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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: VAMPIRE EDITION

We have more e-books for you! Check out these three vampire books (including a free one!) Marked (House of Night, Book 1) By P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast $2.99 Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampyre and joins the House of Night, a school where she … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JAN 29TH: VAMPIRE BOOM AND DRESDEN NOVELS

Vampire Boom in Literature Source: inside-beat.com Vampire literature can be dated back to the 1700s, and over the years, the popularity of this subgenre of horror has come and gone. The trend was reborn in 2008, and since then, many vampire series have seen a widespread increase in popularity.. These … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEW: LAST SACRIFICE (VAMPIRE ACADEMY #6) BY RICHELLE MEAD

Richelle Mead Last Sacrifice – 6th book of Vampire Academy Brought to you by OBS Staffer deannerenee Summary: Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them. … Continue reading

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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR JAN. 3: RICHELLE MEAD’S GRAPHIC NOVEL COVERS, NAOMI NOVIK, HUGO AWARDS, AND MORE

Richelle Mead’s ‘Storm Born’ Graphic Novel Covers Author’s site Those are really cool! What do you think? Are you excited about the graphic novels? Video: Naomi Novik Reading Unicorns via Del Ray Wow, the anthology really is Zombies vs Unicorns. Are there really enough people who wondered which was better? … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: THE LAST VAMPIRE BY CHRISTOPHER PIKE

brought to you by OBS Staffer Hutchxx Every weekend I find myself spending hours in a bookshop picking out another book for me to get my nose stuck in too, that was when I came across “The Last Vampire”, a series by Christopher Pike. “Death never comes at the right … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 14TH: WHY TEENAGERS LOVE VAMPS, AND A REVIEW OF SHIVER

WHY TEENS LOVE TO SINK THEIR TEETH INTO VAMPIRE BOOKS, MOVIES Source: sify.com An English lecturer has examined why teenage vampire books and movies have gripped youngsters’ imaginations nowadays and taken the crowd by storm. Jolene Zigarovich, Cornell visiting lecturer in English, says, “The reasons for the teen vampire craze … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 17TH: TWITTER BOOK CLUB, PRIZES FOR READING, AND JANE SLAYRE

One Book, One Twitter: the world’s largest book club? By Marjorie Kehe at The Christian Science Monitor Don’t believe what you read, says author and editor Jeff Howe. “The Internet is not destroying literature.” If anything, he argues, “the new medium could breathe new life into a few old ones.” … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 13TH: VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY, PARANORMAL ROMANCE, TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE, AND LIVING IN A SCI FI NOVEL

Author stakes claim in new vampire anthology By Trevor Suffield at Winnipeg Free Press Move over Edward and Bella, and put a stake in it Lestat — Charleswood resident Ron Hore is the newest fang in vampire fiction. The father of five and grandfather of six recently had one of … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: VAMPIRE DREAMS BY RICHARD REICH

brought to you by OBS founder Dawn Vampire Dreams is a compilation of numerous stories each told from a different perspective. They’re told by slayers, humans, werewolves, young and ancient vampires. Every tale draws you in but leaves you wanting more, almost like a dream during which you wake up … Continue reading

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Source: usatoday Author Seth Grahame-Smith launched a phenomenon with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, his clever twist on the Jane Austen classic. (Grahame-Smith’s follow-up, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was released this month.) The success of Zombies has been so huge that a film adaptation is in the works. In May, Del Rey takes the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 23RD: CHILDHOOD CLASSICS, VAMPIRE FORENSICS, PLAGIARISM, AND NEW POST-APOCALYTIC

Magic of childhood returns to captivate By James D. Watts Jr. at Tulsa World A good story about young heroes and heroines dealing with fantastic creatures is a timeless thing. To prove it, Random House has re-launched the Looking Glass Library, beginning with four classic stories of fantasy and adventure … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 19TH: VAMPIRES, JULES VERNE, ANDROID KARENINA, AND WHY FANTASY MATTERS

For Love Of Do-Good Vampires: A Bloody Book List by Margot Adler at NPR Even here at NPR, if you look at the archives, there have been at least 20 recent stories about vampires. What is it about our society now — the zeitgeist, the spirit of the times — … Continue reading

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VAMPIRE BOOKS DONE RIGHT

Source: DailyVanguard Imagine a combination of Twilight, Queen of the Damned and an episode of CSI, and you might get the gist of the Maker’s Song book series. This Twilight-on-steroids story features a vampire who can resist the urge to kill long enough to have sex with a human and, as a rock star, has … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JAN. 2ND: NEW EVERNIGHT AND PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, AND DOOMED EARTH

