It’s been a couple months since I’ve posted a Rainbow Snippet, but I decided to get back in the action for a new anthology release coming up in October. Ravenous from Pen & Kink Publishing is an anthology of vampire erotica due out on Friday, October 13.
My story, “Sweeter Than Blood,” previously appeared in Blood in the Rain II: Nineteen Stories of Vampire Erotica. It’s the story of Keith, a misanthropic vegan whose hot encounter with a stranger turns him into a vampire. Though his sire tries to help him rein in his impulses, temptation is strong in the form of Andres, one of Keith’s regular barbershop customers. When Andres finally asks Keith on a date, the real danger begins.
The old analog clock on the wall reads 8:37 when Andres arrives. I smell him before the bell on the opening door jingles. He nods when I look up. I turn back to my work, running the clippers through the hair of an old man who smells like talcum powder, Old Spice, and vitamin B shots. His blood has a sterile quality I’m not fond of, common in people who take lots of medications. It’s not bad, but it’s not tempting.
Andres, on the other hand—my mouth is watering already.
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23 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippet: A peek into the mind of a fledgling vampire”
I love your description of the old guy’s scent! ♥️
Thank you! I had a lot of fun exploring scent descriptions in this story.
I love the use of scent in this. And a vegan turned vampire? You’re just evil! LOL
Thank you! And I’m not evil, his sire is. Or, well, sort of. The whole thing was a bit of a mistake. 😉
I am wondering how the vegan copes with vampirism 🙂
A lot of the story is about that. Maybe I’ll drop some hints in next week’s snippet 🙂
I love reading about a character’s more instinctive thoughts. It helps me understand them better.
Thank you! I like to explore those little details that make up a character’s worldview.
I can just imagine the inherent conflict in dating Andres. Fab.
Thank you! It turns out to be quite the big conflict 🙂
I love highly sensory descriptions. I can almost smell exactly what he does in the old man. I like describing it as “sterile” because of the medications. That’s not an angle I’d heard before.
Keith and temptation…a good mix? Or not? 🙂
Are vampires and temptation ever a good mix? 😉
Sensuously detailed description! (heart)
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Love the stale flat quality he can sense in the man’s blood.
Thank you so much!
The sensory description was amazing. I could also smell this.
Holy moly, this is palpably sexy…and being an off again on again vegan who is constantly struggling, I totally get it LOL
Thank you so much! And like you, I have some personal experience in this area too (not the vampire part!).
More, please. A Vegan Vampire is too good to miss. Does he only prey on other Vegans to be consistent?
Love the description! And I’m intrigued by the premise of a vegan turned vampire.
Thank you! You’ll learn more in an upcoming snippet.