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Friday, December 28, 2012

How to be a Vampire/ How to be a Werewolf/ Part 1: Intro

I don't think it goes far to say that I am a pretty big fan of horror and it just so happens from time to time I purchase little goodies that help fuel my liking for spooky little things. One time I stumbled upon two books that I ended up purchasing because of how they cheap they were and because they had glossy pages that appealed to me. The first book was How to be a Werewolf  by Serena Valentino and the second one was How to be a Vampire by Amy Gray. They were both very nice books for the vampire or the werewolf enthusiast, but I've recently sold both of them. (I am currently going through a period where I'm pretty much getting rid of anything I don't love, need, or have a huge sentimental attachment to.) Of course before I sent both lovelies to their new home, I decided to scan a few pages from both books to share with you all

I will be doing a few posts where I share certain sections of each book. Of course before I do that I though I would put in a good recommendation for each book and encourage the actual purchase of either one.

How to be a Werewolf by Serena Valentino
Synopsis: Celebrate your inner beast and harness that newfound animal magnetism! with this essential guide to the lycanthropic lifestyle. Are you subject to savage moods, extreme and unexplained buffness, and cravings for meat on the rare side? Do you long for super speed and reflexes, along with rapid healing and maybe a talent for telepathy? Welcome to the pack and get ready to howl as you sink your claws into this guide to everything life as a werewolf has to offer. Among its abundant fur-raising topics: A look at good, bad, and ugly transformation styles, including an answer to the question of what happens to your clothes. A quiz to determine if you're a menace to society, and tips on taking precautions Planning your social schedule around the lunar calendar Dating hints, from the risks and rewards of cross-species romance to avoiding your sweetheart's family pet Killer fashion suggestions, from urban (leather and hardware) to a cute and foxy kitsune look Ideas, decorations, and recipes for a full-moon party Tales of real-life werewolves, plus lore and legends from around the world Juicy reading material and gems of the silver screen

Teenage werewolves are invited to celebrate their inner beast--and harness that newfound animal magnetism--with this essential guide to the lycanthropic lifestyle. Illustrations.


How to be a Vampire by Amy Gray
SynopsisFor those who join the decadent realm of the vampire, eternal life holds juicy perks--charm and strength, shape-shifting and flying, telepathy and super-powered senses. "How to Be a Vampire" is a comprehensive guide to the vampire lifestyle that quenches newcomers' thirst for lore--and tasteful tips. Illustrations.

Welcome to the world of the undead! A comprehensive guide to the vampire lifestyle quenches newcomers' thirst for lore and tasteful tips. For those who join the decadent realm of the vampire, eternal life holds juicy perks charm and strength, shape-shifting and flying, telepathy and super-powered senses. But then again, one becomes . . . so terribly hungry. Is there an etiquette for feeding without causing a scene? How do you set up your crypt? What supernatural foes will make your blood run colder? In this elegant, edgy resource, the newly immortal will find everything they need to know, including: - a quiz to determine your true vampire persona - ways to turn into a vampire or when a kiss is not just a kiss; and why you should take a look at your family tree - a transformation checklist, including canine teeth and UV sensitivity - a makeup and fashion guide to looking damned good (or just damn ed) - knowing your weaknesses, from garlic, stakes, and sunlight to a n obsession with counting - 10 signs that your boyfriend is a vampire, including super coolness (body temperature-wise) and a habit of sleeping in - a field guide to vampiric variations around the world and through history.

-Horrorwood Doll.

P.S. The reason I decided to sell each book is because I really don't have an exact need for them  or much reason to look back at them, but they are packed full of information and pictures. I'm sure if you  are a huge fan of either monster, you'll love them. 


Also check out How to be a Zombie that was also written by Serena Valentino.


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