There’s always been one – a vampire in my life – in one form or another.
When I was young it was Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows. The original. I loved his brooding take on a creature generally depicted as evil. I’m on pins and needles waiting for Barnabas as played by my favorite sexy actor, Johnny Depp.
Then there was the Vampire Lestat -- nuff' said.
When I was in college I was introduced to Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A vampire with a soul and in love with a slayer. Angel wasn’t that unlike Barnabas – but much sexier! Then along came Spike – a mixture with my other guilty pleasure, the bad boy. I always wished the episode where Spike and Buffy got down and dirty in the crumbling house had been, well, more down and dirty.
I’ll admit (yes, out loud) there was Edward Cullen. Another brooding, sexy blood sucker. It didn’t matter that he didn’t feed off people – only that he was of the undead.
Most recently, there was Bill Compton. Barnabas, Angel, and Edward in a different suit.
And not to be out done by any of the above -- there's Eric Northman. Shudder. Bad boy with just enough heart to melt your heart and make you scream "Drink!"
These are just a few of the vampires I've loved in my life.
In movies and in books, I’ve always been obsessed with the erotic and forbidden creature. That’s probably why he’s found his way into several of my books. Since I started writing professionally, there is always a vampire somewhere in my head ready to have his story told.
ROOM NUMBER TWELVE (from Breathless Press) is a m/m short story about two vampires who like to role-play – and watch out where they bite!
THE REGENT'S CAPTURE (from Dreamspinner Press) is my most recent release -- a m/m BDSM short story.
Have Stake, Will Travel (from Nobel Romance) is a novel about a dhampir vampire slayer who travels to a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a job – only to find herself having sex (and falling in love) with her enemy.
I’m sure there will be more vampires in my life – and in my stories. After all, who can resist the pleasure that comes from a creature that could kill you with one bite, but instead chooses to love you? Oh, there’s much more he can do – but I’ll leave that to your imagination!
In honor of Halloween, I’m giving away one copy of any of my vampire stories to one random commenter – your choice (be sure to leave your email address).
Rebecca Leigh is a straight-laced attorney by day who gets lost in erotic fantasies at night. Those fantasies find her way into her steamy erotic romance. Rebecca writes m/f, m/m, f/f, menage -- you name it she writes it! To learn more about Rebecca, please visit her website or her blog. She's also on Facebook, twitter, and Goodreads.