Paranormal Blog Hop with @Sarah_Bella_30

Snarkology Paranormal Blog Hop

So, it’s Halloween season – der, Sarah, we all know that. Okay, well yeah, but did you know that it’s also referred to as All Hallow’s Eve? Yeah? That too? Okay, well then I’m out of interesting facts surrounding Halloween.

How’s about then, I talk about mythology? Good, yeah? Let’s have a discussion on the merits of ‘standard’ mythology. By ‘standard’ I’m talking about the traditional mythology surrounding certain fantastical beasts – werewolves, vampires, zombies…

In general, I think it depends on the species you’re dealing with and the authors voice. Some authors are so compelling that it doesn’t matter (to me, at least) what they write, I’m reading it. I think that certain species are more ‘sacred’. Werewolves, for example. One of my pet peeves is when an author has a werewolf who can shift at will. To me, that’s not a werewolf, it’s a shifter and they’re different.

Beyond that, I love when an author keeps parts of the original mythology but gives it his or her own twist a la ‘True Blood’, with the synthetic blood or Black Dagger Brotherhood where the vamps need to feed from other vamps to stay in top shape. In my erotic novella, Bound by Blood, my vamps draw more power by feeding from female vamps.

So ladies and gents, give me some examples of your favorite twists on traditional mythology – books or movies – and your least favorite twists -and let’s leave out Twilight because we’ve all heard the ‘real vampires don’t sparkle’ argument. Also, what’s your favorite beast to read?

The hop is giving away a $60 Amazon giftcard, so be sure to use the raflecopter to be in the running for that. To be in the running for my own giveaway – a $5 giftcard to your choice of Amazon, Barnes & Noble or StarBucks, leave a comment below. Don’t forget your email address so I can contact you when you win!

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28 Responses to Paranormal Blog Hop with @Sarah_Bella_30

  1. rayna says:

    I find i am in love with Egyptian mythology. So Stargate and SG-1 were awesome. I also love Dr.Who, Star Wars ands most “alien misinterpreted as a God” type books. What I have a problem with is day walking vampires who have a blood disorder. They have no powers and aren’t sexy at all. Boring. Potia acosta I think the writer’s name was. Don’t quite me on that. I felt the writing was pretty boring. J.Frank has a lot of tell not show writing. I an not so much into passive reading off paranormal stories. If I was i would read Dracula again.

  2. Trix says:

    I like m/m twists on things like fairy tales and myths, when done well!


  3. VeronikaDream says:

    My favorite is the Night Huntress series, I love the story of those books!

  4. Just hopping to all the Snarkology blogs! Enjoyed your post!
    The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is my favorite! Can’t get enough of the those vamps. If you have a chance, hop on over for a Zombie story twist:

  5. felicia sidoma says:

    I think that what you said about shifting is so true. You are a shifter if you shift. thinks for the rest of what you thought. Thank you for your part of the hop.

  6. Zoe says:

    I love creative twists on out classic PNR creatures. There’s just sooo much now on vamps and weres…so I get enthused when it’s something well written and slightly different. My one pet peeve is when a vamp writer gets fangs and incisors mixed up (they can’t suck through an incisor…that’s just…okay it just doesn’t work for me). Thank you for offering a giveaway.
    writeforward at yahoo dot com

  7. bn100 says:

    like different twists; like werewolves

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. Natasha says:

    I like all kinds of twists. Vampires are my favorite.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. Lisa Rayns says:

    Vampires don’t sparkle??? I enjoy any original twist, and I respect Stephanie Meyer. I adore vampires. Thanks for the giveaway! lisarayns at gmail dot com

    • Sarah Sarah says:

      Don’t get me wrong, I loved Twilight. I just didn’t want this to turn into a Twilight bashing debate. The ‘vampires don’t sparkle’ argument seems to be the one posed most frequently when I talk about different twists. Thanks for playing along!

  10. JeanMP says:

    I enjoy reading any twists, my favorite are the werewolves.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  11. laurie g says:

    I like m/m twists on things like fairy tales and myths, when done well!

  12. Kat de Falla says:

    I’m a HUGE fan of the hunks of the Black Dagger Brotherhood – my love of paranormal romance began with these books – a-ma-zing! Thanks J.R. Ward for many a night of late-night get-me-hot reading!!!

  13. Tia says:

    I kind of like it when they let the vampires out during the day. Don’t get me wrong I do love me some night time, but that does get old after a while.
    I really don’t like it when they say they can inject vampires with something to return them to human form. That’s pretty insulting to all of the vampires that we know and love.

  14. Ana Smith says:

    My favorite twist on traditional mythology is definitely the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh – angels making vampires, what can be better than that?

    Surprisingly, I’m not a big fan of the classic idea of a vampire – the entire cursed by its own existence thing not something I love to read about.

    My favorite beast? Well, I really have to go with Barrons. :D

  15. Krysta B. says:

    Mythology wise I like the Percy Jackson series, it’s nice to see a different take on myths.
    I love reading about werewolves the most though I do love some were-dragons.


  16. Eva Millien says:

    I lThanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Happy Halloween! evamillien at gmail dot comike different twists and combinations because it keeps things interesting.

  17. JanD says:

    I like Lynsay Sands twist on vampires in her Argeneau series.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  18. BookLady says:

    For a great twist on mythology I recommend the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Halloween!

  19. Daniel M says:

    i like em all, vamps, weres, shifters, franks, witches

  20. Sarah,
    Great article. My wolves shift at will but I still call them werewolves. I think if they followed the moon, I’d call then lycans instead.

    Thank you for participating in the Snarkology’s Hop! Happy Halloween!

  21. I love shifters of every kind. It doesn’t matter if it’s wolves, bears, seals. I love them all. :o)

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  22. Sherry S. says:

    I love reading Sherrilyn Kenyon’s twist of Greek mythology. I love reading any books about wolf shifters.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  23. Meghan Stith says:

    I love the twist in The BDB series where they have to feed from vampires of the opposite sex instead of humans.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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