Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction Book

Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction


  • Author : Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030717445

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Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction Excerpt :

This book explores the narratives of girlhood in contemporary YA vampire fiction, bringing into the spotlight the genre’s radical, ambivalent, and contradictory visions of young femininity. Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska considers less-explored popular vampire series for girls, particularly those by P.C. and Kristin Cast and Richelle Mead, tracing the ways in which they engage in larger cultural conversations on girlhood in the Western world. Mapping the interactions between girl and vampire corporealities, delving into the unconventional tales of vampire romance and girl sexual expressions, examining the narratives of women and violence, and venturing into the uncanny vampire classroom to unmask its critique of present-day schooling, the volume offers a new perspective on the vampire genre and an engaging insight into the complexities of growing up a girl.

The Lost Girls  A Vampire Revenge Story Book
Score: 4
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The Lost Girls A Vampire Revenge Story


  • Author : Sonia Hartl
  • Publisher : Page Street Kids
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781645673156

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The Lost Girls A Vampire Revenge Story Excerpt :

Getting over Your Vampire Ex is as Easy as Killing Him and Stealing His Girlfriend Holly Liddell has been stuck with crimped hair since 1987 when she agreed to let her boyfriend, Elton, turn her into a vampire. But when he ditches her at a gas station a few decades into their eternity together, she realizes that being young forever actually means working graveyard shifts at Taco Bell, sleeping in seedy motels, and being supernaturally compelled to follow your ex from town to town—at least until Holly meets Elton’s other exes. It seems that Holly isn’t the only girl Elton seduced into this wretched existence. He turned Ida in 1921, then Rose in 1954, and he abandoned them both before Holly was even born. Now Rose and Ida want to kill him before he can trick another girl into eternal adolescence, and they’ll need Holly’s help to do it. And once Holly starts falling for Elton’s vulnerable new conquest, Parker, she’ll do anything to save her. To kill Elton for good, Holly and her friends will have to dig up their pasts, rob a bank, and reconcile with the people they’ve hurt in their search for eternal love. And to win the girl, Holly will have to convince Parker that she’s more than just Elton’s crazy ex—even though she is trying to kill him.

The Whedonverse Catalog Book

The Whedonverse Catalog


  • Author : Don Macnaughtan
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476670591

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The Whedonverse Catalog Excerpt :

"The author describes all of Whedon's work, covering both the original texts of the Whedonverse, along with secondary materials focusing on Whedon's projects, including 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations"--

Blood Sisters Book
Score: 3
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Blood Sisters


  • Author : Paula Guran
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781597805766

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Blood Sisters Excerpt :

A tantalizing selection of stories from some of the best female authors who’ve helped define the modern vampire. Bram Stoker was hardly the first author—male or female—to fictionalize the folkloric vampire, but he defined the modern iconic vampire when Dracula appeared in 1897. Since then, many have reinterpreted the ever-versatile vampire over and over again—and female writers have played vital roles in proving that the vampire, as well as our perpetual fascination with it, is truly immortal. These authors have devised some of the most fascinating, popular, and entertaining of our many vampiric variations: suavely sensual . . . fascinating but fatal . . . sexy and smart . . . undead but prone to detection . . . tormented or terrifying . . . amusing or amoral . . . doomed or deadly . . . badass and beautiful . . . cutting-edge or classic . . . Blood Sisters collects a wide range of fantastical stories from New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Nancy Holder, Catherynne M. Valente, and Carrie Vaughn, and critically acclaimed writers Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Tanith Lee, all of whom have left their indelible and unique stamps on the vampire genre. Whether they are undeniably heroes and heroines or bloodthirsty monsters (or something in between), the undead are a lively lot. This anthology offers some of the best short fiction ever written by the “blood sisters” who know them best: stories you can really sink your teeth into.

Women and the Gothic Book

Women and the Gothic


  • Author : Avril Horner
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474409513

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Women and the Gothic Excerpt :

A re-assessment of the Gothic in relation to the female, the 'feminine', feminism and post-feminismThis collection of newly commissioned essays brings together major scholars in the field of Gothic studies in order to re-think the topic of 'Women and the Gothic'. The 14 chapters in this volume engage with debates about 'Female Gothic' from the 1970s and '80s, through second wave feminism, theorisations of gender and a long interrogation of the 'women' category as well as with the problematics of post-feminism, now itself being interrogated by a younger generation of women. The contributors explore Gothic works from established classics to recent films and novels from feminist and post-feminist perspectives. The result is a lively book that combines rigorous close readings with elegant use of theory in order to question some ingrained assumptions about women, the Gothic and identity.Key FeaturesRevitalises the long-running debate about women, the Gothic and identityEngages with the political agendas of feminism and post-feminismPrioritises the concerns of woman as reader, author and criticOffers fresh readings of both classic and recent Gothic works

