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Fresh Pick | THE NEW VAMPIRE’S HANDBOOK by Scott Sherman, Anita Serwacki, Chris Pauls, Janet Ginsburg, Joe Garden
Fresh Pick / October 26, 2010

November 2009 On Sale: November 16, 2009 240 pages ISBN: 0345508564 EAN: 9780345508560 Paperback $14.00 Add to Wish List Paranormal – Supernatural Buy at A “Must Have” how-to for the new vamp! The New Vampire’s Handbook by Scott Sherman, Anita Serwacki, Chris Pauls, Janet Ginsburg, Joe Garden A Guide for the Recently Turned Creature of the Night Being turned into a vampire is the easy part. Actually becoming a vampire is far more difficult. In today’s world of vampire-obsessed pop culture, misinformation abounds. A newly turned vampire who looks to movies and novels for answers to everlasting life’s questions will inevitably be reduced to a smoldering pile of dust. So whom can you, a neophyte immortal, trust to provide reliable information and proven strategies for leading your best and bloodiest existence? The Vampire Miles Proctor, editor of The New Vampire’s Handbook. In this definitive guide, the newly turned will find • a head-to-toe look at your vampiric body: how to harness your new powers to dispatch mortal enemies, maintain your fangs, and embrace your vampirosexuality • methods for luring prey, faking your way through meals, approaching other vampires, and creating a four-hundred-year financial plan • tips on acting your…

ELIZABETH LYNN CASEY | How Characters Evolve
Author Guest / October 26, 2010

They start out as just a name—someone with a particular hair and eye color. Sometimes they have an extensive history and, sometimes, they have little more than a particular job or an odd quirk or two to help define them. But as you begin to write, as you begin to create the world around them, as you begin to make them interact with other names, something magical begins to happen… They become real. Welcome to my favorite part of the writing process. Creating characters in a series is like unwrapping a fairly innocuous gift and finding the most extraordinary present inside. And the best part of all? The present keeps getting better every single time you reach inside the box. When I started writing the Southern Sewing Circle mystery series, I knew my main character—Tori Sincliar—was a librarian. I knew her age, her general appearance, her basic personality. The same was true for the rest of the women in the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle—Leona, Margaret Louise, Dixie, Beatrice, Debbie, Melissa, and Rose. But as I continued to write, each and every one of them came to life to the point where they began to feel like true friends—friends…