OR: How I met my second soulmate and even though both are already technically taken, we will live in a sexy vampire love nest.
That was the original title, but I felt like a little shortening was in order. So when I was asked if I would want to write a guest post for this truly awesome countdown event, I jumped at the chance. And when given a choice between Mencheres and Spade, I jumped on my second hunny, of course (the first, if you haven’t guessed, is Bones). But when I started thinking about what to write, I came up with nothing. NOTHING! How can that be? This is my favorite book series, and Mencheres is one of the hottest vamps around!
So, instead of something cool and awesome, I’m just going to talk about my original mixed feelings for Mencheres in the off chance at least one other person out there agrees with me.
See, when we first met My Vampire Lover Number Two, he was described as ancient and powerful. That would normally be okay. I read a lot of vamp books, and plenty more about creatures that never age. But for some reason… I couldn't imagine Mencheres as anything other than…. Old. I mean like.. 70, 80 plus kind of old. But why? He wasn't described as being physically ancient, in fact, he seemed quite pleasant. But I still just couldn't see him that way, maybe it was the old (literally) soul he was lugging around.
And then the uber awesome Ms Frost said Mencheres was getting his own book. I was floored. Confused. Flabbergasted, if you will. How? Why? And then there came The Day. I finally read a blog post where it was mentioned that the ever-sexy Oded Fehr was a good look-alike, or even the inspiration for Mencheres. WHAT?! NO WAY! Not only did I see this super powerful, seriously awesome character in a whole new (younger and slightly more flattering) light, but it was the first instance where an author suggested an actor or model for their character – and I wasn't upset. Oh, other favorite authors of mine have done it before “This guy totally looks like [my newest character]” but I didn't feel it. In fact, I was downright against it.
But for Mencheres? Oh, he was right on. Perfect. I was happy. I suddenly felt like it was someone I could see myself with – Which, as you all know, is rather important in a Romance Hero.
But what made me really, super duper, fall head-over-heels in love with Soul mate Number Two, aka Mencheres? That would be Disney World. You understand.
So what about everyone else? Are there any instant lovers of Mencheres out there? Or maybe you took my path, the slow burning love. Tell me your Mencheres stories!
Now that you've had your fill of silliness and snark, feel free to visit me at my blog sometime.
Amanda posts reviews and other random stuff at her blog, Novel Addiction, and usually acts a lot more professional than she did today, promise. Fans of Romance, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, etc etc etc, should visit or email her, because she gets a little crazy when she reads a book and has no one to talk to about it with.
Alias:Menkaure, Mycerinus, Mykerinus
Abilities: Master vampire- Telekinesis, clairvoyant, mind control, telepathic, able to perform dark magic.
History: The most powerful vampire, he was an Egyptian Pharaoh who was turned by Tenoch. Tenoch tranfered his incredible powers to him upon transformation. He was married to Pantra for over nine hundred years before she dies (AGE), he is currently in a relationship with the Kira (EKoD)