Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cashing in on Twilight

Christian Vampire Fiction?

Don't tell me it's not about the $$$$$. The newest thing in "Christian Fiction" is, you guessed it, vampires. Thomas Nelson is publishing a trilogy by Eric Wilson called Jerusalem's Undead, about characters who have risen from the dead after coming into contact with Judas' blood. A Senior VP says about the series: "It is fantasy, but he weaves it from a biblical perspective and ties it back to the power of blood." Mmm hmm.

In September of this year another Christian publisher, WaterBrook Multnomah will release Christian chick-lit author Tracey Bateman's Thirsty. An editor says that Markus, Bateman's vampire, "is a character but also a metaphor for demons anyone must overcome."

Yep. Sure. Sounds real "Christian" to me. Like I said: It's about the $$$$$$$$.


lisa b said...

I don't know if this makes me want to laugh out loud or sit down and cry.

It concerns me, though, because so many people will grab anything with the word Christian attached and equate that with truth.


Anonymous said...

Christian fiction meets Twilight? Can you imagine how bad that must be?

Stephanie said...

Bad. And sad.

Sheila said...

Money and sordid imaginations combined can come up with some bizarre stuff....If people didn't desire this stuff, it wouldn't sell.

It is very sad. And bad. Yes.

Stephanie said...

Notice how much the Thirsty cover echoes the Twilight covers.