The Blood is the Life

So… I watched the premiere episode of the new Dracula starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and I have to say…

I loved it.

I love Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic, but let’s be honest here.  JRM is a lot sexier than Gary Oldman.  Not that I’m shallow or anything.  I am a woman of great depth and substance.

Anyway, it really was beautifully done.  It’s the same classic tale with the same characters, but with a slightly more modern edge.

The newly resurrected Dracula masquerades as promising young entrepreneur Alexander Grayson, and he is just as seductive, conniving, and dangerous as ever.  After years of the Twilight Saga, it’s pretty refreshing to see a vampire burn in the sunlight, grow fangs, and drink some real human blood.

Needless to say, I was left very eager for next week’s episode.  It also got me back into the “vampire” craze.  I was never a Twi-Hard, though I will admit, I enjoyed the books when they first came out.  Like all paranormal enthusiasts though, I’ve always had a thing for vampires.  What’s not to like?  They’re cool, they’re historic, and yeah, okay, they’re sexy.  That was something I realized when I read my first vampire book, Salem’s Lot by Stephen King.  I read it back in high school and one of the scenes was all about this vampire climbing through the window of someone’s bedroom.  Now, under any normal circumstances, this would be very creepy.  It would actually have scared me out of my wits had it not been for the description that followed.  Mr. King describes this guy as being extremely attractive.  Like, hot enough to be a Greek god.

Okay, Stephen King.  How am I supposed to be afraid of this guy?  Seriously?

So yeah, it’s stupid, and deep down, I hope most girls realize that stalking or crawling through windows is never attractive.  I can’t stress that enough!  Never date a stalker!  I’m pretty sure I have nothing to worry about.  I think most girls would freak out if a guy crawled through their window or if they woke up to find someone staring at them, no matter how hot they were.

But somehow, vampires can pull it off.  Probably because we all know it’s not real… It’s just a story, ergo we can enjoy it.  And boy, do we enjoy our window-creeping stalker vampire boyfriends.

I recently started watching The Vampire Diaries, and I’m seeing a lot of similarities between Stefan Salvatore and Edward Cullen.  I like Stefan a lot more, by the way.  But still… the resemblance is there.  Self-loathing, “vegetarian diet,” crushing on small-town brunette, watching her when she doesn’t realize it.  Thank God he doesn’t crave her blood or else I might have to walk away from the show.  But to be honest, I’m really enjoying it.  I like to think that I’d pick Stefan over Damon, but it’s really hard to resist Ian Somerhalder.  Those eyes?  That smirk?  And he’s actually really funny, which is my ultimate weakness when it comes to guys.  Well, that and dark hair + blue eyes combination and guess what?  He’s got that too!

Anyway, I’d like to formally apologize to all the men who read my blog.  Unless you’re gay, in which case, you’re welcome.  This new vampire craze has inspired me to take another glance at the vampire novel I started back in college.  I might give it another go.  Which would make… four novels that I’m now working on.  Awesome.

In other news, I made a Google+ account for Cemetery Tours.  I’ve got to be honest.  I’m not really sure what Google+ does exactly.  I’m guessing it’s yet another social media side.

Also ONE DAY LEFT until the Cemetery Tours Free Halloween Giveaway!  Remember on October 30 and 31, Cemetery Tours will be FREE to all Kindle readers!!!

That’s all for now.  Gonna go write and watch some more Ian Smolder-Holder.

Good night, all!