Vampires say screw the rules, so do we


We keep spotting blog posts and magazine articles with fans dictating what are and are not vampire traits. It’s even more common in the Twilight wake, as Stephenie Meyer’s vampires sparkle in the sun and break like boulders. Here’s the thing, though: Vampire novels would be horribly boring if we expected authors to work within preset rules and worlds. Hey, we enjoy imagining flashes of fang as much as the next reader, but if a book has vamps with typical canines, we’d still be in.

And that’s why we loved Night Huntress seriesauthor Jeaniene Frost’s blog post explaining her vampires and why myths won’t bind her characters.

She says:

I believe one of the reasons for the enduring appeal of vampire mythology is its flexibility. Vampires can be monsters, charmers, predators; blood drinkers, soul stealers, energy drainers; ugly, beautiful, or average. Writers and readers of vampire fiction have the option of choosing which lore fits their personal preference, and no one is wrong – at least, until a real vampire stands up and sets the record straight.  (Read the entire post)

Thanks, Jeaniene Frost, for reminding readers that vampire mythos needs flexibility to stay interesting.

4 Responses to “Vampires say screw the rules, so do we”

  1. Yeah, good point! I’ve seen tons of these articles too. Let them sparkle or whatever they want. They make great characters. And thanks for the alert to that article.

    Okay, I’m not making this up, my letters to type below are U2Fu.

  2. E&BFAN says:

    I agree, my father introduced me to the supernatural at a young age and we always have a difference of opinion about this topic. He says vamps should and are like the vamps in 30 Days of Night. I disagree, this is what makes them so intriguing. They can be different in each story. This is why I am so drawn to the stories involving them. They change, evolve, Nosferartu to Edward Cullen they can always be different and make sense for me.

  3. james braselton says:

    hi there you are right do not like the dark soo hope i am a translucent vampier turn night in too day

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