Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write.
Continue reading REVIEW by Trish: Interview With A Vampire (Vampire Chronicles #1) by Anne Rice (@AnneRiceAuthor)
This interview is being reposted as it didn’t migrate when we moved from PureTextuality.com.
Wow. I am still in an utter state of awe to even be posting this right now….
For years, as long as I can remember really, I have been completely enamored with a series of books. This series is solely responsible for my deep affection for vampire fiction. It’s also probably most responsible for my harsh view on what is and what isn’t “good” vampire fiction. From the very first moment I met Lestat and Louis in Interview With a Vampire, I was in love. Since that day, they are the vampires that all other vampires strive to live up to in my eyes. The author spun a tale like nothing anyone had ever seen before. One of romance and monstrosity. One of extreme love and loss. Now she’s shifting her gaze from one creature of the night to another, bringing us the dreamy-eyed Rueben and The Wolf Gift. As a reader, I couldn’t possibly be a bigger fangirl. As a writer, she is IT – my hero. Ladies and gentlemen, Anne Rice.
Continue reading INTERVIEW by Jena: Anne Rice, Author of The Wolf Gift and the Vampire Chronicles
The time is the present.
The place, the rugged coast of Northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.
A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer . . . An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . An idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness . . . A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation, as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing what he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.
As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as “the Man Wolf” by authorities, the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to reveal his dual existence) . . . As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there may be others like him who are watching—guardian creatures who have existed throughout time who possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge. And throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.
Continue reading REVIEW: The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice – Release Date 2/14/12 (@AnneRiceAuthor)
Last night, while sitting up in bed listening to an infuriating Celtics game and poking around on the internet, my husband urged me to finally e-mail Anne Rice. I have been talking about it for a few weeks now and just hadn’t done it yet. I decided he was right! It’s time! I pulled up my e-mail account and started typing furiously….then staring….then typing FURIOUSLY….then staring…. When I was finally to a point where I was happy with the e-mail and didn’t feel like I was reading the words of a bumbling idiot, I stared a little longer. Then I hit send. As I did so, my heart leapt into my throat. I just sent an e-mail to Anne Rice asking her for an interview…. Just before my third of fourth coronary event set in, I got out of bed and wandered the house foraging for snacks. I came back, cereal bars in hand, and peeked at my computer. The smile that spread across my face was unstoppable. She replied!
Continue reading NEWS: Coming Soon! Review of The Wolf Gift & An Interview With Anne Rice! (@AnneRiceAuthor)
I almost died when I saw this interview! I am a very big Anne Rice fan and ever since I read the Twilight series and the Southern Vampire Mysteries, I have wondered what Anne Rice, the queen of vampire novels, would think of their cuddly vampire leads. Read on to find out how she feels! *wink wink*
Continue reading NEWS: Anne Rice on Sparkly Vampires, ‘Twilight,’ ‘True Blood,’ and Werewolves