Ask Juliette: Pre-Halloween Vampire Edition

Welcome to Ask Juliette (Ask A Vampire), a regular Thursday feature here at Vampiremaman.com

If you have questions about anything – parenting, marriage, relationships, romance, Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, gardening, wine, paranormal stuff, life, work, or anything send your question to juliettevampiremom @ gmail dot com (figure it out because I have to write it this way to keep the trolls away)

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I never see Vampires so how do I know you’re real? You always write about going out to bars or events, but I never see anyone who look or acts like a Vampire. What gives?

I’ve never been the kind of Vampire who dresses like Lily Munster or Elvira. Seriously, can you imagine if I showed up at school dressed like that? My kids would never forgive me. Plus it just isn’t practical. I’m more of the little black dress and pearls type, or most days jeans and white button down shirt with some great vintage jewelry, or jeans and a hoodie, and of course flip flops. Vampires love their flip flops. Sorry to blow your bubble about the flowing dresses and impossible cleavage. And my finger nails are painted with a sort of sparkly pale pink polish – not red or black.

But seriously, if you had to go to the grocery store would you dress like someone out of the middle ages, or a porn film? It is the same for when Vampires shop for food. Or if you went fishing or hunting would you wear a tight black dress with everything you have spilling out? Of course not.

Wanna know a secret? We look just like you, only slightly better.

 

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What are some fun Halloween movies that aren’t gory slasher films? I’m looking for something to help my family get into the orange and black holiday spirit.

This is my quick list:

  • Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • Corpse Bride (2003)
  • Bell, Book, and Candle (1958)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  • The Innocents (1961)
  • Every Simpsons Halloween Show
  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • Phantom of the Opera (2004)
  • The Body Snatcher (1945)
  • Laura (1944) This movie has NOTHING to do with Halloween but Vincent Price is in it, it is hecka creepy, and a GREAT movie.
  • The Hitch-hiker (1953) A truly creepy movie directed by Ida Lupino

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What do you give out on Halloween?

I’ve given beers to dads more than once. Once I ran out of candy and gave a kid a can of Diet Coke. I try to give out good stuff that kids like. This includes anything with Skittles or Chocolate.  Kids don’t want pretzels, canned corn, or pencils.

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If you could sleep with any horror movie actor/character who would it be?

First of all I have to say that this is purely fantasy and I’m happily married.

It would be Mick St. John (played by Alex O’Loughlin) out of Moonlight (2007-2008). Damn he was sexy. You can now see Alex O’Laughlin on Hawaii Five O but it just isn’t the same. I have to admit that this is one of FEW Vampire shows/movies that I’ve ever liked.  Hey, Alex, take your shirt off again.

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And Vincent Price.

I added this image of Vincent Price just because he is smoking HOT.

I added this image of Vincent Price just because he is smoking HOT.

And here he is again.

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Come on, you have to admit there is more hotness in Vincent Price than just about anything anyone can think of.

And don’t even think of asking me about any real-life Vampires because I won’t answer THAT.

 

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Didn’t you make ghosts out of Tweenkies one year? Would you share that again?

Yes I did. I won’t eat the damn things but I was in a pinch a few years ago when I was asked to bring something to a Halloween party. These were a big hit. All you do is get Tweenkies and decorate them with icing. Booooooo.

TWEENKIE GHOSTIES FOR HALLOWEENIE! ONLY EAT IF YOU DARE! BOOOOOOO

TWEENKIE GHOSTIES FOR HALLOWEENIE! ONLY EAT IF YOU DARE! BOOOOOOO

 

Alright, that was fun. And remember if you have ANY questions about anything, or just need information, and/or advice ASK JULIETTE. 

 

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

 

 

 

Scary Halloween Color-and-Cut Fun

Halloween is almost here so to get you in the mood here are some color-and-cut Halloween paper dolls I drew a while back. I’ll have a few new spooky paper pals in October. In the meantime have fun.

Ghost Party

Ghostie Fashion Paper Doll. Color an Cut Fun.

Ghostie Fashion Paper Doll. Color an Cut Fun.

Punkin Heads

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Werewolf and Mermaid

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Zombie Girl

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Alien Girl

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Have fun,

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Juliette Roasts Pumpkin Seeds (an easy how-to with pictures)

At my house, after we carve our Jack-o-Lanterns, we roast the pumpkin seeds.

