If vampires, zombies, and succubi existed, they would probably travel around the United States just as we do -- relocating for jobs, visiting friends and family, or just being a tourist. But they'd be concerned with slightly different details: What's...
There's a lot riding on Divergent, which comes out this Friday. Studios are hoping it'll show there are still audiences for young-adult films other than Hunger Games, after the dismal performance of several other films. But also, says the Wall Street Journal, there's hope it'll rescue the struggling young-adult book market.
Anne Rice has just announced that she is writing the next book in the Vampire Chronicles, a sequel to Queen of the Damned, to be called Prince Lestat. We're completely thrilled by this as we feel that Lestat is far and away the sexiest vampire ever. As such, we thought we'd have a little light-hearted…
This is a post for those who watch vampire movies and/or read vampire books. Have you ever wondered why it is that, in the old tales, vampires (vrykolakas) react to Christian symbols?
Like the mark of Cain, vampires received the mark of Judas. Because they betrayed the Cross, because they betrayed the True Light, because they used wood soaked with the blood of Christ, because they used the blood of the Betrayer, they cannot stand the symbols of Christianity; they cannot come into sacred ground. Mind you, Father Orthoduck cannot explain the garlic of Bram Stoker, but then, this author does not make them allergic to garlic. This also explains why they are not vulnerable to any other symbol of faith. They are the descendants of Judas.
There are so many issues in the forefront like the economy, politics, and lifestyle changes. Today the media is able to touch and affect us at every turn with almost no time to reflect before we respond. It easy to skim-over the top layer and forget the true depth of an issue.
Shonda Brock shares her "what if" story as a guest on Alicia McCalla's blog.
"Have you ever been dying to tell a story, yet at the same time afraid to tell it? I don’t mean just any around-the-way tale, but a true story that happened to you and no one else knows. I’m talking about every time you think to open your mouth to tell it, your heart starts pounding, your tongue becomes the Sahara Desert and the fear of saying it out loud makes you change your mind." Read more http://ow.ly/vl8NN ;
It isn't an easy choice for anyone, but Australian actress Claire Holt has revealed she quit the hit The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The... Everyone has been giving the company, and Claire Holt so much junk for her choice.
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Shonda Brock's insight:
Tips from author Alicia McCalla,
"Once you put your work out there, readers from all over the world will find you.
The universe is powerful and you will attract those readers who will support and love what you write, no matter what."
How many of you have read “The Strain” by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan? Well, if you have, you are in luck. Soon it will make its television debut as a series.
For those of you who haven’t, get ready to grab your seats the ride starts in July.
What waits for you? The Strain’s parasitic vampire.
Shonda Brock's insight:
The Strain's producer Carlton Cuse says that we’ll “never look at vampires the same way. These are not sparkly, brooding dudes with fangs and romantic problems. These vampires, or to use the Romanian word, tragoi, are really scary creatures.”