It's fitting that this hop would fall on Valentine's Day. So far my vampires are hopelessly in love. They kick ass when they need to, but the love their humans so much that some times they don't have time to crack heads and this is where I've run into a problem. Well maybe not a problem. Something to consider that would make my books even better.
I read my reviews. I most certainly believe that reviews are for other readers, so I don't and would never respond to them, but recently a reader left a review that got me thinking. Maybe my vampires are too nice. The other night, while up in bed this is how I pictured them with their humans.
|Camila and Ginger|
|Cleo and Benny|
I need less of this ^^^ and more of this. -->
Camila and Cleo are bad ass. Both would throw down in a heartbeat, but I think I love them so much and I love them SOOO much with Ginger and Benny that I forget sometimes that they are vampires. This is the tricky part about writing paranormal romance. I'm turned off by violence, but it's different when it's being committed by the undead. I've never been courted by a violent vampire before. I mean I have violence in both Better Off Red and Blacker Than Blue. One college student didn't live through it all and there was mention or rape and suicide and other violent acts. People get choked. Benny and Cleo have a rather unpleasant and scarring run in with a very powerful demon, but there wasn't enough carnage. WELL THIS STOPS NOW!
My vampires are blood thirsty and better yet, they do live in a world, our world, that is speckled with very evil humans. In my next book, Soul to Keep, I'm turning things around. The body count will rise, IN DETAIL. People will be killed. There might be a possession and an exorcism, even though I hate exorcisms. Feelings will be hurt and not to spare my own. There will be a vampire fight scene. Maybe even a throw down between a vampire and a human (not maybe. definitely. i already outlined it).
I have mixed feelings about Tokyo, my next vampire. She's a total dick. But she is also bad ass and this time I am determined to let her crack some skulls. Well, more skulls that Camila and Cleo have thus far cracked.
ps. i looked for a picture of a demonic looking vampire and was hit was 1000 results of Edward Cullen and the guys from Vampire Diaries. What a world! :)