The Dark Erotic By Louisa Bacio
Does Bed of the Dead end with a happily ever after? I guess that depends upon the reader, and the viewpoint. Whose happy ending would you like to read?
Over the past few years, I’ve been immersed within the romance genre and its focus on the HEA or HFN (Happily for Now). Like most readers, I enjoy being left with a warm, glowing feeling. That said, sometimes I also like a bit of a twist. Think about the “I see dead people” of The Sixth Sense. It takes a special publisher to appreciate the dark paranormal erotic and fortunately, I found a home with Hot Ink Press.
Raised on fiction by the likes of Stephen King and Anne Rice, a lot of the stories contained a deeper, darker reflection. But reality contains the same complexity. We do have shades of gray; some are simply more sinister.
When it comes to writing vampire fiction, the middle ground between life and death grows even more tenuous. A vampire is dead/undead, and let’s not even start the discussion if one possesses a soul. (In my “The Vampire, the Witch & the Werewolf” series, they definitely have a soul. They have a conscious.) I read an interview with Charlaine Harris, and when asked who would be a better mate for Sookie – Bill or Eric (Team Eric here), she replied neither because of that dark side.
Happily ever after? You tell me. I’m starting to think there’s more to the Bed of the Dead story to come.
Bed of the Dead
When Chloe places an Online ad for some kinky sex, she doesn’t expect to hook up with a vampire coven. But sleeping in the bed of the dead isn’t all she expected. Instead of a cold lay, she craves some warm flesh. Fortunately, gorgeous surfer-boy Seth is more than willing to share his humanity.
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