Mmmm. Naked and vampires in the same sentence. The day is starting out great so far! I'm delighted to welcome Tracey H. Kitts to my blog today.
Why vampires and do they have to be naked?
Tracey H. Kitts
A lot of people (relatives in particular) have asked me why I write so much about vampires. I write werewolves too, but vamps seem to draw the most attention. At least, it gets the most questions. The truth is, I write what I like. When I was in school I read every book that had anything to do with vampires. Anything I could get my hands on that had vampires in it, I read it so thoroughly it could be considered studying. I also wrote a few short and semi-erotic stories about werewolves just for fun. Of course, they weren’t up to par with what is considered erotica now, but it was pretty sexy to me and my friends.
I always knew that I wanted to write professionally some day. It wasn’t something that just came to me out of the blue or something I did on a whim. Everything I have ever done in my life I have viewed as “good writing material.” I knew that each experience, whether it was a job or a relationship that went wrong, would somehow end up in my books. In the case of bad relationships, it could be considered therapy. Ha. Ha. Of course, names have been changed to protect the guilty, but there are a few of those along the way.
Since I always knew I wanted to write and I have always been drawn to vampires, it seemed only logical to me that’s what I’d write about. The other question I get even more often than, “Why vampires?” is “Why sex?”
The short answer: Why not?
Now, for something more in depth: I love science fiction, but find it grossly lacking in sex. Ha. Seriously, I enjoy a good story but what I also enjoy is a good romance. I used to read the really old romances, the ones you could find at garage sales and such. So, they were really outdated and for my tastes, too … sweet. I wanted a heroine who could kick ass and take names. I wanted someone I could identify with. Someone who wasn’t “pure as the driven snow,” and all that crap. I wanted someone real.
Of course, I also wanted a hero who was sexy beyond imagination. I don’t want the guy next door. Let’s face it, unless Hugh Jackman lives next door, none of us are really interested in normal guys, are we?
I also have a deep love of fantasy. So, you take all that, mix it together (shaken, not stirred) and you get paranormal romance. Paranormal romance is really an adventure for women. We just happen to find romance to be part of the adventure.
I write what I like to read. Why would I try to sell something to someone if I didn’t even like it myself? That’s ridiculous. I love vampires and if we get them alone in the story, someone better tell me what they look like naked! I don’t know about you, but I’d feel cheated otherwise. Of course, I’m okay with waiting for such a moment (like in the case of a series, which I enjoy writing). But once we get there, I want details. Ha. Ha.
The last and probably best answer I could give is this: Writing is wish fulfillment and so is reading. Who hasn’t fantasized about living forever with some gorgeous hunk? Tall, dark and immortal sounds pretty darn good to me. To never grow old, never get sick and die. And let us not forget, eternal love. I think these are all pretty strong fantasies that most people can identify with, even if they don’t get into the whole, “Bite me,” thing.
Unfortunately, in the area where I live most people just see it as macabre. For the rest of the fang bait™ out there (like myself), please check out my latest release. LOL For everyone else, I do hope we can move beyond that some day.
My latest release is Bitten and it’s available at Amazon.
Sandra Ashton is a witch who suddenly finds herself dating three vampires. So, what do you do when you’ve got three immortal beings professing their undying or is that undead love for you? You agree to what they like to call, “joint custody.”
WARNING: This book contains graphic language, violence, and lots of sex.
This book was previously published. It has since been revised, re-edited, and expanded. Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Bitten-ebook/dp/B0097VVJ2Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1347218028&sr=8-3&keywords=Bitten+Tracey+H.+Kitts
For more information about me and my books, you can find me at www.traceyhkitts.com
Ahh, autumn, that beautiful time of year, when we say goodbye to summer, and welcome chilly weather. Bring on the sweatshirts and flannel pjs! If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area that is starting to cool down, you probably notice a change in the foliage, as the leaves lose their lush green color and begin to display the rich reds and golds of fall.
The scientific reason the leaves change color is because there is not enough light and water to support photosynthesis, so the green chlorophyll disappears. I believe it’s Mother Nature working her magic, giving us one last delightful show before the cloak of winter settles in.
I visited my home state, Missouri, over the weekend. I absolutely love to see the rolling hills and the fabulous colors of October, and I took every opportunity to gawk, like a dog with its head out the car window. Much as I like being in Florida for the cold part of the winter, I do miss the Midwest in the fall. The slight nip in the air puts me in a mindset to light a fire, whip up a batch of mulled wine, and most important, snuggle up with my sweetie. I hope it does the same for you!
Passionate Pesto Pasta
When All Romance Ebooks put out a call for recipes for their Passionate Cooks cookbook, I jumped at the opportunity to show off my Passionate Pesto Pasta.
I love to cook, and especially love when I can make healthy food. This recipe uses tomatoes, high in the powerful antioxidant lycopene, whole wheat pasta, and odiferous, yet uber-healthy garlic and onions. It's relatively easy to make, not overly expensive, and it tastes yummy. It meets all my criteria for a fabulous weekday meal. Our dinners turn into lunch the next day for my DH, and this one travels well. All in all, a winner.
Check out the Passionate Cooks cookbook, now available to download in numerous formats, absolutely free! There are so many tasty recipes, a cook could stay busy for weeks trying them all. If you find a favorite, let me know.
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