Good Morning Folks!
I'm excited...why? Well, years ago the only vampire fare available was stuff like Buffy or Anne Rice books, but now there's a whole slew of vampire/paranormal stuff with a whole range of emotions and stories. (And I'm not usually into vampire stuff) But now there's a lot of other options out there. There's several choices and routes in the whole paranormal world. It's a big genre.
I've recently started Michelle Rowen's book, Lady And The Vamp and I went nuts right from the beginning. She's got he own spin on vampire things and I'm already hooked (only 13-14 pages into it!) Apparently it's the 3rd book in a series, and I didn't know that. I thought it was the first one, but I'm still enjoying it. Bitten And Smitten is the first one...but I can always go back and read that one. I might as well finish the one I've got since I'm already into it.
The really cool things about fads in books is if you're into the fad or trend or certain genre that's currently popular you have so many options. You can read the hardcore stick-to-the-rules type or something different. I'm not into all fads, but I do like these "alternate" vampire/paranormal books. I think they're fun.
I remember once telling someone that reading and writing was like breathing to me. You can't live without air and I can't live without writing and reading. I think most writers feel that way. So having lots of choices in a particular genre I'm enjoying is completely awesome!
So, here's a couple of questions for the day: What fads have you gotten into when it comes to books and did you go with the ones that were the hardcore rule following or the alternate ones? What fads would you like to see in books? What category (or fad) would you be willing to write within?
Have A Fangtastic Friday!