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A Real Vampire Burial

It was customary to bury them differently than people. Back in the day, when populations believed in witches, werewolves and vampires, one was never safe from gossip or vampires.

Vampires In All History

The word vampire might have had various meanings throughout human history, but it did travel the world. Since the dawn of time, creatures with mortal bites have made it into legends and folklores. But what about a real vampire burial?

Find in all civilizations known to humankind, even those that never met, a vampire-like creature made it into history.

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Exploring The Darker Side Of Human Nature In Fiction by Jane Jordan

What is dark romance? That was a question I was asked recently. Dark romance should tantalize the senses. It can be tragic or uplifting, but it has to explore the darker side of human nature. 

*** JANE JORDAN IS THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE DESPITE LISTED AS ARIELLE BELLE LYON ***

A Little History

For me, as a novelist, it means a captivating romantic story that is dangerous and seductive, a tale that will lure readers with gothic tension and richly textured prose. 

Historically, dark romance has been categorized as a literary subgenre of romanticism, an academic and artistic movement in Europe in the late eighteenth century. The defining characteristic of romanticism was an emphasis on emotion. 

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Why Is 666 The Number Of The Beast

What numbers do we think about when we hear the word ‘devil’ or ‘evil?’ 666. But why is 666 the number of the Beast, and what does it mean? How far back are we going?

666 In Pop Culture

Why is 666 the number of the beast? The number 666 goes back a while, but we also use it to represent something negative, such as the Beast in today’s world. Often when houses or buildings have 666 addresses, they have a lower price—people associate, like the number 13, a bad reputation.

WARNING: Conspiracy theories | Religion | Catholicism | Christianity

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GBM Interviews Indie Author M. Sinclair

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Indie Author M. Sinclair!

Patient Name: M. Sinclair

Born and raised in Chicago, I live in Missouri near Whiteman AFB but definitely miss my city traffic and busy coffee shops. I am a parent to 3 cats who support my writing career nearly as much as my cute British husband. 

Recently, I became a full-time author to devote more time to expanding my multiple series, and I couldn’t be happier. I tend to focus the majority of my writing on gothic horror and romance, currently focused on the reverse harem subgenre in particular. 

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Once Burned - A Night Prince Novel by Jeaniene Frost

A Night Prince Novel, Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Vlad is mine. Everyone knows it. So, when I see his name I must satisfy my curiosity and Jeaniene Frost is one to take seriously. Her Vlad is a pure delight.

Original Summary

She’s a mortal cursed with dark power…

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: a terrifying ability to channel electricity and to see a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch.

Leila is doomed to a life of solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…

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Vampire People Pt.1

A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital force of the living. In European folklore, vampires were undead beings that often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighborhoods they inhabited while they were alive. — Wikipedia

Greek, Polish, Egyptian…

The vampire has gone by many different names. In Greek, they are called Vrykolakas. In Czech upir, Upeer. The Polish called these creatures of the night Wampir. Myths and legends the world over have given these creatures name since the beginning of time.

Creatures that take the blood of the living to survive dated back into Greek Mythology. Also, people rising from the dead to walk among the living. Well, we need only go back to the Bible itself for such legends.

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Sandman, A Horror Poem

For the month of April, Gothic Bite Magazine is celebrating the character of Sandman. A mystical character that worked its way into the paranormal world. Here is a poem about the sand throwing man.

Sandman

He is coming through the dilapidated alley
Slowly he’s coming to your window and watches the prey.
And if you look at his gaze you will fall in never land
For he will feed your eyes with his fearsome dreadful sand.
Shhhh here comes the Sandman.

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Is the Sandman a Ghost?

They say the Sandman is not a ghost—that he is an entity that comes to visit you at night to put you to sleep, and bring you good dreams. There have been many myths and legends written about him.

Sandman The Entity

They say the Sandman is not a ghost—that he is an entity that comes to visit you at night to put you to sleep, and bring you good dreams. There have been many myths and legends written about him.

