Fans of Anne Rice, say goodbye to the Vampires. The author who hasn't put out a book since 2003's Blood Canticle, the last volume of her best-selling Vampire Series, has decided to move on. Gone are her stories about vampires, witches and under the pseudonym A. N. Roquelaure— the soft-core S&M encounters of Sleeping Beauty. That's because in two weeks, Rice will publish "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt," a novel about the 7-year-old Jesus, narrated by Christ himself. From now on, it's all about Jesus.
Rice told Newsweek, "I promised," she says, "that from now on I would write only for the Lord." She realizes that "Out of Egypt" and its three upcoming sequels could alienate her loyal following, but calls Christ "the ultimate supernatural hero ... the ultimate immortal of them all."