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ECLIPSE, LATEST IN THE POPULAR 'TWILIGHT' series by Stephenie Meyer, is available at the DL Library.

Prey on undead book selections at DL library

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In the world of "what's in" and "what's out," vampires in literature are "in!" According to Scott Laming, (Abebooks.com) vampire tales have been around since the 18th century. He states that the poem "The Vampire" (1748) by Heinrich August Ossenfelde is thought to be the first major work to mention vampires, and it certainly wasn't the last. The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, and the subsequent movies have taken pop culture by storm causing a vampire frenzy. So, if you're looking for the latest fiction involving vampires, fly into your library and let the staff help you find something to sink your teeth into!

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• Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer. Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob -- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

• From Dead to Worse, by Charlaine Harris. After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the manmade explosion at the vampire summit, everyone -- human and otherwise -- is stressed, including Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who is trying to cope with the fact that her boyfriend Quinn has gone missing. It's clear that things are changing -- whether the weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie -- Friend to the Pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, leader of the local vampire community -- is caught up in the changes. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death, and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood finished flowing, her world will be forever altered.

• Undead and Unwelcome, by MaryJanice Davidson. Betsy Taylor has problems that only a vampire queen/suburban wife could possibly understand. Such as taking the body of her werewolf friend Antonia-who died in her service-to Cape Cod, where she's not sure if the Wyndham werewolves will welcome her with fangs or friendship. Meanwhile, her posse back in St. Paul is sending frantic e-mails alerting Betsy to her half-sister's increasingly erratic behavior. Looks like the devil's daughter is coming into her own-and raising hell.

The Detroit Lakes Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

For more information on library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave.

The Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL).

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