L. G. (L) reviewed Something in the Blood: The Underground World of Today's Vampires on
A non-fiction book which discusses the world of people who believe themselves to be vampires.
From Amazon.com by Michelle Belanger
"Having worked with Jeff Guinn and Andy Greiser as they created this book, I have to say that it achieves what it set out to do: to introduce people who have no familiarity with the scene to vampire culture. The people interviewed in the book cover a wide range of stereotypes you will find in the scene. Through "Something in the Blood" we meet the vampire researcher, Liriel McMahon, who delves into vampirism in order to better understand herself; we meet the obsessive "victim", Christine Darque, whose brush with someone else's vampirism left her forever changed; the vampire celebrity is represented by Vlad of Dark Theater who wears his vampirism like a costume while on stage yet practices it quite seriously in the privacy of his own home. The only aspect of the culture that was not thoroughly explored was the more mystical and religious aspect of vampirism, as represented by such individuals as DarkRose and Cayne Presley. These women have a fully developed spiritual belief that goes hand in hand with their vampiric practices. This aspect of the scene was not adequately addressed by Guinn's book, mainly because this was a little too esoteric for Guinn's vision of his book. But in all, Something in the Blood is an adequate introduction to the vampire culture growing in the world today."