Vampyres IN Literature

The following listing features some of the better known self-identified Vampyres who are authors in the field of vampire/ Vampyre fiction, or otherwise individuals who publish works which address the topic of real Vampyres and vampyrism:

  • Corvis Nocturnum
  • Joseph Laycock
  • Michael W. Ford
  • Michelle Belanger
  • Sanguinarius

Corvis Nocturnum

“The author best known for his 2005 release entitled Embracing the Darkness; Understanding Dark Subcultures, published by Dark Moon Press. “Occult researcher and Gothic fantasy artist E. R. Vernor, best known to his fans under the pen name Corvis Nocturnum, has owned an occult shop for several years while he maintained office as the Vice President of the Fort Wayne Pagan Alliance, a faith tolerance organization and acted as Vendor Director/Coordinator for Pagan Pride Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana.”

Books written by or contributed to by Corvis Nocturnum:

“I. Lucifer: Exploring the Archetype and Origins of the Devil”
“Cemetery Gates: Death and Mourning Through the Ages”
“Satan’s Minions: A Guide to Fallen Angels, Demons and other Dark Creatures”
“Most Haunted: Scariest Places on Earth”
“Allure of the Vampire: Our Sexual Attraction to the Undead”
“Embracing the Darkness: Understanding Dark Subcultures”
“Promethean Flame”
“A Mirror Darkly”

Co-authored books
Bloody Kisses; a vampire erotica anthology by various authors
Dark of the Night: An anthology of shadows by various authors

Joseph Laycock


“I first began studying religion at Hampshire College where my senior year was spent writing a thesis on the spiritual paths of my fellow college students. Hampshire was home to neo-Trancendentalists, Pagans, Thelemites, and more. My advisor prophesied that I would become “a wandering anthropologist of the occult.” I have since been compared to Fox Mulder of the X-Files, although I prefer to think of myself as Twin Peaks’ Dale Cooper (He had a more pleasant disposition). I went on to receive a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. While at Harvard, I enrolled in the Program in Religion and Secondary Education. This led to a three-year career teaching history to at-risk high school students–first in Indianapolis and then in Atlanta. However, I kept one foot in academia and continued to produce independent scholarship. I believe strongly in independent scholarship. It was in Atlanta that I met the real vampire community. This led to a conference paper, then a journal article, then another conference paper, and finally a book. Because of this work, I am often asked if I am a vampire myself. I am not. However, I am exceedingly grateful to my contacts. It took a leap of faith to grant me entree into their world and I hope that my book helps to foster understanding about this community and what it means. “

Books written by Joseph Laycock:

“Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism” (May 14, 2009)

Michael W. Ford

MW Ford

“The author of over twelve books, Luciferian Philosophy and Magick practitioner, researcher, artist and musician Michael W. Ford is the author of numerous left hand path books.

Books written by Michael W. Ford:

“Dragon of the Two Flames”
“Demonic Magick and the Gods of Canaan”
“Maskim Hul – Babylonian Magick”
“Luciferian Witchcraft”
“The Bible of the Adversary”
“Liber Hvhi – Magick of the Adversary”
“Gates of Dozak – Book of the Worm”
“Satanic Magick – A Paradigm of Therion”
“First Book of Luciferian Tarot”
“Beginning Luciferian Magick”
“Book of the Witch Moon”
“Magick of the Ancient Gods – Chthonic Paganism and the Left Hand Path”
“Rites of the Antichrist – Art of the Adversary”
“Akhkharu – Vampyre Magick”

Michelle Belanger


“Michelle Belanger is a skilled energy worker and the founder of House Kheperu. An arresting figure of six foot one, Michelle is a dynamic speaker as well as a gifted writer. Creative and driven, she does not limit herself to magick and psychic phenomenon alone but engages in a variety of creative outlets from fiction to music to the visual arts.”

Books written by or contributed to by Michelle Belanger:

“The Psychic Vampire Codex” (Weiser, 2004)
“Sacred Hunger” (Dark Moon, 2005)
“Psychic Dreamwalking: Explorations at the Edge of Self” (Weiser, 2007)
“The Psychic Energy Codex: A Manual For Developing Your Subtle Senses” (Weiser, 2007)
“Vampires in Their Own Words: An Anthology of Vampire Voices” (Llewellyn, 2007)
“Walking the Twilight Path: A Gothic Book of the Dead” (Llewellyn, 2008)
“Haunting Experiences: Encounters with the Otherworldly” (Llewellyn, 2009)
“The Ghost Hunter’s Survival Guide: Protection Techniques for Encounters with the Paranormal” (Llewellyn, 2009)
“The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned” (Llewellyn, 2010)
“Chasing Infinity: Essays on the Nature of God, the Universe, and Religious Experience” (CreateSpace, 2010)
“House Kheperu Archives: The Outer Teachings of House Kheperu” (CreateSpace, 2011)

Co-authored books
“The Vampyre Almanac” (Sanguinarium Press, 2000) with Katherine Ramsland.
“V: The Book of the Strigoi VII” (Aangel Publishing, 2003) with Father Sebastiaan, Layil Umbralux, Madame X.

“The Enchanted Wood” illustrated by Kimberlee Traub (Shadowfox, 1996)
“These Haunted Dreams” (Dark Moon, 2006)
“Wicked Kisses” (Darkmoon 2007)
“This Heart of Flame” (Stonegarden, 2009)

“Soul Songs from Distant Shores” (Emerald Tablet Press, 2006)
“This Ritual of Me” (Emerald Tablet Press, 2008)


Books written by or contributed to by Sanguinarius:

“The Dictionary of Vampspeak, Second Edition: Terminology and Lingo in the Vampire Community” (Jan 30, 2010)
“The Dictionary of Sanguinese: Terminology and Lingo in the Vampire Community, Second Edition” (Jan 10, 2009)
“What Do You Think Vampires Are Like?: Vampire Poll Responses” (Jan 10, 2009)

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