Sunday, October 26, 2008

Vampires, and Werewolves, and Beasties, Oh My!!

Ever since I was young, I loved Dracula. He was suave, sexy, handsome, and …did I mention sexy? When he swept the lady in her beautiful gowns off her feet and made her swoon, when he kissed her and …well, all right, the original story was not enough of a romance story. So now, authors from all over the world have united and brought us the REAL vampire…the one with foibles, a dark hero, not the fiend as portrayed in the original version. With happily ever afters. Sigh… And he’s sexy.
I love vampires, but then I took a turn at writing a sexy werewolf romance. What's not to like about a hunky hero who is protective of the heroine and his friends in either of his forms, from hard and lean to furry and cuddly? Forget the: "I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down" scenario, unless you're the villain and the werewolf hero is after you. :) Loyal, dependable, wary, independent, strong, and sensitive...and sexy. Yep, gone is the ferocious tyrant of a werewolf who shifts from a human into a hideous-looking wolf-like creature. And now we can enjoy the werewolf romance every bit as much. I can't wait for Don't Cry Wolf to hit the shelves! :) In this story, the gray lupus garous run the town--Silver Town, Colorado and the little red wolf heroine shakes the whole place up as soon as she arrives. :)

I’m looking forward to All Hallows Eve and dressing up for the occasion. Not sure what I’m going to be. Since I work at a library…probably something like the Mad Hatter. So here’s to werewolves, vampires, witches, and other interesting creatures that go bump in the night!

What is your favorite "bedtime" story???

Terry Spear
Heart of the Wolf, Don't Cry Wolf (Mar 1), Betrayal of the Wolf, Allure of the Wolf


  1. When I was a girl, lying in bed waiting for sleep to come, I used to tell myself stories. My favorite ones then and now were riffs on the Psyche myth, which most people are more familiar with as Beaty and the Beast.

  2. Interestingly enough anything with witches in it. I loved fairy tales and my dad once gave me this wonderful book that featured fairy tales from around the world.


  3. Yes, Beauty and the Beast. Love stories like that, Mary Margret.

    And Linda, yep, I loved witch stories too, Wizard of Oz, Hansel and Greta, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. And so many more. In fact when I think of it, I believe most of the fairy stories had wicked witches that caused curses. I can't remember that were good except in the Wizard of Oz!

  4. Bedtime stories....Hmmm.... That was when I began writing romances. I didn't read a story, but played it out in my head, picking up the next night where I'd left off the night before. Been doing that for as long as I can remember. I'm just writing them down now.
    One thing about the old stories: ever notice how that younger son--who was always the hero--was usually called "Boots"? Why is that?

  5. Most women have a thing for vampires, werewolves coming in a close second. Very interesting, how we are drawn to monstrous men in their beast forms! Must be the badboy syndrome taken to the limit! I think I said yesterday that Peter Pan has been my lifelong crush--so basically I have a thing for a man who just won't grow up. Go figure!

  6. I like Beauty and the Beast because Beauty or Belle didn't realy need Beast he needed her

  7. I like good witches - Glinda, Jazz, and Samantha.

    Beauty and the Beast style stories definitely. The Disney movie is still in my top 5 favorite movies.

    Vampires > Werewolves for me. I've read to many uppity werewolves (Jacob from Twilight, Richard from Anita Blake for example). I like the idea of them - but I haven't found a love for them yet.

  8. My favorite bedtime stories were always the ones I would force my mother to make up-which she has now told me were the worst for her because she had no idea what to say! I read any and everything when I was a kid, so I can't pick out just one.

    And Terry--I am TOTALLY being the mad hatter for Halloween this year :) Except a sort of dandified version; not so disheveled. Should be fun!!

  9. Have to say I never thought of vampires or werewolves as remotely sexy. Although, Brad Pitt was certainly giving it a new spin!! Still, I am now reading Kendra's novel and beginning to change my mind! Linda's Nick got that ball rolling.

    Terry, I was in the book store today scouting for Sourcebooks authors and saw you! Just one copy left, but I turned it face out!!