Update: My deepest apologies for not posting my winner’s information sooner!! I have been out of town, and I wasn’t able to connect to the Internet like I had anticipated. I am very, very sorry for the delay. I randomly picked the gift certificate winner, and that person is Carrie Strickler. Congrats, Carrie!
I know–that probably wasn’t much of a surprise now, was it? Considering that I spend my days writing about vampires, fallen angels, demons, werewolves…my monster addiction isn’t exactly a shocker.
But it is an addiction that I love.
Books, movies, TV shows–if they have a paranormal edge, they draw me right into their tempting web. I don’t know why I missed it for so long, but I’m currently hooked on The Vampire Diaries (Come on, who else thinks bad-boy vamp Damon is awesome?). I’m counting down the days until the new season of True Blood starts (Eric will be bad again–yes!). And if a weekend gets a little slow, it’s always nice to pop in my Underworld DVDs and enter that fun story-line again.
Sure, monsters aren’t always portrayed as sexy characters. Sometimes vampires can be horrible, bent on only killing and torturing. Sometimes werewolves can be mindless beasts who have no understanding of humanity.
I prefer the sexier monsters. Unless I’m in the mood for a scare…
What about you? Do you have a favorite fictional monster that you’d like to share? Please do! I’ll give one commenter a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate. (I’ll let the contest run until noon on Friday.)
Oh, and speaking of monsters (the sexy variety), here’s the cover for my September anthology (an anthology that also includes the wonderfully talented Shelly Laurenston):