Oblivion’s Call

Roy’s hand dripped over the chalice. Crimson drops made black in the dimness, echoing as they mingled with the blood of everyone else who had preceded us. “What the—” I began, grabbing for Roy’s arm to pull him back, but he shoved me away. “I don’t even feel it anymore. Besides, it’s a small price […]

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Vampyr

Descend into a haunted crypt for a duel to the (un)death against an ancient, blood-sucking evil. The rules are simple: destroy the vampyr before it kills you. The catch? Your only weapon is locked beyond your reach. Keep your wits about you as you navigate the vampyr’s maze of shadows. The keys to your survival […]

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The Angels of Karkwood

There was little to note about the village of Karkwood. Its most interesting feature was the field on the northern end, and in particular the house that occupied it. It was a gray patch of land. Decades of rain had rinsed all the color out of it, leaving nothing but smudges of green, brown, and […]

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Hallowdale

Chapter 1: Hunting Alexander centered his crosshairs over the northern window. Still no movement. He lowered his rifle to wipe sweat out of his eyes. October was dying, and the red sun had withdrawn its warmth hours ago, but it was stifling beneath all those leaves. Alexander took a moment to observe the mansion below […]

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The Old Man and the Attic

Arch lay on his back, staring at the ceiling. His arm absentmindedly stretched out, feeling the empty space on the mattress beside him. The sheets were cold. He closed his eyes and tried to ignore it, but it was impossible. He could feel it pressing down on him, slowly reaching, crushing. Like a coffin, he […]

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Shiki

With the fall season starting, the wife and I decided to re-watch the anime series Shiki. It’s one of my favorite shows, and I’d recommend it to anyone who likes vampires. The story is based off a Japanese novel by Fuyumi Ono, and if you’ve read Stephen King’s ’Salem’s Lot, the premise is similar. A strange […]

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The Funeral Shroud of Eli Shade

“Would you call me a wretched soul?” I glanced at my friend, Eli Shade, as he drilled the question into me with gray, unblinking eyes. “We all are, I suppose.” “Don’t give me any of your high-church answers,” he shot back. “I mean genuinely wicked, the most despicable of men.” “Well, I wouldn’t say—” “Oh, […]

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Book Cover

I just finished reading Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, an alternative account of the life of America’s most popular president. I very much enjoyed the way the author made vampires such an integral part of American history, and although the book was never scary, it was a very fun read.

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