Christian Vampire Novels: Finally Joining the Twilight Trend (sort of)
Well, in the Christian fiction and nonfiction world, people are just beginning to jump on the vampire bandwagon, even if it means begging readers to get off that same bandwagon. (I can’t believe I just had occasion to write “vampire bandwagon” but such is life during this Twilight craze.) Reporter Marcia Nelson at Publishers Weekly just did a short feature on the new trend of vampires as a hot topic emerging within the Christian book world–and the fact that not everybody is pro-vampire it turns out. In her article, “Vamping Up: Christians Bite into Vampire Market,” she writes:
“Not everybody’s biting on the idea that vampires are good subjects in this market. [Tracey] Bateman’s [author of Thirsty] heard from those who want to cast demons out of her computer, but also from general market readers who assume she’s cashing in on reader lust for vamp lit. But she’s a longtime Anne Rice fan who started working on her vampire book before she had heard of Meyer’s work. “It’s not like I said, ‘Hmm… vampire books are selling,’ ” she told RBL from her Missouri home. She brought her faith to a subject that has exerted centuries of fascination. “I wrote it from the perspective of ‘Jesus never fails.’ I think there’s a place for Amish books, but I like a little edge to my reading.””
[COVER ART] Waking the Witch (CA) – Kelley Armstrong
This is the Canadian cover art.
Have you read any Christian vampire novels? I would have to classify Sue Dent’s Never Ceese as a Christian vampire novel.
I am liking the cover art for Waking the Witch, although I must say, it’s freaky. I like her work though, so I will have to read it.
What do you think of the cover art?