Why do women love vampires?


Night Huntress series author Jeaniene Frost penned an interesting article for CNN this morning on why women are drawn to vampires. While her conclusion touches on the standard bad boy notion, the overall focus is on escapism, the contrast to our hectic real lives and the ability of the heroine to be her flawed self. Here’s a snippet:

The appeal of the paranormal bad boy — or James Bond super-spy, as one example of male escapism — can sometimes make everyday problems seem less dire. Thus, a few hours spent immersed in the world of the wicked yet alluring hero is the equivalent of a minivacation.

Perhaps it’s the amazing strength of these preternatural protagonists that makes them hard to resist. Today’s heroine is no longer stuck in the role of damsel in distress, but she doesn’t need to worry about rescuing herself and the hero if he’s no stranger to dire supernatural situations.

Why are you drawn to the paranormal guys — be it vampires, werewolves, faeries or fallen angels? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Read the full article on CNN.com.

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