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?