Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New episode is up! Here us discuss Daughters of Darkness!

Daughters of Darkness: The Sexy Belgian Vampire Episode is up! Listen in and Happy Thanksgiving from the Castle Dracula Podcast!

Hear us:

or here:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Join the Castle Dracula Podcast TUESDAY 10:30ET for DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS (1971), the Sexy Belgian Vampire Episode

Join the Castle Dracula Podcast TUESDAY 10:30ET for DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS (1971), the Sexy Belgian Vampire Episode Castle Dracula Podcast Returns Tuesday Night (11/22) at 10:30ET with one of the sexiest vampire classics ever: DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS.
And this time I've put up a link so you can watch the movie beforehand.

Daughters of Darkness (1971) is one of the greats in vampire cinema-- a pair of newlyweds check into a gloomy seaside resort and ignite a friendship with a mysterious, elegant woman named after the "Blood Countess" Elisabeth Bathory, and her quiet secretary. But soon Elisabeth has designs on both of the newlyweds, and the young couple are drawn into a web of seduction, murder and immortality. It is all style and blood. Outstanding euro-horror, though definitely NSFW. That's why this won't be posted on the Alex Van Helsing page.

Here's what Camille Paglia said about Daughters of Darkness:
"A classy genre of vampire film follows a style I call psychological high Gothic. It begins in Coleridge's medieval Christabel and its descendants, Poe's Ligeia and James's The Turn of the Screw. A good example is Daughters of Darkness, starring Delphine Seyrig as an elegant lesbian vampire. High gothic is abstract and ceremonious. Evil has become world-weary, hierarchical glamour. There is no bestiality. The theme is eroticized western power, the burden of history."[1]
We'll do our review and discussion LIVE on Tuesday night at 10:30ET -- join us if you like-- and after that you can hear it:

But this time we have a special treat-- you can watch the movie in advance at Google Video-- right here!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An Alex Van Helsing Christmas Promotion: Order Both Books and Get a TOP SECRET Preview of Book 3

Just this week I got a letter from a student in Denver who published a review of Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead in the Denver Post. I was so thankful (and impressed-- I wasn't publishing reviews in the paper in middle school!) that I sent her a bookmark. It was wrapped in scratch paper that just happened to be a page from an editing draft of Alex Van Helsing #3: The Triumph of Death. The student wrote back that she loved the sneak preview as much as the bookmark.

And that got me thinking.

It's Thanksgiving. It's Christmas shopping time. So here's my commitment to you.

Want to get the action-and-vampire-loving reader in your life a great set gift? Know a boy or girl who loves spies, motorcycles, helicopters, and monsters, not necessarily in  that order?

Order them the first two books in the Alex Van Helsing series.

Anyone who orders or purchases Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising and Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead together between now and December 25, 2011 will get an email with an exclusive sneak peek at July 2012's Alex Van Helsing: The Triumph of Death. 

I'll give you access to a whole scene, not available anywhere else until well into next year.

Here's how:
Who: You.
When: now until 12:01 December 26, 2012
What: Order or purchase, online or off,  both Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising and Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead.

  • Email me proof at . 
  • Use the Subject Line: TOP SECRET PROMOTION
  • What's proof? Forward me a receipt (be sure to clip out anything you don't want to share) or if you have a paper receipt, just take a phone pic of it and send it. 
  • I'll email you back your top secret preview of Book 3, Alex Van Helsing: The Triumph of Death. This is material that no one outside of my house and my publisher has seen. I leave it to YOU to guard it with your life.
If you or anyone you know would have their world turned upside down by our favorite motorcycle-riding, WaveRunner-stealing, vampire-killing high school superspy, then now is your chance for a completely rare gift.

Pass it on. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Listen to Castle Dracula Podcast now on Stitcher!

This is very exciting news. I've actually been a fan of Stitcher, the best podcast-listening mobile app I've discovered yet, for some time. I've gotten to the point where I'm as likely to listen to my podcasts via Stitcher as often if not more often than I do via iTunes.  So I totally recommend it. But now CASTLE DRACULA PODCAST has been added to Stitcher. You can listen to the latest episode plus past episodes.
Look for a new episode very soon!

How do you get Stitcher? Go to your mobile app store, or go to Stitcher and click the Download tool.

Our show is now on Stitcher!

Listen to us on your iPhone, Android Phone, BlackBerry and WebOS phones..
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Will be back soon!

Just working on some proposals and haven't been able to post. Looking forward to returning soon!