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Update: The winners of the two copies of Midnight Cravings are: Morning Glow and Barbara Elness. Congrats!!!
Most of us believe quite firmly we can never love a monster. I mean, monsters are…monstrous, right? They are not human, most often ugly and have fangs, and might even have body parts falling off at inconvenient times. One of the most loved literary monsters happens to creep about in the night in search of human blood, he can fly, change to mist or a wolf, and isn’t at all averse to biting a gap in your neck and ripping you to shreds. And when he’s done he crawls into a coffin lined with ancient dirt for a little shut-eye before engaging in more blood frenzy the following day.
A monster, right?
And yet, vampires seem to be the sexiest monsters around right now. Women go crazy for them, yes, even the sparkly ones. When did our monsters start to sparkle? And when did our monsters decide taking a withdrawal from a blood bank was kinder and more efficient than chomping down on a warm, pulsing neck? We’re supposed to fear vampires, not open our arms and embrace them.
My first vampire ‘love’ was Lestat. He seduced me with his brat-prince antics and 18th century fashion sense. Sure, he was a monster who slept in a coffin and yet he owned his monstrosity. Yeah, he was a brooder, but I don’t recall him apologizing for it.
Who was your first vampire love? Does he have his moments of monstrosity despite his dark and brooding appeal?
I have 2 copies of MIDNIGHT CRAVINGS, an anthology featuring my short story “Racing the Moon” to giveaway.