Wednesday, April 7, 2010


There are several schools of vampires out there, some more appealing than others, and I've been working on the kind o' vamps I want in my novels. There's currently only one vampire in my world, but many more are coming along and my lone vampire is supposed to be different from the others. So the question I'm asking myself is, what are the others like? This isn't an exhaustive list by any means, but feel free to add to it in the comments.

1. Old School: They're predators, we're food. That's it. Well, maybe not. Sometimes, there are bat wings.
2. Anne Ricers: Bored dandies who seem mysterious because they still dress like courtiers from the time of Louis the XIV instead of in jeans and t-shirts.
3. Bikers n' Goths: Leather and chains and bad-boy image.
4. Tootsie Rolls: Hard outer shell but a soft, chewy emotional center ready for that special human girl to nourish and control. Lots of paranormal romances have these.
5. Shiny vegetarian vampires who think self-absorbed teenagers are incredibly attractive.
6. Cold businessmen with an eye for long-term investments.

I've eliminated #4 and #5 from consideration. Working on lengthening the list of options or hybridizing it...

32K on Hammered.


  1. I'll second you on eliminating #4-5. Actually, I'm not very fond of vampires. Sympathize with you having to deal with their crashing into your world.

  2. On the positive side to writing about vampires, I have no qualms about making them go boom in extraordinarily messy ways. I think that's their primary attraction to people who aren't fans of Twilight and/or True Blood: how will the vampire die? ;)