There's something about this time of year that really encourages me to write a dark, delicious tale. I'm currently working on my second YA story, A Vampire's Soul. It's a major WIP, but I'll get there.
From the time I was young, I've had a thing for vampires. There was something intriguing about them to me. Maybe it was the look in their eyes, the way they could hypnotize their prey or just the beauty that plagued them. Through the years, I've had a crush on many and one in particular bloodsucker has been the inspiration for my new story. I'll tell you who in a second, but first I thought I'd share some of my favorite YA vamps of all time. Many you'll agree with some.
I'll start with this blond haired, pale-skinned terror. Many of you may know him as Jack Bauer, but to me he'll always be David from the Lost Boys.
"Now you know what we are, now you know what you are. You'll never grow old Michael and you'll never die. But, you must feed!"
One of the most hilarious night walkers of all time has to be Spike from Buffy the Vampire. Some of my favorite episodes centered around him.
"You were my sire, man. You were my Yoda."
And quite honestly, there'd be no Spike without his clairvoyant love interest Drucilla. She had a little more than bats in her belfry.
"I met an old man. Didn't like him. He got stuck in my teeth."
And, I'm not going to lie, most of the Cullen coven makes me giddy, but if I must choose I'll go with...
Edward, of course, because who doesn't love a brooding, tortured vamp?
"What if I'm not a superhero? What if I'm the bad guy?"
I'll be honest, because I'm a little quirky, I tend to go for the more obscure characters (maybe it's the writer in me). So, Major Jasper Whitlock is my top Twilight Vamp. What girl wouldn't want an empath? And, it doesn't hurt that he's a southern gentleman either.
"It would be nice to not want to kill you all the time."
And, my inspiration for my new YA vampire novel...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel
It's that whole tortured soul thing. So many directions to take a bad boy who really wants to be good. The nice thing about Angel is he always had the potential to turn into Angelus.
"Tell you what. I'll torture ya for a few unbelievably long hours, and you tell me if this is the lifestyle for you."
There you have it. That's my short list. Let me know who your "go to " vamp is.