Thursday, April 21, 2011
France, musketeers, vampires and faeries populate her stories. And if she followed the adage 'write what you know', all her stories would have snow in them. Fortunately, she steps beyond her comfort zone and writes about countries she has never visited and of creatures she has never seen.
Romantic Vampires Just Won't Die
Yes, I've heard the groans. When will those brooding, sexy hunks of the undead just take the stake and fade away? Can we shove them back in their coffins? Clip their perfect coifs and let the air out of their bulging, sexy muscles? Why, oh why, do they sell so well?
Well, because the majority of readers who pick up paranormal romances that feature vampires are women, and we women like our men dark, mysterious, and offering us an everlasting promise that we'll never wrinkle, grow old, or have to worry about a retirement fund. We also like hot sex, and those fang boys offer it in spades. The fact that they consume human blood to survive doesn't bother us. You've got to pay a price for all that other good stuff.
Vampires offer that something extra we readers desire in a story. That touch of magic, the unknown, and yes, the enticing and erotic bite.
So I’m sorry to say to the horror and sci/fi fans, that those covers with the male abs and smirking smiles that reveal a glint of sexy fang are here to stay—and I wouldn't have it any other way.
My newest release features a vampire who grew up in Faery so he's never tasted mortal blood, and has an addiction to faery ichor. The dude has sparkle issues, too, because the faery dust seeps from his pores giving him a certain…glint. Here's the blurb for FOREVER VAMPIRE:
Vail the Unwanted is a pureblood vampire. But raised in Faery, he has neither home nor peace, and when his aid is sought in the recovery of a priceless diamond gown, his price is information. Specifically the whereabouts of his accursed father. His goal is revenge, and the supernaturally sexy Lyric, the icy blond vampiress with whom he must work, is a distraction he can't afford.
Outwardly as cold as the diamond dress in which she was kidnapped, Lyric has her own secrets. Desperate to break free from her criminal family, she aligns herself with the brooding Vail. Together they seek justice while each secretly works for freedom and a fresh start. For Lyric that means holding herself apart, even from the smoldering blue-eyed Vail. For Vail, it means a battle to the death for revenge—and for a temptress he can't deny.
"Adventure, intrigue, and a voice like no other--Michele Hauf is a force to be reckoned with!"--Emma Holly
"Vampires, shifters, and faeries—oh my! Michele Hauf is a master of them all!" — Kerrelyn Sparks
Read the first two chapters here.
Or watch the trailer:
Posted by Taliesin_ttlg at 11:24 AM