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Top 10 reasons why Lestat is the sexiest vampire ever (and why we’re thrilled he’s coming back)


Anne Rice has just announced that she is writing the next book in the Vampire Chronicles, a sequel to Queen of the Damned, to be called Prince Lestat. We're completely thrilled by this as we feel that Lestat is far and away the sexiest vampire ever. As such, we thought we'd have a little light-hearted fun and list the Top 10 reasons why this is so.

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Crucifying Lynn Shepherd for her post about J.K. Rowling will only perpetuate a negative cycle


On Feb. 21 author Lynn Shepherd posted an opinion piece on The Huffington Post in which she pleaded for J.K. Rowling to stop writing books for the adult market. But as I witnessed the severe backlash against Shepherd I felt compelled to defend not just her but anyone who has been viciously attacked on social media in ways that are arguably unfair. This is my defense.

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‘And the Mountains Echoed’ the message of service


And the Mountains Echoed helps the reader to understand what a gift it is to be able to aid and positively impact someone’s life. The message it brings home is that if you are offered a door of opportunity to be of service, be sure to walk though.

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‘Venus on the Half Shell’ offers cosmic enlightenment through sex with aliens| review

'Venus on the Half Shell' is fun to read, and very interesting from the perspective of the history of science fiction. But from a feminine perspective much of the sex, and the accompanying quest for erudition, bears more than a passing resemblance to a sci-fi version of Erica Jong’s search for the “ultimate zip-less f**k.”

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Barbara Kingsolver – Flight Behavior | Review

In clumsier hands, 'Flight Behavior' would read as thinly-veiled pamphleteering. However, Kingsolver’s richly-drawn characters ensure that science takes a backseat to storytelling. Moreover, they illustrate that climate change is not a matter of vague consequences to be felt in the distant future, but rather a serious problem whose effects are already impacting ordinary people.

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