Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Part Three: Human versus Vampire

What would you give up for love?

My heroine in my second novel of the Forever Series, Winter Kennedy, goes looking to become a vampire. She has watched her mother die of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and wants desperately to take a different path. So desperate is she that she has left her nursing position at the Mayo Clinic to travel to Nome, Alaska to search out the possible existence of a recently turned vampire. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, she falls in love with a mortal and changes her mind about becoming a vampire. She makes the brave decision that it is better to spend her last time on Earth with the man she loves than to spend eternity with a creature she does not. Keep in mind that this “creature” is a handsome, civilized vampire.

I pondered what I would do, but I’m such a romantic I too would chose love, or why write romance novels at all! But then a better idea presented itself: turn vampire and then turn your mate and you both get to live forever. Which leads to the question: Who wants to live forever?

I write about immortals for the same reason I once heard Ann Rice say she writes about them: we better understand ourselves when we have another creature to bounce our ideas and thoughts off of. So, I leave you with these questions. Just something to ponder on a hot August day. . .


Julie Eberhart Painter said...

I would chose love, and then "go to ground" for a vacation from all the news broadcasts!