It’s a monster of the night that would rip apart its victims after painfully drinking their blood. It could not go into the sun. It is the most evil creature besides demons. Vampires… are now the ultimate romantic figure? How did this happen? You might be surprised to find out that this is not a new occurrence.
Did you know that for years, paranormal romance have stared vampires, were-wolves, zombies, necromancers, gods, witches, ghosts, dragons, shape-shifters, wry, fairy, faie, mummies, and other supernaturals? It is only recently that they have been brought into the lime light. Vampires used to be mythological or folkloric beings who survived by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures, regardless of whether they are a living person. It all started when, back in ancient Egypt, they believed that souls of the dead could come back as vampires. Over the years the legends have gone and changed with the time and cultures, but the principal idea has never disappeared.
Over the years, people lost a fear of these grotesque monsters and turned them into the ultimate romance characters. These novels and movies have stayed under the radar for many years, but then were brought into the lime light in the hit series Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. These books, written by a stay at home mom with a lot of free time, changed the majority of the world’s opinion of monsters (mainly vampires) single handedly. Now, when people think of vampires they either think about handsome men and gorgeous women with fangs, or really stupid and depressed teens that glitter in the sun.All in all, thanks to the famous author Stephanie Meyer, the idea of Dracula is practically dead and is being replaced by sparkling Edward Collins. Who knows, in the future, the Joker or Lex Luther might just be a misunderstood demon or something weird like that. It’s unpredictable, but all things change in time.