November 8, 2012

Bram Stoker, Vampire Diaries, Thor’s Day, Readers and Ritas, Boomers….

It’s Bram Stoker’s birthday, so happy birthday to the man who added vampires to the pop culture lexicon. It’s also Thor’s Day, a day I celebrate on Facebook with yummy pictures of Chris Hemsworth’s Avenging Thunder God (see what I did there!) and to top it off, it’s Damon Day, the day we countdown to the next episode The Vampire Diaries. And if that weren’t enough, we just one day away from kicking off Readers and Ritas in Allen, Texas! It’s going to be a fantastic weekend with authors, readers, and books, books and did I mention books? I’m deep […]
November 29, 2009

Daily Dose Holiday Blog Giveaway: Joss Whedon, Spike and Candace Havens

In lieu of our traditional Sunday Snips and Clips feature, welcome to another holiday blog giveaway. Today, I am offering Joss Whedon, The Genius Behind Buffy by Candace Havens. You may have read Candace’s books featuring Bronwyn the witch or the Carruthers sister, but this is a totally different kind of book. Candy takes you in depth with the genius mind that created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse. His creativity is a modern day legend, creating rabid fan bases wherever he goes. The man’s comprehension of zeitgeist and pop culture is unmatched. It is a great way […]
August 12, 2009

Vampire Lovers

My affair with my vampire lovers began in 1987. That was the year I first read Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire and later, The Vampire Lestat. That was the year I saw The Lost Boys a dozen times in the theater. A year later, I would devour The Queen of the Damned when it was released. Over and over I would re-read the trilogy and eventually when I got my first VCR, The Lost Boys would be one of the first movies I owned. Awaken My Children of the Night In 1990, one of my favorite authors: Mercedes Lackey, […]