Hello dear readers. I’m very excited that Susan has invited me to contribute on
Thursday as well as Saturday here at Nights of Passion. Thank you, Susan. I’m also excited because Thursday is the night my favorite show is on TV … “The Vampire Diaries.” Since I am intrigued with vampires, I have been watching it since it first started a few years ago, and I’m hooked. If you have not seen it, I will catch you up. It is the story of Elena Gilbert (human high school girl played by the lovely Nina Dobrev) who falls in love with Stefan Salvatore (a vampire). Stefan, a very handsome guy (played by the attractive Paul Wesley), has a deliciously evil and devilishly handsome bother, Damon. I’m in love with the character of Damon (played by the handsome Ian Somerhalder). In my opinion, Damon is the most complex character in the series. He’s the bad boy who is reckless and impulsive and because he is also in love with his brother’s girlfriend, the mortal Elena, he struggles to be a better man.
In watching the show, I had to wonder why it is that I’m always completely attracted to the bad boy, not only in a movie or television show, but also in my real life. I have given this some serious thought and tried to recall when it was I first was drawn to the bad boy. Was it in the kindergarten play ground? Could it have been the hauntingly handsome Lestat? Was it the handsome rake, Han Solo? The innocent, but deadly Joe Black? The cunning and charming Captain Jack Sparrow? And the list goes on and on. I asked myself, what is it about the bad boy so many women find so irresistible and attractive. Is it the dangerous side of them that appeals to us? Is it our desire to tame their wild side, or to live out our wild fantasy even if only for a 60 minute television show or a few hour movie?
As an author do you love to create these bad boys in your novels? Personally, I adore the tormented immortal soul suffering to hold onto his last shred of humanity, when
by the very fact he is tortured and suffering is his humanity. Do you find the bad boy attractive and irresistible? If not … tell us who your shining hero is?
Vampire Diaries and Castle are the two television programs I am really fond of … and infact, admit they are my guilty pleasures. What are your guilty pleasures …. if you dare to share.