Vampire Monday: Lisa Kessler
Hi everyone. Thank you to Lynda for inviting me today!
When my first novel released last month, I spent a day on the Fresh Fiction Blog discussing “Who wants to live forever?”
The feedback from readers was really interesting.
I think that vampire popularity flourishes because the thought of living forever intrigues us and terrifies us all at the same time. The chance to live without fear of death, opens up time. You could learn languages, you could travel, you could earn college degrees.
But could you stand to watch those around you age and die?
Vampires also add the torment of losing the sunshine and feeding off of the living.
Sure death couldn’t touch you, but would it be worth losing the sunshine and being forced to drink blood? You might also gain immortal strength and speed, but it would never be enough to save those you love form death.
By reading vampire fiction, we can further explore our fascination with immortal life. We can meet men and women who have watched civilizations rise and fall. Men and women who could end our life if they chose.
But what if instead of killing us, they decided to befriend us, or romance us?
I think the fantasy of a being loved by someone who has met iconic figures through history, who has learned everything universities can offer, who could kill anyone who ever threatened you is enticing. What would it be like?
And as the romance blossoms, would you be content to grow old while he or she retains their outward youth and beauty?
There are so many angles to romancing a vampire, that I don’t believe we’ll ever tire of them, and now the YA market through Twilight and other successful vampire series are intriguing a whole new generation of fang lovers.
What are your thoughts? Are you lured into vampire fiction? What makes you keep coming back for more?
Bio - Lisa Kessler writes dark paranormal fiction novels and short stories. Her vampire short story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. Lisa is an active member of her local RWA chapter as well as the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal online chapter. When she’s not writing, Lisa sings in musical theater productions and operas. She lives in San Diego with her wonderful husband who reads every word she writes, and two amazing teens.
Night Walker link - http://www.entangledpublishing.com/night-walker/
Lisa will give away a copy of her book to a commenter. Stop back by to see if you won!