The Lure of the Vampire

Lure of the Vampire: A Pop Culture Reference Book of Lists, Websites and Very Personal Essays (Volume 1) by Bertena Varney is now available on Amazon :)

I’m going to be terribly lazy and copy the product description:

Lure of the Vampire is a pop culture reference book that begins with history and mythology and ends with modern living vampires. The author has provided “fun” lists like the Powers of Dracula, Real Live Vampire Murders, Television Shows and African Americans who have played vampires. There are also websites in each section that show the most popular vampire books and even children’s shows and books. But, there is a personal twist when it comes to Lure of the Vampire. The author has provided personal essays from national and international vampire authors as well as her own. They range from a personal look at vampires in mythology to the romantic lust filled vampire. There are also interviews with various groups and individuals involved in the vampire community. Lure of the Vampire: A Pop Culture Reference Book of Lists, Websites, and “Very Telling” Personal Essays is a perfect quick to grab reference book for the vampire fan or author. It is concise enough to assist you in finding links to what you are looking for without our being too cumbersome and confusing.

As a big fan of Ms. Varney and her sociological vampire theories, this is definitely on my “to buy” list. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then check out her very cool website – – she’s one of the few who don’t believe that vampires are a “safe sex alternative”, LOL! I can’t think of a higher recombination than that!

Going to be gone through Sunday. Will miss you all! While I’m gone go check out Bertena’s book ;)

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  1. Even though I don’t write vampire stories I have several authors of the genre that I love to read. Seems this book should be in my Kindle for reference at least.

  2. Thanks Joleene… wow that was fast!
    also check out my writing website

    I hope that you enjoy the book and have fun on your trip:)

    It is available in print on Amazon and on Kindle and Nook.
    Here is one of the links-

    If anyone has any questions please let me know I will be glad to answer them.

    Joleene.. I listed your book in my book in the recommended literature section along with your website.. and again thank you…

  3. LOL Vampires as a safe sex alternative. I have noticed no one ever uses a condom in vampire books. :P

  4. Yeah but think about it from the other point of view.. vampirism would be a heck of an STD:(

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