Serena Zane – Vampires

24 Oct


My Fascination with Vampires

Stepping from the darkened shadows, he glides across the room. A glint in his eyes half desire, half hunger, and you don’t care which you’ll be…

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been fascinated by vampires and the paranormal as far back as I can remember. I reminisce about sleepless nights staying up with my best friend Stephanie through high school watching “B” rated films that inevitably had a vampire drinking the life from some poor helpless female. I loved it. Now, my tastes have refined, if you want to call it that. My bookshelves are filled with paranormal authors from Christine Feehan’s Dark series to the Crimson City series. Vampires, werewolves and witches, they all have a draw. Being an adult woman though, I crave a little more from my reading and seek that heat to draw my attention.


When I started writing, I wanted my main male character to be dark, sexy, and dangerous. Where better to find all those traits than in a vampire? These days when I read or watch a movie it takes a lot to hold my attention. My writing is the same way. I need to have a strong male lead to grasp and hold my attention starts to wander, I can’t tell you how many half finished manuscripts lay around my house. All my work that made it off the office floor involves a strong male lead, and an equally strong female to match them.

When my mind conjured up Damon Blake in my new story Snow Beast, it was in the middle of the night sitting alone in my big king-sized bed, writing on my laptop, eating chocolate, and watching Buffy.  You can’t get much better than Angel, but in my brain I started thinking up Damon, an ancient vampire with powers to rival even the greatest threats. His long flowing black hair and bright blue eyes captured my imagination. And, where you can have one, why not two? Damon has a twin brother, Jared Blake. Their personalities are opposing, but they make one delectable sight when standing side by side, and boy, are they fun to write.

Detective Nikki Adams finds out just how irresistible Damon is in this first installment of the Dark Warrior series. I hope you enjoy reading about the dangerously sexy duo as much as I enjoy writing about them.



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