Wednesday, October 13, 2010

So damn sexy!

Vampires. I have to admit that four years ago if you would have asked me if I read a vampire romance, I probably would have laughed. I'm not proud to admit it, but I judged a book by its cover...err... a genre before I've read it. It wasn't just vampires, but I didn't do the whole paranormal romance thing at all. I didn't get it. The "undead" sexy? No way. Wolf shifters? How can the heroine not be worried they'll shed on her couch? LOL. Okay, so I wasn't that bad, but pretty close.

I had a friend who kept begging me to give them a try. I put up a fight until I couldn't hold her back anymore and that's when I picked up The Dark Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and my life has never been the same. LOL. I can't get enough of those sexy paranormal creatures! Shifters? HOT. Vampires? D-freakin-licious! Demons, Angels, I love them all, but I have to admit, vampires always hold a special place in my heart. They always affect me more than any of the other things that go bump in the night.

This weekend I was reading Taken by Midnight, the newest in Lara Adrian's Midnight Breeds, and I started thinking about what it really is about vampires that are so damn sexy. The strength is pretty hot, the good looks, immortality isn't bad either. They're forbidden and taboo which most of us girls just can't get enough of. All those are great, but there are a few other things that REALLY get me when it comes to vampires, and some other paranormals now that I think about it, but I LOVE their FIERCE protection of the woman they love, and that possessive, MINE attitude. I guess that's not very independent woman of me, but I get shivers just thinking about how protective and possessive they get over the woman they love. How she is theirs to protect and he'll do anything to keep her safe. I'm not afraid to admit how incredibly hot that is to me. LOL. What I love Adrian's series is the vampires have that protective attitude, but the women are strong and capable too! They know what the women can bring to the table, and they let them participate, but also you know that the big, sexy vampire warrior always has their back.

And of course, they're pretty damn capable in the bedroom too. We can't forget that. How they know where to touch you, the added danger and excitement of fangs against your skin.... Yeah, like I said, damn sexy!

What is your favorite paranormal character? What is it that makes them so sexy to you?


Regina Carlysle said...

Years ago I was the same way about paranormal. Maybe I just didn't think I would relate to something like that. But also like you, once I picked one up, I was hooked. For me it was Christine Feehans Carpathians. I devoured them and then moved on to Sherrilyn Kenyon and others. I love vamps too although I have to admit I'm getting a little bored with them. Still love the shifters though.

Natalie Dae said...

The first vampire book I ever read was Blood of the Dark Moon by Adrianne Brennan. From then on, I saw vamps in a different light.

My so-far favourite werewolf book is Shewolf by Teresa D'Amario, and I got all my misconceptions about furry shifters smashed when I read it. Fabulous book.


C. Zampa said...

My favorite vampire in a book is Donte from Z.A. Maxfield's "Notturno".

I've always loved vampires,from hokey Bela Lugosi to Gerard Butler in Vampire 2000.

So sexy!

Madison Scott said...

Reg, I STILL haven't read the Carpathians! I need to!

Madison Scott said...

Isn't it funny how one book can change everything you thought about something?

Madison Scott said...

Sexy indeed!

Tess MacKall said...

We started reading paranormals about the same time, Madison. Before that I thought it was kind of odd. But once you read one, you simply get it.
Too sexy for words.

Unknown said...

Werewolves, definitely werewolves. I love a sexy, HOT beast. They're strong and fast and savage. While I adore Sherrilyn Kenyon's books and Feehan's, I'm into vamps more as monsters. I love Dracula, Let The Right One In and 30 Days of Night.

Madison Scott said...

Yes they are!

Madison Scott said...

Wolves are definitely hot. It's funny, I like my vampires more sexy than as monsters. I have a hard time with them as monsters. lol

Natalie Dae said...

Yes! I imagined wolves going at it...didn't realise they were people as well. Seriously. I had no clue. And I thought: surely that's beastiality?

My goodness, what a bloody prat I was.


Anne Rainey said...

I agree, paranormal heroes are so hot! Love the primal attitude. Yum!