Vampires Lurk in the United States – Read All about it


Did you know that vampires appear not only in the movies and in the darkest corners of our minds? A new book reveals that these creatures of the night are real, and lurking in the cities and the countryside of the United States––unknown to local residents, until now. Destined to be another of Dr. Bob Curran’s bestsellers, American Vampires: Their True Bloody History From New York to California will be released in the fall in … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Haunted Mind – Author Bob Curran


A Haunted Mind: Inside the Dark, Twisted World of H.P. Lovecraft Author: Bob Curran When I heard that master writer Bob Curran would devote an entire edition to the subject of author H. P. Lovecraft, I can tell you I was pretty excited. The book would take on the mythos and history of a legendary horror writer who was known for his reclusive and enigmatic nature. I had long been an admirer of Lovecraft’s work, though … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ghosts, Spirits, & Hauntings – Edited by Michael Pye, Kirsten Dalley


Exposed, Uncovered & Declassified: Ghosts, Spirits, & Hauntings: Am I Being Haunted? From the paranormal specialists at New Page arrives another book chock full of interesting tidbits about ghosts, entities and strange beings. This edition actually features the works of several authors, all experts in their own right. The purpose stems from a interest in not only clarifying ghosts and spectrals, but pointing out that not “all is as it seems”. Each chapter takes on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ghost Handbook – Author Dr. Robert Curran


The Ghost Handbook: An Essential Guide to Ghosts, Spirits, and Specters The Ghost Handbook, is a book you might expect to gear you up for spirit entanglement and haunted encounters. That may very well be true though the real purpose here is to differentiate between types of ghosts, kinds of ghosts and the theories passed along thru generations. Have no fear, though the book is chock full of ghost stories…real ones, well at least by … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wizards’ Handbook – Author Dr. Robert Curran


The Wizards’ Handbook: An Essential Guide to Wizards, Sorcerers, and Magicians and Their Magic The Wizard’s Handbook, and what a more appropriate time to feature such mythical treasures from our past. With the world’s focus on things magical and secret, we get our fix today merely in cinema revelations. The days of sects, covens, ancient manuscript and alchemy mixtures are behind us. In fact, we tend to believe if it’s not on the Internet, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Handbook of Angels and Fallen Angels – Author Robert Curran


The Handbook of Angels and Fallen Angels: An Essential Guide to Angels and Demons and, More Importantly, How to Spot Them As a new entry into the Barron’s Educational Series, author Dr. Robert Curran has taken on probably my favorite subject of the bunch. Namely angels, demons and everything in between. This small but mighty little book packs a punch with some pretty inquiring info. As we all know in some respect, there have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Man-Made Monsters – Author Bob Curran


Bob Curran is my hero. He churns out these monster books like they were written in his own blood and spilled onto paper with the frequency of an active volcano. And best of all it is not your typical brand of recycled goods. It is smart, focused and informational, all in one. We have seen Bob take on vampires, ghouls and werewolves with new information that Van Helsing might even learn a thing or 2 … Continue reading


Book Review: Encylopedia of The Undead – Author Bob Curran


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE UNDEAD: A FIELD GUIDE TO CREATURES THAT CANNOT REST IN PEACE Written by Bob Curran Ian Daniels (Illustrator) Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2006 Format: Black /White – 311 pages Price: $18.99 With so many variations of creatures, monsters and living dead monstrosities throughout history, it’s always a pleasure to find books that condense and summarize this information into easy to read novels such as Encyclopedia of the Undead . … Continue reading

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Can Humans Create Humans? Real and Imagined Creatures Made by Man, Not Nature


Best-selling author, Dr. Bob Curran, has written a new book, Man-Made Monsters: A Field Guide to Golems, Patchwork Soldiers, Homunculi, and Other Created Creatures. He explores the creation of life by humans outside natural procreation­­–-separating truth from fiction––from Frankenstein to ancient robots to cloning and the medieval Man of Clay. This includes creation of super-soldiers to fight in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Known throughout Ireland and beyond as an author, lecturer and broadcaster, Curran … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombies – A Field Guide to the Walking Dead – Author Bob Curran


ZOMBIES: A FIELD GUIDE TO THE WALKING DEAD (PAPERBACK) by Bob Curran , Ian Daniels (Illustrator) Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2008 Format: Black /White – 220 pages Price: $10.19 Bob Curran is a busy guy, with several releases under his belt, the one thing Bob has spent time with is the undead. Not literally so much as his passion for research and historically studies. When you see a book called “Zombies” of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Werewolf Handbook – Author Robert Curran


The Werewolf Handbook: An Essential Guide to Werewolves and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them Werewolves are almost becoming as popular as vampires.  I think we owe all to that Twilight thing and the illusion of the 2 species fighting over a hot chick. But really these critters have been with us since before I can remember. It seems now that there is just more books being produced about them. If you happened to pick up … Continue reading

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Book Review: Werewolves – A Field Guide – Author Bob Curran


WEREWOLVES: A FIELD GUIDE TO SHAPESHIFTERS, LYCANTHROPES, AND MAN-BEASTS (PAPERBACK) by Bob Curran, Ian Daniels (Illustrator) Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 223 pages Price: $14.99 Is it just me or does it seem like there has been a renewed interest in the way of the lycans this year. Well if anyone is going to write about the werewolf lineage and mythology then Bob Curran is the man to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Biblio Vampiro – Author Robert Curran


Biblio Vampiro: An Essential Guide to Vampires and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them In my opinion one of the coolest things that I’ve seen with the increase in vampire visibility the last few years is the emergence of even cooler looking books published. Content aside, the publishers really go all out with all the visual treats and this edition titled “Biblio Vampiro” is no exception. Sporting a stylized cover reminiscent of old looking diaries, the … Continue reading

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