What better way to celebrate Halloween than to create our very own hot n’ hunky n’ badass vampires?
If you could pick and choose traits from all your favorite vampires to make the perfect mate, who would you pick? We’ve created our very own Franken-vamps, stitching together the bodies and souls of all our favorite heroes, and we hope you will play too!
Celia’s Vampire Mash-Up:
My composite, fangtastic hunk hails from my favorite TV vamps…
Looks: Mick St. John’s dreamy hazel eyes, Damon Salvatore’s silky, dark hair, Eric Northman’s height and drool-worthy body. And tattoos, yes, there must be tattoos. Celtic warrior bands for biceps. Family crest on his shoulder blade.
Powers: the usual super strength and speed, heightened sense of smell, super hearing. Plus he can fly (thank you, Eric, for that one).
Personality: Wandering to the land Joss Whedon… Mix one part Spike’s ruthlessness and dark sense of humor with one part Angel’s compassionate and caring soul.
Backstory: My vamp is a highlander, descended from Vikings who settled in Northern Scotland. A warrior and protector of his people…until he’s ambushed one night and turned by a band of minstrel vampires. He joins their merry band of wandering, blood-drinking, musicians, eventually making his way to the Americas.
Present-Day Role: 21st century musician and owner of a jazz club in Seattle.
Amber’s Vampire Mash-Up:
LOL, I should have known Celia and I would have a lot of our favorites in common–we met pitching our vampire stories last year, only to find out we are neighbors too.
I honestly would take Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman without changing a thing, but there are a lot of other vampires I love too. Here goes:
Supernatural powers: I always feel like those mindreading, glamouring powers are such a moral burden–I don’t think I would want my vampire mate to have them. Like Celia, I’d take super strength and power, immortality, and another power Eric exhibits in one of my all time NSFW True Blood scenes. Let’s call it *ahem* stamina.
Compelling backstory: Vishous is my favorite of J.R. Ward’s vampires, and I find the horrible abuse he suffered as a child heart-wrenching, and his attempts to cope with it as a kinky, rule-breaking adult vampire fascinating. What can I say? I love a guy with daddy issues and a lot of toys.
Role in his world: I’m a sucker for a patriarch–the vampire who is protective and takes care of his own, whether he’s a just king (Wrath, NOT Bill Compton, please!), a commander (like Lara Adrain’s first Midnight Breed book), or a father figure (Eric with Pam) I love that guy that feels the burdens of a group and makes sacrifices to care for others.
Personality: Like Celia, Spike is the consummate bad boy for me. I loved his sarcasm and complexity–something both Eric and Vishous also share. There is something about a smart-ass that makes me swoon!
Giveaway – Comment to Win:
In keeping with our vampire theme, one lucky commenter will receive one e-book copy of Amber’s paranormal romance, Blood Vine, and one e-book copy of Celia’s urban fantasy short story, Vampire Code. What to comment — make your perfect vampire mash-up! Or, simply say hello.
Open to international. This contest will run through Wednesday 10/30/13 (11:59 PM Pacific) – Winner will be drawn and announced on Halloween.
The gods at random.org have spoken! The winner of one e-book copy of Blood Vine and one e-book copy of VAMPIRE CODE is: XaurianX!
Disclaimer: Prize must be claimed within one week of the winning announcement.