Nice Girls Don t Have Fangs Book
Score: 4
From 56 Ratings

Nice Girls Don t Have Fangs


  • Author : Molly Harper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-03-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439158579

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Nice Girls Don t Have Fangs Excerpt :

The first in the Half-Moon Hollow series is “wry, delicious fun” (Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author) as it follows a librarian whose life is turned upside down by a tempestuous and sexy vampire. Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children’s librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed twenty-five dollars in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that’s sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood. Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favorite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and endure daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She’s forced to forgo her favorite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn’t enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What’s a nice undead girl to do?

Postfeminism and Contemporary Vampire Romance Book

Postfeminism and Contemporary Vampire Romance


  • Author : Lea Gerhards
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-05-19
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350215665

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Postfeminism and Contemporary Vampire Romance Excerpt :

In this book, Lea Gerhards traces connections between three recent vampire romance series; the Twilight film series (2008-2012), The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017) and True Blood (2008-2014), exploring their tremendous discursive and ideological power in order to understand the cultural politics of these extremely popular texts. She uses contemporary vampire romance to examine postfeminist ideologies and discuss gender, sexuality, subjectivity, agency and the body. Discussing a range of conflicting meanings contained in the narratives, Gerhards critically looks genre's engagement with everyday sexism and violence against women, power relations in heterosexual relationships, sexual autonomy and pleasure, (self-) empowerment, and (self-) surveillance. She asks: Why are these genre texts so popular right now, what specific desires, issues and fears are addressed and negotiated by them, and what kinds of pleasures do they offer?

The Modern Vampire and Human Identity Book

The Modern Vampire and Human Identity


  • Author : Deborah Mutch
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-12-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230370142

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The Modern Vampire and Human Identity Excerpt :

Vampires are back - and this time they want to be us, not drain us. This collection considers the recent phenomena of Twilight and True Blood, as well as authors such as Kim Newman and Matt Haig, films such as The Breed and Interview with the Vampire, and television programmes such as Being Human and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Playhouse of the Damned Book

Playhouse of the Damned


  • Author : Richard Nathan
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2008-08-26
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465321688

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Playhouse of the Damned Excerpt :

Playhouse of the Damned is an anthology of short horror plays, hosted by Gus the Ghoul. As Gus says, Welcome to the Playhouse of the Damned. This is the playhouse. Guess what part you play. Heres a hint. In just a few minutes, youll find yourself agreeing with hundreds of theatergoers who have attended our playhouse and said, I'll be damned if I'm going to sit through any more of this!

The Palgrave Handbook of Gothic Origins Book

The Palgrave Handbook of Gothic Origins


  • Author : Clive Bloom
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 618
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030845629

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The Palgrave Handbook of Gothic Origins Excerpt :

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of research on the Gothic Revival. The Gothic Revival was based on emotion rather than reason and when Horace Walpole created Strawberry Hill House, a gleaming white castle on the banks of the Thames, he had to create new words to describe the experience of gothic lifestyle. Nevertheless, Walpole’s house produced nightmares and his book The Castle of Otranto was the first truly gothic novel, with supernatural, sensational and Shakespearean elements challenging the emergent fiction of social relationships. The novel’s themes of violence, tragedy, death, imprisonment, castle battlements, dungeons, fair maidens, secrets, ghosts and prophecies led to a new genre encompassing prose, theatre, poetry and painting, whilst opening up a whole world of imagination for entrepreneurial female writers such as Mary Shelley, Joanna Baillie and Ann Radcliffe, whose immensely popular books led to the intense inner landscapes of the Bronte sisters. Matthew Lewis’s The Monk created a new gothic: atheistic, decadent, perverse, necrophilic and hellish. The social upheaval of the French Revolution and the emergence of the Romantic movement with its more intense (and often) atheistic self-absorption led the gothic into darker corners of human experience with a greater emphasis on the inner life, hallucination, delusion, drug addiction, mental instability, perversion and death and the emerging science of psychology. The intensity of the German experience led to an emphasis on doubles and schizophrenic behaviour, ghosts, spirits, mesmerism, the occult and hell. This volume charts the origins of this major shift in social perceptions and completes a trilogy of Palgrave Handbooks on the Gothic—combined they provide an exhaustive survey of current research in Gothic studies, a go-to for students and researchers alike.

