by Lydia Dare, guest bloggers and authors of It Happened One Bite
For this blog, Lydia Dare was asked the question: Do you prefer Lycans or Vampyres? Or do you love them both equally? Let us know your favorite things about both.
But, since there are two of us who make up Lydia Dare, we often have opposing views. Since we couldn’t agree about which we prefer, here’s our chat before we just gave up on our argument about it.
This is what it’s like being Lydia Dare, folks. Unfiltered.
Jodie Pearson: So we've been asked to talk about which of our heroes we prefer. Vampyres or Lycans.
Jodie Pearson: It's hard for me to choose. There are good things about each one.
Jodie Pearson: What do you think?
Tammy Falkner: Do you remember when we were plotting the first book, and we decided vampyres would be too hard to write in the Regency, because you can't give them a synthetic or other food source? I thought because of that I'd hate the vamps when we got to them. But I think they turned out to be my favs.
Jodie Pearson: Really?
Jodie Pearson: I thought for sure you'd go with the wolves.
Tammy Falkner: That's what you get for thinking.
Jodie Pearson: I'm just the opposite - big surprise there - but it's true
Jodie Pearson: lol
Jodie Pearson: In real life, assuming vamps and wolves were real, I think I’d much prefer the vamps
Tammy Falkner: Why?
Jodie Pearson: But in our books, there is something very endearing about the wolves. They're like playful, big hearted boys who growl a lot.
Jodie Pearson: Why vamps in real life? I think they have more of a sensual nature to them.
Tammy Falkner: Who said there were vamps in real life?
Jodie Pearson: I said "assuming vamps and wolves were real."
Jodie Pearson: Sheesh!
Tammy Falkner: I think the wolves were great. Don't get me wrong. And, in the end, I think the attraction to them both was the same. Think about it -- at the end of it all, one of the high points of each book was when the hero bit the heroine. And that's the case with both Lycan's and Vampyres.
Jodie Pearson: That's true.
Jodie Pearson: And I adore our vamps, don't get me wrong.
Tammy Falkner: It wasn't about the bite. It was about the taking or claiming of someone as his own. But I did find the vamps to be much more dynamic.
Jodie Pearson: Really?
Tammy Falkner: No. I'm lying. Of course, really.
Jodie Pearson: Smarty pants
Jodie Pearson: I mean, my favorite hero IS one of the vamps. So how is that for a dichotomy?
Tammy Falkner: Which one?
Jodie Pearson: I can't say.
Jodie Pearson: That ought to tell you right there.
Tammy Falkner: Oh, the last one. Got it. Mine, too.
Tammy Falkner: lol
Jodie Pearson: The other two are awesome though!
Jodie Pearson: I mean how can you go wrong with a REAL knight in shining armor?
Tammy Falkner: You have always been taken with the knight in shining armor thing. I don't get it.
Jodie Pearson: Chivalry!!!
Jodie Pearson: Not dead, even if the knight is the undead
Tammy Falkner: Yeah, still don't get it. But whatever.
Jodie Pearson: How can you not get it?
Jodie Pearson: I don't even know how to respond to that.
Tammy Falkner: I'm not taken in by the whole knight in shining armor thing. Hero saves heroine, yadda, yadda, yadda. I'd prefer a kick ass heroine.
Jodie Pearson: Like Blaire from IT HAPPENED ONE BITE?
Tammy Falkner: I can relate to Blaire.
Tammy Falkner: lol
Jodie Pearson: And me not so much! I think you ARE Blaire.
Tammy Falkner: Just 'cause I threaten you with fire does not mean you have to call me names. tyvm
Jodie Pearson: lmao
Jodie Pearson: There's always a reason to call you names.
Tammy Falkner: (finger)
Jodie Pearson: I can’t believe you did that!
Tammy Falkner: Why not? I flip you off at least once every time I see you.
Jodie Pearson: I know, it hurts my feelings.
Tammy Falkner: If I didn't do it, you'd worry I didn't like you. lol
Jodie Pearson: You're such a Blaire.
Tammy Falkner: You are such another b word.
Jodie Pearson: Beautiful?
Jodie Pearson: Thanks!
Tammy Falkner: LOL
Tammy Falkner: So, Vamps or Lycans. WHY do the Lycans hold more appeal for you?
Tammy Falkner: And you can't say 'cause one is a knight.
Jodie Pearson: They're like playful boys.
Jodie Pearson: Who growl a lot.
Jodie Pearson: Like loyal, puppy dogs - but sexy.
Tammy Falkner: Oh, good griefl. lol Maybe that's why I'm partial to the vamps. Because they never can get tamed like the wolves? I don't know.
Jodie Pearson: So are you saying, I'm the classic woman who thinks she can change (or tame) a man?
Tammy Falkner: I said no such thing.
Tammy Falkner: Paranoid much?
Jodie Pearson: Just checkin'.
Jodie Pearson: Paranoid OFTEN
Tammy Falkner: And that would be why you're not a Blaire.
Jodie Pearson: Then which one am I?
Tammy Falkner: The frail human we're writing right now. Who is afraid to get dirty.
Jodie Pearson: *sigh* Yes, I am her. But I wouldn't call her 'frail'. She is high maintenance.
Jodie Pearson: And there isn't anything wrong with that!!
Tammy Falkner: Keep telling yourself that
Jodie Pearson: LOL - I do, every day! I just want things the way I want them. And I know WHAT I want.
Tammy Falkner: We're supposed to be deciding who's sexier - Lycans or Vamps.
Jodie Pearson: You mean, we're not discussing ME? What a travesty.
Tammy Falkner: ON TOPIC, Jodie.
Jodie Pearson: Fine!
Jodie Pearson: Wolves!
Jodie Pearson: There are we done?
Tammy Falkner: NO. Because I choose Vamps. We'll have to agree to disagree. Like normal.
Jodie Pearson: I would be a miracle IF we ever did agree.
Jodie Pearson: We should never be given choices. We'll always take opposing sides.
So, there you have it. Jodie prefers wolves. Tammy prefers vampyres. But in the end, we love them all. For very different reasons.
We hope you love them, too!
IT HAPPENED ONE BITE BY LYDIA DARE – IN STORES MARCH 2011
He’s Lost, Trapped, Doomed for All Eternity…
Rich, titled and undead, gentleman vampire James Maitland, Lord Kettering, fears himself doomed to a cold and lonely existence—trapped for decades in an abandoned castle. Then, beautiful Scottish witch Blaire Lindsay arrives, and things begin to heat up considerably…
Unless He can Persuade Her to Set Him Free…
Feisty Blaire Lindsay laughs off the local gossip surrounding her mother’s ancestral home—stories of haunting cannot scare off this battle-born witch. But when she discovers the handsome prisoner in the bowels of the castle, Blaire has no idea that she has unleashed anything more than a man who sets her heart on fire…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lydia Dare is the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Jodie Pearson. Both Tammy and Jodie are active members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and live near Raleigh, North Carolina. Their next two books will also feature gentleman vampires: In the Heat of the Bite (July 2011) and Never Been Bit (September 2011)! For more information, please visit http://www.lydiadare.com/.
GIVEAWAY: I have 2 copies of It Happened One Bite. Open to US and Canadian readers only. Enter by leaving a comment explaining why you like vampires or werewolves/lycans best! Which side are you on? Last Day to Enter: March 11, 2011. Good luck!