A creative collaboration among eight writers and an artist from Ohio, this unusual book, which bears a conceptual similarity to Strange Attraction [...] tells a haunting, drama-drenched story about the loneliness of vampires. Through a series of linked stories--which, though written by different authors, are all based on coeditor Vargo's paintings--contributors recount the history of the castle's curse and of Brom, the heartbroken vampire who currently inhabits the spooky tower. "The Dark Tower" recounts the story of Brom's predecessor, the Baron; "Vampire's Kiss" (by Vargo and coeditor Christine Filipak) tells of Brom's deceased lover, Rianna; sundry other tales (by James Pipik, Joseph Iorillo, Eric Muss-Barnes and others) deliver stories about evil gargoyles, freaked-out civilians and the like. Sure to be a hit among Goth-mystery lovers, this book contains all the classic elements of good vampire fiction--a self-aware, disaffected and lovesick protagonist, a mythic curse and a complicated legend--along with a rich display of gothic artwork. (June)
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Joseph Vargo is world-renowned fantasy artist, writer and musician whose gothic visions open a gateway to the darkside and dare the viewer to venture within. His chilling, mist-shrouded world of forlorn ghosts, brooding vampires, living gargoyles and other creatures of the night have earned him an immense and loyal following, with fans reaching from every corner of the globe. He is the founder of Nox Arcana, a musical project renowned for creating haunting, gothic-themed soundscapes with classic horror references and strong literary influences. His other literary projects include "The Gothic Tarot", "Born of the Night: The Gothic Fantasy Artwork of Joseph Vargo", "The Legend of Darklore Manor and Other Tales of Terror", and "Beyond The Dark Tower". For more information, visit: www.MonolithGraphics.com www.NoxArcana.com