Funny enough Charlee and I had the same idea this week for post, so I’m going to tweak my idea a little. I’m going to tell you what has captured my imagination instead of doing a recap.
A few weekends ago I attended the Olde City New Blood reader con. Yep the same one that Charlee went to. It was a fun filled weekend in St. Augustine Florida. I was surrounded by paranormal authors by the truck load.
Ever since then I’ve had vampires on the brain. I think it started with Deliah S Dawson’s cover for her book Wicked as They Come. I’d seen it before but seeing it in person at the book signing made me go out and by the book I’m rather curious out the Bludmen who are rather good kissers.
Then there was the lovely Elizabeth Staab and the cover for her book Prince of Power also caught my eye. Her heroine is also vampire. Yet it’s not either of these vampires that have invaded my head space. Not that I haven’t purchased either of their books to for later consumption.
No it’s Lestat, Louis and Armand, from Ann Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. I now have the urge to re-read the book. Then I want to re watch the movie. There is something about the way Tom Cruise plays Lestat that makes the hair on my arms stand up.
There is something elegant, deadly and sorrowful about these characters that I can’t get out of my head. The problem is that I don’t remember if it was the actors portrayals or if I’m remembering Ms. Rice’s writing. Which means sometime soon before I can read my new books, I’m going to re-read her story.
And as I’ve been doing since I figured out Gone With the Wind wasn’t just a movie , I’ll be comparing book and movie to see how closely they follow and where they diverge.
Tell me, have you done the same? And with which books/movies?