Vampires have become an overload. From cinemas to TV series, and even romantic novels, the vampire has evolved from its mythological, supernatural niche to pop culture. Yet the allure of these blood-sucking creatures is strong enough to draw us nearer still – precisely because vampires are mysterious, powerful and intriguing. By Blood We Live will surely entice you as it contains tales that have romance, predators, infestations, sexy vampires, etc. They are an old nightmare come to haunt us anew, an icon for hellish realities. This thrilling new anthology should definitely be included in the horror novels enthusiasts’ library. The volume unfolds into an ensemble of tales each exciting in its own right. Each story incarnates the vampire in its own way.
It is a collection from renowned talents that includes Anne Rice, L.A. Banks, Stephen King, Harry Turtledove, Neil Gaiman, Lilith Saintcrow and our very own Gabriela Lee with her rendition, Hunger is very well interwoven with Philippine culture that of a manananggal - the eastern version of a vampire. Edited by the renowned Joseph John Adams, he brings the collaboration of these exciting writers to indulge us into the best of vampire fiction.
This compilation takes us from Fallujah, retracing our steps to Transylvania, right under Rome, the Arctic, a sinking Titanic, Roanoke, an exotic eastern island and into our wildest imaginations. Whether in the guise of romantic alluring woman, a calculating predator, a timeless English gentleman or a vicious killer, a survivor of secrets, we can never get enough of these beautiful immortals.
The originality and freshness of each tale spans from different timelines and distinctive locations.
The authors merely use history, culture and places as focal points but pushes it further to delve deep into it's real nature and myth. It is an invitation that will surely satisfy your thirst for these blood craving creatures.
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