My Top 10 Favorite Edgar Allan Poe Tales

For day three of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to do a countdown of my ten favorite Edgar Allan Poe Tales.    Number 10: The Cask of Amontillado ~This tale is one that has to do with a plot to murder a friend through means of deceit.   There is also the occurrence of…

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Annabel Lee Analysis

For day two of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to do an analysis of Annabel Lee.   I had originally thought to do a line-by-line analysis, but I really enjoyed my stanza-by-stanza analysis of The Raven yesterday, so I will be doing the same thing with Annabel Lee today!   Once again, I found…

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Favorite Male Vampire Characters

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at some of my favorite male vampire characters, in no particular ranking. Dracula ~Dracula is the most obvious choice of male vampire character to list as a favorite.   He is the eponymous character of the novel that really cemented the vampire as the favorite…

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Vanessa Ives, Penny Dreadful Vixen

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to feature Vanessa Ives from the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.   As I have recently been re-watching the series, it really struck me that Vanessa is an ideal figure to feature for Femme Fatale Friday, especially during October!   A word of caution, there will be…

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The Vampire Diaries Novels Ranked

For today’s post, I have decided to do a ranking of all of The Vampire Diaries novels.   By all, I mean the first seven, as those were the ones actually written by L.J. Smith.   The other six were ghost-written with a different plot because Smith did not own the rights to her characters…

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Claudia, Fear of the Vampire Child

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen a truly fatal female.   Claudia from Interview with the Vampire is one of the most iconic female vampire characters ever written.   I thought it was appropriate to choose her for this first Femme Fatale Friday of October, that creepiest of months! Most people who…

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Long Live the Pumpkin Queen Review

For today’s post, I have decided to do a book review of the new Nightmare Before Christmas continuation novel, Long Live the Pumpkin Queen.   This book, by Shea Ernshaw, is something that I have been waiting to read for over a year, as the publication was pushed back several times.   I finally got…

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My Top 5 Witchy Television Shows

I will be doing a companion to yesterday’s countdown of favorite witchy films for today’s post. Number 5: The Secret Circle ~This one sadly only had one season.   It was based on the series of books by L.J. Smith and produced by The Vampire Diaries creator Kevin Williamson.   Unfortunately, the production costs ended…

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My Top 5 Favorite Witchy Films

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my top five favorite witchy films. Number 5: Witches of Eastwick ~My number five choice is this classic 80s magical romp based on the popular book.   It is fun to watch these three women embrace their innate magic.   As a bonus, Jack…

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Mean Girl Movie Countdown

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my five favorite movies featuring mean girls. Number 5: Mean Girls (2004) ~This film was written by Tina Fey and is based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes.   It was a nonfiction book about adolescent cliques for parents.   She used this…

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