Vampire Love Novels – Oh so much more than just the Twilight Saga…
Vampire Love Novels are undeniably romantic. Vampire fiction and paranormal novels alike touch something feral in us. Powerful, dangerous and often immortal, yet somehow tragic, the paranormal is perfect inspiration for romance. Whether a paranormal romance novels based on Vampires or Lycanthropes (Lycans) the paranormal have birthed a dangerous, sexy, yet oddly civilized hero intoxicating for readers. Case in point, the vampire love story told in the Twilight saga! From teenagers to adult women, there’s something incredibly romantic about a male who has lived centuries with immense power, yet who has never felt complete until now… and all because of a very specific woman.
Not just in Vampire Love Novels, but in reality it is common knowledge that men find a woman wearing confidence sexy, but it’s just as true that women find a powerful man attractive. Who holds more power than a hero who holds immortality or becomes a beast? With vampire love, we also have the magnetism of wanting something dark, forbidden . If you’re going to escape reality, why not splurge and plunge into the truly fantastical? Nothing is more fantastical than vampire romance novels or paranormal romance books. In his article “Why Do We Love Vampires?”, Robert A. Barnett asked the question “Why do teenage girls and grown-up women so love these tales of blood and lust?” [“It’s the erotics of anticipation,” says Emily Hodgson Anderson, Ph.D., an assistant professor of English at the University of Southern California. As an expert on an earlier age of Gothic romance (those in the 18th century), she thinks the current appeal of these books and movies is in their mirror image of the age that gave us the first Gothic novels—The Castle of Otranto, The Monk and Pamela—an age of sexual repression and fear of women’s sexuality].
In vampire romance books, it’s the Sexy Restrain, Robert goes on to report . [“The appeal now is precisely because we are not sexually repressed,” says Anderson. “Sex is everywhere. We’re pretty desensitized. So these stories re-introduce anticipation, the almost infinite deferral of any type of sexual consummation.” “The archetypal vampires are larger-than-life, charismatic entities of power and mystery who once were human and now display abilities beyond human limitations. They can defeat death, seduce anyone of their choosing, obliterate their enemies and stay up all night. What’s not to like?”] In Barnett’s article Anderson goes on to say “”The vampire represents the intensification of the bad boy appeal, yet frames it in a gentlemanly way,” she says. “It’s risk coupled with civility.”… in the case of Twilight’s Bella and her vampire love, “She’s a supremely average girl who’s overlooked, yet Edward notices her. He sees her as something special and unique. That is a basic human desire.””
So, what are the best vampire books or paranormal romance novels? That’s subjective. For some what makes the best in Gothic novels is that though women are expected to have no sexual desire, once it’s unleased it runs rampant. For other’s it’s the Peter Pan aspect. The idea that the hero, once infected with the paranormal, becomes forever young. For others it’s the forbidden of blood ritual and the seduction of the dark.
– excerpts taken from the article “Why Do We Love Vampires?”, Robert A. Barnett, http://www.ivillage.com
Check out our NEW Category: “Young Adult”. Many paranormal romance or vampire love stories can go from hot to OMG! That’s why I’ve posted a special category that will showcase those titles that are written for Young Adults and Teens…or those who want their paranormal romance a bit tamer. You’ll find great deals when I spot them, links to author’s websites, Kindle e-books, audio books, collector editions, boxed sets and the good old paperback. If you love a title that I haven’t posted a personal review of yet, please chime in and share! Vampire love novels, Paranormal Romance, Werewolves, Urban Fantasy or Young Adult, I’ll try to help you find the novel you’ll love to read. Enjoy! ~admin
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