Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome Wednesday: Veronica Blade's Why Werewolves Make Better Boyfriends Than Vampires

It is my great pleasure to welcome my friend and kick-butt YA writer, Veronica Blade to Honestly YA this week. Veronica's got a great post extolling the virtues of her favorite kind of paranormal hottie. So without further ado, I'll throw it to Veronica... 

Why Werewolves Make Better Boyfriends Than Vampires
When I say werewolf, I don’t mean ones who look like hirsute humans on all fours. Like Oz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Or Scott from Teen Wolf.

Ugh. No.
I’m referring to werewolves who turn into real wolves and the rest of the time, they’re all man. Like True Blood’s Alcide.

(Excuse me while I fan myself!)
Or the werewolves from The Vampire Diaries:  Tyler Lockwood

and his uncle Mason
“Team Jacob” is going strong, but Twilight’s Jacob will need a few years on him before he and his washboard abs are included in this discussion.
But I digress. Here are a few reasons why werewolves make better boyfriends:
Werewolves can come out and play in the daylight. You can take a werewolf to the beach for a walk on the pier as the sun shines down on you. With a vampire, you’ll have opposite schedules. Unless you plan to switch to the graveyard shift, you’ll be very lonely during the day.
Werewolves won’t mess with your head. Whether vamps can read your mind or hypnotize you, unless you have vervain or garlic, you’ll never be certain of your own free will. I’ll stick to werewolves, thank you very much.
Yes, vampires are steamy and mysterious. But they’re dead! If you’re dating a vamp and you want to start a family one day, you’re walking on the wrong grave. Werewolves, on the other hand, can make cute little werepups.
Werewolves aren’t necessarily immortal and will probably mature with age. At your 20th anniversary party, you won’t look like a cougar.
Werewolves are better at family and other social gatherings, because you won’t have to worry about your boyfriend biting and draining the blood of your friends and family. And your mom probably won’t think your werewolf boyfriend is a little creepy. Not that we should care what people think of the man we’ve chosen to spend our life with, but wedding presents are nice.
Werewolves are versatile. If you’re a dog lover and your apartment doesn’t allow pets, your boyfriend doubles as man’s best friend.
You can cook for werewolves or go out to dinner together and act like a normal couple. You’d never have to worry about your garlic breath killing them off. You can share dessert, get creative with food after dinner… ahem. The only way food is fun for a vampire is if you’re the meal.
Vampires are not cuddly. I don’t want to be comparing my guy to marble when I’m kissing him or while we’re snuggling. Not to mention their cold skin. Nope. I want my guy warm and pleasantly flexible. I know my werewolf will keep me warm.
Werewolves are built. Have you ever seen a TV or movie werewolf without the gorgeous abs?
Need I say more?
I’d love to hear your preference and why.
Veronica Blade lives in Southern California with her husband and children. By day she runs the family business, but each night she slips away to spin her tales. She writes stories about young adults to relive her own childhood and to live vicariously through her characters. Except her heroes and heroines lead far more interesting lives -- and they are always way hotter.

Veronica is the author of several sweet YA novels and novellas, including Something Witchy this Way Comes, A Bites Tale, and From Fame to Shame. You can learn more at Veronica's website, Facebook, or Twitter

Her latest release is My Wolf's Bane, book one in the Shapes of Autumn series. Be sure to check out the awesome trailer below!
Different species. Mortal enemies. It'll never work, but they'll die trying.
Autumn Rossi thought she was a normal teenager. Suddenly, she can outrun every critter in the forest, making her wonder if she’s even human.
When the new guy at school, Zack de Luca, witnesses a questionable scene, he unfairly pins her as stuck-up. He acts like he hates her, yet he keeps bailing her out of trouble. Not only is Zack both insufferable and irresistible, he seems to sniff her anytime he gets close.
As passion flares between them, Autumn isn’t sure which is more dangerous: her psycho ex-boyfriend, or falling for Zack — who’s risking his life just by being near her.


PJ Sharon said...

I'm with you, Veronica...werewolves rock! Love the trailer for your book. Very compelling!

Melissa Landers said...

Haha! I love it. You had me at "not looking like a cougar at your 20th anniversary party." :)

Denise said...

Veronica, love the reasons why and I have to agree with you! Love the book!

Anonymous said...

Veronica, I've always preferred werewolves/shape shifters (hello Sam from True Blood) to vamps for the very same reasons you gave. I really enjoyed reading From Fame to Shame, so I can't wait to read more of your work!

~Roni Lynne

CareyCorp said...

Great perspective Veronica. I'm very partial to the werewolves on BEING HUMAN and LOST GIRL (fae-wolf), too.

Veronica Blade said...

Thx PJ!! Yes, I'm so happy with that trailer! I'm so glad you like it too :-D

Melissa, I'm a total cougar, but I don't want to make it obvious :-P

Thanks, Denise!! :-)

Anonymous, Hehe, glad you enjoyed From Fame to Shame. It's one of my faves. Dallas is my super secret boyfriend... it's that cougar thing :-)

Carey, Being Human has werewolves? I've already got Lost Girl in my To Be Watched pile, but I'll have to check out Being Human. Sounds intriguing. Thanks for the tip!


Susan Hatler said...

LOVE the trailer, Veronica. Keep up the awesome writing. :)

Veronica Blade said...

Thx, Susan! Same to you but more of it! xoxox <3