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My Love for Vampires...
...began a long time ago. In a suburb far, far away. :)
You know, every time I read an article or hear a whisper about the vampire genre going out of style, or being so overdone that it's time we left the bloodsuckers behind and concentrated on another monster, I have to shake my head. I don't agree. I say bring on the vamps!
Seriously, I'll never get sick of vampires. Whether I'm reading, writing, or watching them, that's totally cool with me. They're just so awesome. So adaptable. So easy to take and twist into your own myth. Personally, I can't get enough. Some of my most fave books are vampire books.
When I was a teenager, I spent a lot of time on my own. We used to live several suburbs away from my school, so all of my friends lived pretty far. That's when I started watching horror movies. I loved them and would lose myself in the gore. Then one day I saw the trailer for a little movie called, The Lost Boys. Man, I wanted to go and see it at the movies but my parents didn't let me (Boo!) but when it hit the videos shops, I was there. It featured a cast of young actors that grabbed my attention, and the vampiric tale was awesome. I loved it so much that I watched it a thousand times.
And so began my love for vampires.
I was so inspired that I wrote a novel about a teenage girl who falls in love with a 200-year-old vampire. I know that story's been done now and is a huge success but when I wrote it, it was just mine. There was nothing else like it out there. Well, not until years later when I started reading any and every vampire book I could get my hands on.
I haven't stopped reading and watching ever since, and have even had a few of my own vampire stories published at several places.
One of the things I love about vamps is how easy it is to cast them as the good guys, or the bad guys. Hell, it's even easier to cast them as a complicated being trying to do the right thing but forced to live with the horrid problem of having to drink blood to survive. They're just so much fun.
Actually, I've got an upcoming trilogy contracted with ImaJinn Books that's all about vampires. Well, there are many creatures of the night in my story, but the main ones are vamps. And they're not the good, romantic guys.
The first book is called UNNATURAL and features a heroine who isn't a vampire, but without vamps would cease to exist. In this world vampires are horrible creatures who like to play games, drink lots of blood, and seduce as many humans as they can. They also like to make promises they don't always keep. But Trina's always in the shadows waiting for them.
I can't wait to share more details about UNNATURAL, and as soon as the wheels are turning, I'll be sure to post all about it. You can visit my website to find out more as it becomes available at: http://www.yolandasfetsos.com/
Thanks for reading, and keep those vampires coming. ;)