google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: A Vampire Fanatic!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

A Vampire Fanatic!

This is another post, not dissimilar to my mid week post 'A Werewolf Leads'. It's in relation to the current giveaway I have happening on the blog - the 'November Follower Frenzy'. Basically I'm celebrating the recent release of my book The Hunted, the first in a series of five with the second to be released early 2012. I wanted to give everyone a chance to weigh in on my favourite supernatural entities and give you just a little bit of insight into my long held love of the inherently creepy.
So, without further ado, I'm going to run with the same traits I worked with my werewolves, and see if I can't think of a vampire to match each one. Here we go;

30 Days of Night
1. Hybrid Vampires - The best one I can think of is Blade. Besides being totally awesome, he's a serious bad ass. And, not only can he rock leather, he can kick ass in the daylight.

2. Freaking Scary Vampires - Vampires in general can be pretty damn scary, but I've never been able to forget the vamps from the movie 30 Days of Night. Although there's nothing that especially differentiates them from the standard characteristics, those suckers (pardon the pun), don't give up pillaging for thirty straight days! I think by day two, after wetting my pants on several occasions, I might have just walked outside and said 'I freaking give up.'.


3. Female Vampires - Well, there are a lot of them. But I have to say that I'm a fan of Alice from the Twilight Saga, mostly because she never complains about being a vampire like the rest of them do. Plus seeing the future wouldn't be so bad. At least you'd see the stake coming.
There's also Anita, from the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell.K.Hamilton. She may not be a traditional vampire, but she makes sexy and bad ass seem like a hobby I want to commit to.
Eric Northman
I also can't discount Claudia from Interview with a Vampire. How genius to make a child into a blood drinking fiend! No one suspects the innocent *rubs hands together* she could kill everyone and you'd still buy her candy.

4. Super Hot Vampires - Where to begin? There are so many I'd let sink their fangs into me that I'll try and keep this brief and ... clean. Eric Northman from True Blood, Asher from Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novels, Mircea from the Cassie Palmer novels, Acheron from the Dark Hunter novels, Lestat from Queen of The Damned, Black Hat (AKA Karl Urban) in Priest and ... Yeah, clearly I like a lot of different men ... ehh ... vampires.

Stefan & Damon
5. Woe Is Me Vampires - The Cullen clan from the Twilight Saga and Stefan from Vampire Diaries. Boo hoo. You're a vampire, you're supposed to drink blood - get it into you and not the vegetarian variety.

6. Boring Vampires - The Master Vampire in Salem's lot. I haven't read the book, I was truly worried it would be as boring as the film. But I'm calling this lackluster vamp out because he spent the first two hours of the movie locked in his box and the last one hour just hissing at people.

7. Vampires You Wish You Could Assassinate - Bill from True Blood - Bad hair, pasty skin and serious Sookie issues. Put a stake in my hand and I'll show that joker the meaning of true death.

So that's my vampire list, but truly, I could have added a lot more to each category, especially under Super Hot Vampires, but I suspect I don't get out enough. Anyway, this will be my last post in relation to the November Follower Frenzy, as the next post on Wednesday will be to undoubtedly announce the winners! So let me know what you all think, I'll be sitting here, just waiting ...
Have a good one,

Kristy :)


  1. LOL--I love the list. I haven't read all of the books that you mentioned but I agree Alice is my favorite from Twilight.

    Initially, I did not see the Cullen clan as lamenting their place as vampires (and I don't mind the vegetarianism), but the more I think about it the more I think you are right. But I don't know if it is that they all regret being vampires--or if Edward, who we hear from the most, is always complaining about being a vampire or his vampire nature.


  2. hahaha LOVE this post!! I must say that I agree with you on all categories!!

  3. 30 Days of Night is freaking scary! I agree!
    And oh my goodness--Claudia? YES. She's diabolical, and absolutely heartbreaking. A grown woman stuck in a child's body. The Vampire Chronicles were my first experience with vampires (aside from Sesame Street's 'The Count' XD). I think I was 16, and they were AMAZING. I think Louie fits quite nicely into you 'Woe Is Me' group as well :D

    Gotta love an immortal with existential angst.

  4. Glad I'm not the only one that wants to stake Bill from True Blood, I find him highly annoying.

    For the female vamps I like Cat from Night Huntress she has her annoying moments but mostly she kicks ass.

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