Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

have you been bitten yet?

Where do I begin?

Scary Vampire GirlDo I admit to having a new obsession with another vampire show? Did I ever actually admit to the last obsession? And I haven’t even mentioned the assorted books or movies on the subject. Dracula, True Blood, Dark Shadows, Vampire Diaries, Twilight, The Vampire Chronicles, Blade, Fright Night, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Blood Ties, The Hunger…I can’t keep them all straight anymore. But admit it or not…the thing is I’m not alone. The whole world seems to be having a love affair with vampires. I’m what you would call, en vogue…I think.

Ok, so the new obsession is with the Syfy network show, Being Human. It’s a show about a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost living together in a Boston brownstone. In all fairness, I have to say, it’s based on the British television show of the same name (but I haven’t watched more than half an episode of the original.) I hadn’t watched a single episode of the US version until two am today.  But once I watched one, I had to watch the next…then the one after that.  Lucky for me the whole first season was on Netflix, and I had a full battery on my Nook tablet. I watched from under the covers (to keep from waking my husband) until I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore. I picked up where I left off the minute I woke up this morning. Thirteen hours of television in one sitting.

You don’t need to say it…I know that constitutes some sort of obsession.

But the real question is not about my obsession. The real question is, “Why does the world love vampires so much?”

Is it sex? Is it power? Is it just a simple fascination with immortality? I don’t know if I will ever truly know the answer. But truth be told, I don’t care why. It’s just a simple fact. I’m as drawn to vampires as the next person. In fact, the allure with vampires is what prompted me to write about my own vampires in the Tales of the Daywalkers.

So from Bram Stoker to Ann Rice…from Twilight to True Blood…the love affair continues.

I’m not complaining. The more stories about vampires there are the better. Since I don’t sleep that much, it’s a good thing my subscription to Netflix is active.

Until the next time…I’ll be working on this week’s Daywalkers…have you been bitten yet?

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