Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top 10 Favorite Vampires with B. Patterson Author of Communion

Top 10 Favorite Vampires:

I like vampires who experience their vampirism in a unique way, compared to other characters in their book/movie/TV show.  Vampirism, when possible, should be enjoyed.  Also, I like vampires are b*d*ss.

#10:  Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers)
Technically, she’s a Succubus.  And one of the most powerful around.  But I mention her in case I have any readers who are 90s kids or gamers. 

#9:  Kevin (Vampire Bytes)
Vampire Bytes is a series by one of my favorite Indie Authors, JC Harker.  This series features vampires whose source of powers is technology-based.  Kevin is a socially awkward programmer-turned-vampire.  Oh, the possibilities…

#8:  Christian Ozera (Vampire Academy)
A brooder.  It’s not so much that he enjoys being a vampire, but he’s something of an outcast among the other Moroi in the Vampire Academy series.  His parents went to the dark side by becoming Strigoi and everyone expects him to do the same.  Rather than wallowing in his self-pity, Christian works with others to turn their happy magic into battle magic to take the fight to the evil Strigoi. 

#7:  Claudia (Interview with a Vampire)
I can’t think of anything as terrifying as having to experience eternity in the body of an 8-year old.  But no one has as much fun with it as Claudia.  She uses her cuteness to her advantage when hunting prey.  Don’t underestimate her.  Or you’ll get burned like Lestat did.

#6:  Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Hero or villain?  That’s always the question when it comes to Angel.  Either way, here’s a vampire who was too big for one show, they had to give him his own spinoff.

#5:  Jessica (True Blood)
We need some more girl power on this list!  Interesting perspective:  the sheltered Christian girl gets turned into a vampire.  What does she do first?  Explore the wonders of profanity.  Sadly, I stopped watching True Blood after season 3.  But I’m still pulling for Jessica and Hoyt to get together.

#4: Blade (Blade Trilogy)
Daywalker.  Vampire Hunter.  Unconditional B*d*ss. 

#3 Camellia (Communion)
Speaking of b*d*sses… Of course I love all the dhampir in Communion (I wrote it), but Camellia has a special place in my heart.  In Communion, we find dhampir society has fallen apart.  Camellia is on a one-woman mission to make it right, even though her methods are… questionable.  As she says, “Sometimes to stop the worst kinds of evil, you must become the worst kinds of good.”

#2:  Louis (Interview with a Vampire)
The original brooding vampire.  I love Louis because he savors the vampire experience like no other.  Who else can get lost for hours staring at nothing? 

#1:  Damon Salvatore (Vampire Diaries)
The ultimate bad boy among vampires.  Damon’s wit and unpredictable actions are a huge factor in why I enjoy the TV show Vampire Diaries so much.  Sure, he’s arrogant and mischievous at times.  But when something bad needs to be done for the greater good, Damon is willing to make that move.

Thanks for reading this post.  

I’m always willing to chat with fellow vampire fans.  You can find me at:

B. Patterson

Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy

Number of pages: 155
Word Count: Approximately 46,000

Cover Artist: Jason Alexander

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Book Description:

"Lester Fuller knows isolation well.  It has been his only friend since Jadarius Singleton humiliated him last year.  But one night after Jadarius's taunts go too far, Lester stumbles upon Gwynn's body.  He's sure she's dead.  Until she bites him.

Vampires are extinct.  There are only the dhampir.

Now something more than human, Lester struggles to determine where he fits in this new society.  Just what secrets about the dhampir are his friends keeping from him?  And what will he do when a notorious figure from dhampir history sets her eyes on him?"

About the Author:

I’m a 25 year old writer.  I’m a graduate of North Carolina State University where I majored in Psychology and minored in Japanese.  I currently live in Maryland.

I wrote a lot as a kid.  I began a new story (or 3 or 4) every school year, but rarely finished them. I finally finished one when I was 16.  It was about ninjas.  It was really bad.

Communion, my first completed novel worth publishing, will be released October 1st. I have that and many other works coming down the pipeline.  I plan to be writing for many years to come. 

My values as a writer include:
Writing high-quality books

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