Tuesday, June 25, 2013

How do you like your Vampires?

Sparkly vs. Old World Vampires

I will admit that I read the Twilight series, I even enjoyed the first three books, but really the sparkly part threw me off. I much prefer old world vampires. I find them more mysterious and more terrifying. The first time I read Dracula it scared the living daylights out of me, and the first time I saw Interview with a Vampire (yes, I’ll admit that I didn’t read it) I remember being fascinated with these creatures.

I see the sun as a weakness to vampires, one of the only, which is why if you run across a vampire who is a day walker, than you panic because it normally means she/he is a strong vampire. The idea behind the sun being a weakness is that it gives humans hope against the things that go bump in the night. With the “Sparkly vampires” you don’t really have this. It’s not that they can’t go out in the sun, but that they won’t, because they sparkle and it makes them different. I saw that as more of a hang up for the characters than the bloodlust issues. 

Old world vampires can be alluring, mysterious and still scary as hell. It’s hard to be captivated by a vampire who doesn’t drink human blood (though at least was tempted by it) and sparkles in the sun. There’s not a lot of mystery to them, nor that small amount of fear that comes with the idea that they only stalk during the night. I know in Twilight, Edward had to fight against his blood lust and yadda yadda yadda, but really the sparkly took away all the scary factors. In the end, I’m an old world vampire fan, give me sexy, give me mysterious, and give me scary!

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A.L. Kessler is a paranormal romance and steampunk author residing in Colorado Springs. Since she was a teenager she's loved weaving stories and spinning tales. When she's not at the beck-and-call of the Lord and Lady of the House, two black cats by the names of Jynx and Sophie, playing with her daughter, or killing creepers and mining all the things with her husband of 4 years, she's either reading, participating in NaNoWriMo, or writing in her Blog Writing Rambles. You can find her story Keeper in Evernight Vol II, her steampunk short, Of Souls and Steam, in Penny Dread Vol. III, also Midnight Symphony, her first novella is now available.

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Ning said...

Definitely an old world vampire gal!! I mean I liked Twilight books, but I'd stick with the sexy and scary Dracula type vampires

A.L. Kessler said...

I'm with you on that! Thanks for stopping buy. :)

Betty Hamilton said...

WOW! Could I use a War Lord... they seem to have very high sex drives!!

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