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2010-10-26 04:30:00

RENTON, Wash., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspiring wizards get tools, tips, and techniques for surviving almost any kind of monster attack in A Young Wizards Handbook: How to Trap a Zombie, Track a Vampire, and Other Hands-on Activities for Monster Hunters, new from Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers. Inspired by the New York Times best-selling A Practical Guide to Monsters, this fun hands-on guide shows kids how to defeat every kind of monster, from the loathsome ogre to the wily...

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2010-08-16 10:50:00

Four children died and hundreds of people are being treated for rabies after being attacked by vampire bats in Peru, according to various media reports published late last week. The attacks were confirmed by Health Ministry official Jose Bustamente. "At this moment, we're facing an outbreak of wild rabies, produced by the bite of infected bats, in the Urakusa community, especially among the Awajun peoples," Bustamante told RTV on Saturday. "We have identified 508 people bitten who have begun...

2010-07-14 06:45:00

LAKE PARK, Iowa, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of Twilight: Throw out everything you think you know about vampires. Vladislaus Dracula, the man on which one of the grisliest mythical characters ever invented is based, had none of the characteristics most often attributed to him. The only work of fiction to include accurate details of Dracula's real life, some never before revealed, is My Vladislaus Dracula, a new work of fiction by Teresa L. Jones and published by AuthorHouse. Readers...

2010-06-23 18:00:00

PROVO, Utah, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royalty and vampires may sound like characters from the Twilight Saga - but they're actually what you find once you bite into Robert Pattinson's past. Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource, says Pattinson - America's favorite vampire who stars as Edward Cullen in the hit Twilight Saga movie series - is related to Vlad III Dracula, the basis for the famous literary villain. The company says Pattinson and Vlad are...

2010-06-09 06:45:00

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On New Year's Day in the year 1000, a young widow is suddenly plunged into the vampire underworld. In "The Strongest Fire" (published by iUniverse), by Sarah Winters, Mary must learn to adapt and survive in her strange new existence. Having lost both her husband and young daughter to untimely death, Mary is used to being alone. But having gone to live with and help her brother and his wife raise their 12 children, she is rarely all by herself....

2010-05-11 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsters have long haunted children's dreams, and battling them has been the stuff of myth and legend for centuries. Now, from Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers, comes Monster Slayers, an action-packed, suspense-filled novel that will keep kids on the edge of their seats. This page-turning adventure is a companion to the New York Times best-selling A Practical Guide to Monsters. Like their young readers, the characters consult A...

2010-05-05 06:35:00

EDMONTON, Alberta, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In her thrilling new fantasy novel "Destiny Love" (published by Trafford Publishing), emerging author Heather Citulsky tells the captivating story of a cursed, 500-year-old, half-breed vampire and the chilling fear he suffers when he falls for an average mortal woman in her late twenties, suddenly wondering if she could truly be his destined love. Half-breed vampire John Brace has pretty much accepted his situation and shut his heart off, spending...

2010-04-15 04:30:00

PENNINGTON, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Special-interest cruises, known as theme cruises, are the ideal way to get up-close and personal with your favorite celebs, or enjoy leisurely vacations at sea while pursuing interests in everything from Harley-Davidson motorcycles, to "Twilight." Even musicians, soap stars, sports legends, celebrity chefs and politicians are hosting theme cruises. However, one particular group of fans -- vampire fans -- has really gotten its teeth into...

2009-11-30 21:57:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Horror author and film producer Lia Scott Price recently released two books, Lia Scott Price's "Don't Pray", and a trilogy, "The Guardian, Revenant, and Dominion", about her unique Serial Killer and Vampire Guardian Angel characters. "The Guardian, Revenant, and Dominion" were three previous separate novels which were combined into one book as a trilogy, and "Don't Pray" is a new release. Both books can be found on amazon.com and on amazon Kindle....

2009-09-24 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Forget TWILIGHT, NEW MOON, VAMPIRE DIARIES, TRUE BLOOD and all the current sagas that depict vampires like twenty-something supermodels. Author R. H. Greene wants to put the monster back into vampire fiction, and that's why he wrote INCARNADINE: THE TRUE MEMOIRS OF COUNT DRACULA, a just-released "origin myth" for Dracula and his three "wives" written as if by Dracula himself that hopes to do for vampires what Gregory Maguire's WICKED did for the Witches...


Latest Vampire Reference Libraries

Aswang
2014-01-20 10:15:00

The aswang is a creature from Philippine folklore and is featured in many myths and stories of that culture. Other names for the aswang are, tik-tik, wak-wak, bal-bal, and sok-sok. It was also the most feared of the mythical creatures dating back to the sixteenth century. The aswang is described as a combination of a vampire and a werewolf with bloodshot eyes. However, no definite characteristic can be established with the variety of stories and descriptions reported, but there are some...

Common Vampire Bat, Desmodus rotundus
2012-05-01 13:57:30

The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is endemic, or native, to the Americas. It is actually a leaf nosed bat, although it is one of only three parasitic mammals. It can be found in South America, Central America, and in parts of Mexico. In southern Brazil, it is the most common type of bat. The common vampire bat has a southern range including Chile, Uruguay, and northern Argentina. Preferring humid, warm climates, this vampire bat only resides on Trinidad in the West Indies. This bat...

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