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Vampire Romance Writing Prompts
Feel like all the tropes in this subgenre have all been explored? Fear not because I have a bunch of vampire prompts and ideas percolating on the back of my mind that I’m gonna share with you!
I hope the ideas below are original. However, undoubtedly with the popularity of this trope, something similar could have existed out there already. But sometimes the smallest details matter, and make all the difference!
Please note that the genders in these starters are just placeholders and do not mean to enforce any hurtful stereotypes nor offend anyone.
Modern Vampire Romance Prompts
Here are some vampire romance writing prompts set in the modern or urban settings, because the idea of having vampires walking amongst us, riding on the train with us, working or studying alongside us, is tantalizing. Read on!
1. A Sip of Love
Picture a vampire who works as a phlebotomist (phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations), occasionally indulging in a sip of blood or two while on the job. Now, meet a jittery first-time blood donor, uneasy around needles, who unwittingly captivates the vampire. Can they navigate this unique encounter? 💉(Originally appeared on my post 25 Non-Cliché Meet Cute Ideas.)
2. A Quest for Mortality
Imagine an immortal vampire, haunted by the loss of his true love, desperate to embrace mortality and experience old age as his late partner did. Picture an unlikely partnership with a quirky, vampire-loathing physician. Can their journey spark an unexpected change of heart for both? 💕
3. Pour Decisions
What if a vampire entrepreneur opens a blood bar 🍹, mixing up an array of blood-flavored cocktails for fellow vampires tired of same ol’ hemoglobin? Then, picture a regular human walking in, mistaking this for an ordinary bar. Cue the unexpected encounter and potential chaos!
4. Fanged Godfather
Ever thought about a vampire mafia? Picture this: their immortality gives them an edge in the ruthless mafia world, making them the ultimate mob boss. 💼🧛 Immune to the usual dangers, they reign with a bite and a vengeance.
5. When Ink Bleeds Red
Imagine an oblivious reporter 🎤📝 who interviews said mob boss about their business. Then a snowstorm hits and traps the reporter in the vampire’s lair. What dangers lurk in the shadows? And what will happen when the vampire can’t resist the allure of the reporter’s blood? (Originally appeared on my post Mafia Romance Story Ideas.)
6. The Night Patient
Ever thought about a vampire seeking medical help after a gunshot wound? Picture this: their supernatural anatomy baffles the physician. How do they convince the doctor to hush up about their secret identity?🤫
7. Written in the Stars
Imagine a vampire who loves stargazing, and a human astronomer who catches them in the act. Could their love be written in the stars? ⭐
8. The Secret Ingredient
An immortal vampire chef runs a food truck. A human food critic with a keen palate discovers their secret ingredient. Can love spice up their lives? 🍴
9. The Night Paramedic
Imagine a vampire paramedic saving a human’s life. Can a brush with death spark a love that defies life and death? 🚑
10. Awakening Shadows
A prompt idea based on the picture below. Imagine a museum curator, lost in their work, accidentally resurrecting an ancient vampire count hidden within a museum artifact. Cue the frantic attempt to hide both the slip-up and the thirsty count, all while fearing the boss’s wrath. 🏛️
(Please click on the image for more information about it.)
Enemies to Lovers Vampire Romance Prompts
Here are some vampire romance writing prompts exploring the delicious enemies-to-lovers trope!
