This is the 1st edition of this book out of THREE books. There is an updated second and THIRD edition available with the same name . this is the OLDER edition Do you ever wonder where vampires come from? Why women love those hot sexy vampires on television or in books? Why vampires are no longer scary to kids? These and other questions are answered within. Lure of the Vampire is a pop culture reference book that begins with the history and mythology of vampires and ends with interviews of 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.
About the Author
Bertena Varney spent her collegiate career studying vampires in her history, mythology, sociology, and criminology classes. She would find anyway to include vampires in anything that she did. Her favorites studies were pop culture and mythology. She completed her academic career with a BA and MA in Social Science and Education and an MA in sociology and criminology. She is currently a sociology professor at Southcentral Kentucky Community College in Bowling Green, KY. She is the author of Lure of the Vampire and Lure of the Vampire: Revamped and author and editor of Vampire News: Tasty Bits You Can Sink Your Fangs Into, co contributor of Vampire News: The Not So End Times Edition, and contributor to both The Witching Hour and Sirens Conference Compendium. Her role playing character was used by Elizabeth Loraine in a collaboration on a fiction novella titled, Lillian: A Vampire's Story. She is also the Examiner.com expert on Vampires, True Blood, Comics, Movies, Television and more. She has one college aged son, Tre' Alexander Varney. She currently lives in Bowling Green, KY with her boyfriend Samuel Hinds and her black cat, Luna. She can be found on Facebook here http: //www.facebook.com/pages/Bertena-Varney-Author/117922531618827 You can follow her on Twitter @tenavarney