After her twin sister’s brutal murder, former US Army Sergeant Allison “Lex” Luther vowed to protect her niece, Charlie. So when two vampires try to kidnap the baby, it quickly turns into a fight to the death—Lex’s death, that is. She wakes up to two shocking discoveries: she has miraculously survived the fight, and baby […]
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Anne Rice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and most powerful forces of the night, invisible beings unleashed on an unsuspecting world able to take blood from humans, in a long-awaited return to the extraordinary world of the Vampire Chronicles and the uniquely seductive Queen of the Damned (“mesmerizing” —San Francisco Chronicle), a […]
If you’ve read Blood Gospel, perhaps you’re already familiar with the story of two clans of vampires – one good, one evil – and the archeologist whose work invariably collides with their world. The premise for the new release is sure to resonate with fans of the original book: A vicious attack at a ranch […]
The Bottom Line: Essential reading for fans of The Passage, one of the most masterful and gripping vampire thrillers of all time. In our gushing review of Cronin’s first book of the planned trilogy, The Passage, we hoped there would be an equally satisfying follow-up. Cronin has delivered. One word of warning: Cronin tends to change points of […]
Paul Bettany is back on-screen after the debacle that was “Legion” in a post-apocalyptic adventure-horror movie “Priest”. Directed by Scott Stewart and also starring Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q, the movie hits the theaters this May on the very ominous Friday the 13th. Paul Bettany plays the role of well, a priest, a character which […]
We set about the nearly impossible task of narrowing down thousands of vampire thrillers to the best five of all time. Don’t agree? Tell us yours!
So many books to read and so little time. We’ve read more great books this year than in any other in recent memory. Increasingly, talented authors seem to be drifting into the thriller genre with new approaches to familiar literary conventions. Here’s our take on the best of the best so far.
Earlier in the year, we called Justin Cronin the ultimate literary outlier. Cronin, the winner of the Pen/Faulkner award for a book that his Iowa Writer’s Workshop cronies must have admired, went off and wrote himself a gory-ass vampire novel. For those of you unfamiliar with the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, it ‘s far more prestigious […]
If Justin Cronin’s new supernatural thriller The Passage makes the bestseller list, Cronin may become the only big-time vampire novelist with a prize-winning literary pedigree.
The most recent list of NYT Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers features two (count ’em – 2) vampire thrillers. Bolstered by the success of the TV series True Blood, the latest Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse novel “Dead and Gone” is in at #10, and fellow fang writer Christine Feehan’s novel “Dark Slayer” at #6. The Top 10 […]