I was lucky enough to land an interview with Elle Peyarre, the author behind the naughty sexually-charged novel The Two Courts. If you’re sick of reading about blah vanilla vampires and looking for a hot erotic vampire tale then read on, The Two Courts may be perfect for you.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
A little? Sure. I’ve been the good girl, the bad girl, the lost and mad girl.
Can you tell us about your book The Two Courts?
The story is about ruthless vampire royalty. It’s about a princess extremely enchanted with humans that she wants to live and find romantic love amongst them.
How does The Two Courts differ from other novels about vampires?
The uniqueness is the concentration on the abusive upbringing of the vampires, the hardcore sex, the violence; there’s also an appreciation for food, and lastly, there’s a new type of enemy for vampires.
I’m a huge fan of vampire erotica (I have an entire bookshelf dedicated to it) – why do you think vampires make such great subjects for erotica?
They are the ruthlessly-enhanced version of humans.
For me, vampires
1.) exude ultimate confidence,
2.) have the ability to immediately heal after being hurt,
3.) are masters of seduction,
4.) have a regal bearing, a powerfully sophisticated and commanding presence,
5.) have the power to punish and reduce others to nonexistence in a scary way,
6.) are desensitized to human emotions, not clouded by it. They are detached, so there’s no gray for them. They see things black and white and make swift judgments.
If we really dissect the secret dark and black hearts of humans, these qualities would probably be considered very attractive and sexy, so that is why vampires make great subjects for erotica. These creatures do what they can to fulfill their desires, and somehow we can relate.
What would you like your readers to gain from reading The Two Courts?
If people find themselves making the same decisions over and over, and they’re wondering, “why, why, why!”, feeling stuck, they need to find that template they were encoded with when they were young, when their minds were extremely pliant. The way that they’ve been making these decisions (that are giving them all kinds of problems now as grown-ups) were most likely done automatically, on an unconscious deep-seated level, where they’re not even aware they have these flawed values.
Bottom line? I want readers to note the pattern, find the template, rip it out, and change their lives. I want them to be the enhanced version of themselves.
What got you interested in writing about vampires?
As a kid, I use to think I could function better in life if I was one, so there was a lot of daydreaming…and people accumulating on my shit list. Haha. That was a joke by the way.
Okay, since there was a long-term fascination, it was only natural then that I write a story about these creatures.
Who’s your favorite fictitious vampire (other than your own)?
My brother thinks it is disgusting, and you’re probably going to laugh, it’s pretty deviant, but I’m so attracted to Viktor from the movie ‘Underworld’. He’s my favorite. He’s terrifyingly beautiful, isn’t he? He’s the sexiest vampire to me. Absolutely delicious! I’d probably make out with him in a bloody heartbeat.
What is your favorite vampire book/movie/show?
My favorite vampire book is Anne Rice’s ‘Interview With A Vampire’.
Favorite vampire movie has to be the 1987 film ‘The Lost Boys’.
As for a favorite vampire show? I don’t have one at the moment. I haven’t had time to watch any.
If you could ask an ancient vampire one question, what would it be?
What’s your explanation on Jesus?
Tell our readers why they should check out your book – in 3 words. (bwahaha)
Change Your Life
And finally, what other projects are you currently working on? Any goodies we should watch out for?
I have a plethora of stories all stored in my head and on paper. I just have to organize it. The next project, and I’m smiling right now because I can see this story being played out in my mind – beginning, middle, and end. It’s so vivid that I’m getting all giddy now. There’s no supernatural beings in this one. It’s very human.
It’s a love story, but I won’t say if it’s tragic or not. I’m going to leave some suspense. It deals with hacking. There is still some hesitation at the moment if I should publish it or not, but I cannot ‘not’ share this tale. It is very profound. I will probably consider it my favorite of any story I will ever write, that and ‘The Two Courts’.
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