Last week, we asked Red Room authors and members to take a trip to Transylvania and blog about the pop-cultural phenomenon that never seems to get old. From Nosferatu and Bela Lugosi to Buffy, Twilight, and the Sookie Stackhouse tales, vampires stories just seem to get more and more popular—an mainstream—with each generation. As Sean Jackson wrote in his post, "Satanic majesty just isn’t what it once was." Or maybe it is, just more so?
A few blog entries stood out:
- Author Loren Rhoads's story about what she told her daughter after a nightmare is absolutely charming. You won't be able to resist "Late Night Talk About the Reality of Vampires."
- Following up on the short story she wrote for our "blog like Kafka" topic, member Sezin Koehler juggles science, horror, and a little bit of sex and gives it all a Czech flavor in "The Blood Room."
- Several bloggers wrote about more obscure vampires from books and movies, but for sheer volume and for bringing up an almost-forgotten childhood fave, we want to thank author Laurel Anne Hill for her fun "On your mark, get set, go...suck blood!" (Bunnicula for the win!)
These 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.
You can see all the vampire blog entries here. I hope you'll sink your fangs into a lot of them, and leave comments on your favorites. All past blog topic wrap-up post are here. Thanks as always for blogging!
–Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room