Review: ‘The Poet and the Vampyre,’ by Andrew McConnell Stott | Star Tribune

The Poet and the Vampyre,' by Andrew McConnell Stott

One of literary history’s legendary events really did happen on a dark and stormy night. While the “rain descended in sheets” on Lac Léman (now known as Lake Geneva, Switzerland), western culture’s most famous monster was conceived and the modern vampire first imagined. Andrew McConnell Stott’s “The Poet and the Vampyre” explores the sexual politics (and sexual relations) among the three men — Percy Shelley, Lord Byron and John Polidori — and the two women — Mary Godwin (soon to be Mary Shelley) and her stepsister, Claire Clairmont — who sat at a blazing fire telling ghost stories that night in 1816.

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Madame Frankenstein #1 – HorrorTalk

Madame Frankenstein

A wise man once said “Love is a burning thing.”  It’s something that can consume us and drive us mad.  People have done insane things, including but not limited to murder, all in the name of love.  Vincent Krall is actually doing the opposite of murder.  He’s bringing a lost love back from the grave in Madame Frankenstein, from Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens.  Of course, returning someone to the land of the living rarely works out well.

via Madame Frankenstein #1 – HorrorTalk.