tvd forbidden fruit elena 'Vampire Diaries' Season 3 teaser: Everyone wants a piece of herYou’ll have to forgive us if this write-up is less coherent than usual; we’re still a little tingly.

“The Vampire Diaries” released some seriously bloody promotional pics this week, sending fans into their usual frenzy of unanswered questions. The same can be said for the sexy new promo spot.

We all know that when Season 3 begins at 8 p.m. EST on Sept. 15, it will be Elena’s 18th birthday. It’s certainly something to celebrate — after all this girl has been through, it’s a wonder she’s made it this far. The ominous mood is set by the trailer above as we see Nina Dobrev cut into a cake… only to get a gory surprise.

We’re loving the strong grip Stefan (Paul Wesley) has on Elena’s hair — it’s certainly rougher than we’ve seen him be with her, but now that he’s returned to his Ripper ways, that’s to be expected. Meanwhile, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) sits beside her, just watching, waiting, and smirking. Hello, shivers. We can’t help but notice Klaus (Joseph Morgan) over Stefan’s shoulder, almost going unnoticed, like an animal stalking his prey.

Seven more days, people. Get your cold showers ready.

Posted by:Carina MacKenzie