I'm thrilled to have been invited to guest post here at the Bite Club! While I don't feature any vampires in my current superhero "MetaWars" series, I have my own version of vampires in my Dreg City books. Vampires are such a fantastic creature, because they can be interpreted in so many unique ways. My vampires are a species unto themselves—never human, with white hair and lavender eyes. However, when they bite a human being, that human is infected with a virus that makes them half-vampire (and sometimes wholly crazy).
Putting my own spin on vampire mythology was a lot of fun, and I have fun experiencing other creators' ideas on our fanged friends. I've put together a list of a few of my favorite vampires.
X. The "Kate Daniels" series, by Ilona Andrews. The vampires in her books are probably some of the most unique in urban fantasy. The vampires themselves are mindless moving corpses driven by blood-lust. They can be "piloted" (aka, controlled) by Masters of the Dead. These necromancers move the vampires by remote and can even speak through their mouths. The visuals I get from reading these books make me shudder and hope I never run into one in a dark alley.
X. "The Dresden Files." Alas, I do mean the vampires from SyFy's take on the book series, since I've only read three of the actual novels by Jim Butcher (I'm working on it!). I think the TV show's version of Bianca is one of my favorite vampires on television. She's seductive, sexy, smart, and she's a cold-blooded killer. The vampires in this world are divided into Courts, and each Court has its own peculiarities and rank. I'm not terribly familiar with the Courts, but I love the idea of various kinds of vampires within one world.
What are some of your favorite "unique" vampire traits?