Sunday, June 13, 2010

So what is a fleam?

Main Entry: fleam

Pronunciation: \ˈflēm\
Function: noun
: a sharp lancet formerly used for bloodletting
[Merriam Webster]

In case you were wondering about the name of this blog.... A fleam is a device used for bloodletting.  It can be a simple blade of a set of posts with differences sized points on the side of them.  They are normally used to make a rapid puncture over a major vein and let out blood.  Bloodletting was thought to improve health by balancing the vital humors of the body.  As a writer of paranormal fiction, going by the pen name "Veinglory", The Fleam seemed like an apt name for my blog about vampire fiction.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Dreams of Decadence Relaunch

Dreams of Decadence was a landmark vampire fiction magazine, used as the basis for several great vampire fiction anthologies.  I was thrilled to hear it was relaunching, not so thrilled to learn that it will be a general paranormal magazine rather than specifically vampire-themed.

Free Vampire Ebooks

I am going to list links to vampire ebooks or online reading that is available for free.  If you know of any others, please leave a comment and let me know!