The Vampire Defanged Ebook- $1.99

With the latest film in the Twilight series – Breaking Dawn Part 2 – on top of the U.S. box office for two weeks straight, it seems clear that vampires continue to be a fascinating phenomenon in popular culture. Beyond the Twilight books and films, vampires seems to be everywhere – True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer.

It seems timely that through the end of November Susannah Clements’ Brazos title The Vampire Defanged: How the Embodiment of Evil Became a Romantic Hero is only $1.99 as an ebook.

Bringing her literary expertise to this timely subject, Clements reveals the roots of the vampire myth and shows how it was originally immersed in Christian values and symbolism. Over time, however, vampires have been “defanged” as their spiritual significance has waned, and what was once the embodiment of evil has turned into a teen idol and the ultimate romantic hero. Clements offers a close reading of selected vampire texts, explaining how this transformation occurred and helping readers discern between the variety of vampire stories presented in movies, TV shows, and novels. Her probing engagement of the vampire metaphor enables readers to make Christian sense of this popular obsession.

The Vampire Defanged is just one title among many ebooks that are on sale through November. To see the entire list, visit www.bakerpublishinggroup.com/brazospress/l/ebook-specials