The March 2008 issue of Broadsheet had an article by Inanna Arthen entitled "Think Outside the Coffin: Writing the Vampire Novel". Although primarily addressed to writers, readers will also find it of interest because of Arthen's critique of the current state of the vampire genre and a short section on the folklore. Arthen is the author of Mortal Touch (By Light Unseen Media, 2007). If you look at the publisher website you will notice the mission statement says, "By Light Unseen Media will present the best of quality fiction and non-fiction on the theme of vampires and vampirism. We will offer fictional works with original imagination and style, as well as non-fiction of academic caliber."
Broadsheet is a publication of Broad Universe "an international organization of women and men dedicated to celebrating and promoting the work of women writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror". Excellent organization. Of course I am a member!
Genre of the Month is a blog site worth checking out especially this July. Description follows: "the new blog devoted to YA books. Each month, a new category will be announced. (July is vampire month!), and reviewers will be contributing what they can on that subject throughout the whole month."
Amberkatze's Book Blog has an interview with Dakota Cassidy author of Accidentally Dead, Berkley July, 2008.
"It’s a lousy first day on the job for Nina Blackman when a patient, loopy from the anesthesia, bites her. At least he was cute. But for real drama she can’t beat the next evening. Nina wakes up with a set of razor-sharp fangs, bionic vision, supersonic hearing, and a taste for blood. But there’s a good explanation: It’s her patient, Long Island vampire Greg Statleon. Actually they’re perfect for each other—if Nina’s willing to commit to one man for eternity."