Vampires were intended to be parasitic monsters that killed for pleasure, as much as for survival. Now, the entertainment world is filled with love stories focusing on vampires.
Vampire romances are definitely all the rage, but why?
The new breed of vampires have souls, or consciences, or whatever you like to refer to them as. They are not necessarily beasts because someone decided to make them evil. It is up to them to make the choice, to find a balance, or lose the person they used to be. This might seem a little off-topic, but I assure you, it’s not.
Due to their dark nature pulling at them, vampire heroes are more likeable. It’s easier to watch the internal struggle between good and evil in what has always been considered a monster. Creating the same murderous character in human form would not go over as well. Imagine Edward Cullen from Twilight being a typical, everyday teenage boy. Now, add in his former human diet. Not quite as romantic, or as endearing as a vampire denying himself the substance that gives him life, gives him strength.
Everyone has a dark side, to some degree. For that reason, vampires are fascinating. They don’t shun their dark side, they are forced to embrace it.
So, now that we’ve discussed the reason vampires themselves are so fascinating, let’s discuss why they make the greatest romance heroes/heroines.
The answer is so simple.
It is the perfect dark fairy-tale: to find a love that never has to end. They are bound together for eternity. It’s a pretty powerful idea to never have to say good-bye, don’t you agree?
Speaking of vampire romances, keep your eyes out for the release of Kiss of Death coming January 20th, 2015.
Best Wishes and Happy Reading, everyone!