Usually my form of turning someone down was shoving a stake through his heart while smirking, Gotcha!
Vampires, werewolves, fallen angels and fairies lurk in the shadows, their intentions far from honorable.
The paranormal bad boy is usually a fiercely loyal partner for the heroine. Once his sights are set on her, he doesn't notice other women, and he's utterly unconcerned with what anyone else thinks of his choice.
Every so often, I'll get an idea from a dream, but most of the time, ideas come to me while I'm toiling away at the keyboard just like every other writer.
When I started writing about vampires, I swore that I wouldn't touch the 'Dracula' legend because it's been done too many times.
My parents were dismayed by my love of horror movies as a young girl, then even more dismayed when I kept rooting for Dracula to win instead of Van Helsing.