“I never drink…wine.” –Count Dracula, in Bram Stoker’s Dracula
“I have never met a vampire personally, but I don't know what might happen tomorrow.” –Bela Lugosi
Red Room is finally going down the Transylvania Turnpike, consorting with villainous Vlads and leering Lestats. Please blog this week about vampires! (And tag your post vampire blog.)
“They had forgotten the first lesson, that we are to be powerful, beautiful, and without regret.” –Armand, in Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire
“Okay, first of all, what's with the outfit? Live in the now, okay? You look like DeBarge!” –Buffy the Vampire Slayer
What’s your favorite vampire story? Do you believe in vampires? Do you believe you are a vampire—or are you just a night person? Ve vant to read your blogs!
“Go sit down and look pale.” –Edward Cullen, in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight
Several bloggers will win books by Red Room authors:
- Historical fiction based on a real-life 18th-century figure, Louise Marley's Mozart's Blood is "the story of an opera singer who becomes a reluctant vampire, and the mysterious Italian werewolf who befriends her."
- In Alexandra Sokoloff's The Shifters, "three extraordinary sisters are charged with managing the underground paranormal communities of New Orleans."
- "When the sun goes down and everything is wonderfully cold and dark, a vampire boy and a little witch go searching for children in the night." Lisa Brown's playful Vampire Boy's Good Night is the perfect first vampire book for any little fan of spooky stories.
“Vampires have often found it advantageous to maintain a hidden presence in humanity’s most powerful institutions. In the 1600s, it was the Catholic church, and today, as you all know, it’s Google, Fox News…”
–Bill Compton, True Blood
And, before too long probably, Red Room...
So post a blog entry today about Red Room's topic of the week
For help on how to blog, please see the directions here. We'll choose one of these blog posts to be featured on Red Room's homepage next week. Post your entry by Friday at 10:30 a.m. PDT (GMT-08:00) for consideration, and be sure to tag it with the keyword term vampire blog in the Blog Keyword Tags field so we can find it. (Please don't forget the exact tag. For more information about tags, click here.)
And don't forget to check out last week's entries about Italy. From a return visit to Pompeii after fifty-five years to tips from a lifelong language student who despairs of ever learning Italian, Red Roomers blogged about the country which Mark Twain said “the Creator made from designs by Michelangelo.”
Please let us know if you have trouble posting a blog entry on the all-new Red Room, and thank as always for blogging!
–Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room