Today, we are very happy to welcome author Eve Langlais
on Book Lovers Inc. Eve’s new book Crazy
was released on November 22nd. Let’s give a warm welcome to Eve who will tell us all about how she likes her vampires! Stay tune and you might win a copy of Crazy! Welcome Eve.
Unrepentant Blood Suckers
I’ve noticed a trend in paranormal romance that I’m not sure I enjoy; the tendency to make vampires lament their state of being. To fight their natural instinct to drink human blood because they think it’s morally wrong. Just look at Stefan from Vampire Diaries. Up until recently in the show, he refused to partake of human blood even though it made him weak and unable to protect his love interest properly. Damon, his brother, on the other hand relishes the taste and doesn’t make any bones about it. Personally, I like Damon’s attitude better.
A vampire shouldn’t, in my mind, be a wishy-washy wuss who’s always going on and on about how he hates himself and what he has to do to survive. Screw that. Give me a dark and dangerous vampire. One who glories in his state and makes no excuses for what he is. That’s the vampire I fall in love with.
I have to wonder though at the number of soul searching vamps we see nowadays in literature. Is it an attempt to make the bad boy of the night seem more human and approachable? Are these evil creatures only acceptable if they are capable of remorse and reforming their actions? I don’t think a vampire’s diet affects how he can feel about someone. Although, his first interest in a human woman might not be dating but more how he can convince her to let him give her a holey-hickey. But vampires, just like human men who first check out our assets, will eventually–if they don’t kill us first–look past the exterior package to the person inside. And then, no matter their edible preferences, love can bloom. Or at the very least some hot sex will ensue.
Now as you might have guessed, my vampires are unrepentant blood suckers. Heck, I’ve equated their feeding from humans as no different than humans partaking of cows and other meats. I’m sure that shocks some readers, but, I’ve tried to stay away from the emotionally challenged vampire in favor of the one who embraces his state of being.
In my newest story Crazy, Zane–a delicious vampire–makes no bones about the fact he drinks blood. Here let me tease you with a blurb.
Ella hears voices and they don’t like anyone.
Institutionalized at a young age after the breakup of her parents, Ella’s always heard voices. Even worse, the voices in her head like to act. She thinks she’s crazy and destined to be a patient for life until the night she meets a vampire and for the first time in her life, the voices shut up.
Zane just wants to enjoy his usual blood buffet, instead he runs into a wisp of a woman who makes him feel emotions he thought long dead. Rescuing her from the insane asylum, he brings her home, determined to assuage his lust; a plan that is foiled by ghostly voices more determined to keep her pure than a steel welded chastity belt.
Together they discover Ella might not be as crazy as everyone thinks, but even as they discover her innate power, someone from her past wants to hurt her. Will crazy and undead prevail against covetous evil? And most important of all, will the voices ever allow them to indulge in the desire that consumes them?
Need to know more? You can read an excerpt on my site at http://www.EveLanglais.com
And, now that I’ve tempted you, would you like a chance to win a copy of Crazy
? Follow the posted guidelines for your chance to win and enjoy my story of a vampire who just couldn’t help himself from falling in love with his dinner.
Question: Now, it’s your turn. Which type of vampire do YOU like?
Eve is offering an ebook of Crazy to 1 lucky commenter.
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This giveaway is open to everyone (18+).
Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 11th
and we will announce the winner on Sunday.