Saturday, May 26, 2012
Sparkly or Non-Sparkly--You decide!
In all the recent hub-bub around Dark Shadows the movie, it got me wondering: How do modern readers see vampires?
Are they "lost souls" who were damned eternally and long to become human once more?
Are they "blood-suckers" who hunger for blood and the thrill of the hunt and will do anything to satiate their thirst?
Are they aliens from another world with a taste for rather odd cuisine?
Are they characters from a fantasy world that includes pixies, sprites and fairies? (In other words, do they sparkle like Tinkerbell in Disney's Peter Pan?)
Can they cross flowing water? Can they see their reflection in a mirror or glass? Can they abide crucifixes and crosses?
Do they have to "rest" in the daylight hours or can they venture out into the sun, provided they take some extra precautions with their delicate skin?
Since I just signed a contract for my next vampire erotic-romance BLOOD BOND, I'm curious. I want to know how readers view the entire vampire experience. Please share your viewpoints in the comment section below. You might even see one of them incorporated into my next vampire tale. Thank you.