Hey, Dark Dreamers,
“Where’s the sex?”
Now that I have your attention, this phrase is one that I’m hearing a lot these days from recent readers of OF SCIONS AND MEN. I hear wonderful and exciting praise, and then the sex question. Fear not, Dreamers, the sex in this series is coming in book 2, but there is none in book 1. The reason for this is quite simple and clear, Rowan is a complicated character who is searching for ways to become the woman she wants to be, but in all of book 1, she was not in the right place for a romantic relationship. She needs to find herself and be comfortable with herself before she can let someone in that intimately. Not to mention a vampire in your head can be a real mood killer.
By the end of the book, without spoilers, she’s in a hugely different position than where she started. This opens up many doors in the relationship and sex department. Now, that’s not to say there isn’t fun sensual scenes. Seriously, go find and read the club scene right now. We’ll wait.
Done. Good. But this all leads to a whole different question, when did Urban Fantasy come with the attachment of romance and sex? Now, don’t get me wrong, we all love a good romance with our favorite characters, but is it really a prerequisite?
In life, the need for romance and to be attached is thrust into all sorts of situations and onto all sorts of people who are in no way ready for it. This concept of the instant sizzling from across the room kind of love, how often does that happen? I mean, we all know Disney and the like have set up this concept over and over again, as did Brothers Grimm and other storytellers for centuries before. Disney even made fun of themselves for this relationship troupe in their movie “Frozen”. Does this type of love make the love that slowly builds and grows from other events a lesser love?
So here’s this week’s question, Dreamers: Do you believe in love at first sight?