Hi there, Sabrina Strong here stepping in for Lorelei. Lorelei is taking a little break from posting while she works on the third novel about my adventures as a sibyl among the world of vampires, werewolves, shift changers, demons and elves. I look nothing like this picture, by the way, but it's sort of cool, don't you think? I sort of came across it and it is called “The Sibyl” by Jason Juta. You can see more of his work at www.jasonjuta.com
Anyway, I thought I would start out talking about vampire basics. You might think you know everything there is to know about vampires because maybe you saw Twilight a hundred times. Gakkk! Or you've read Anne Rice's books The Vampire Chronicles. Uhuh.
Well, I must admit I didn't know much more about vampires until I began working for them. I'm still learning things, but I'm getting there.
First of all just know that vampires don't sparkle and if they go out into the sun they could get a really bad sunburn—the really old ones do—or if they're younger than a hundred years, they burn up entirely in a very short time. That could put a damper on a nice picnic lunch at the beach!
And just to put the falsehood that vampires could ever sparkle to rest, I gotta tell you they don't. Although I did see Tremayne glow like a light bulb once when he feasted on two or three of his blood dolls—but it lasted a short time. It was really weird and I'm still not sure if what I saw was something he put in my head at the time, or not. But the ladies all had a great time, that's for sure.
Some people are confused about the reflection thing, and I've gotta end that right here. Vampires that have physical bodies are able to see themselves in the mirror. How do you explain their being able to shave and dress like they're going to be in a fashion show? I think some people got the idea that vampires were evil and thus have no soul and that's why they didn't have a reflexion. Give me a break! Vampires are physical energy, and mirrors reflect dense physical objects. Although, I'm just finding out there are some vampires which cannot be seen, and the mirror can be used like a dimensional doorway through which those non-physical vampires can be seen.
I know. It seems confusing. But each week I'll come by and do another post about vampires so that you aren't in the dark like I was.
I'm going through some rough times right now, but I can't talk about them here, because—well, I don't want to be a spoiler for the second book. A lot of ground was covered in this next book, but I'm sworn to secrecy. Just be patient and in a few months I'm sure it will be out.
In the meantime I will post more about vampires. Next week I'll take a look at three different types of vampires in my next post: The psi-vamps, and the sanguinarians . . . the third one I'm going to leave as a surprise.
Oops. Almost forgot. If you're a newbie and don't want to be left behind, check out the first book in the series, Vampire Ascending.
See you next week!