Vampires? Yep. And I say, why not?

So a lot of people have asked me “why vampires?” Yes, my books are basically romance books, but they’re really so much more when you get right down to it. They’re the story of Sara and how she deals with all the changes in her life that suddenly rush upon her in the most unexpected ways. It’s not only her romance, but so many other discoveries about who she is that make up the arc of the five books I’ve written in the series. Why vampires? Well, why not? I like vampires, I find them the most interesting of the genre of horror creatures. I remember last year when my friend Jim reading book one, a friend or coworker asked him what he was reading so he explained his role as my editor. His coworker/friend kind of rolled their eyes and said vampires had been done to death. When Jim explained my rather unusual take on them, his friend/coworker was intrigued. Basically, I try to make my vampires as realistic as possible. Yes, they are creatures of fantasy (at least as far as I know) but what if they were real? Somehow I don’t think they’d have the ability to transform into bats or have sparkly skin in the sunlight. I thought long and hard about what characteristics they’d have and came up with my own very different take on them as a species. Yes, but why vampires at all? Ok, the premise was how to write a book where I could take my real life ancestors and somehow intertwine them into a modern story …. This is all I’m going to say on this subject because if you want the full explanation, you’re just going to have to read the books. So, why vampires? Well, they just solved a lot of my problems, metaphorically speaking that is.

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