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About the book:
Explore religion through an infant God's eyes in this dark
science fantasy satire that spans from the Big Bang to present day.
"From the very opening of the book you find yourself captivated
and don't want to put the book down...."
--Keepers of the Underworld Magazine
From reader reviews:
"A fascinating thought provoking story."
"[T]hose who think outside the box will love this book."
"The story was really good, lots of neat twists. I'm glad I took a chance on this book."
It is my pleasure to have pop culture author Bertena Varney here to talk about her recent release, Lure of the Vampire. As an added bonus, one lucky reader will win an electronic copy of her book, so make sure to leave a comment and share with your social networks. Thanks so much for coming here today, Bertena! Tell us about Lure of the Vampire.
When I began to write this book, it didn’t begin as a book. It began as part of my master’s thesis. The long story of how Lure of the Vampire came to be is included in my book, but the short version is that I needed a final class to graduate and how my wonderful professor allowed me to create an independent study course looking at the sociological lure of the vampire.
Well, I finished my paper and several people said that it would be a great beginning to a book. So, I spoke to new authors that I met on Facebook and researched how to publish a book. It
looked simple enough. So, I decided I would do it. Boy was I wrong but I will save that for a later post.
Once I decided to write the book I began what would be almost two years of research. I looked up folklore stories, serial killers known as vampires, author websites, vampire games and much more.
While researching I found that people are very passionate about their vampires! Being a sociologist and criminologist by trade I decided to be as objective as possible ensuring that I didn’t take sides on the sparkly vampire versus traditional vampires. I even came up with a theory that showed why we need all types of vampires. But, still that was all the battles and arguments that I came across dealing with this creature of the night.
It wasn’t just the Twihards that were passionate about their Twilight vampires or the real life vampires that were protective of their lifestyle (and rightly so) but it was the everyday person who had a different idea of what a vampire is.
I received hate emails from people saying that I was bringing demons to life and into their world and I was going to hell. Other emails ranged from a battle of what television shows were better and who is the best television vampire. I have to say Henry Fitzroy and Mick St. John fans are passionate and don’t let me begin discussing the True Blood fans.
But, the most passionate groups are the women who love the romantic vampires and the erotic stories. They have their favorite knight in a black cape and will defend them to the end. Their vampire heroes come into their bedroom at night off the pages of the books they read and bring romance and passion to their lives. These women may or may not be the traditional fan of the vampire but when it comes to their favorite character they are every loyal and passionate.
My findings after researching vampires was that there are no two vampire fans that are alike, vampire fans are very passionate about their vampires and that there is a vampire for everyone- they just need to know where to look for
As a result, I decided to categorize my reference book into sections dealing with the different types of vampires. I thought that if one person wanted to know more about children’s vampires or learn more about recreational events that deal with vampires then the book should be easy to use.
Here are the ten sections that the book is divided into are: vampires in mythology, vampires in history, vampires in literature, vampires in movies, vampires on television, vampires on the web, vampires in recreations, vampires for kids, vampires in education and vampires in real life.
Each section includes one or more of the following: fun lists of facts, websites, essays, and interviews. Readers can go to a section and find websites that they can use for more information as well as read fun lists such as the top 10 Romanian Tours or the Top 10 firsts in Literature.
As a result of the research and feedback that I received from the myriad of vampire fans that I met along the way I decided to make Lure of the Vampire a resource that can help you find the perfect vampire for you while providing resources for you to learn more about that vampire.
So, what is your favorite type of vampire? Who is your favorite vampire character?
I will be here answering your questions throughout the day. I look forward to hearing from
Win a Free PDF of Lure of the Vampire
I will be giving away a free PDF of Lure of the Vampire. All you have to do to be registered for the contest is to do the following:
- Comment below
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Make sure you comment or send a message to let me know that you have done all of these. Each one is worth one chance to win, and all five will get you double the points.
Lure of the vampire is available here.
~ Bertena Varney. M.A.
My thanks to all 423 entrants for your interest in Myths of Gods.
Congratulations to Goodreads winners Valentina C. Amber M., and Chelsea M.--signed copies of Myths of Gods are on their way! Enjoy!