Guest Author Cynthia Eden – The Appeal of Vampires…

It’s my pleasure to welcome guest author Cynthia Eden, who’s most recent book ANGEL OF DARKNESS just came out yesterday. She’s giving away a copy of the book to one commenter, selected randomly…lucky son of a gun. I mean, just look at that cover! Rawr!

Hi, everyone! And a very big thank you to my lovely hostess for inviting me over today. ;) It’s great to be here chatting about one of my very favorite things…vampires.

Once upon a time, someone told me that vampires were a trend. That they’d be hot for a while, then they’d vanish into dust (so to speak).  At the time, I really, really hated that comment. And you know what? I still do.

Because I love vampires.

I’ve been addicted to vampires since I was a kid and I watched my first black and white vamp show on the USA Network.  When I looked deep, deep into the vampire’s eyes, I was hooked. Vampires were powerful, they were dangerous, and they were eternal.

For me, their appeal is pretty darn eternal, too.

Vampires change as the times change. I mean, think about it—we don’t have Bram Stoker’s Dracula-type filling up the movie screens right now, do we? We’ve got glittery Edward. Still powerful, still with fangs, but a whole different type of monster.

Did I mention that I think monsters are sexy? No? I do.

But there I go…getting off topic. Let’s get back to vampires (we can save the demons and shifters for another post).  I think that vampires have an enduring quality because they are so compelling (even if you aren’t looking deep, deep into—um, you know where I’m going here), so charming, and so seductively powerful.

Vampires can also kick-ass and take paranormal names. I rather like that.

But the vampire realm isn’t just for heroes. Heroines can make for some pretty hard-core vamps, too.  In my recent release (recent as in—It released yesterday! Yay!), my heroine is a vampire. Nicole St. James becomes a vampire as ANGEL OF DARKNESS begins, and she is forced to quickly adapt to the new life/death that faces her.

Adaptability.  Vamps are so good at adapting. If they didn’t adapt, they how would they survive in our techno world?

Nicole has all of the physical power of a vampire and she begins to learn about her own seductive powers, too…as she wields those powers over my hero, fallen angel Keenan.

You see, vampires can really do just about anything—even make an angel fall.

What about you? Why do you think vampires continue to be so popular among writers and readers?  Tell me your thoughts, and I’ll pick one random commenter to win ANGEL OF DARKNESS.

Have a great day!

Cynthia Eden
ANGEL OF DARKNESS—Available now from Kensington Brava
When an angel falls for a vampire, all hell breaks loose…

34 thoughts on “Guest Author Cynthia Eden – The Appeal of Vampires…

  1. I am very much looking forward to reading Angel of Darkness. Thank you for this chance to win it. :)

  2. Hi Cynthia and Cynthia :) -


    Now, Amazon isn’t shipping my copy until next week :( . It’s because I ordered my son’s birthday presents at the same time. Oh well more anticipation!
    Why do I think vampires continue to be popular? Because the author can write them in all sorts of ways. It keeps them interesting. You can have the bad gross looking vampires like in Cheyenne McCrays books or you can have the yummy handsome powerful vampires in your books. The fact that we have so many ways of looking at them will keep them around for a very long time.
    Thank you for the post.

    • Hi, Viki! So sorry about that Amazon delay–come on, Amazon, hurry with those goodies!

      And I do so enjoy the vampire variety out there–gives me lots to read!

  3. Hi Ladies,

    I once heard Steve Axelrod say vampires are the quentisential(the word I want, but need a dictionary) bad boy. I so agree. What do you think?

