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Paranormalcy

Kiersten White
4
Monday, Mar 6, 2017

Evie’s life may not be normal, but she likes to think it is, even if she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her former boyfriend is a faerie, she can’t help but fall for an incarcerated shape-shifter, and she is the only one who can see through the glamours worn by paranormals. But when she learns that she is at the heart of an age-old prophecy that foretells the destruction of all paranormal creatures, she realizes her life may not be what she thought it was. So much for normal.

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Dracula Season 1

Dracula, Season 1

Universal Studios Home Entertainment
3
Rated by
Josh N.
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

The DVD says Dracula, Season 1. There is no season two. The series ran on NBC in the 2013-2014 season and didn't get renewed. Which is a shame because although it's hilariously campy (in a brooding, gothic way) and takes extreme liberties with the source material, it's also a tremendous amount of fun for fans of melodrama, stylish visuals, steamy sex scenes, and Grand Guignol violence.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour
3
Rated by
Heather B.
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

This is a very interesting, hard-to-pin-down film. It's a Persian-language, American-produced and filmed, black-and-white vampire flick. The title itself, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, invokes our culturally-ingrained sense of danger at the concept of a woman being alone on the streets after dark. In this instance, since she's a vampire, it's the nameless girl of the title who is the danger lurking in the shadows.

a man and woman in late 1800's dress surrounded by fog and shadow

The Greyfriar

Clay Griffith
4
Rated by
Robin D.
Monday, Sep 28, 2015

Husband and wife co-authors, Clay and Susan Griffith have put a new twist to an old tale in this first book of their Vampire Empire trilogy.

In 1870, vampire clans rose from underground and the fringes of society to unite and overcome all of North America and Europe, causing the surviving humans to flee south. The Greyfriar begins in the year 2020 when two of the largest human societies are about to be united by marriage, so they can start a war to retake the north. Princess Adele, heir to the Equatorian Empire (think of the old British Colonies), is doing one last diplomatic foray before doing her duty and marrying Senator Clark...

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

Laurell K. Hamilton
4
Rated by
Nancy B.
Monday, Apr 6, 2015

Vampires in Saint Louis? Yes, and they need help. Guilty Pleasures is the first of the Laurell K. Hamilton’s wildly popular Vampire Hunter stories. Anita Blake is a necromancer, with an affinity for the dead in all their guises, but that doesn’t mean she wants to work for them. When the Master Vampire of Saint Louis sends sexy Jean Paul to procure Anita’s help her main response is, “I don’t date vampires. I kill them.”

Nighttime, behind the title and author's name is a male vampire in a long cloak with a blonde-haired woman inside the cloak with him

Dead Until Dark

Charlaine Harris
4
Rated by
Diane H.
Friday, Oct 10, 2014

I’ve long enjoyed reading Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series. So long that I barely remembered what happened in the first book, Dead Until Dark. Instead of rereading it, I decided to listen to the audio. I’m glad I did.

The narrator, Johanna Parker, captures the essence of Sookie in all her different moods – perky, angry, scared, nervous, ecstatic, and so on. It was a treat to hear Sookie come alive.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Holly Black
4
Rated by
Josh N.
Thursday, Jul 3, 2014

When I was in elementary school, I read many, many books on monsters and the paranormal. Books about ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, mummies, werewolves...and vampires. Outside of books, there wasn't a lot to see with vampires at the time. You might catch classic Universal monster movies or the later, bloodier Hammer horror movies on late night TV (assuming you could convince your parents to let you stay up that late).

Dark

Kalypso Media
1
Rated by
Rachel C.
Thursday, Feb 27, 2014

A stealth-action with RPG elements. About vampires. This game should be amazing.

It isn't. Oh, how it isn't.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Holly Black
5
Friday, Dec 6, 2013

After years of living in the shadows, being glorified as sparkly lovers and dangerous enemies and on TV, vampires have revealed themselves to humans. After a nasty outbreak of vampirism, thanks to a misplaced act of mercy, the world cannot ignore the lore. Infected cities are walled off from the public, called Coldtowns, these places are exquisite prisons for vampires. Humans, enthralled with the beauty and horror of vampires flock to the Coldtowns to offer their sweet red blood for the chance of being turned.

A girl's hand with what appears to be a tattoo of the title on her wrist, set against a mottled blue background

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Holly Black
5
Rated by
Bethany T.
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013

When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up hungover from a wild party at a remote farmhouse, surrounded by dead classmates, she thinks things can't get any worse...until she discovers a mysterious vampire named Gavriel chained up in the same room as her bitten ex-boyfriend Aiden, who is about to turn into a full-fledged bloodsucker at any moment.

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