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October 30, 2012

Pain, Vampires, and a Really Good Read

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!

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  • Tonya

    The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward is an excellent series also. They are very addictive and have great story lines. I highly recommend!

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    • madelineiva

      You know Tonya, all it takes these days for me to want someone to be my friend is to have them say exactly what you said. What’s your favorite book? Or should I say–what are your favorite characters/love stories — since they can take place over a few books. Hey, look for our Lover Revealed give away on Friday. You probably already have a copy, but you could give one to other J.R. Ward potential converts. ;>

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      • Elizabeth Shore

        Great post, Madeline! I’m inspired by your thoughts on pain and will take up the chain in my post tomorrow. As for vampires, I loved Lestat, too. What a fascinating, lasting character from Anne Rice. Never thought of vampires as sexy before then. Of course, I hadn’t yet seen Frank Langella as Dracula . . . 🙂

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        • Post authorLizEverly

          Oooo, looking forward to your post!

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    • Post authorLizEverly

      Thanks for commenting Tonya! I really need to check out that series. Madeline keeps telling me about it. Um, HOUNDING me about it. LOL. She loves it, too. Funny, I think you two met at a local book signing at Stone Soup.

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