The lovely Laura Wright gives us an insight into her Mark of the Vampire series . . .
I had actually intended for the first book in the Mark of the Vampire series, Eternal Hunger to be a category novel, and even pitched it to my wonderful editor at Harlequin with hopes we could do a trilogy for their Desire line. But something happened.
HE showed up in my mind.
Who is HE?
Lol…that would be the illustrious and sexually gifted ‘Breeding Male’.
For those of you who haven’t read Eternal Hunger yet, the Breeding Male is a vampire of purest blood who, many centuries ago, was taken by the rulers of the breed and genetically transformed into a ferocious, aggressive breeding machine. He is able to not only impregnate at will, but decide the sex of the child. This was very useful in times of war, when one sex or the other was being wiped out. The Breeding Male would be called upon to repopulate the species. Problem was, many of the females he mated with were forced to lay with him by their families (so that they wouldn’t run off to be with Impures – oh, the horror!). The Breeding Male became an animal, rutting with any female that crossed his path, and soon had to be caged and controlled. (more…)