Sunday, July 31, 2011

Why Vampires Are Sexy with Arial Burnz- Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of Arial Burnz’s guest blog post on the Scorcher Blog Tour – Week 1! (If this is your first stop, you’ll want to go back to Part 1. 

Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Lisa!!

Continuing with our topic Why Vampires Are Sexy: As mentioned before, most vampires in stories these days have heightened senses. This is what benefits the reader most, I think. The more of the five senses you bring into a story, the more the reader is brought into the experience. The feather-light touches of breath and lips against skin. The urgent pulses of panting and heartbeats caressing the ears. The anticipated taste of a kiss. The aroma of rose oil, musky sexuality and even the forbidden scent and taste of blood.

Which brings me to another allure of vampires…the forbidden. There is a dark side to most creatures of the night, which has the immediate label of “Bad Boy” or “Bad Girl” written all over it. There’s something sexy about danger! Most vampires engage in the forbidden act of consuming our life’s blood, or in some situations our souls. It’s a deadly line they walk, associating with mortals and the source of their sustenance.

In this excerpt, Broderick and Davina share their first kiss, and Broderick has a difficult time controlling the Hunger in him, which wants to devour her as much as he does:

You’ll have to go to the next blog to read that excerpt. I’m SUCH a tease! Before you do, let’s check in and give a purpose to your post. Continuing to excite the six senses as it pertains to vampires…we’ll explore the sense of sight in this post.

What do YOU find hot about what you SEE regarding vampires? Do signs of the supernatural excite you? Broderick has a silver core in the pupils of his eyes when the Hunger is aroused. Is a full, kissable mouth more titillating with a pair of fangs? Is it that “Bad Boy/Girl” aura about the vampire that is so exciting? Do tell!

Leave a comment on this blog AND at the other five blogs on the Scorcher Tour to be entered into the drawing this week. One lucky winner will receive an eBook copy of MIDNIGHT CONQUEST and be forwarded into the final drawing at the end of the blog tour for a $30 gift certificate.

To continue to Part 5 – Visit AJ Nuest’s Blog 

MIDNIGHT CONQUEST is available at the following locations in eBook format:

If you missed the previous stops you can find the links here:

Part 1 – Arial’s Blog  
Part 2 – Sarah’s Blog 
Part 3 – Amie’s Blog 


arialburnz said...

Thanks for having me on your blog, Lisa!! ;)

Nicki Elson said...

I think it's the pale skin and dark hair that does it for me. I dated a guy in college for a while simply because he looked like a vampire to me...and he liked to pretend to be one too sometimes...

P.S. Lisa - Meet an Author Monday blog hop today? No pressure.

Krystal said...

I love the dark hair and the "glowing eyes". I also enjoy the haughty way they're portrayed :) edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

arialburnz said...

@Nicki - Oooo! Roleplaying! I love it!! Thanks for posting!!

arialburnz said...

@Krystal - Yep! The glowing eyes. ;)

Lisa said...

Glad to have you here, Arial!!

Linds said...

I LOVE vampire with the Silver eyes. I think the whole red eye deal is overused and you can get even more intense and wicked when you sort of give them that silver look. Vampires wrap up everything in a hunky or sexy package to make you want them. They are almost like fallen angel so to speak.


Arial Burnz said...

Yes, the silver-eye feature is most intriguing and I completely agree with you! Especially about the fallen angel comment - not far from the truth in my stories. Thanks for stopping by, Linds!

Mara said...

I think the "eyes" have it for me. If they really are the window to the soul, the fact that most vamps in contemporary literature, have eyes that change color with their mood, arousal or hunger is incredibly sexy.
I agree that fangs add to the BadBoy nature of a vamp, as does the description of what his body looks like - usually "chiseled" and "rock hard" come to mind. So you "see" their strength as well as feel it.
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Arial Burnz said...

Windows to the soul, indeed! I actually use that as a main point throughout my series in the connection between Broderick and Davina! And I love that idea of eyes changing to reflect the mood of the vampire. I was actually going to use that in Book 4 for my werewolves!! Sounds like we're all on the same wave length! I love this!!

Na said...

For me it's in the eyes, in humans it can be intense but in vampires it is even more heigthened to be mesmerizing or hypnotizing even if they unleash their powers onto you. You can see into their soul -if they allow you. For instance it is a bottomless black pit but in a vampires it can be fire. The eyes always tell a story and are fascinating.


Arial Burnz said...

Ooooooo! Yes, Na! I totally agree. Burn, baby! Burn! ;) Rawr! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Robin said...

Yes, it's the indicators that they are supernatural - pale skin, burning eyes!

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Arial Burnz said...

Eyes that burn right though to your soul!! :D

Arial Burnz said...

Scorcher Tour Week 1 Winner – Na from Canada!
Na won an eBook copy of MIDNIGHT CONQUEST

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