By Liz Everly
I have a love-hate relationship with vampires. (Doesn’t everybody?) In my heart, I adore them. But I think they’ve been overdone the past few years and so I’ve tried to stay away from writing a vampire story. But I gave in and wrote one for “The Lady Smut Book of Dark Desires.”
It was a story that beckoned—you know the kind that gnaws at you until you let it come to life. It’s a slightly tongue and cheek take on the vampire-romance genre—the female lead is a famous author who has penned a highly success vampire series. In “Brenna Bang’s Immortal Longings” we get a glimpse into the writer’s life, as she types up her next erotic romance at the computer keyboard. I know the thoughts that may go through an ER romance writer’s head as she’s writing—this was not too far of a stretch.
As far as the vampire part of the story, well, I’ve given vampires a great deal of thought—maybe more than the average person. It’s hard to say. But I don’t think the vampire of today would have the luxury of being a recluse in a mansion somewhere. We live in a high-tech information culture. I think today’s vamps would be highly tech savvy and know how to use technology with their special powers. And so that is what my Xander does. Instead of shape shifting into a bat, for example, or disappearing into thin air, he uses cable modems and wireless technology to travel. Yes. Right through the computer screen—or the iPhone.
In fact he comes into Brenna’s hotel room through her phone. After a bit of trying to convince Brenna was he is, she still doesn’t believe it. But this is where the conversation leads:
His grin widened. “You have everything wrong about us vampires, Brenna.”
Suddenly, he was behind me on the bed, breathing on my neck. I twisted around to see his face.
“Everything but one thing,” he said and kissed my neck. The tingle traveled from my nape to the center of me. Suddenly I was wet and longing for him. I shivered. “The one thing you have right is that we know how to f--k.”
I almost laughed. “Everybody knows how to f--k…”
“Do they?” He said between nibbles and kisses at my collarbone. “But we vamps have a special skill…we are able to see into your deep dark lusty places and meet them, mold ourselves to meet your desires.”
His hands went around my waist and he pulled me underneath him. It happened so fast that I was undone. But I knew what I wanted. A surge of desire swelled in me.
“Give in to it, “ he whispered. “Your passion is a gift.”
Imagine a lover who could mold themselves to meet your darkest desires—maybe even ones that you hadn’t acknowledged to yourself. Xander is really reaching out Brenna because he thinks she might be able to help a lost soul who thinks he’s a vampire—and this is bad for real vampires. He’s making them look bad and creating too much attention. In the mean time, of course, the sexual tension between Brenna and Xander sizzles. What happens? You’ll have to read the story to find out. The book is full of dark and sexy stories.
A bit about the stories in THE LADY SMUT BOOK OF DARK DESIRES:
• When a vampire materializes through her computer, successful vampire-romance romance author Brenna Bang finds herself marked for inescapable passion with a tech savvy bloodsucker. (THE IMMORTAL LONGING OF BRENNA BANG, by Liz Everly)
• Christina tries to figure out how to unlock her grandmother's wardrobe and uncover what happened all those years ago when the goblins came to offer their sensuous erotic fruits. THE LYING, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE by C. Margery Kempe
• Jenny needs to unravel the mystery of what she does at night and who she does it with in order to subdue the sexual demon inside her. (SEXSOMNIA by Madeline Iva)
• Locked in an abandoned mental asylum, an ambitious filmmaker soon discovers she’s trapped with a Dionysian god. He offers her a glimpse of astounding future artistic success—but it will only come true if she’ll perform an erotic ritual to free him. (DIVINE by Elizabeth Shore)
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