Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog Day 3 - Sherrie Henry's Favorite Paranormal Genre

Patricia here.  Today, I'd like to introduce my friend and colleague Sherrie Henry here on Aaron's blog.  She is going to be talking about her favorite paranormal genre!


Question of the week – What is your favorite paranormal genre?

That is a toughie. I don’t think I could choose a favorite, but I do have a top two. My vampires and werewolves hold a large part of my heart. I’ve been a fan of classic horror since I was a little kid, watching the old Bela Lugosi as Dracula or the Lon Chaney Jr. as Wolf Man movies hosted by Indianapolis legend, Sammy Terry.

‘Dracula’ (1931) certainly put a more sexy spin on the vampire legend, being the first in a long line of sexy vampires. The modern-day vampire has cleaned up tremendously since Bram Stoker’s time. Transforming from an almost zombie-like creature, thirsting for only blood regardless of its origin, to the Twilight-esque seekers of both blood and romance. It is simply amazing, the thought of a creature who lives on the life-force of others turning into a romantic lead of the day, and the evolution is still on-going. And that’s what makes at least the vampire genre so intriguing – taking bits and pieces of the vampire lore, changing, twisting, turning it inside-out at times, to create a creature so passionate yet at war with itself and its needs. Who couldn’t love to read about that?

But then you have the soul of the werewolf, tormented by the full moon, unable to change its destiny each month. Human by almost all definition, the full moon starts a transformation into a creature of the night without the morals of man. And there again, we have an evolution from ‘The Wolf Man’ (1941), a tormented man at war with himself each full moon to those in today’s movies that can shift at will to protect their own.

So, tough call between the two. I’ve written both and couldn’t pick a favorite. I can tell you that my least favorite paranormal genre would have to be ghosts and spirits, although, I did love me some ‘Ghost’ (1990). About as sensual and romantic as you can get with a non-corporeal being.

Follow Sherrie here!!!!


So you can make sure to catch them the entire Sisterhood on their various blogs and pages, here are where you will find all the posts during their month-long tour (remember commenting on any of the Sisterhood blog posts earns you an entry for a free e-book, and each blog you join/follow means another entry):

Amy Kessler

Ashley Nemer

Patricia Laffoon
(right here!!!)

Johanna Rae

L. S. Broomfield

Sherrie Henry

Stacy Moran

Torie James

Tracey Steinbach

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