I just finished reading Vampirates by Justin Somper, so it was funny timing to stumble across this interview:
Enjoy the article, and read the book – just don’t get all wrapped up in becoming a vampirate someday, as it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. When they talk about drinking Nelson’s Blood, it’s *not* a euphemism for rum. Can you even imagine such a thing??? Also, blood stains don’t wash from your frock nearly as readily as does rum, so there’s that as well.