Blood-Curling Books

…The Children of the Night… what great book they make…

I wanted to write a small fluff piece about my obsession with Paranormal Romance. It’s start with the Chosen one.

Buffy.

When I was 9 years, a TV show started on the BBC about an only child, with a destiny. She had strength, beauty and Witt. She fought the bad guys, had amazing friends, and a Tall Dark Vampire following her around like a lost puppy. This was Buffy.

Oh, how I longed to live in Sunnydale. To visit the Bronze, to hang out in a cemetery, with a stake… to be able to kick my enemies ass, to be confident…

As an impressionable youth, I couldn’t have asked for a better role model. I couldn’t have asked for a better show with a female lead, and in my opinion, there haven’t been very many since then. W.W.B.D?

Vampires pretending to be humans pretending to be vampires… how avant-garde!

ANNE RICE, INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE

I’ve been a BookVampire since I could read and naturally tried to find Books that featured Vampires and strong heroines. I started with The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike, The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith, and Various Buffy Books , which tied in with the series.

As I got older so did my taste in Vampire books and TV. Then Twilight mania hit. I read the books, they were okay, but.. the sexy part of the Vampires were gone.. the Fangs, and why did they sparkle. Nope.

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire.

ANGELINA JOLIE

Nowadays, I read tarot and Oracles based on Vampires, my colouring books have Vampires in various gothic poses, and I read a LOT of Vampire Novels.

At this point I started to read Dracula, Salem’s Lot, The Vampire Chronicles (Anne Rice) .. then the miracle of TV brought TrueBlood. My new taste in vampires were tall dark blonde Vikings. All Paranormal Romance for me has a place in my heart but Vampires.. those children of the night what great books they make..

Batina xo

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