Award-winning author Terry Spear is the author of urban fantasy romances and medieval Highland romances. She received Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year in 2008 for Heart of the Wolf. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry is a librarian by day. She lives in Crawford, Texas.
Vampires are HOT!
Not cold and dead in my world. But HOT!
That’s the fun of creating a world of fantasy—making the world your own. My vampires were turned by the Black Death. Some who survived the plague became vampires, some hunters of the vampires. So they’re very much hot blooded, with thumping hearts, pumped-up testosterone, primal desire, and all that makes them hungry for a woman’s love.
When I saw Dracula at Brevard Community College, I fell in love with him. I hated that he had to die. I wanted him to bite my neck! Me! Me!
Later, I saw the Broadway play of Dracula in NYC. I felt the same for HIM. He wasn’t a monster. He wasn’t evil. He wanted to love like any of us do. He deserved to be loved and to love in return.
And so in my stories, the vampires aren’t monsters. Or, at least many of them aren’t. But hunters and humans alike can be more monstrous than any vampire. Although I have to admit some of the vampires are total blood suckers—and not in a good way.
Like werewolves, they’ve been maligned for centuries. It’s time to see them as they really are. Lovers of the night, who indulge in a red glass of wine on occasion, vampire style, classy, possessive, loyal, have a sense of humor and are immortally sexy.
So what do you think? Could you find it in your heart to love the right vampire?
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
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