"An ambiguously coded figure, a source of both erotic anxiety and corrupt desire, the literary vampire is one of the most powerful archetypes bequeathed to us from the imagination of the nineteenth century." ~ page 2 introduction to Blood Read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture
Intellectual Vampire Quote
"If the vampire is an other, he or she was always a figure in whom one could find one's self...the despicable as well as the defiant, the shameful as well as the unashamed, the loathing of oddness as well as pride in it." ~ Richard Dyer
“Bestselling author V.C. Andrews lures readers into the passionate world of vampires in this breathtaking new saga of blood ties and longings as powerful—and forbidden—as those of Flowers in the Attic.”
Daughter of Light
YOUNG, INNOCENT LORELEI . . . HAUNTED BY FAMILY SECRETS . . . HUNGRY FOR A TASTE OF LIFE . . . DETERMINED TO LEAVE BEHIND THE DARK DESIRES OF HER PAST.
Bestselling author V.C. Andrews lures readers into the passionate world of vampires in this breathtaking new saga of blood ties and longings as powerful—and forbidden—as those of Flowers in the Attic.
“NEVER BE AFRAID OF THE DARKNESS,” DADDY ALWAYS TOLD ME. “DARKNESS IS OUR FRIEND. THE SHADOWS PROTECT US.”
In this enthralling sequel to Daughter of Darkness, V.C. Andrews returns to the story of a beautiful girl desperate to escape her secret family legacy—bred to be a lure for unwitting victims of her father’s blood appetites. Determined to break free and embrace a life outside the shadows, Lorelei runs away from the only world she’s ever known. In a quiet rooming house, she finds refuge among the tenants of elderly Mrs. Winston, and the beginnings of a new love with Liam, her landlady’s handsome grandnephew. But Lorelei soon discovers that burying her past is not so easy: sinister nightmares torment her, and even her waking hours are plagued with the fear that at any moment, Daddy could destroy all she holds dear. Can a child of darkness ever truly feel safe in the light?
This seductive sequel to V.C. Andrews’s Daughter of Darkness will hold readers captive in its irresistible spell.