Was Vlad Dracula a Vampire?

According to a 15th century poem, Vlad Dracula liked to dip his bread in the blood of his victims. Or did he? Was he really a “living vampire,” as two Dracula scholars claimed, or is there more to the story?

Monthly Digest: October 2014

Welcome to the third installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in October? Check out two of Vamped’s most ambitious articles; one on vampire facials, the other on “19th century” vampire killing kits. And more!

Stoker and the Bat

Punch Magazine (1885)

It is now common knowledge that vampires can turn into bats but prior to Bram Stoker’s seminal 1897 novel “Dracula” the connection was not so obvious. “Dracula” . . . solidified popular knowledge regarding vampire lore.

To Touch the Sun: Inspirations

The cover of my novel designed by AD Warr

On February 25 my vampire novel, “To Touch the Sun”, was released . . . When asked why I wrote a vampire novel, “Well, everyone should write at least one in their lifetime.” Let’s be honest, there isn’t . . . a drought