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A Kinder, Gentler Vampire

By Vera Nazarian


From A Taste of True Blood

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This is one essay from the anthology A Taste of True Blood

“True Blood,” Alan Ball’s critically acclaimed television adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ bestselling Southern Vampire mysteries, is HBO’s most-watched show since “The Sopranos,” averaging over 12 million viewers an episode in its second season. Thanks to its large, dedicated fanbase, it won the People’s Choice “Favorite TV Obsession” award in early 2010.

A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger’s Guide gives those fans something to savor between episodes—and whets their appetite for more. Covering the show’s first two seasons and released just in time for the third (with real-time online updates from the book’s contributors throughout season three), the book includes pieces on:

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About the Author

Vera  Nazarian

Vera Nazarian immigrated to the USA from the former USSR as a kid, sold her first story at 17 and has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, seen on Nebula Awards Ballots, honorably mentioned in Year’s Best volumes and translated into seven languages. A member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, she made her novel debut with the critically acclaimed Dreams of the Compass Rose (Wildside Press, 2002), followed by Lords of Rainbow (Betancourt & Company, 2003). Look for her novella The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass with introduction by Charles de Lint from PS Publishing and her collection Salt of the Air with introduction by Gene Wolfe from Prime Books, 2005. Visit her Web site at

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