Why We Write About Vampires
In case you’re just joining us here at Deadly Ever After, we (Kristen and Julie) are here to get you acquainted with our recently completed books, Immortal Dilemma and Running Home. They are both vampire books, but that’s about where the similarities end in the stories. Our books would both be very different if we didn’t have our vampires driving the plot. But why did we choose to revolve our novels around these mythical creatures?
-Arguably, I already do have super strength, but I would like more, with a side of super speed.
-Vampirism seems to demolish any visible body fat.
-Writing about vampires shows off the dark underbelly of the imagination.
-The possibility that they actually exist is just too real. Like mermaids. I mean, did you see that documentary?!
-Vampires always seem to have one overriding emotion: passion. It makes them inherently sexy, intelligent, and cultured.
-Being a vampire gives a license for arrogance.
-Vampires always have plenty of money and go on great trips.
-Vampires get what they want.
-If I really like someone, I never want them to go away.
Vampires are frozen in the prime of their lives, and live by no one’s rules but their own. They have centuries to become as cultured, travelled, and seductive as they see fit. They have powers that humans just don’t have, making everyday life somewhat extraordinary.
Almost every guy I’ve ever met in a band is basically a big kid, suspended in the prime of their life, chasing the dream. They don’t always have to play by the rules…they’re musicians. They seduce people with their music. Chicks dig guys in bands…even if they aren’t hot. They travel all over the world. They have the extraordinary power of avoiding ever getting a real job.
See the connection?