Okay, about a million and a half vampire romances have surfaced since Twilight got so popular. It's driving me crazy! Even if they ARE well written, there's just too much! omgosh! I dunno why it's getting to me, but it is. I guess fads are just one of my pet peeves.
So, to release my outrage, I submit that we list out all the ones we find! This will help everyone too!
See, the people who love this stuff will have a nice list to check out, and the people who hate it will have a nice list to glare at in disgust.
Here's what I've seen at a local department store (a department store, not even a book store...). Remember, these are series of books, not just individual books!:
1. "Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer (duh ) 2. "Sookie Stackhouse" aka "True Blood (TV series)" by Charlaine Harris 3. "Nightworld" by L. J. Smith 4. "The Vampire Diaries" by L. J. Smith (oh, this one wasn't at that particular store) 5. "Blue Bloods" by Melissa De La Cruz 6. "House of Night" by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
That's all I've taken note of, but I'm sure there are more at bookstores. And yes, from what I could tell on the covers, these are all vampire romance series. >.<
"Make life a comedy by living it like one." - Me
Next moment, he was standing erect on the rock again, with that smile on his face and a drum beating within him... "To die will be an awfully big adventure." - Peter Pan
Yeah, I'm in agreement with you, Killerzzz. This "vampire romance" trend has gotten completely out of control. I'm sure this is being done because these books sell in profitable numbers, but it's reached the level of overkill.
I would probably also be less bothered if some of these romances weren't incredibly (and unintentionally) creepy, but that's a whole different can of worms there. ;D
But you know what really rankles me these days? Mixing Jane Austen (another fad that's reached the point of overkill) with the undead. No, I am not kidding. I actually saw a book today that portrays Darcy from Pride And Prejudice... as a vampire. It's just so ridiculous that it looks like a cheap marketing ploy to cash in on both fads (though it may not necessarily be one).
I guess I'm saying you're not alone on this one. Right now, I'm just waiting the fad out until it dies an unholy death. These things never last forever... something will replace it eventually.
Post by The Sonar Chicken on Aug 15, 2009 3:24:17 GMT
Rofl... vampire romances. ;D
Ahhh yes... I've read my fair share of them. Women can be pretty guilty of wanting some eternal romance as a fantasy... *laughs*.
Jane Austen and zombies, huh? Yep... I read about that. I don't really care, though... as long as the readers enjoy themselves. Fan-fiction(unauthorised/unofficial retellings and adaptions) have probably existed for a very long time... soo... *shrugs*
I admit, it would annoy me less if the Austen clones weren't so overdone themselves.
It's not the retellings as such that bother me, really. Public domain is fair game anyway, and there's been very good stories been told with classic characters. It's the obsession with that one singular book and the insane level of overkill with the trend that I don't get, honestly.
Post by The Sonar Chicken on Aug 15, 2009 14:07:14 GMT
Oh I tried reading DEad until Dark (the first Sookie Stackhouse novel): it was boring... REALLY boring. If someone needs a novel to help put them to sleep, you can try this. Or else, there's the other method: knocking yourself out with a giant book so that you faint or grow giddy and pass out . <---- okay, it's not such a great idea 'cos you might wake up feeling kinda sick, the next morning.
Gray Lensman: oh well, it's just people getting excited over something, I guess. That's the way humans have always been, eh?