Vampires have been a hot commodity since Bram Stoker gave birth to Dracula. Anne Rice, Laurel K. Hamilton, J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Jeaniene Frost, Amanda Ashley, and Nalini Singh to name a few have been writing about vampires for years and readers can’t get enough. The Underworld movie franchise is still going strong and there are rumors about a Blade movie resurrection. Even Guillermo del Toro has given readers and TV fans something to obsess over (though not quite as sexy) with The Strain. Timeless bad boys, sensual and powerful, these blood sucking heroes will be around for as long as we lowly humans need to feel their eternal pull. And so, here are my top reasons why vampires are the best supernatural creatures around:
This one’s sort of a no brainer. As creatures who don’t die, they’re always around. Human beings are fascinated with the concept of immortality and there’s nothing that speaks to that fascination like a vampire. Who wouldn’t give up their humanity and accept a liquid diet for the chance to live forever?
They Can Take a Bite Out of Life
One of the advantages to being immortal is the opportunity to take risks. Vampires can go faster, harder, crazier…they can live every day on the edge because it’s not like they’re going to die. And with the power to compel, a vampire doesn’t have to worry about police or consequences. Vampires take the chances we all wish we could. They really know how to sow their oats!
They Realize Nighttime is the Right Time
All the best stuff happens after the sun goes down. Vampires are the ultimate party animals since they’re only able to go out after dark. The club scene is the perfect place for a vampire to hide—and hunt. Blood donors are easy to find and even easier to seduce. Who wouldn’t want to have a sexy stranger at your throat?
They Put the “Dead” in Dead Sexy
One of the benefits to being a vampire—aside from immortality—is preternatural beauty. The supernatural world has given birth to a host of creatures too good to be true. Whether they’re dark and broody or angsty and sparkling, a vampire boyfriend never gets a single gray hair, no wrinkles, and their bodies always look fresh from the gym. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! The sexiest thing about a vampire is their razor sharp fangs and bloodlust. There’s nothing hotter than knowing a vampire is lusting for your blood. Dying to sink his fangs into your throat. If I met Mr. Tall, Dark, and Fangtastic in an alley, he wouldn’t have to ask me twice. I’d be more than willing to donate a little blood to the cause. 😉
Kate Baxter is a die-hard romantic with a thing for Shakespeare and all things fanged, furry, and undead. She is the author of the True Vampire series. Kate can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and her website.