Contrary to popular opinion Halloween isn’t great for Vampires due to the over abundance of sugar. I’m not kidding. We don’t handle it well. So it makes sense that pumpkin seeds are the perfect Halloween treat (other than fresh blood but that is a different post).

Some methods of roasting pumpkin seeds are full of steps. Well step no more. This isn’t the fox trot or Dancing With The Stars. It is just pumpkins seeds. It is EASY.

Juliette’s Way to Make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Clean seeds after removing them from your pumpkin. Just scoop them out with your hands or a spoon. Remove all the gunk. Rinse them off.
  2. Spray your baking stones or pans. I use either my thousand year old well used black and beaten pizza pan or a well seasoned stone (I used to have a Pampered Chef stone but somebody broke it). I have better pans that I use for other things – but the old ones seem to work better for this sort of thing.
  3. Heat oven to 300 degrees F
  4. For 3-4 cups of cleaned seeds mix in a couple table spoons of olive oil and season to taste. I use a lot of garlic and a touch of seasoned salt. And why yes, Vampires DO eat garlic. But mix up your flavors with herbs, chili powder or Tobasco sauce. Whatever floats your ghost.
  5. Spread seeds on pans (one layer) and bake for 25 – 60 minutes. It all depends on how wet your seeds are. Figure it out as you go along and check every 10 minutes or so. When seeds are dry and crisp take them out. Feel free to taste while you cook (the sign of a good cook). PLEASE keep checking so you don’t burn the seeds. They will be dry and crisp when ready. And I mean dry, not chewy like an apple, but dry like a potato chip.

This isn’t a recipe for the exacting anal cook but it always turns out wonderful pumpkin seeds for me.

Happy Halloween!

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Clean out your pumpkin.

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Carve it. Admire it. Smile because it is so happy and scary!

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Clean your seeds.

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Turn oven to 300 F.

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Season and mix.

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Put seeds in the oven.

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Go admire your Jack-o-Lanterns.

Nom nom nom! Seeds are ready and crunchy and yummy! And good for you!

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Happy Halloween!

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Cut and Color: Zombie Girl

Zombie Girl

Cut, Color, Play!

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Have fun and be stylish (even if you’re rotting and craving brains as if they were chocolate…hey I feel like that half the time and I’m a Vampire.)

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Halloween Hotties: Literary Vampires

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I love book cover art so no season of Halloween Hotties can be without Vampire Book Cover Art.

I’ve been designing book covers professionally for years, but unfortunately I’ve never had the opportunity to design covers for Vampire novels. Maybe…one day.

There are so many wonderful authors who are fortunate to have great cover artists/models/photographers/illustrators on their team.

So enjoy… and I think I’m going to be reading a few hot Vampire stories during the upcoming cold fall nights!

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FYI – Passion’s Prisms and Creepies are both from the WPaD group – the publishing group I’m involved with. Both of these books include my stories as well as those from authors with impressive story telling talents. Both books are available on Amazon. Portions of the proceeds go to MS research.

For more information on Night Coach CLICK HERE (and be prepared to laugh out loud.)

And PLEASE if you have any suggestions about Hot Vampire book covers (or any Halloween related hotties on book covers) let us know in the comment section and feel free to add a link (even if it is your own book – we’d love for you to share.)

 Note: I added Creepies, not because it is “hot” but because it is a great book cover, a great book and I think it is really cute and sweet in a scary Halloweenie sort of way.

Halloween Hotties is a special October feature of Vampire Maman

Halloween Hotties:  Vincent Price

Halloween Hotties:  Movie Vampires

Halloween Hotties:  Werewolves

Halloween Hotties: Brides

Halloween Hotties: Witches

Halloween Hotties: Vintage Witches

Halloween Hotties: Jack and Sally

Halloween Hotties: Dead Victorian Guys

Halloween Hotties: Weird Tales

Halloween Hotties: Ghosts

Halloween Hotties: Bruce Campbell

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Halloween Hotties: Jack & Sally

Nightmare Before Christmas is one of our favorite movies. If you like Jack and Sally you’ll like the stories on this blog and the adventures, lives and thoughts of the Modern Vampires – Musings of a Modern Vampire Mom. Check it out – and share it with your friends.

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More posts about my friend Jack CLICK HERE.

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