I've been asked this question a few times recently.
When you understand more about the origins of the Vampires from House Blackwood, the answer will make perfect sense. You see, Vampires are not the demons most humans believe them to be.
Vampires belonged to the Seelie Court; the aristocracy of Faerie, and were bound by honour, love and beauty. Their need for blood stems not from evil, but from duty. Before modern day religions like Christianity and Islam, there was only Faerie, and Vampires were tasked with sending the souls of the dying back to The Glory. When one coven Fell and kept the souls with which they had been entrusted, the whole race was cast from Faerie and banished to earth.
Vampires still have the ability to carry souls, but without the keys to Faerie, they have relinquished their duties. Now they do their best to protect humans from the Fallen.
In many parts of the world, including my home in Spain, November 1st is a very important celebration. El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a time for families to visit the graves of their dearly departed and to celebrate their lives. In some areas, including the village where I live, the vigil starts on Halloween night so families can make sure no evil spirits can harm their loved ones.
So you see, Vampires are soul bearers. Looking after the souls of the departed as well as protecting the living is in their nature. The Day of the Dead is the perfect day for House Blackwood to make its debut.
Bound to Blackwood is available to order now.