Friday, September 20, 2013

Bad Ass Biters

This Time Next Year available HERE
By Catherine Peace

As a connoisseur of sexy fanged men (and grateful for spell check because I can’t spell connoisseur on my own), I spend a lot of time considering certain attributes of the delicious vampires that inhabit popular culture. Three of my favorites? Ridiculously hot and devious Eric Northman, brooding and loving John Mitchell, and kindhearted and moody Louis du Point du Lac, on whom my hero Kiernan is based…. The point (get it?) here is that there are plenty to choose from. And I didn’t even get to the Vampire Diaries. (I don’t read the books or watch the show, but Ian Somerhalder, if you somehow see this, have your people call…um…me.)

But which of these badass biters would be the best 1Night Stand date?

The Contenders

Eric—Oh, Eric. This tall drink of True Blood is the show’s resident undead panty drencher. On the outside, he’s cold, calculating and ruthless, but as season two showed us, he’s got a much softer side that is just as gorgeous as the package it comes in. Plus his intense loyalty to those he cares about puts him in the front running for a successful 1NS match. If you can get past his deviousness and into his heart, a happily ever after is almost guaranteed. HEA potential: Extremely high

Mitchell—Anyone unfamiliar with this amazing and beautiful vampire from BBC’s Being Human is missing out. More than once, this hunk of Irish goodness almost made me late for work. He’s basically vampire perfection—he can be ruthless and cruel when he has to be, but he can also be tender and loving, quick with a joke, and kind. Essentially he’s a mixture of Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark, minus the billions of dollars, abandonment issues, and alcohol problems. He’s also extremely loyal and has a lot of love to give. HEA potential: High

Louis—Louis…Louis, Louis, Louis. I’m partial to him for many reasons, one of which being we share the same birthday (October 4th, which is also Anne Rice’s birthday). He’s broken, wracked with guilt over his brother’s death, and is in serious need of Madame Eve’s matchmaking services. If anyone deserves a happily ever after, it’s Louis, and I have confidence he would give as much—or more—than he gets, which is probably why there’s so much of him in Kiernan. HEA potential: Extremely high, if he can stay away from Lestat

Want a guaranteed happily ever after? This Time Next Year is available at Decadent Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

  Kiernan Shaw has never forgotten the night twenty years ago when he’d been forced to stand by while another vampire killed a six-year-old girl’s parents in front of her. He’s spent the better part of the last two decades watching over her, protecting her and hoping for an opportunity to make amends one day.
  Ever since surviving the vampire attack that killed her parents, Moira Curran has dealt with the resulting nightmares and abandonment issues the only way she could—by throwing herself into her biochemistry career, preferring a life of a hermit in her lab to facing the reality of her lonely life.
  Madame Eve brings them back together for one fateful night. An immediate bond of sizzling chemistry and respect forms, but can it heal her fears and his guilt?

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  1. Well I would happily read about Louis but since I don't watch TV the other two will never get my vote!

  2. Oh, I honestly have never seen any of those shows. *cringes* I have seen Vampire Diaries, and I used to watch the 1990s remake of Dark Shadows.

  3. Louis is always good in my book. But I have a really soft spot for Mitchell. If you get a chance to check out BBC's Being Human, you should. Mitchell's only in 2 seasons, but....phew.