In Defense Of The Villain
Many times I’ll have readers tell me that my love for the villain in a story comes out as clearly as my love for the hero and heroine. They wonder why, and I tell them that the villain is as important to the story as the good characters. Without the antagonist, what do you have? Happily ever after from beginning to end. That’s boring. Just as in life, conflict creates much of what we find valuable.
The villain in my novella Vampire Dreams is a vampire named Vasilije. He’s the amalgamation of everything I think a vampire villain should be: smooth, vicious, manipulative, and powerful, in addition to being devastatingly good looking and wealthy. Vasilije makes life very difficult for the hero, Brandon, because he’s selfish. He’s lived long enough that he’s bored, and playing with
Here’s a taste of Vasilije, in all his selfish glory:
“As someone who’s been a vampire for so long, you should know the alcohol never works like it did when you were human.”
“Whatever could be the matter with my
As he spoke, Vasilije glided across the room toward the man he’d turned so many years earlier.
Vasilije stopped within a foot of
With the desk in front of him, he felt his control begin to build. “Why are you here, Vasilije?”
His sire sat down in a leather chair across from the desk and tilted his head back, eyeing the ceiling. “I’m bored, dear
Vampire Dreams can be found at Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. Readers can contact Gabrielle at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit her blog at http://gbisset.blogspot.com/
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