1. Thorns and Petals
A vampire florist specializing in carnivorous plants and a human wedding planner are forced to collaborate on an extravagant gothic wedding. Will their artistic differences blossom into a love as beautiful as the flowers they work with? 🌸
2. More Than Words
A reserved human librarian and a lively vampire author clash over a controversial book. Can their literary feud write a love story that captivates more than just words? 📖
3. Masked Love
A young vampire prince/princess and a rebellious human servant cross paths at a lavish masquerade ball. Will their secret identities lead to a masked love beyond their stations? 🎭
4. Supernatural Secret
Imagine a love caught in a supernatural secret. A vampire hides his true identity from his beloved fiancée, who’s equally determined to keep her witchy nature concealed from him. Can their love endure the truth that threatens to turn them from lovers to enemies, and perhaps, find its way back to love once more?🧙♀️
5. A Paranormal Affair
Two competing paranormal investigation teams – one led by a vampire and the other by a human skeptic – are forced to work together. Can their ghostly rivalry turn into an unearthly romance? 🌃
6. Smoke and Mirrors
A vampire magician and a human illusionist compete for the spotlight in a grand magical performance. Can their on-stage rivalry spark an off-stage love story full of enchantment? 🎩
Picture a medieval physician concealing a vampiric secret, utilizing bloodletting as a disguise for easy access to blood. What unfolds when they inadvertently drink from a patient and find themselves peculiarly addicted to that individual’s blood? 🩸
8. Immortal Hunt
An alternate reality where vampires, the once feared, are now hunted for the gift of immortality their blood holds. Explore the complex dynamic between a seasoned vampire hunter and the vampire they pursue. Can fate rewrite the narrative in this chase of a lifetime? 🎯
9. Invite and Conquer
Imagine a vampire who exploits the ‘invitation only’ rule to attend diverse events—weddings, funerals, birthdays—gaining a free pass to indulge in their desires. Now, envision a vigilant receptionist or venue manager catching on, attempting to ban the cunning vampire from their frequented venues. Drama, anyone? 💌
10. Hunter’s Heartbreak
A prompt idea based on the picture below. Envision a vampire hunter whose world shatters when their beloved fiancé/fiancée is turned into a vampire following a harrowing incident. 💔
(Please click on the image for more information about it.)
Other Vampire Romance Prompts
Here are some vampire romance writing prompts and story ideas exploring various other themes such as trope subversions as well as trope exploitations!
1. Old and New
Picture a vampire who doesn’t require an invitation to come into someone’s house to do as they like because… the house was once theirs. When the new owner moves in, instead of intimidating them to leave, the vampire finds an unexpected attraction pulling them toward the newcomer. 🏠
2. Topsy Turvy
Imagine a world where vampire lore is all wrong. Garlic doesn’t repel them, crucifixes hold no fear, and sunlight is harmless. Then, picture an adorable but inefficient vampire hunter who’s still operating on the old clichés. Little do they know, a vampire they pursue finds their adorable misconceptions endearing and decides to play along. 🧄
3. Fashion Faux Pas
Picture a vampire, who is unable to see themselves in mirrors, with disheveled appearance. They then hires a stylist who’s perpetually baffled by the vampire’s lack of style sense and, moreover, at the absence of mirrors in their abode.🪞
4. Unexpected Capture
A vampire is forced to shift into a bat during a crisis, but stuck in that form due to exhaustion. Along comes a zoologist, biologist, or zookeeper who captures the bat during this unexpected predicament and takes it to their home. What unfolds when the vampire regains their human form at the most inconvenient of times?🦇
5. Hybrid Alliance
Imagine a twist of fate: a vampire unknowingly bites a werewolf, who in turn bites the vampire. Now, they’re both part vampire and part werewolf. Former enemies find themselves with no alternative but to unite, guiding each other through the unfamiliar terrain of the dual worlds they’ve introduced to one another. 🤝
6. The Exchange
A vampire hunter offers a female vampire as a unique gift to a wealthy collector of rare creatures and oddities in exchange for a favor. Dive into the intrigue and unravel the consequences. 🎁
Now that we’ve seen some out-of-the-box vampire romance writing prompts, let’s dive deeper into the genre!
Vampire romance is a branch of the paranormal romance subgenre, made famous by release of Twilight in 2005 by Stephanie Meyer. Since its release, the series have gained immense popularity and commercial success around the world.
Why are we fascinated by vampires, you ask?
Reader’s fascination with vampires lies partly in the portrayal of these supernatural beings as enigmatic and suave characters. The idea that a fantastic, enigmatic and gorgeous otherworldly being can fall madly in love with a regular, plain human creates a delightful escape for readers who identifies themselves with the protagonist.
To truly fall into the “romance” genre, the narrative must conclude in either a happy-for-now ending, or a happily-ever-after ending. This is also often the case with vampire romance stories, or else, readers who expect “romance” might feel “betrayed”.
Within this genre, narratives may carry a dark undertone. However, by attributing redeeming qualities to the vampire characters, a justified happy ending—whether happy-for-now or happily-ever-after—can be woven into the tale.
Those are some vampire romance writing prompts that hopefully will spark your imagination! If you need more story ideas and prompts, please browse our Story Ideas & Writing Prompts category!
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