William Shakespeare left a remarkable wealth of poetry and plays, which continue to be read and performed. His life has been of keen interest to scholars, some who dedicate their entire field of study to all things Shakespearean. The English language owes many of its familiar phrases and terms to the Bard of Avalon. His […]
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To Henry Sturges: Vampire at Large, I have recently read Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith, in which documented your significant role in helping to train one of America’s greatest presidents to survive and slay vampires. I found it a compelling tale, a wonderful mix of verifiable facts and the before untold involvement of vampires in […]
Greetings Dark Readers, While Regency literature with and without mayhem may be our primary focus it is not our only interest. In fact, as I’m sure you have noticed, we take a particular delight in that dark mayhem that comes with the introduction of creatures of nightmares into a world typically well ordered. Keeping up […]
Since we are half way through the lovely month of May, I thought it would be a nice time to check-in for a quick chat about Wuthering Bites. Right now, I’m over a third through the book. Yes, I know a good book club blogger would have finished the book three months ago, but I’m […]
It’s May, It’s May…the lusty month of May! (Double points if you can tell what musical said line is from…hint: Richard Burton and Julie Andrews starred in it) For the lusty month of May, we here at the DJABC will be gathering on the lonely moor to read Wuthering Bites! All right, I wish we DJABCers […]
We asked Wayne Josephson about Emma, vampires, and writing, and today he answers those questions. Be sure to check out his guest post featured last week for a chance to win an autographed copy of Emma and the Vampires, this month’s featured selection. Other than Emma Woodhouse, which character did you enjoy developing to live in this […]
Today we welcome Wayne Josephson, author of this month’s selection Emma and the Vampires. Here he shares how he brought the vampires to Emma’s world. Be sure to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy at the end. I’d like to tell you how I came to write Emma and the Vampires and […]
Vampires have endured as a part of the supernatural world, having various forms depending on the cultural legends of the area from which they hail.
Today we are pleased to have the opportunity to pose our own questions to Colette Saucier who has graciously agreed to answer. What was the most challenging aspect of writing Pulse and Prejudice? Although some of the hours upon hours of historical research could be dull and trying, the most challenging aspect was ensuring that […]
As fearful whispers gave way to rumors becoming stories turned myth and legend, the truly remarkable happened. The damned began to have a chance at redemption.
Today we are pleased to welcome Colette Saucier author of this month’s feature Pulse and Prejudice to talk about how she came to quicken our pulses with the presence of vampires. Be sure to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy for yourself! In this, the bicentennial anniversary of what is arguably the […]