Join me tonight at 7 p.m. LIVE here as I take part in a panel of other vampire authors. The discussion? Vampires don’t sparkle…
Vampires have been with us – through myth, legend and fireside tale – for hundreds of years.
The idea of the immortal – given life through blood – never goes away. It evolves. Clever authors? We reinvent.
In my books, Light has this role.
Vampires can be creatures of horror, fantasy or science fiction. These lines are increasingly blurred: vampires as real creatures alongside humans.
In Rebel Vampires Blood Lifers are a second species, camouflaged predators that are evolved alongside humans. Like G. R. R. Martin’s Fevre Dream, this pushes it into science fiction, as much as dark fantasy/urban fantasy and paranormal suspense.
In Twilight by Stephenie Meyer the vampires sparkle in sunlight because their skin is marble-like. It’s become one of the most quoted phrases…
Yet it’s only one of the many faces of the modern-day vampire. Mine? Are dark, adult and in the words of a recent review?
“Take what you know about vampire romance and throw it away. Rosemary A Johns is not only a refreshing new voice in this genre, she excels it. Her vampires are edgy and enticing” – Rockchick Addiction Reviews
There’s room for both types because vampires – like zombies, shifters or angels – represent what each society needs, wants and desires.
I will always love, read, and write them.
So, do vampires sparkle – and should they?
LISTEN IN LIVE TO THE DEBATE HERE.