The Historian Book
Score: 3.5
From 453 Ratings

The Historian


  • Author : Elizabeth Kostova
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2005-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 075951383X

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An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.

Gender in the Vampire Narrative Book

Gender in the Vampire Narrative


  • Author : Amanda Hobson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-26
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9789463007146

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Gender in the Vampire Narrative Excerpt :

Gender in the Vampire Narrative addresses issues of masculinity and femininity, unpacking cultural norms of gender. This collection demonstrates the way that representations of gender in the vampire narrative traverse a large scope of expectations and tropes. The text offers classroom ready original essays that outline contemporary debates about sexual objectification and gender norms using the lens of the vampire in order to examine the ways those roles are undone and reinforced through popular culture through a specific emphasis on cultural fears and anxieties about gender roles. The essays explore the presentations of gendered identities in a wide variety of sources including novels, films, graphic novels and more, focusing on wildly popular examples, such as The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and Twilight, and also lesser known works, for instance, Byzantium and The Blood of the Vampire. The authors work to unravel the ties that bind gender to the body and the sociocultural institutions that shape our views of gendered norms and invite students of all levels to engage in interdisciplinary conversations about both theoretical and embodied constructions of gender. This text makes a fascinating accompanying text for many courses, such as first-year studies, literature, film, women’s and gender studies, sociology, popular culture or media studies, cultural studies, American studies or history. Ultimately this is a text for all fans of popular culture. “Hobson and Anyiwo chase the vampire through history and across literature, film, television, and stage, exploring this complexity and offering insightful and accessible analyses that will be enjoyed by students in popular culture, gender studies, and speculative fiction. This collection is not to be missed by those with an interest in feminist cultural studies – or the undead.” – Barbara Gurr, University of Connecticut “Hobson and Anyiwo push the boundaries of the scholarship as it has been written until now

A Girl s Guide to Vampires  Dark Ones Book One  Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

A Girl s Guide to Vampires Dark Ones Book One


  • Author : Katie MacAlister
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-12-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848942837

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A Girl s Guide to Vampires Dark Ones Book One Excerpt :

Joy Randall is a girl with big expectations and an even bigger love for vampire romance novels. Unsuccessful so far in her quest to find her soulmate, Joy can’t say no when her friend Roxy suggests a holiday to the Czech Republic. Tall, dark strangers? Tick. Craggy, romantic landscapes? Tick. Hoardes of centuries-old men who want to suck your blood? OK, that’s just Roxy’s over-active imagination. After all, vampires don’t exist . . . do they? Plagued by dreams of a handsome stranger, haunted by a mysterious prophecy, and pursued by three pale, brooding, slightly sinister suitors, Joy isn’t so sure now. Worried about her growing attraction to the enigmatic Raphael, she knows that one thing’s for certain: Mr. Right should not equal Mr. Heading-Right-For-Your-Neck. But can she resist the lure of the Dark Ones? Is her attraction to Raphael just lust . . . or blood lust? And will she find a chosen life partner that is, well, alive? Nowadays, finding The One sure is a pain in the neck . . .

Live Girls Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Live Girls


  • Author : Ray Garton
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Live Girls Excerpt :

The garish neon lights of New York City’s Times Square can be very seductive. And so can the promises of dark pleasures on the seedier side streets. To Davey Owen, the lure of a glowing sign advertising “Live Girls” was too hard to resist. He was looking for a little entertainment. He found instead a nightmare in the form of a beautiful but strangely pale woman. A woman who offers him passion, ecstasy— and eternal life—but takes in exchange his lifeblood and his very soul. It's scary, it's involving, and it’s also mature and thoughtful.” — Stephen King on Dark Channel “The most nightmarish vampire story I have ever read.” — Ramsey Campbell “Garton never fails to go for the throat!” — Richard Laymom “Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror theiries and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect.” — Publishers Weekly “Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print.” — Cemetery Dance

Race in the Vampire Narrative Book

Race in the Vampire Narrative


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9789463002929

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Race in the Vampire Narrative Excerpt :

Race in the Vampire Narrative unpacks the vampire through a collection of classroom ready original essays that explicitly connect this archetypal outsider to studies in race, ethnicity, and identity. Through essays about the first recorded vampire craze, television shows True Blood, and Being Human, movies like Blade: Trinity and Underworld, to the presentation of vampires of colour in romance novels, graphic novels, on stage and beyond, this text will open doorways to discussions about Otherness in any setting, serving as an alternative way to explore marginality through a framework that welcomes all students into the conversation.