That Liquid Diet—Why Can’t Vampires Eat?
When I started to write about vampires, I really struggled with the dietary restrictions. Sorry, but much of my own social life revolves around eating. My holidays are spent with family around a dinner table. Dates were dinner and a movie or dinner and dancing. Now how are you going to have a vampire play the field, date, whatever, and not involve a restaurant? Where’s the cute meet? I couldn’t even put them in line at Starbucks. You see the problem?
One thing this lack of all things involving a knife and fork did was to get my vamps between the sheets faster. Part of that I blamed on the famous vampire libido. But also, if you aren’t wasting a lot of time in the dining room, then why not move right along to the bedroom? Still, I hated to just have endless sex scenes between chasing bad guys. My heroine is a lot like me. She misses her munchies. If vamps could dream, she’d be enjoying hot guys feeding her Cheetos with chocolate chasers every night. So I began to play with the mythology. Came up with a couple of vampire geniuses who were working on ways to help vamps eat. One has created food that wouldn’t upset a delicate vampire tummy. Another might have developed a secret formula that could let Glory actually eat anything. Of course it would be outrageously expensive. There always has to be a catch. If it were too easy, where would be the fun?
Is the blood drinking what makes vampires sexy? Or do you like them in spite of that? Why do you read about vampires? Tell me about it. Should I quit letting my vamps eat? Is it ruining the mystique? Maybe the liquid diet is the way they should stay. Come on, I want to hear your thoughts. I live to serve.
REAL VAMPIRES HAVE MORE TO LOVE by Gerry Bartlett
Dangerous curves ahead…
Glory St. Clair is a vampire with problems. First there’s her on-again, off-again lover Jeremy Blade, back in town and expecting her to fall into his arms again. Doesn’t he remember that they have issues? And what about smoking hot rock star Israel Caine? He’s back too and sinking his fangs into someone else.Glory told him to move on, but did she have to be so thin? At least Valdez is still loyal. But her former bodyguard is no longer dogging her. Instead, he’s now a hunky guy determined to share her apartment and maybe something more. So much man-candy is enough to make even a gal with a liquid diet feel a sugar rush.
No time to enjoy it though with a pair of hunters playing beat the clock as they try to win the fortune a techno-freak billionaire left behind. The stakes are high and Glory’s the prize in this vamp hunting contest. Dodging arrows and arranging a bachelorette party for her BFF may just prove to be too much for even this clever vamp who has more to love…