Have you ever thought about how different vampires are from book to book? Each story I read tells of conflicting ideas of what a vampire can and cannot do.
First, there is the whole sunlight thing. Do they instantly burst into flames if they are exposed? Well, apparently, there are some vamps that are luckier than others. Some sparkle when in the sun. I just read a book in which they could go in the sun as long as they were wearing a special gemstone.
What about eye color? Is it red, yellow, black...
And what about body temperature? Are they hot or cold? I'm getting confused. Every author keeps telling me something different.
The same thing can be said for their eating habits. Some kill anybody in sight without a second thought. Of course that's normally not the hero in the book. Other's hunt animals for food. Some can drink from a human without turning them into a vamp or killing them. Others are very sophisticated and drink blood from wine glasses. (They must order it online)
But one thing every vampire has in commom... They are so damn sexy!!! Their physical appearance is always amazing. They are very charming and very protective of their heroine. These vamps are great balance of arrogant and romantic. How can the thought of a "man" that drinks blood be so appealing?!?!?