    Your covers are gorgeous. Everyone should get covers like those. :)

  4. Congratulations!!!
    Vampires have been popular throughout history, throughout many cultures. I believe they even have found hieroglyphs depicting something that looks like our modern vampire.
    Love your cover. He looks like such a nice vampire. And wow, can you get that many ab muscles on a normal human? :-)
    Shannon in Tucson

  5. Congratulations on your release ~ I love the cover – amazing (both the cover and the abs). I confess I’ve never read a book with a vampire in it but you sharing your passion for vampires made me wonder just what I’ve been missing :)

  6. Like you Cynthia I too have loved Vampires since I was a kid. I have always loved their dark and mysterious ways. Now a days I love the fact that they are able to adapt to our ever changing world. I love the fact that Vampires have been able to brake the mold that Bram Stoker so brilliantly placed them in. I love me some sparkling Edward Cullen….lol. Vampires will always, in my opinion, hold a fascination with readers because they can be and do what ever we want them too and there will always be a hint of danger, as well as, sexuality with them that just sucks us, as readers, in.

    Great guest post and FANTASTIC giveaway. I am so keeping my fingers crossed for this book.

    • I’ll confess…I like me some sparkly vampire, too. :) I haven’t see the new movie yet, but I sure am eager to do so!!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!

  7. I have always loved stories about vampires. They are so sexy;) I think they continue to be popular in part because of the Twilight books/movies and Vampire Diaries.

    • Krissy, I’ve been wanting to watch The Vampire Diaries. I’ve heard it’s great!

  8. Thanks for a chance to win….

    I’ve been hooked on your books since Never Cry Wolf. You are so verrry talented.Keep up the good works..Rest a lot, we don’t want you to tire out your thought process..:o)

  9. For me, I think the appeal of the vampire is that because they are immortal, when they give their heart, it is forever.

    • That is such a great point! And who wouldn’t want a love that would last forever?

  10. Mm, I “may” be wrong but since cinema began and vampires entered the scene, they were the ultimate “villians” ultimate bad boys. The stigmata has remained with each generation, thus stemming their popularity.

    My thoughts. I could be way off base. I have to wait until after Christmas to get this book. *Sad face* Darn holidays.

  11. This book is going to be so good. Vampires have been around for a long time and they did lose popularity for a while but now it’s back!

    • Diane, I am such a happy camper when I am curled up with a good vampire read. :)

  12. It certainly helps that vampires are all sexy and good looking. :) Thanks for the giveaway and I had a good time visiting your blog yesterday with the launch party. :)

    • Thanks for coming to the party, May!! And you’re right–I think being all sexy and good looking does help the vamps.

  13. I think vampires have the appeal because they have been part of our legends and mythology for centuries. There is something eternal about vampire-lore (no pun intended) and the reader is drawn in to the sex appeal and animal magnetism that vampires exude!

  14. Hi Cynthia!!! I can’t wait to read Angel of Darkness!!! Luv the HOT cover!!! ;-D Added it to my TBR list!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  15. Thanks so much for all the comments, everyone! I’ve had a great time chatting!

  16. Thanks for the giveaway, Angel of Darkness sounds awesome! I think vamps are still around because they are sexy, but they can also be many different types of things, from the archetypal villain to well, Edward. I have to mention Buffy in here too, it’s hard for vamps to ever be forgotten with such a cult phenomenon like that out there.


  17. Hi Ladies,
    I love vampires, werewolves, immortals, shape shifters…well basically all the bad boys, especially when they look like the guys on your covers. I must admit, it takes me a while to work my way up to the eyes. All I can say is yummy!!!

  18. Hi, Cynthia! Love your books and this one looks fantastic!

    Now…why do I think Vampires are so popular? Vampires are my kind of bad boy and sexy as hell! But for me too its the living forever and the chance to see the world and experience the changing times. And then there is the whole tortured existence of knowing that one by one your family and friends will leave you and you’ll eventually be a person out of time and out of place. It makes you think of how you would handle that. Would you dare to fall in love with someone if you found the one person that understands you and tempts you? Would you ‘turn’ that person so that you wouldn’t be alone or would you love them enough not to do it? And what would it do to you? Could you use that lure and magnetism to become evil and have what you want or would you resist and try and preserve that one little part of you that’s still human?


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