The legends and myths of the vampire can be used in many ways. Here are some examples of the many different versions that can be found in MBVR2:
1. In Paris After Dark, Jordan Summers uses the myth that without a sire to feed from a newly turned vampire (sanguis) will die. What myth do you favor for turning a human to vampire? * possible spoiler* Were you surprised by the identity of the killer? I didn't suspect a thing and spent the story "looking" for some random rogue vamp.
2. Blood and Thyme (Camille Bacon-Smith) uses the phrase "fixed on" to describe falling in love with a human/finding a mate. Once "fixed" blood from another source will not suffice. Do you think "fixing" on one human is a method to deter from human/vamp relationships or is it an example of the ultimate romantic ideal of one love, one blood?
3. In Blood Feud, Patti O'Shea tells the super hot story of star crossed lovers that meet again to solve a string of murders that can potentially start a war between races. Isobel is a vampire and Seere is a demon prince. In this story demon blood is poisonous to the vampire unless the demon fully consents to donating. Talk about the ultimate in trust! Another myth in the story states that until a fledgling vampire reaches 500 years old a sire can bend their will to his/her own. This creates some serious politics in the vampire community, not to mention the resentment brewing from those that are controlled. How do you think this effects the loyalty of vamps to their masters? Would you just bide your time until your powers hit and then seek revenge? Or would you accept that the rules and move on?