I’ve been thinking about pain. Not just pain—but that mind-blowing EDGE of pain and extreme pleasure. I’m sure we’ve all felt that. Some long for it, play with it, in all aspects of their lives—not just their sex lives.
So when I think about the popularity of vampires, I think about this “exquisite” pain factor. The longing that women (and some men) feel to have their necks pierced into by a sexy vampire. They know it will hurt, but have an uncontrollable desire for it anyway, probably because of this incredible lust emanating from the vampire. You just know that that initial bite will hurt just enough to feel very, very, maybe even orgasmically good.
My favorite vampire was always Lestat in the Anne Rice books. It’s the first time I ever thought of a vampire as sexy. Before that, I was scared to death of them as a child. Seriously. That’s the ONE supernatural creature that would scare me. I would lay awake at night and worry about vampires.
Sometimes I still do. But usually the vampires I worry about are not the bloodsuckers of popular myth. Rather, they are the time suckers, energy suckers, and emotional suckers in and out of my life. You get the drift.
One of the ways I replenish all of that is through reading. I slip into a world of images, words, and story and I “live” there for a while. I have no other cares. A good book restores me every time.
Recently, I found a book that I could not put down and I’ll be reviewing it next week for you. It’s not about vampires, but it does have an element of pain in it. The name of the book is RED and it’s by Kate Kinsey. (This book also gets my vote for one of the best covers ever.)
It’s deemed an “erotic thriller.” Interesting subgenre. Along with a fast-moving, heart-racing plot, the book offers a compelling look into BDSM, the good, the bad and the ugly. Passages of it are written so well it made me bite my lip in jealousy!
So stay tuned for that. In the mean time we have a giveaway this week of Vampire-love. Please comment on m this blog post for a chance to win THE VAMPIRE AND THE VIRGIN by Kerryln Sparks. Good luck!