Thursday, February 17, 2011
From My Vampires... With Love.
So in the spirit of Valentine’s (And probably not saints), I thought to chat about…vampires! They're capable of love too and deserve their heyday. Oh I know, their hearts don’t beat and all they typically can think about is blood but somewhere in the midst of all that there once existed a mortal man. Just imagine what that must be like. To have to suppress your natural vamp urges in order to love a mortal woman. Better yet, imagine you were an ancient vampire who desires another vampire but you’ve given up on love.
That would be sad. And regrettable.
So I decided to grill some vampires about romance. For this Valentine’s Month post I’ll be conducting a short interview with the heroes from my vampire series, Gabriel (Darkest Memory) and Salvator (Heart of Vesuvius). Were they pleased a mortal interviewed them? Of course not. Add the basic male ego combined with the ‘I’m better than mere humans’ attitude of vamps and it was a struggle. Still, I got it! Here goes…
SKY: Who is your Valentine this year?
GABRIEL: Said with an English accent, “My true love, Calah.”
SALVATOR: Mi Amore, Alexandria
SKY: If you could change one thing about her, what would it be?
GABRIEL: She has always been perfect, in all lives. I’d change nothing.
SALVATOR: It would have been that she feels no fear but she’s conquered that battle. All’s well.
SKY: You can offer her a treat for this most momentous of romantic holidays. What would it be?
GABRIEL: A walk through time. Sex and romance beneath a willow tree.
SALVATOR: Blood? No, she has all she needs. Most definitely her own art gallery. And me.
GABRIEL: The forests of England in mid-summer. Next to a river.
SALVATOR: Home, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. No more Italy for now. We’ve seen enough of the world−present and past−to know that location means nothing. We have one another.
SKY: What’s next for you and your love?
GABRIEL: Well, Calah is putting her career as a journalist on hold and is finally going to write her first novel. I am going to sell our place in Maine and build a castle overseas for us to live in for the next few centuries.
SALVATOR: We don’t know. We don’t want to. It’s been such a challenge finding each other that we will simply enjoy being together for now.
SKY: As a final question, if you could give romance readers one word of advice, what would it be?
GABRIEL: If you truly love someone, tell them. Don’t let too much time go by.
Well, there you have it Ladies! A little ‘know how’ from my favorite vamps. Lucky me, they kept their fangs retracted through the interview. I think the truth is plain though. Be it otherworldly or not, love WILL find a way.
I hope everyone spends this month loving and being loved because life is too short not to. (Seems I might have something in common with Salvator. *winks* Don’t tell him that. He’s arrogant enough.)
Learn more about Gabriel from Darkest Memory and Salvator from Heart of Vesuvius at my Website.
Enjoy discovering new authors? Join me at my Blog, A Writer’s Mind as I welcome romance writers to my Celts and More Blog Event. Right now our very own Sharon Donovan is chatting about Charade of Hearts. While I’m currently a very proud Black Rose, I was born a Faery Rose so c’mon over. Chance to win Blue Diamond Earrings and a $15 Gift Certificate to Digi Books Café!
Because it’s the month of romance and I love vampires so much I can’t help but list my ALL TIME favorite. Armand from Anne Rice’s, Interview with a Vampire (not the hero but has his own tale). While I adore his character, must say, Antonio Banderas who played his part in Hollywood’s version was everything I thought a vampire should be. Hat’s off, love. You hit the nail on the head!
What about you? Do you have an all time favorite vampire lurking around out there from either a book or movie?