Sunday, March 4, 2012


Bertena Varney is not only a writer of horror, Vampires being her entity of choice, but she also studies the phenomenon of all aspects concerning the lore attributed to our fanged friends. With her teaching and other credentials, she brings much knowledge to the material included within her tomes. Lure Of The Vampire is chock full of goodies to tantalize your senses and make a reader happy. If you write about this sub-genre, you will also grab some gems to get your gray matter spinning into overdrive. Check out Bertena's site and learn more about this fascinating lady.

About the Author

Bertena Varney was born in Pikeville, KY. Later she moved to Winchester, KY where she attended George Rogers Clark High School. When she graduated in 1989 she began her studies at Morehead State University. Her studies included the following: - B.A. in Social Science and Education - M.A. in Social Science and Education - M.A. in Sociology and Criminology She used all of her extra essays, projects and independent study classes to study vampires in pop culture. Thus the creation of Lure of the Vampire. She has worked in education as both a middle and high school teacher and college professor. She has also been a department director in a business college, and a counselor. She has one college aged son, Tre' Alexander Varney. She currently lives in Bowling Green, KY with her boyfriend Samuel Hinds and her black cat, Luna.

Book description:

Do you ever wonder where vampires come from? Why women love those hot sexy vampires on television or in books? Why vampires are no longer scary to kids? These and other questions are answered within. Lure of the Vampire is a pop culture reference book that begins with the history and mythology of vampires and ends with interviews of modern living vampires. The author has provided "fun" lists like the Powers of Dracula, Real Live Vampire Murders, Television Shows and African Americans who have played vampires. There are also websites in each section that show the most popular vampire books and even children's shows and books. But, there is a personal twist when it comes to Lure of the Vampire. The author has provided personal essays from national and international vampire authors as well as her own. They range from a personal look at vampires in mythology to the romantic lust filled vampire. There are also interviews with various groups and individuals involved in the vampire community. Lure of the Vampire: A Pop Culture Reference Book of Lists, Websites, and "Very Telling" Personal Essays is a perfect quick to grab reference book for the vampire fan or author. It is concise enough to assist you in finding links to what you are looking for without our being too cumbersome and confusing.

Bertena Varney is indeed a Woman in Horror!



  1. Wow thank you so much!! This is awesome! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I just released Vampire News: Tasty Bits You Can Sink Your Fangs Into this week here-

    This is awesome!

  2. The pleasure is all mine, Bertena! Great work deserves great accolades. Oooh! You have some new goodies for us too. Tres cool!



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