In fact, there are also stories about how the Sandman collected the eyes of children who would not sleep. There is such a vast amount of information on him that it is hard to tell what is the actual tale and what is twisted.

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Arielle Lyon on The Authors Show

Arielle Lyon aka Alexa Wayne is the author of Mrs. Blackwood and the CEO of Gothic Bite Magazine.

April 3rd, 2019

She is a fan of horror. Not long ago, she did an interview with The Authors Show and it airs tomorrow, April 3rd, 2019!

On April 3rd, 2019 Arielle Lyon previously known as Alexa Wayne airs on the #1 internet radio show for authors, The Authors Show. Interviewed about her novel Mrs. Blackwood, she talks about her inspiration and knowledge of the vampire world as well as her views on science fiction.

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Great New England Vampire Panic

Along with all my other quirks and unique aspirations I am working towards a doctorate in American History. The real history of America is not something read in textbooks and vampires are a part of it.

Supernatural Superstitions

Often it’s hidden from sight. The victors write history; the ugliness washed away. I found this tidbit of history and I thought my vampire fans out there might enjoy.

In the early years of American history, New England was full of superstitions about the supernatural. The church spread fears of evil which lead to the witch trials so famously diluted in our history books. Vampires were rumored to roam New England’ rural communities by night with reports documented as early as 1793.

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Gothic Bite Magazine interviewed Co-Authors!

Gothic Bite Magazine always feels grateful when an amazing author passes by and this week, we have Donna Maria & Robert A. Lilley

Who is Donna Maria?

Donna Maria is the seventh child in a family of six boys.

Her life has been one adventure after another, though maybe she would like to know you a little better before disclosing.

She has had a productive career history working for the MOD in a secret capacity, 25 years has elapsed so she can give some information, and also near Ranulph Fiennes the Arctic Explorer

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The Gothic Grimoire Anthology

Gothic Bite Magazine is proud to present our third anthology to our amazing followers and wonderful readers!

The Gothic Grimoire Anthology is all about the darkest the paranormal can offer from immortals to hauntings, and a grimoire ties all.

The Making of a Grimoire

When seeing many anthologies, four authors thought maybe we could come up with something different, and we all decided to lend on a grimoire mixed with as much darkness as we could and a little dash of what makes each of us so unique in our writing. Some of us have stories tied to our on-going series while others started their set, and this is the introduction to their universe.

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Just a Bit of Dark Shadows

While there are many television series, I could have chosen to be my choice for this month’s theme of Vampires the one that I chose is one of the beginning series. Dark Shadows Dark Shadows came to the TV screen back on June 27th, 1966. When we think of soap operas, the first thing we think of is not Vampires. For me, I tend to … Continue reading Just a Bit of Dark Shadows

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Jane Jordan

Jane Jordan is a British novelist with a taste for the paranormal, macabre and supernatural.

She has many stories to tell and here is the interview she gave Gothic Bite Magazine!

Who is Jane Jordan?

I am originally from Essex in England. In the 1990’s I immigrated to Detroit, USA, eventually settling in South West Florida. I then returned to England after a fifteen-year absence, to spend six years in the South West of England living on Exmoor.

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Zombiepalooza Interview

My first podcast interview was an experience I can’t forget.

The interview, conducted by Jackie Chin brought me much pleasure and a chance to talk about GBM, Merry Krampus and novels to come.

Lucky Me

My husband and I had to go to the United States, in the beautiful town of Burlington, Vermont to pick up an order at the University Mall. So, early in the morning we headed for the borders.

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2017 Holiday Mavis by Alexa Wayne

Holiday Mavis

Last year, I started drawing Mavis from Hotel Transylvania in a holiday sweater from the day after American Thanksgiving to January 2nd.

Obsession turn to Tradition

This year, I decided to turn it into a tradition and do it every year. So, welcome to the second year of Holiday Mavis!

Last year Hotel Transylvania The Series came out, and when I decided to give it a try, I realized how much I related to Mavis. I’m anything but average, I’m clumsy with everything I do.

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