Are Vampires Dead or Just Mainstream?May 26, 2008
By Jenny B, digital content manager
From Smart Bitches and Dear Author, another salvo in the debate about whether the paranormal romance reading community is ready to move on from reading about vampires. This time, a different take in that vampires are not “over”, just moved into the mainstream.
It’s an interesting point, but for me personally, I will never tire of reading about vampires. I love a dark, brooding vampire hero, and the vampire heroines I’ve read tend to be of the kick-butt, take-charge variety, which I also like in heroines generally. If they’ve gone mainstream, so much the better — that just means more books for me to sink my teeth into! (Sorry, I never could resist a bad pun!)
What do you think? Are vampires dead? Have they become mainstream? Are you finished with them?