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Twilight fans have Team Edward, Team Jacob, and Team Switzerland. In the Christian realm, many have Team Vampire, Team Christian...can there be a Team Switzerland when it comes to two topics which seem to lie at such opposite ends of the spectrum?

I pose this question in honor of my recent ebook debut with Writers-Exchange e-Publishing, entitled "Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress". Inspired originally by Twilight, it takes things a step further by presenting the concept of Christian vampires. No doubt I may someday prove quite controversial and author in the Christian realm, but I do believe that Meyers portrayal of vampires who can be good makes much more since than say vampires from the movie 30 Days of Night, who are pure evil. Why, you ask? My argument includes two simple factors:

1. Humans

2. Salvation

Many Christians may say Twilight is evil because it presents the idea that purely evil creatures like vampires can be good. But...humans have inherently bad traits too. We call them sin. Some humans have a tendency to lie, others are prideful, others vain, but all have something we struggle with. In he same sense, vampires struggle with their temptation to attack and kill, but it's still that: a temptation. Which means they still have, most importantly--

A choice.

So, from a Christian perspective, we have to consider the fact that since it's humans being turned into vampires, they would not automatically be damned or turned pure evil. As Christians, we believe that once a Christian, always a Christian. So, if a Christian got turned into a vampire, they would still be a Christian. God would not all of a sudden just allow one of His children to go around massacring people uncontrollably. It only makes sense that all men--including Christians--would still have a choice between right and wrong. And, since it wasn't usually their choice to be turned, they certainly would not be damned.

So I guess, in my opinion, vampires are just people with extra powers, heightened senses, and different temptations than us. But if they existed, they would still be people with the same choices--and thus souls--as us.

Well, that's my thoughts on Christian vampires.

As a side note, if anyone is interested in checking out that ebook of mine, feel free to here:

http://www.readerseden.com/product.ph...

Thanks, and feel free to leave any thoughts on this topic as well!
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Watch this video and enter to win my up-and-coming YA fantasy book, Tears of a Vampire Prince: the First Krystine.

Five winners will be chosen! Go here to check out the video and how to enter:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqJ1Wg...

Contest to last through November! Christine E. Schulze
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Two great give-aways on two great blogs happenin' for some of my newest YA novels right now; check 'em out and enter at these locations:

1. Paper Cut Reviews
http://papercut-reviews.blogspot.com/...

2. KMN Books
http://kmnbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/...
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My ebook, Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress, has been nominated at Romance Reviews for best Fantasy Romance of 2010! Please stop by at the following link to vote for my book:

http://www.theromancereviews.com/view...

Winners receive a free promotional package for their book!

Thanks and God bless to all contestants!

~ Christine E. Schulze
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Hello, fellow readers and writers. I wanted to announce that Writers-Exchange has opened up a new blog for their authors, like myself. If you'd like to check out my writings about The Stregoni Sequence and other WEE-exclusive books, or check out other WEE authors, be sure to visit here:

http://www.writers-exchange.com/blog/...

Thanks so much for the support, God bless, and happy reading to all!

~ Christine E. Schulze
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I am pleased to announce the release of my new album, "Stregoni Symphony," which features music from several of my fantasy and Christian fantasy books for middle graders and young adults.

I've released this album in the past; however, this version is updated with brand new art and contains a different line-up of songs, including a few new ones. Listeners may notice it is also missing quite a few of the older tracks; these will be included in my second album, "The Gailean Quartet," which is scheduled for CD release by the end of this year, along with the re-release of "The Prism of Ashlei" and "The Pool of Lorelei," the first two books in my YA fantasy series full of magic, mystery, misadventure, and music, "The Gailean Quaret."

Please feel free to check out the album, listen to bits of the songs, purchase a CD or download MP3s of your favorite songs at these locations:

Rmusic
http://www.rmusic.com/unsigned/strego...

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Stregoni-Sympho...

Thanks again for listening and reading! God bless, and may you be inspired!

~ Christine E. Schulze
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