No, not vampires again. But wait! It’s not just about the blood-sucking or twinkling. It’s about the character.
Vampires have been around for centuries, in literature and beyond! Historically they’re portrayed as demons, given their powers and longevity from the devil. They have evolved over the years and different authors choose which pieces of the folklore to use, making them blend in for our urban fantasy delights. This graphic is a good example of Vampires then and now. And I particularly like what Heather has done in her vampire comic! She’s so talented!
Over the years all these vampire movies have come out and nobody looks like a vampire anymore. - Johnny Depp
In my MG/YA Beast World series, there are 12 identified intelligent species, 13 if you count humans. My bat people are a new generation of vampire. Though they are similar as nocturnal chiropteran shape-shifters, they convert blood to energy, usually from animals and not other sentient beings. But there have been rumors… Let’s just say, you don’t want to wander into their territory until after sunup. And the only ill-will in their hearts is inherited from their human ancestors. They also share many of the same characteristics as traditional vampires: pale, goth, and dramatic. Other than that, they’re the same as most kids, dealing with high school and parents and relationships...
Since vampires have super sensitive skin, they stay out of the sun, and therefore are not in Cradle Rock which takes place in the sunny western mountains. But don’t worry, Vince returns with his charismatic flair in Book Three, Windy Holler, and enjoys meeting many other vampires in the mountains across the big sea.
Gabe's opinion of Vincent, His fangs give me the ibbidy jibbidies.
Who's your favorite vampire?
Tara Tyler has had a hand in everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After moving all over, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently she has two series, Pop Travel (techno-thriller detective capers) and Broken Branch Falls (fantasy adventures). To squeeze in writing, she economizes her time aka the Lazy Housewife. Make every day an adventure!
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