Monday, August 1, 2011
Scorcher Blog Tour: Why Vampires Are Sexy (# 6)
Welcome to Part 6 of Arial Burnz’s guest blog post on the Scorcher Blog Tour – Week 1! You made it!
If this is your first stop, you’ll want to go back to Part 1 (Arial's blog) and continue through to Sarah, Amie, Lisa, and AJ, before returning here.
Part 1 – Arial’s Blog http://arialburnz.wordpress.com/
Part 2 – Sarah’s Blog http://www.authorsarahgrimm.blogspot.com/
Part 3 – Amie’s Blog http://www.amielouellen.wordpress.com/
Part 4 – Lisa’s Blog http://www.lisasanchezromanceauthor.com/
Part 5 – AJ’s Blog http://ajbooks.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Darlene!!
And now the conclusion of our topic Why Vampires Are Sexy: I think, finally, a theme that seems consistent with vampires is the addiction the vampire has for the mortal. Like the excerpt in Part 5, it’s fighting that temptation and keeping their hunger for blood separate from their sexual hunger.
NOT that I’m comparing my novel to the Twilight Saga, but one of the biggest draws I heard from readers about why they loved that series so much was Edward’s uncontrollable desire for Bella, his addiction to her and how much he loved and was so devoted to her. What woman doesn’t want to be desired so completely? Such devotion toward the heroine is the main reason for the popularity of the romance genre…and vampires only heighten that experience.
There’s a raw hunger and sexuality that accompanies the vampire romance tales because the supernatural tends to cross boundaries into the spiritual and psychic realms. Which brings us to our sixth sense in our blog tour of heightened senses: spiritual connections. In my series BONDED BY BLOOD, my vampires don’t dream…and yet Broderick does. His dreams are centered around, and are in the proximity of, Davina. They have a spiritual connection that is unknown in the world of my vampire lore. They are soul mates that transcend the centuries and immortality.
So, in your final post for this blog tour, let’s explore the sense of spirituality at it pertains to vampires. What do YOU find hot about the SPIRITUALITY of vampires? Like MIDNIGHT CONQUEST, there are many stories that touch on psychic and spiritual connections between mortals and immortals, the hero and heroine. Perhaps there’s an element of the lore that intrigues you, such as the origin of vampires and the reasons for their immortality. Please share, and thank you for all the sharing you’ve done during this blog tour! Good luck on the drawing!
MIDNIGHT CONQUEST is available at the following locations in eBook format:Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, iTunes/iBook, All Romance eBooks, GoodReads.com.