I'm not even sure which vampire to profile today... might have to Google "Vampire" and see what pops up.
Hung out with my dentist this morning. That was fun. But I was thinking... it'd be nice to hang out with him somewhere else for a change, I mean, his office is nice and all... but we should go clubbing or something. On the other hand, night clubs don't offer nitrous, so that's a minus.
Anyway. New tactic. Google vampire images. Pick one. Write.
True Blood versus Vampire Diaries...
I think I am more of a traditionalist (True Blood), - I like my vampires allergic to sunlight. I like my vampires honorable but not particularly moral. I don't prefer them to sparkle or to avoid drinking human blood - for it is the drinking of human blood that lifts them to the top of the food chain and makes them the ultimate of predators.
I like them cold and sarcastic and sexy. Southern is all right; swamp-speech, not so much.
I like a lethal vampire, one who lives outside the constraints of human/mortal society - he should kill when he feels like killing, he should feed without guilt or self-recrimination. Perhaps he has a food criteria, a "type" that he prefers, and if that suits human morality, that's all right... He should also have the combination of distance and tenderness - an absolute must if the story is ultimately a romance - and along those lines, if there's a mortal love interest, then something about that mortal should knock our vampire off balance.
Poking around images for Vampire Diaries, I'm feeling like I'd better check into this further.
I do try to keep up with popular vampires. Trouble is the ones I've seen most are on a show called, "My Babysitter's a Vampire." Such is life when you live with an 8 year old. I have shelves filled with vampire novels, some great, some less great, but for years I made a point to read everything vampire that I could find. Unfortunately the recent vampire pop-culture explosion has left me floundering in the blood spatters left behind.
So... educate me. Tell me something about a True Blood vampire or a Vampire Diaries vampire. Nominate one for next week's Bloody Monday. Remember - if I accept a nominated vamp for Bloody Monday, the nominator will receive one of my ebooks.
Have a beautiful, bloody Monday.