New Evernight Book: Hourglass preview Love the Evernight series? The third book, Hourglass, comes out March 9th, but you can read the first 15 pages right now. Here’s the summary from Claudia Gray’s site: “After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas seek … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR DEC. 7TH: LOOKING AT SCI-FI , VAMPIRES, AND FREE BOOKS

from Visions of Paradise: Fantasy vs. Science Fiction I read a headline recently that declared science fiction is dying, being replaced by fantasy. This spurred several thoughts in my overactive brain. It is undoubtedly true that fantasy dominates the genre these days. Locus reports in their November issue that as … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR DEC. 4: THE ROAD, H.P. LOVECRAFT, VAMPIRES, NEW FANTASY, AND THE HUNGER GAMES

From The List UK: Best of a decade: Books The top ten books of the decade are led by a sci-fi book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy. 1. Cormac McCarthy – The Road (2006): Already considered one of the finest novels of the modern era, Cormac McCarthy’s compelling and relentless … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER BOOK FACE OFF:VAMPIRES WINNER!

We have a tie! You voted for Interview with the Vampire and Twilight as your favorite vampire books! Check out our book reviews for the winners: Interview with a Vampire here and Twilight here! And don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the December Book Face Off: Fairies

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: BOOK FACE OFF- VAMPIRES

The voting for the November Book Face Off: Vampires ends this Sunday, so don’t forget to vote for your favorite vampire book! The winner will be announced on Monday, November 30th and you’ll find out what the December book face off category is. Right now Interview with the Vampire and … Continue reading

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VOTING REMINDER-OBS BOOK FACE-OFF: VAMPIRES

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite vampire book/series! OBS picked 10 books to choose from. Tell us which one is your favorite and if your favorite isn’t on the list, let us know! Dracula by Bram Stoker Carmilla By Sheridan La Fanu Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles) … Continue reading

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VAMPIRE NEWS FOR NOV. 15TH

By Krista Simmons at the Los Angeles Times: On the Trail of Vampires Vampires have long been objects of fascination in history, literature and lore. With the Nov. 20 release of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” HBO’s “True Blood” and their countless imitators, Americans are welcoming vampires into their homes … Continue reading

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BOOK CHARTS NOV 12, ZOMBIES AND VAMPIRES

BC-US–Best Sellers-Books-USAToday   By The Associated Press   1. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) (F-H) 4. “Tempted (House of Night Novels)” by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Press)(F-H) 5. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) (F-H) 7. “New Moon” by Stephenie … Continue reading

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BOOKS NEWS FOR NOV. 9TH: FAIRIES, FANTASY, AND VAMPIRES

from Regina Marler at the New York Times: Field Guides to Fairies Dawn is breaking on the Y.A. aisle of the bookstore, and the dew is suspiciously glittery. Look quickly and you may catch the hoofprint of a magical steed and the flutter of a wing. A recent crop of … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOV 4TH: INSIDE THE NEW HITCHHIKER’S AND HOW TO DATE A VAMPIRE

From Fred Topel at Sci Fi Wire: Inside the Hitchhiker book Douglas Adams didn’t write The next book in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy just came out, which makes a lot of loyal readers nervous, given that Adams died before it was written. Of course, Adams’ widow gave … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK FACE-OFF: VAMPIRES

We have new feature at OBS: The Book Face-Off! Every first of the month, we’ll post 10 books of a certain genre and YOU get to vote for which one you think is the best! On the last day of the month we’ll post the winner. In honor of New … Continue reading

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VAMPIRE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 13TH

Here is your vampire update for October 13th Via Bertena Varney at the Examiner: The Search for the Lure of the Dead Boyfriend-Part 3-The Vampire as a Soulmate Christine Meloni mentions in her article, “The Rise of Vampire Literature” that in vampire literature females are very accepting of any suitor. … Continue reading

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VAMPIRES- WHY HERE, WHY NOW?

via Tom Alderman at Huffington Post If fiction often reflects a nation’s culture, why, oh-why-oh, do we have so many vampires, in so many places, sucking up so many entertainment dollars with such blazing success today? Feature writers tend to tie the current blood draining craze to two wars, terrorism … Continue reading

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in.reuters.com: VAMPIRE WRITER FINDS MARKET ISN’T TOO CUT THROAT

Vampire books are taking a far bigger space on bookshelves since the success of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series but another vampire author, Claudia Gray, says the market is not as cut-throat as you might think. “Stargazer” is the second in Gray’s “Evernight” series that first came out last year and … Continue reading

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