Friday, August 26, 2011

Guest Post with Sherry Soule


Sherry Soule, author of Beautifully Broken, stopped by our sister site www.gotfiction.wordpress.com to share a quiz and a giveaway of her new Young Adult book. She wrote a great guest post over there, but I thought it would be fun to share with our demonlover's followers :)

"Why are we so obsessed with vampires?

Paranormal Romance is a supernatural force to be reckoned with. Packed with a menagerie of werewolves, ghosts, angels, fay, and assorted demons, its undisputed king is none other than the favorite centuries-old bloodsucker—the vampire.

In popular western culture, vampires are mostly depicted as immortal, romantic, intelligent, and mystically endowed in many ways. The vampire typically has a variety of abilities at its disposal; these include great strength and immunity to any lasting effect of any injury by mundane means, with specific exceptions. Such as, the sunlight can kill them. They can also change into a mist, wolf, or a bat, and some can control the minds of others.

Vampires are mythological or folkloric revenants who subsist by feeding on the blood of the living. In folkloric tales, the undead vampires often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighborhoods they inhabited when they were alive. They wore shrouds and were often described as bloated and of ruddy or dark countenance, markedly different from today’s gaunt, pale vampire, which dates from the early Nineteenth Century.

The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction was born in 1819 with the publication of The Vamprye by John Polidori; the story was highly successful and arguably, the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century.

However, it is Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula that is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel and provided the basis of the modern vampire legend. The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century, with books, films, and television shows. The vampire has since become a dominant figure in the horror genre.

However, very rarely are vampire stories about vampires.

They are often about forbidden passions, and secret fears. Vampires are the perfect metaphor for anything that challenges you or makes you lose control.

Vampires are often thought of as the most romantic creature to grace cinema and/or literature…

Some of the most popular young adult vamp novels are:

Vladimir Tod series by Heather Brewer

The Blood Coven series by Mari Mancusi

Den of Shadows collection by Amelia Atwater Rhodes

Bloodline Series by Kate Cary

Vampire Beach series by Alex Duval

Blue Bloods series by Melissa De la Cruz

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

House of Night series by P.C. and Kristen Casthttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead"


Where you can find author, Sherry Soule:
Official website: http://sherrysoule.com/
Blog: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com/
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uqVXKygvUs&feature=youtu.be
goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11634793-beautifully-broken

3 comments:

Midnyte Reader said...

This is a great post. I like hearing everyone's theories about subjects like this. I love when Sherry said that vampires represent a person losing control or challenging you.

Sherry Soule said...

Thanks for having me as a guest! I hope your followers enjoy the post and are interested in reading my debut novel, Beautifully Broken. :- )

~Sherry

Sherry Soule Official Author Website

harshadpassion said...

You're definitely right. I personally tend to think it's more a fascination with immortality, but that the vampire tends to not worry about the forbidden is an attractive lure.

Good luck with the book, Sherry. It sounds interesting!
Julianne

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