I'm sending out a poll out to all my fellow writers of paranormal genres... I'd like to know why you think Demons and Vampires are sexy to write about.
For me it is the whole "bad ass" quality, mixed with the excitement of the forbidden. What I mean by that is, when we think demons, images of large red muscular beasts with horns, hoofs, and a forked tail pop into our heads. How is that sexy? The sexy part isn't so much the way your demon character looks, rather the way he acts. His ability to seduce the purest virgin. The danger of being the object of affection for some otherworldly creature who wields enough power to destroy the world. His prowess, his wild untamed nature....All these things wrapped up in a deliciously tantalizing perfectly sculpted and ethereal beautiful creature, who can appear as any sexual fantasy lover you have ever imagined, make for a delicious hero or villain. The villain in Tabitha Blake's Soul Extraction, is wicked to the bone, yet sexy as hell. And he is a demon who sucks the soul from unfortunate women. Still the way he is written into the story, titillates the reader. At least what I've read so far about him, I kinda wouldn't mind being soul sucked by him. But really, he is a true baddie with major attitude. Her hero is even yummier.
As for Vampires...Well hell just pick up a Kenyon Dark-Hunter book, or one of Amanda Ashley's Vampire novels...you want sexy...sink your teeth into those two Authors' work and call me in the morning. Vampires represent a darker side of human nature, where sex and nonconformity is the norm, with no care of repercussions, because they aren't really alive in the mortal sense. They live beyond death. Who wouldn't want to live for ever as every man or woman's, sexual fantasy, powerfully seductive, super human and not have to adhere to the laws and morals of society. Hell I would... sign me up!
But what makes you think Demons and Vampires are sexy...Why do you pick up the paranormal books to read. Let me know!
My curious mind wants to know....