I’ve got Ivy Bateman on the blog today! Loved her post about vampires. I think you’ll like it too.
Recently, my second release with Breathless Press was thrust upon the cyber world. It’s a paranormal erotic eBook called The Fifth Story. In the book, Bryn, my heroine, is lured into the world of her own stories by Darkness. He gives her a mission, or rather, forces her to take on a mission, and one of the worlds she has to enter is that of the deliciously evil Darius. He’s a vampire—or more precisely a space vampire. It may sound crazy, but I swear, in the context of the story, it works.
The other day, when I was trying to come up with a topic for this guest post, my husband suggested writing about vampires and their allure and that I could talk about why I am attracted to them. It sounded like a good idea at the time, but then as now, I’m honestly not sure why I find them so sexy. I HATE the sight of blood. When I watch CSI, the pillow sees the show more than I do. And Vampires, they’re all about the blood. They hunt it, they drink it, and they really like to watch it flow down your body. However, maybe that’s part of their allure, how much they love what they do. It’s not a hobby, it’s a need and they are really passionate about blood collection. In a world so full of chaos and sadness, it’s a welcome thing to find yourself with a job you enjoy.
Ok, so vampires are passionate, that is attractive and I’m a sucker for some neck action so that probably is also part of the allure. The thought of hot, sharp fangs being slowly dragged my neck…yip, that’s a pleasant thought… Plus, in most stories, the vampires are usually very attractive: muscled bodies, sculpted features, eyes that can see through time and most often, very good in bed. This all helps to add to their attraction.
Now my husband believes that the reason many people find vampires incredibly attractive is their aura of mystery. “The ladies, they love a mysterious man.” he says. And I have to agree with him. As much as I say that I prefer guys to just be open and themselves from the get go, the dark, brooding loner, the “oh wow—I’d really like to peel back to layers on that guy” kind of guy is usually the type I’ve most been attracted to in my life up to and INCLUDING my husband. A mysterious guy is a challenge, a mysterious guy opens up to very few people and the thought of being that one person who could crack that shell can be very a lot of fun and fuel the fire.
So, to wrap it up, why do I like vampires? They’re passionate, they’re hot and they’re mysterious. Darius, my evil space vampire, now that I think of it, IS all of these things and I didn’t even do it on purpose. I guess I knew how I felt about vampires and what attracts me to them all along.
Thanks very much to Keira for having me on today!
Blurb for The Fifth Story By Ivy Bateman
The night Bryn is pulled into a world of her own stories by a shadowy being, her reality is changed forever. Souls and danger, hauntingly beautiful witches, sexy and dangerous vampires, a soldier with a dying wish; she knows that each door leads to a story and to outcomes she can’t control, but in order to return home, Bryn must complete a set of tasks for the enigmatic and strangely sensual Darkness.
With four stories to enter, four items to retrieve, Bryn takes part in plot points so out of character that she almost loses herself in the tales she’s written. More than once she questions her sanity and curses herself for creating such perilous realities, but she always remains focused on her goal; the creation of the fifth story.
Thanks so much for being here with my today, Ivy! Great post. I have a fascination with vampires and I have no idea why they’re sexy to me. They just are. 🙂
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Sweet, sexy dreams!