Tag: vampires

REVIEW: The Wicked and the Willing by Lianyu Tan

Verity Edevane needs blood. And not just anyone's blood. She craves the sweet, salty rush from a young woman's veins, the heady swirl of desire mixed with fealty—such a rarity in this foreign colony. It’s a lot to ask. But doesn't she deserve the best? Gean Choo needs money. Mrs. Edevane makes her an offer … Continue reading REVIEW: The Wicked and the Willing by Lianyu Tan

REVIEW: Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite

At a club in Missing Mile, N.C., the children of the night gather, dressed in black, look for acceptance. Among them are Ghost, who sees what others do not; Ann, longing for love; and Jason, whose real name is Nothing, newly awakened to an ancient, deathless truth about his father, and himself. Others are coming … Continue reading REVIEW: Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite

REVIEW: Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, Laura leads a solitary life with only her ailing father for company. Until one moonlit night, a horse-drawn carriage crashes into view, carrying an unexpected guest – the beautiful Carmilla. So begins a feverish friendship between Laura and her mysterious, entrancing companion. But as Carmilla becomes … Continue reading REVIEW: Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

REVIEW: Vlad by Carlos Fuentes

Where, Carlos Fuentes asks, is a modern-day vampire to roost? Why not Mexico City, populated by ten million blood sausages (that is, people), and a police force who won't mind a few disappearances? "Vlad" is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic cruelty was an inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. In this sly sequel, Vlad … Continue reading REVIEW: Vlad by Carlos Fuentes

REVIEW: Red Embrace from Argent Games

The graveyard shift at a dingy diner in San Francisco -- that's where MC's story begins. It's just another normal night, or at least it seems to be. ...That is, until a certain mysterious customer stops by, bringing the dangerous attention of a few people with him. When it rains, it pours, and suddenly MC … Continue reading REVIEW: Red Embrace from Argent Games

REVIEW: Fledgling by Octavia E Butler

Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and … Continue reading REVIEW: Fledgling by Octavia E Butler

REVIEW: Powers of Darkness (The Lost Version of DRACULA) by Bram Stoker, revised and edited by Valdimar Ásmundsson

Powers of Darkness is an incredible literary discovery: In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Ásmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker’s world-famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, “Powers of Darkness”), this Icelandic edition included an original preface written by Stoker himself. Makt Myrkranna was published in Iceland in 1901 but remained undiscovered … Continue reading REVIEW: Powers of Darkness (The Lost Version of DRACULA) by Bram Stoker, revised and edited by Valdimar Ásmundsson

Rise of the Masters by Elizabeth King

Amy Prince's life as a Private Eye is fairly settled. She has a good reputation in her field, steady clients, and an adorable submissive girlfriend waiting for her at home. She couldn't ask for anything more out of life... until a murder investigation blows up into something far more complicated than she could have imagined. … Continue reading Rise of the Masters by Elizabeth King