Fangtastic Friday: Why vampires?

When I find a new series that interests me, I like to hit up the author’s website and troll around for juicy tidbits to blog about for all of you guys.  Sometimes I come across things that are humorous, educational, and even profound, which some people might be surprised to hear, considering most of these websites are dedicated to celebrating series about vampires, and hating on vampires is a fairly prevalent new trend.

While writing my review for the first Midnight Breed series novel (Kiss of Midnight), I came across something on Lara Adrian’s website that gave me an “AH HA!” moment.  Ever since I found Twilight and delved into the world of paranormal romance and urban fantasy, I’ve been at a loss to explain just exactly why it is that I enjoy this genre so much.  This passage, from Ms. Adrian’s homepage, sums it up quite nicely…!

Why vampires? Two of the most powerful human emotions are fear and desire. They rule many of our actions when we’re awake, and they inspire the most vivid dreams when we’re asleep. The intrigue of the vampire through the ages has been the twining of these two emotions–we fear him, yet his darkness is the very thing that makes him so compelling, so incredibly desirable. We can never be sure if we’re completely safe with him, yet we can’t stay away. Vampires as heroes in romantic fiction speak to the most basic instincts we know. They are the ultimate bad boy, and who can resist that kind of allure?

Have a fangtastic weekend!  *grin*

If you haven’t subscribed yet to GraveTells, whatcha waitin’ for?  DOOO EEEET!  Enter your email address in the Email box on the right side bar or click the “Sign me up!” button, and have all the GraveTells posts sent right to your inbox.  OR, for you more sophisticated folks, enter https://gravetells.wordpress.com into your RSS feed manager.  Viola, instant awesome updates!  =)

Advertisements

About DaVinciKittie

Sue Brown-Moore is the acquisitions editor for the Dreamspun Desires and Beyond category romance lines and a freelance developmental editor specializing in romantic fiction. Sue is a passionate feminist and has always been a champion of romance—in her past life, she ran a review blog and a podcast—and is ever looking for ways to promote and progress the genre. She loves chatting about books and is always looking for excellent recommendations, particularly for stories and authors that bring recognition, understanding, and inclusion to oppressed and underrepresented groups. Reach out to Sue on Twitter and Instagram @davincikittie or visit her blog DaVinciKittie.com for editorial insight. Find Sue online at: DaVinciKittie.com —Editing advice for aspiring authors Twitter Instagram The Infatuated Podcast Gravetells Romance Blog View all posts by DaVinciKittie

2 responses to “Fangtastic Friday: Why vampires?

  • Ash

    LADY! Turn the comments back on for the last two posts! I wanna gush about the next Sookie book but not on this post!

    Okay, so anyway. That quote is maaaaarvellous and perfect. Yes. Yes. And yes. 😀 😀 😀

    I’m thinking so specifically of Matthew from A Discovery of Witches right now. That is him to a T. Dangerous, but can’t stay away. Mmmmmmm…. (I’m 200 pages in and it’s phenom!)

    Okay, I’ll leave your blog alone. ❤

    • DavinciKittie

      That was really strange…
      I didn’t even know you could turn off comments on individual posts. I had to research how to turn them back on! Should be fixed now, but let me know if I need to fix it again! =)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: