AtoZChallenge 2015: V is for Vampires

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AtoZ Challenge 2015 Wittegen Press VAtoZChallenge 2015: V is for Vampires

Welcome to Wittegen Press, this year our theme for the AtoZ is ‘Why’. Today Natasha Duncan-Drake will be talking about why she wrote her Soul Reader Series.

There is a very simple answer to ‘why’ today and that is the title of the post: vampires. I love them. I have spoken about my obsession for the letter ‘O’ so today I am simply going to talk about vampires.

Vampires range from mouldering in the grave hideous things that are all monster and very little human, to handsome, suave romantic leads who might have a few powers and fangs.

I adore the whole range and it is why I love to write about them. No matter what the mainstream media would like everyone to believe, vampires are not just Twilight and it is the range that makes them awesome.

For the Soul Reader Series I went with vampires that are not good, but neither are they snarling evil, and yes, the romantic lead end of the spectrum. My vampires in this are a range, just like the human beings they once were, and I really enjoyed playing with their background and social structure. I also tried to make John, my human character, as interesting as the vampires.

Are you a vampire fan? Do you prefer your vampires snarly and bad, or hot and romantic, or somewhere in the middle?

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John’s life used to be on the risky side, but it had been simple. Allowing vampires to suck his blood had never been safe, but now there is Michael and having a vampire who actually cares about him is complicated. It’s even more complicated because Michael is urging him to reconnect with the family he hasn’t seen in over five years. The fact his recent past also doesn’t want to die quietly is making his life less than easy and it’s about to become deadly.

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  1. I’m not at all surprised by today’s choice 😉

    Have to confess to liking the hot vampires, for which I totally blame Lost Boys!

    These days from the TV series it would be Vampire Eric, I just totally would. I used to get annoyed when the TV adaptation differed from the books but I forgive them, totally!

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    1. There are some things about which I am very predictable 😉 I totally blame the Lost Boys for my whole vampire obsession – before that I just did not see the possibilities 😉 I can totally see your point about Vampire Eric – if we are talking about True Blood?

  2. I’m so pretentious, I use the original spelling, Vampyre. It’s probably hypocritical for me to think the old spelling faery is too weird and pretentious even for me.

    I like Vampyres who act like real Vampyres, dangerous, foreboding, sexual, calculating creatures, not ones who sparkle in the sunlight. I also like original takes on the subject. Someone at the former Six Sentence Sunday weekly hop had a story about a gay Vampyre cowboy.

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