VampChix received a couple cool vampire books from Dover Publishing, so I'll tell you a bit about them, and then I'll give them away!
VAMPIRE NIGHTS STAINED GLASS COLORING BOOK by Arkady Roytman is another of Dover's many stained glass books. If you've never tried one of these before, you're in for a treat. The pages are transparent, and the image is in black on both sides, so you can color in with markers or colored pencils or even paints, and then when you're finished, you have a gorgeous 'stained glass' picture to hang up on a window. They look awesome when the sun shines through them. When my kids were little, I used to color the Xmas stained glass pictures and hang them up for the holidays. But you don't have to have kids to color in these books!
Vampire Nights, especially, will appeal to fans of Twilight, and vampire romances. All the pictures within feature young, sexy, brooding vampires. The scenes are surrounded by thorned roses, skulls and bats to give it a gothic touch. There are rock stars, pining couples, nightclubs, and general vampire goodness within. I recommend using markers for the brightest results!
VAMPIRE PAPER DOLLS by Tom Tierney is more than just kid's stuff. It's a nice lesson on the lore and mythology of vampires through the medium of paper dolls. The vividly colored dolls (starting with Lilith and Cain) have interchangeable heads and clothing. Just some of the vampires inside are: The Blood Countess, Dracula, Lamia, Kali, Lord Ruthven, Carmilla, Barnabus Collins, Buffy and Spike, and of course Sookie and Bill. Even if you're not into paper dolls, a stroll through the pages will bring a fanged grin to your face. A must-have for those who collect vampire books and ephemera.
These books can be ordered from Amazon, or directly from Dover Publications, where they also feature sample pages so you can take a look inside before ordering.
VampChix has will give away a package of the above two books, along with GLOW-IN-THE-DARK VAMPIRES STICKERS, which Dover also sent along. To enter, tell us in the comments what hobbies or crafts you like to do that may or may not be related to your love for vampires. Winner will be announced on Friday!