Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Why Are Women Attracted to Non-Human Males? Guest Blog and Giveaway with Lynda Hilburn

Today I'd like to welcome Lynda Hilburn back to Fang-tastic Books for the new re-release of The Vampire Shrink. 

I first discovered her right after The Vampire Shrink was published the first time. I fell in love with Kismet and Devereux and was so sad to see them off the radar for awhile. 

So when I heard the book was being re-released after being newly edited, rewritten and expanded....well I couldn't wait to get my hands on it to see what had changed, what was the same- was Kismet still a character I could relate to, was Devereux still a vampire to drool over.

Oh yes, everything I loved was still there with much more fleshed out characters and detail.

If you didn't read The Vampire Shrink the first time, you must read it now. You will become hooked.

I just got back from the 2012 Romantic Times Convention in Chicago, which was a wild, crazy and exciting trip into book-reading madness. It was so much fun! 

Talking to romance book fans as I stood in line for one event or another was one of my favorite aspects of the convention. Paranormal fans wanted to talk about this vampire, that werewolf, or the other demon. 

Excellent topics and all right up my alley! But the non-paranormal readers tended to ask one question over and over: Why do women want to be with non-human males? 

What a great question. Why do we? 

 As a psychotherapist, I hear from women daily who are dissatisfied with their husbands/boyfriends/friends-with-benefits. The men in question don’t pay enough attention to the women, they are looking for a mother, and/or they have negative habits, patterns or behaviors. 

No wonder we find imaginary men arousing. Since I’m a vampire writer/reader, it’s easiest for me to think about reasons I fantasize about being desired by a gorgeous, bloodsucking immortal. 

First, he’s NOT human. He wouldn’t sit drinking beer in front of the television or play games on computer. He’d never abandon his woman to go play pool with his buds. No! Instead, he’d lock his smoldering gaze onto mine, run his tongue over the tips of his sharp fangs, and wrap me into his muscled arms for a slow dance into undead heaven. The fact that he needs my very blood in order to exist is orgasmic all by itself. I would be the center of his world. And he’s mysterious – dangerous. We women love the strong, silent type. 

The one we can make up stuff about. We attribute his silence to inner depth; dark secrets he will share only with us. Unlike his human counterpart, who turns out to actually have nothing to say, we imagine our supernatural male will invite us into his tortured mental landscape in due time. We are willing to wait. As long as it takes. We want to ease his eternal pain. 

Stamina. Whether due to the normal passage of time, poor diet, too much alcohol or other bad lifestyle choices, many human men lose interest in, and the ability to perform, sex. 

And, romance? Not on the agenda. But our paranormal hero? He’s the night-walking energizer bunny. Just provide a little crimson refreshment and he can go for hours and hours. Wow. Did it just get hot in here? 

So, needless to say, answering those questions stimulated many a lively – and loud – discussion! 

If you haven’t attended an RT convention, you owe it to yourself to have a hands-on experience of being in a hotel for five days with 1,500+ women. You won’t believe how much fun it is to get together and talk about romance – and sex. 

What do you think? Why do we lust after non-human, supernatural males? 

I’ll give away a signed copy of The Vampire Shrink, the first book in my Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series, to two people who leave comments here. 

Thanks so much for participating!

Lynda Hilburn bio: 

Lynda Hilburn writes paranormal fiction. More specifically, she writes vampire books. After a childhood filled with invisible friends, sightings of dead relatives and a fascination with the occult, turning to the paranormal was a no-brainer. In her other reality, she makes her living as a licensed psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, professional psychic/tarot reader, university instructor and workshop presenter. 

Her first novel, “The Vampire Shrink” – which introduced us to Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight and a hidden vampire underworld – was first released in 2007 and republished (the rewritten, expanded version) by Quercus Books 9/2011 and Sterling Publishing/Silver Oak 4/2012. 

Book #2 in the series, “Blood Therapy,” releases Fall, 2012. Several more books are planned. “Undead in the City,” an erotic paranormal novella, “Diary of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker,” a satire/parody, and “Until Death Do Us Part,” a humorous mini-story, are now available in e-form from “Devereux: The Night Before Kismet” will be available Spring, 2012. 

Her short story, “Blood Song,” is part of the Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance anthology, April, 2009. 

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Answer Lynda's question for a chance 
to win a signed copy of The Vampire Shrink
(What do you think? Why do we lust after non-human, supernatural males? )

2 winners will be chosen

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Debby said...

I think the allure is the forbidden and the difference. Non-human males could be considered the ultimate bad boy.
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Lynda Hilburn said...

David: Thanks for stopping by!

And thank you, Roxanne, for having me here today!

I sometimes have troubles with my comments disappearing into a blog's spam filter, so I'll see if this one will show up!

Lynda Hilburn said...

Debby: I think you're right. We definitely have a love affair with the bad boys! Nice to meet you.

Barbara E. said...

I think we lust after non-human, supernatural males because they're not like anything or anyone we know, and they're sexy and a bit dangerous.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Virginia C said...

Hello, ladies : ) Thanks for a great giveaway!

The Vampire's bite is primal and potent. The allure of the Vampire is the elemental surrender of the prey to its hunter. Carnality is often obscured beneath captivating, courtly charm. Perhaps it is barely contained within sleek, scintillating sexuality. A Vampire may kill in a gross and gory feeding frenzy or he may partake in slow, sensual supper of depletion of will. There is the modern renaissance of Vampire fascination and fanaticism. There are Vamps of all types, but the indelible image of a tall, dark, handsome and powerfully compelling male Vampire remains the touchstone. "When a Vamp loves a woman", she is not just food for thought...she is his "soul provider". Who could be a darker hero? Who could be needier of redemption than a legendary Master Vamp? "The Bite" is very sensual because the neck is an erogenous zone. Offering it up to be bitten is sexual surrender. When the fangs sink in, it's an erotic rush for the Vamp and his "soul provider".

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Lexi H said...

Hahaha, energizer bunny. Yeah that may have something to do with it. =) Love where your mind is at!
Those dark tortured immortal hero's, how can you not love them. They are in need of a red blooded female to help them cling to life, someone to make them see everything through new eyes and to make them appreciate the little things. And since they are so old and cultured they need a spunky young thing to liven things up, break some old irreplaceable antiques, plant flowers in ming vases, and crank up the rock music.

eyesofblueice (at) gmail

Lynda Hilburn said...

Hi, Barbara: I totally agree. And I sometimes wonder how much we'd really like "dangerous" on a daily basis? LOL

Lynda Hilburn said...

Virginia: Well said! Yes. The ultimate in merging/erotic bliss.

Lynda Hilburn said...

Thanks, Lexi. LOL. I couldn't agree more!

Lexi H said...

You came up with a good question Lynda. It was fun to answer, and fun to read what others thought! =)