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Winners, Winners, Winners - December 15, 2010

I mentioned in this week's The View From Monday that I would announce some winners today. So I will.

Winners, Winners, Winners - December 15, 2010

The winner of Dracula by Bram Stoker and Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt is

Vampires and Tofu who said...
My favorite vampire these days is Barnabus from the old Dark Shadows series. I've been enjoying this one again thanks to Netflix =)

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Winners, Winners, Winners - December 15, 2010

The winner of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is

rissatoo who said...
I guess I'm just uncouth (and a scaredy-cat!)...for if I spotted a zombie, I'd run quickly in the other direction! :p

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Winners, Winners, Winners - December 15, 2010

The winner of a PDF copy of Taken To The Limit by Nico Rosso is

Kelly aka yllektra(force-oblique) who said...
Thanks for hosting this interview.

I don't think I have read a Sci-Fi romance before and this sounds really interesting.

The environment I usually enjoy as the stage of my favorite romance is actually anything that makes life and the romance itself difficult for the protagonists. Maybe in the midst of war, just like in Taken to the Limit, or maybe something dating to the Middle Ages where there was really no room for romance as women were quite restrained.

The winners have been notified and have until December 22, 2010 at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time to respond or The Qwillery will be forced to randomly chose a new winner or winner.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Bram Stoker, Dracula, and a Giveaway - November 10, 1020

Bram Stoker's was born in November 1847. While he wrote several books he is most well known for Dracula, which was published in 1897. Stoker did not invent the vampire story, he just made it wildly popular and influenced generations of writers.

In honor of Bram's birthday, I'm going to give away a copy of Dracula by Bram Stoker and a copy of Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt. Dacre Stoker is Bram's great-grandnephew. Both books are Trade Paperbacks.

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The one vampire to outlive them all.

Here begins the story of an evil both ages old, and forever new. It is the story of those who instill a diabolic craving in their victims, the men and women from whose blood they draw their only sustenance. It is a novel of peculiar power, of hypnotic fascination. The reader is warned that he who enters Castle Dracula may not escape its baleful spell-even when he closes this book...









Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt

The authoritative sequel to Bram Stoker's original horror classic.

A quarter of a century after Count Dracula "crumbled into dust," Quincey Harker-the son of Jonathan and Mina Harker-leaves law school to pursue a career on stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of Dracula, directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself.

As the play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents' terrible secrets, death begins to stalk the original band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago. Could it be that the count survived and is now seeking revenge? Or is there another, far more sinister force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula, the most notorious vampire of all time?


The book trailer for the Hardcover release of Dracula The Un-Dead



THE RULES

What: One commenter will win Dracula by Bram Stoker and Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt.

How: Leave a comment telling The Qwillery about your favorite vampire from books, TV or film. If you don't tell The Qwillery about your favorite vampire of choice your entry will not be counted.

You can receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who & When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - October 28, 2010

I picked up quite a few comics yesterday. One comic book publisher seemingly published a few months worth of comics yesterday. But those are not among my favorites. Don't get me wrong, I like all of the comics that I collect, but some are more special to me than others. Here are this week's "special" comics.

Avatar Press

Fevre Dream #8 of 10

Each issue of Fevre Dream has a regular cover, a Nightmare cover and a Wraparound cover. I have to say that theWraparound for Issue 8 is exceptional. It's perfect for October!

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - October 28, 2010

Nightmare
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - October 28, 2010

Wraparound
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - October 28, 2010



Dracula: The Company of Monsters, #3

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - October 28, 2010



Blackbeard: Legend of the Pyrate King #6

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - October 28, 2010



Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake Vampire Hunter
Circus of the Damned: The Charmer #5 of 5

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - October 28, 2010

I obviously like vampires and pyrates!

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - September 23, 2010

I finally picked up my comics this morning. It's a lot calmer on Thursday than on new release day. I did not get a lot of comics this week. Here are my favorites:


IDW Publshing:

Mario Acevedo's Killing the Cobra, #4
Chinatown Trollop, Part 4
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - September 23, 2010



The action gets hyper-kinetic and bloody when detective-vampire Felix Gomez and his lover Qian Ning escape the carnage unleashed by the gangster Jiang Chow and his goons. Felix retaliates and his victory turns hollow after Qian is taken hostage. She's bait and Felix has no choice but to enter Jiang's trap.


If you are a fan of Mario's Felix Gomez novels, you must get this comic!







MGM Drive-In Theater: It The Terror From Beyond Space, #3
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - September 23, 2010


This retro-1950s saga follows the harrowing tale of the spaceship Challenge 142 as it carries the only survivor of an earlier failed expedition who is suspected of killing his crew for their lifesaving rations. Traveling Earthbound… they discover a hungry man-eating creature that is killing the crew one member at a time…













Marvel:

Sense & Sensibility, #5 of 5
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - September 23, 2010



After their trip to London proves a positive disaster, the defeated Dashwood daughters forge their way home to Barton. And when a broken heart pushes fragile Marianne over the edge, it's beyond even her sister Elinor's means to help her. But can the shocking revelations of a surprise gentleman caller prove Marianne's salvation? Find out in the fantastic final chapter of Jane Austen's beloved masterpiece!









Dynamite:

Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, #1
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - September 23, 2010

Five Mercy Thompson novels have topped the NY Times best-seller list, and her premiere graphic novel did the same. Now Patricia Briggs' heroic shape-shifter returns to comics.

Mercy Thompson inhabits two worlds without truly belonging to either.

To the human inhabitants of the Tri-Cities she's an oddity, a female mechanic operating her own garage.

To the town's darker residents, werewolves, vampires, and fae, she's a walker, a last-of-her-kind magical being with the power to become a coyote.

Mercy warily straddles the fine line dividing our everyday world from that darker dimension.

Till a boy, mauled by vicious werewolves and forever changed by the attack and on the run from those who committed the crime, appears at her door.

Now her two worlds are about to collide. Outnumbered and out-muscled, can Mercy possibly save the boy? Or even herself?

Mercy Thompson: Moon Called volume 1 #1 begins Dynamite's eight-part adaptation of Patricia Briggs first Mercy novel. Personally supervised by Ms. Briggs, the series is sure to thrill fans both old and new!

Brett Booth is the cover artist. He was the main artist for the Anita Blake comics.


Boom! Studios:

Dracula: The Company of Monsters #2
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - September 23, 2010


From the mind of Kurt Busiek, the all-new ongoing horror series continues! When a powerful, predatory corporation acquires the valuable asset that is Dracula, they are not prepared for what they have awakened. Despite being trapped by the corporation, Dracula will let no one stop him from rebuilding his kingdom. Even if it takes a hundred more years. And many more bodies. It's bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Busiek brings an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos.

Thursday Flicks - August 12, 2010 - Who Is Your Favorite Film Vampire?

I've seen a lot of vampire films over the past *mumbles* years. The first one that I remember is Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi. I still love that film.

Here are four of the actors who have played Dracula since the 1930s. This is hardly an inclusive list. You can vote for your favorite in the poll to the right. If your favorite isn't listed. please let me know who it is in the comments.

Bela Lugosi

Dracula (1931)


Such a great line:



Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee appeared as Count Dracula in 7 films by Hammer Studios: Dracula/Horror of Dracula (1958), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1965), Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969), Scars of Dracula (1970), Dracula AD 1972 (1972), The Satanic Rights of Dracula (1972)

Horror of Dracula (1958)


Christopher Lee was also in Count Dracula (1970), which is not a Hammer Film. It was directed by Jesus Franco and is quite true to Bram Stoker's novel.



Frank Langella

Dracula (1979)



Gary Oldman

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
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