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Vampires are dead… no one is reading them now… people have moved on. That’s what you hear from the industry “professionals.” HAHAHAHAAH I say. True Blood anyone? Vampire Diaries? Yep, we’ve moved on… into more vampires.
People have always had a fascination with vampires, from the myths in the Balkins about vampire pumpkins, to almost every other culture that has had some sort of blood drinking being. I don’t see that going away just because a few professionals say so. Humans have been fascinated by the concept for centuries. A few decades of “lots of vampire books,” certainly aren’t going to change that. To me it has just added fuel to the interest.
That being said, these days it seems like writing vampire fiction as a newbie makes you look like you’re just jumping on the bandwagon. Yep, that’s me… bandwagon girl… except I started writing vampire fiction back in, oh… 2000 I think. Way back when the Anita Blake series was one of my favorite reads and only a few of them were published. LKH and Kelley Armstrong certainly inspired me in my love of Urban Fantasy, before it was a booming genre, but I liked vampires before that too.
I think, just like any other popular genre, there is room for many more stories. Everyone has their own spin on things. Three of us at Decadent just published young adult urban fantasies with vampires, werewolves and all sorts of other supernatural creatures in them, and they are quite different. And Decadent obviously thought there was room for all of our stories. I agree.
What do you think? Are vampires dead? Or Undead as it were. Do we have room for more stories?
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Julie writes fantasy novels. When she’s not out riding her horse, she can usually be found sitting in front of her computer with a cat on her lap and her dog at her side.
Senior year is supposed to be fun: boys, dances and graduation.
It’s significantly harder to enjoy it when you’re dead.
Truth or Dare is supposed to be fun too. It’s not even close to dangerous, so playing
at Steph’s house didn’t seem like a bad idea. My dare? Spend the rest of the night in
the graveyard next to her house. It was only a couple of hours until false dawn, my
proscribed return time, so no big deal right? Right.
I survived the attack, but it took me a few days to figure out what was going on. I mean
vampires might stalk pop culture, but they’re just myths. Yeah. Not so much.
School is a lot more difficult when you’re a nocturnal creature of the night. I was
managing, but I couldn’t keep it hidden from my friends for long. After I managed to
accidentally save one of our cheerleaders from her drunk and ill-intentioned boyfriend.
Steph decided that we should be cool, like superheroes, and fight crime.
Only I’m a vampire, not a hero, and we live in a sleepy New England town, so crime’s a
little harder to come by. At least it is until a serial killer moves into the area. He’s got
the authorities stumped, but then again, the cops don’t have a teenage, blood-sucking,
non-hero on their team.