Yesterday I met with a producer friend who has a myriad of projects that come from books. And, of course, Vampires came up. Because, these days, when it comes to books, well Vampires or some other paranormal are in a great number of them. And our question was this…a question by the way I’ve heard over and over the last two years posed at writer’s conferences, by authors, and even readers.
Are there too many Vampires?
Now please, before you drive a stake through my heart realize I LOVE vampire books. I am a huge Anne Rice fan and read the entire Vampire Chronicles years ago. To this day I would stack Rice’s books against ANY recent vampire book. I’ve read all but the final Stephanie Meyer’s books, I’ve read Chris Moore, and I’ve read Charlaine Harris. So I enjoy this genre as much as the next reader.
But really. My bookstore? Overrun with the undead. To the point where I don’t know if a new author is a good author or just part of this market slide into blood suckers. And this has gone on now for a number of years.
So I pose the question to you…wonderful reader. Do you still NEED the blood. Can’t get enough of the undead? Or is your love for the Vampiric starting to wain?