I was thinking about this on the way to the grocery store earlier. (I know… random thoughts by Courtney Cole…)
What was I thinking of, you might ask? Oh, this…this…. and this.
Why do we have such a love affair with vampires? In theory, we should be disgusted. Cold, dead vampire skin should be repulsive… and let’s not even think about the…um, private vampire parts… which would/should be cold and dead, too. Eew.
But these guys don’t look cold and dead, do they?
Sigh. Man, is Eric like the hottest thing on the face of the planet or what? And I don’t usually even go for blondes. And therein, I rest my point. There’s something so inordinately sexy and romantic about the fact that vampires are immortal. The sheer thought that they have been around for hundreds of years, gleaning experience as they go… is just tantalizing. They are forbidden, mythical, magical. Total sexiness.
And because the thought is so sexy, we tend to gloss over what the physical reality would be. Drinking blood? Eew. Sleeping Underground like in Trueblood? Eew. Never being able to go out in sunlight? No thanks. Cold, creepy vampire skin? Eew.
But the romantic thoughts in my head… well, they don’t include any of those icky things. In my head, they are warm, vibrant and real. And very, very romantic. Of course, in my head, I alter quite a lot of reality. For instance, in my head, Taylor Lautner is a bit taller and is 29. But we won’t go there.
I was thinking about this fascination with vampires because I was thinking about my new book, Soul Kissed. I had always said that I wouldn’t write a vampire book- not because I didn’t like them, but because there is already so much good vampire stuff out there. The market doesn’t need my take on the subject. And Soul Kissed toes that vampire border, but doesn’t exactly cross it.
The main character Em, is the daughter of the goddess of witchcraft and she’s been cursed as a soul-sucking blood-drinker. But she’s not a vampire. Really. She’s not- just ask her. And her love interest may or may not end up being immortal- but he’s definitely not a vampire and he’s certainly not dead. He’s warm and vibrant- the total opposite of a vampire. I hope you find him as sexy as I do. (Yes, Brennan actually exists in my mind. Hey, my mind is a very colorful place…)
Anyway, Soul Kissed is available now on Amazon here. And if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow it for free.
Anyway, this ends my totally random and pointless musings about why vampires are so sexy. If you’d like to chime in the comments section about why YOU think vampires are sexy, feel free. I’m curious about what other people’s thoughts are on this subject.
Have a great day, everyone!