampires, ghouls, ghosts, and other dark creatures faces the party. Will you make it through the Death House and begin to unravel the story of Strahd and his […]

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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 […]

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Review: May Day (Seekers #1) by Josie Jaffrey

Jack Valentine has been a Silver–a vampire–for a couple of decades now. She’s been working with the Seekers, a vampire enforcement team that monitors Silvers to ensure they don’t cross any lines that may lead to humans discovering what they are. A series of murders in London rear their ugly head in Oxford, finally, when […]

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Review: The Wayhaven Chronicles Book One by Mishka Jenkins

Introduction: Interactive Fiction Review So before I get started, I want to explain a little bit about what The Wayhaven Chronicles actually is. Instead of a traditional novel, this series is an interactive fiction one. Interactive fiction covers a range of games that also includes visual novels. A VN is usually presented in the form […]

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Mini Review: Killian’s Dead by Josie Jaffrey

I received a free copy of this short story as well as an ARC of May Day, the first book in Jaffrey’s Seekers series in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. What is Killian’s Dead about? Killian’s Dead is the short story prequel to Josie Jaffrey’s Seekers series. In this prequel, […]

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Discussion: Changing Vampire Lore for your Series

Intro: AKA what the hell am I talking about? Yes, yes, I know I talk about vampires probably way too often on this blog. But that’s never going to change, so…. Anyways today I want to discuss what happens when you fundamentally change the core idea of what vampires are in order to suit the […]

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Archive Series Review: The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris

Set in a small Lousiana town, Sookie Stackhouse is a mind reader. She’s always been a little weird, but when she becomes fascinated with a vampire who comes into the restaurant she works at that takes her life to a whole new level. There are more than just the recently “out of the coffin” vampires […]

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Archived Review: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga #4) by Stephenie Meyer

So the deal is struck: Bella will gain the immortal life of a vampire, so long as she marries Edward Cullen as a human first. In love, and desperate to begin their vampiric life together, Bella agrees. She finds herself married, and enjoying the last few human moments she will have before convincing her husband […]

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Archive Review: New Moon (Twilight Saga #2) by Stephenie Meyer

Bella’s birthday is approaching and she plans to celebrate it with the Cullens, her newest friends. There is still lingering doubt and fear from their encounter with James and Victoria not too long ago, but Bella is determined to put this behind her and continue her relationship with Edward, and hopefully her eventual turning into […]