It should be no surprise that there is a big trend on nowadays for vampire romance books. Romance fiction books have been extremely popular throughout history, with well-known love stories from Shakespeare to Emily Bronte and Jacqueline Susann. Women young and old turn to romance fiction books to fulfill a part of their lives that may not exist in their own realities. Romance fiction books offer a new view of love and life, set in a modern setting or in history. Now the trend has turned to fantasy romance books with vampire books like Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
Vampire romance books offer another view of the romantic world. Not only do they provide the love interest desired in the stories, but they offer an alternate world that does not exist in normal life. Vampire romance books allow the reader to go beyond normal life into a fantasy that cannot possibly exist-one where the hero (or heroine) as the love interest cannot possibly compete with normal folk because they are far above them. It is a safer way for normal people to experience romance. The reader does not have to compare their real life with what is portrayed in the book because it is ludicrous to think that it can possibly exist, therefore it allows them a more in-depth romantic experience.
These new romance books based on a fantasy realm offer the reader more of an escape. The world of vampires provides super-heroes that only dreams are made of. Take the main character in vampire books like Twilight (Edward). He is inhumanly beautiful with extraordinary powers. His love of Bella goes deeper than any normal human can imagine. Any women reading Bella and Edward's love story is enraptured and wants that type of deep devotion for themselves. Of course, in real life this is impossibility-but it is nice to dream of.
And that is what the best vampire books are good for. They are the stuff that nurtures our dreams and fantasies. They create a place where normal people can escape to (and long for). It is easier to wish for something that cannot possibly happen so in the end you are not disappointed when all your fantasies don't come true.
Vampire romance books also offer a certain level of danger and thrills. What can be more thrilling and exciting than the hero risking his life to protect the woman he loves? What can be more romantic than the hero saving the beautiful maiden and them living happily ever after? It is exciting to think of the hero or heroine risking their safety to be in the company of a dangerous creature like a vampire just because of love. The vampire novels can create a stimulating new world where danger lurks, giving it that bit of excitement needed to create good contemporary romance books.
From early on in books like Bram Stoker's Dracula, people have always been intrigued by vampires. In today's contemporary romance books it seems as if it is a natural progression to include vampires as the good guys-the love interests for weaker, helpless everyday people. When a normal human is involved with a vampire, it almost elevates them to a fictional, fantasy level that cannot be achieved in real life.
Vampire romance books fill a niche in the romance book market that has hitherto been left wide open. People young and old love vampire books like Twilight and vampire novels are a trend that won't soon be forgotten.