So what? Most of you will cry…..
Well, firstly, good luck to her. Any new life is a blessing of course and I seriously hope everything goes well for her, I really do. But it got me thinking; can Vampires have babies?
My research and general consensus among the fans of all-things-vampire (for which there are some links to some great sites at the end of this blog) is a bit, fat, blood-curdling NO!
They cannot reproduce and they aren’t born (except in certain circumstances and not by parents of Vampire origin), they are ‘created’ by various methods – you all know the drill by now.
So is it a HUGE faux pas to have a female vampire character in a film or book to give birth or a male character sire a child?? And if so, would that child be mortal?
I have seen the out-pouring of horror aimed at Stephenie Meyer for having vampires ‘sparkle’, but surely a certain element of artistic licence is allowed here?
Are you alienating the true followers of vamp lore and reducing your readership if you make grave mistakes such as this? I don’t know.
A fellow scribe of mine wrote the other day, “Remember, you can’t un-read something.” So whilst I could quite happily include this sub-plot in my book and readers would not know until they read it, would they feel short changed and would they ever read your second novel??
This is one I need to ponder over……
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