I admit that I did read ALL of the Twilight books. I was intrigued by a copy of Twilight I found at the local Wal-Marts. Twilight wasn't popular at the time (hence its location in the clearance bin with a meager $4 price tag). I was looking for something to read and it was cheap, so why the hell not? I thought it was pretty good at the time because it was something different and I was suddenly drawn into the Young Adult genre. I despised YA when I was forced to read it in school, but now I actually like their literature more than my age appropriate stuff (Vampire nonsense aside).
When I was actively attempting to market my writings, I came across several literary agencies who stated that because they had so many paranormal/vampire/werewolf books on the shelves they were no longer accepting manuscripts in those genres because they had lost their marketing potential. In fact, one agent posted that she would vomit if she was forced to read anymore Undead Dribble. At that point, I couldn't blame her.
My next fad was, and still is, Zombies. It's not a huge leap from Vampires, but at least it is different. You don't typically see the heroine humping on the rotting, reanimated corpse...unless you count the Necromancer series by Laurel K. Hamilton. I'm not sure if any of that actually went on in any of her books since I only read one...but for these purposes I'm going to say that it's a good possibility. If you are interested in some good Zombie books with a little romance drizzled on top, I suggest The Forest of Hands and Teeth novels by Carrie Ryan (Movie companion set to hit theatres sometime in 2013). It definitely won't make you want to vomit rainbows.
I did notice that another Sookie Stackouse book hit the shelves on May 1st or so, and I'm not sure if I'll rush right out and grab a copy. First of all, hardback first releases are usually much more expensive than second string Paperbacks. Second of all, like I said- I'm freaking sick of reading about Vampires! Haven't you been paying attention?
As for Connor Lathan, he's still firmly wedged on the Vampire-Fan Band Wagon. He loves big, hairy, slobbering Werewolves and glittery, wussy, teenage Vamps. So, I guess as long as he's still interested I'll also be forced to watch the drudgery. Poor Me!
|:.Connor Lathan in an Actual Wagon.:|