Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vampires in Fiction --They've Come a Long Way, Baby!

This past summer, you can image my surprise to walk into a bookstore and find a full display with a vampire theme! Summer –no where near Halloween! They were marketing the newest book releases of Laurell K. Hamilton and Sherrilyn Kenyon, surrounded by other related DVDs and books.

Let’s face it, the undead are all around us –and, this proves the media-market is not dead! A bit over saturated, maybe, but they’re still offering more of the dark characters we can’t seem to get enough of –characters like Lestat, Jean-Claude, Acheron and more!

Gone are the days when vampires were foul, bloodsucking creatures of the night. Now, vampires are uber-cool, hang out in nightclubs, dress in the latest fashions (black leather –yum!) and sometimes own the best wheels around too. Oh, and, of course, they can also kick some major @ss, win over the heroine and, in the end, save the world!

Even though these characters have leaped into the 21st century, their stories reflect many facets of the human condition as well as emotions. Vampires also provide us with archetypal characters which allow us to safely explore our own psyches too –for better or worse.

But, enough of this serious stuff! What I really enjoy most of all about fictional vampires is the thrill of a fun, sexy and entertaining story, either on film or in a good book!

So, how about you?

Fangs & Hugs,
Sabrina )O(

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Sabrina Luna is a bestselling author of erotica & paranormal romance. She’s the author of FULL MOON FEVER, a paranormal wolf novella, at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. Sabrina also has two erotic vampire stories available in ebook formats: AN ALL HALLOWS’ EVE GIFT at Amira Press and GODS & VAMPIRES at Aspen Mountain Press. She invites you to visit her website at www.sabrinaluna.com.


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