Welcome to BRB, everyone! Currently, I’m working on completing a gay erotic romance about a vampire. Yes, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon (probably bounced right off). LOL Anyway, that’s why I purchased Vampires – The Myths, Legends, and Lore, and the following is my review.
To give you a little personal background, I’ve had a fascination with the “unknown”, well, anything that involves the paranormal, since childhood. I also find fringe science, conspiracy theories, ancient history, secret societies, religion, angels and demons, mythology, myths and legends intriguing. My house is bursting with books and not just novels, but reference books, and I’ve got quite the variety. If I had to choose, out of everything that I find the most fascinating, I’d have to pick: King Arthur, vampires and dragons, all of which are irrefutably controversial with enthusiasts and disbelievers alike. Did they exist? And in the case of vampires and dragons, do they still exist? The author with a big imagination inside me says: “Hell yes!”
Anyway, I love vampires, and especially the eroticism associated with them. I own numerous vampire movies and books. My all time favourite motion picture is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Gary Oldman was spectacular. Another favourite is Underworld. I can’t get enough of Kate Beckinsale and Bill Nighy. So when I happened across Aubrey Sherman’s Vampires - The Myths, Legends, and Lore, I had to buy it. And I wasn’t disappointed. This small, 224 page, hardcover book was worth every dime. From the wonderful introduction to the last page, I couldn’t put it down. Divided into four parts, the author covered every aspect of vampires, starting with the history and finishing with a list of recommended nonfiction reading. Filled with quirky facts, grim legends, chilling true stories, etchings and drawings, this book was a delight to read. But I wouldn’t recommend it with the lights out. :) Definitely 5 Stars, and a must have for vampire lovers everywhere!
Happy Yaoi Hunting!