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Vampire Nation
     

Vampire Nation

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by Arlene Russo
 

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Do vampires exist among us? Of course. For centuries, an underground society of vampires has thrived in darkness, hidden from the public gaze and forever shrouded in secrecy—until now.

Plunge deep into the heart of vampirism as renowned vampire expert Arlene Russo dispels centuries-old myths and unearths shocking revelations, from the startling discovery

Overview

Do vampires exist among us? Of course. For centuries, an underground society of vampires has thrived in darkness, hidden from the public gaze and forever shrouded in secrecy—until now.

Plunge deep into the heart of vampirism as renowned vampire expert Arlene Russo dispels centuries-old myths and unearths shocking revelations, from the startling discovery that Prince Charles is a direct descendant of Vlad the Impaler to the fascinating evidence that Robin Hood was a vampire.

Be entranced by dozens of true accounts, real-life stories, and candid interviews with actual vampires who reveal their strange rituals and intriguing practices. Sink your teeth into the truth as you learn how modern-day vampires feed on blood and psychic energy, how they awaken to their true nature, where they live, and a horde of other chilling facts that will leave you beguiled and begging for more.

"We vampires are here. And we have been watching you humans for quite some time . . ."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738714561
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,354,808
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.58(d)

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What Is a Vampire?

Katharina Katt is a psychic vampire and also the resident agony aunt for UK magazine Bite Me. She has been active in the vampire com­munity for over 15 years and provides advice to vampires all over the world. Below is a transcript of a letter she received some time ago:

Dear Vampire,

I don’t like sunlight and hate garlic. Does this make me a vampire?

Sincerely, Garlic Hater

Myth: Vampires are afraid of the sun

Myth: a Vampire Can ‘turn’ another person into a Vampire

Myth: Vampires are afraid of Garlic

Myth: Vampires Must drink Blood to survive

Myth: Vampires Bite their Victims

Myth: Vampires are immortal

Dracula (US title: Horror of Dracula) starring Christopher Lee was the first English-language film in which a vampire was por­trayed with a pair of large pointed canines. As a matter of fact, real sanguine vampires would find fangs more of a hinderance than help. Blood-drinking animals, like vampire bats, bite with their incisors and lap the blood with their tongues, instead of sucking it. Vampire blood-drinkers rarely bite their ‘donors’ with teeth. They use sterile needles, lancets or stainless steel blades instead.

I wish to be ‘turned’ into a vampire—how do I go about this? 

Interview with the Vampire, and that people can be ‘turned’ into vampires, then you do need help, but not the kind we can give. Basically, using your imagination does not have to mean that you become totally gullible.

Sincere best wishes, but keep it real,

Vamp-management.

(Oxford English Dictionary)

(Dr. Mark Benecke, forensic biologist

and expert in clinical vampirism)

(Craig Hamilton Parker,

one of the UK’s leading mediums)

(Colin from The Vampyre ConneXion)

(Jan Bondeson, PhD in Experimental

Medicine and author of Buried Alive)

(Dr. Elizabeth Miller,

Professor of English at

Memorial University of Newfoundland,

an internationally renowned expert on Dracula)

(Katharina Katt, agony aunt and psychic vampire

who has been active in the vampire community

for over 12 years)

(Rosemary Ellen Guiley,

author of The Encyclopedia of Vampires,

Werewolves and Other Monsters)

Meet the Author

The author was an active part of the vampire scene long before she ever thought of writing about it. She was – and still is – a trusted member of the community. She obtained her MA Honours Arts Degree from the University of Glasgow in 1991 and set about teaching herself to be a journalist. Then in 1999 she taught herself to self-publish and launched Bite me magazine, single handedly.

Arlene Russo is editor and publisher of Bite me magazine, the UK’s only glossy magazine dedicated to vampires and the supernatural.

Arlene is a recognized journalist in her field and has written many ‘exclusives’ for national newspapers from tabloids like The Sun to quality broadsheets like The Sunday Times.

Arlene herself is the focus of extensive television, radio, and press coverage and is regularly contacted by the media to comment on related events.

She has excellent contacts with international Dracula organizations, including The Vampire Empire (membership 25,000).

She has forged strong relationships with many Dracula experts including authors, historians, actors and film makers. Several of these are strong candidates to write a forward for UK: Vampire Nation.

She is often the first point of contact for the world’s media on unusual events. Most recently, she was the prime contact with the ‘vampire’ killing in Germany by the murderers who claimed they learned vampirism in Scotland from ‘The Leopard Man’. The author was one of the few people granted an interview with ‘The Leopard Man’.

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Vampire Nation 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
David88 More than 1 year ago
Vampire Nation is very informative on a subject that is completely useless with the exception of maybe psych students. If you are a fan of vampires, like myself, this book will let you down on almost every page. However, if you truly believe you are a vampire that "feeds" off the energy of others you may find this book very inspirational, but you should, in reality, be reading a self-help book.
Helena-Sho17 More than 1 year ago
Appears to be alright although I have not read it.