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5×5: Women Horror Authors Share Their Wisdom

As we rush to sink our claws into our favorite monster tales before the ghostly season is over, these five horror authors are just the women to give us all the gruesome details about what is takes to write horror and why the genre matters.

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Music Monday: Vampires (This playlist has teeth)

The weather turned, the leaves outside the window are about to change, college students everywhere are celebrating their patrons: PSLs and Pumpkin beers.  This means one thing, its October! Every Monday in October, Music Mondays will feature a horror genre, a specific book, or a horror villain.  In honor of Twilight publication, here are the vampires. Please don’t stake me!

“Vampires Will Never Hurt You” (My Chemical Romance)- Interview with A Vampire(Anne Rice)

Interview with the Vampire: Rice, Anne: 9780751541977: Amazon.com: Books

“Forever & Ever More”(Nothing but Fears)- The Vampire Diaries (L.J. Smith)

The Vampire Diaries: Nightfall: Book 5: L. J. Smith: 9781444900637: Amazon.com: Books

“Vampire Blues” (Neal Young) – The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires (Gady Hendrix)

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix: 9781683691433 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

“We Suck Young Blood” (Radiohead) – Twilight (Stephanie Meyer)

Amazon.com: Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (9780316015844): Meyer, Stephenie: Books

“Bitting Down” (Lorde)- Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)

Amazon.com: Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 1) (9780441008537): Harris, Charlaine: Books

“Damm These Vampires” (The Mountian Goats)-Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Seth Grahame-Smith)

 

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Grahame-Smith, Seth: 9780446563086: Amazon.com: Books

“The Last Vampire” (Hollywood Vampires) – Vampire Academy (Richelle Mead)

Vampire Academy: Richelle Mead: 9781595141743: Amazon.com: Books

“Holding On and Letting Good” (Ross Cooperman)- I Am Legend (Richard Masterson)

I Am Legend: Matheson, Richard: 9781250242754: Amazon.com: Books

“Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” Concrete Blond- Dracula (Bram Stoker)

Dracula Book Cover Art" Art Board Print by booksnbobs | Redbubble

“Never Say Never”(The Fray)- Midnight Sun (Stephenie Meyer)

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble®

“Echo” (Jason Walker)- Salem’s Lot (Stephen King)

Amazon.com: Salem's Lot ( Salem's Lot: The Movie ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ]: James Mason, Lew Ayres, David Soul, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Julie Cobb, Elisha

“Immortal Love”(Kiss the Sun Goodbye)- Dark Lover (J.R. Ward)

Dark Lover: The First Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood: Ward, J.R.: 9780451468109: Amazon.com: Books

“The Vampire Club”(Aurelio Voltaire)- The Originals (Julie PLec)

The Originals: The Rise: Plec, Julie: 9780373788897: Amazon.com: Books

“A Drop in The Ocean”(Ron Pope)- Fevre Dream (George R.R. Martin)

Amazon.com: Fevre Dream: A Novel (8601400273982): Martin, George R. R.: Books

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The Queen of Vampires, Anne Rice, Turns Seventy-Nine

As a young girl, I was always fascinated with the supernatural and enthralled by entities that defied all possibilities. I would read anything that contained beings that would spook the living daylights out of any normal human, and I would revel in these creatures’ evil ways and unethical choices. Out of all the supernatural beings in the world, however, vampires are what piqued my interest the most. I don’t know if it was their fangs or their unnatural quitch for blood, but I was drawn to them, like a moth to the glow of a candle.

Unsurprisingly, I was drawn to Anne Rice as well and the vampires she created so eloquently. Without Anne Rice, vampires would not be as prevalent in the world of literature. Without her influence, there would be no Edward Cullen or Bill Compton or blood-thirsty romances that make our toes curl. Interview with the Vampire is what coronated Anne Rice as the Queen of Vampires, and since the book’s debut, no other author has even come close to dethroning the seasoned veteran that has won our hearts.

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With that said, for Anne Rice’s 79th birthday, I implore you to pick up her Vampire Chronicles. It is a series that will leave you speechless as you explore the dark, twisted world of vampires in the French Quarter. The series encompasses over ten books, and each will take you on a literary journey that you will not forget.

If you are unsure and worried about diving into Anne Rice’s gothic, erotic vampire novels, don’t be! You will be entertained and left begging for more! Anne Rice’s books have sold more than 100 million copies, and her Goodreads ratings reflect the star-stunning nature of her books. I do bid you a warning, however, once you start reading this twisted series about bloodlust and the utmost desire to kill, you will be hooked. Like myself, you will be drawn to the world of bloodsucking demons and shadows that plunder the night.

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10 Unlikely Young Heroes That Won Our Hearts

Some young heroes who have made their debut in literature are not the perfect, cookie-cutter hero. Here are ten unlikely young heroes that won our hearts while they were out saving the world.

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