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Move over vampires! Make way for fallen angels! December 26, 2009

Posted by Diana McCabe in News.
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What’s the next big craze in the paranormal romance genre? Angels. Apparently, these celestial beings — especially the fallen ones — are all the rage in the publishing world and Hollywood. Several novels have done well in this area, including J.R. Ward’s COVET, Lauren Kate’s FALLEN and Becca Fitzpatrick’s HUSH, HUSH. Here’s an excerpt about the trend from an article in THE INDEPENDENT:

“These angels appear as normal angels but they are very dark. A bit like vampires. But instead of sucking blood they suck human energy and life force, which they need to survive,” said Megan Larkin, Usborne’s fiction editor. She has commissioned the children’s author L A Weatherly to write a trilogy about renegade angels, due out next autumn. … Analysts expect the new paranormal love interest further to buoy the young adult publishing category, which has seen sales rocket this year on the back of demand for vampire titles. … Fallen angels are also emerging as a major theme in Hollywood, with next month’s Legion, starring Paul Bettany as an errant messenger, the first of several similar movies in the pipeline. Earlier this month, Disney picked up the rights to Fallen, which is handily the first in a four-part series, and Will Smith is working on an adaptation of Danielle Trussoni’s Angelology for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

To read the whole article, CLICK HERE. (Reporter Susie Mesure provides a nice wrapup of  books and movies at the end!) CLICK HERE to read a summary by Dot (a regular contributor to this blog!) on J.R. Ward’s fallen angel novel, COVET.

Check out a video clip from the movie Legion, which opens next month and starts Paul Bettany:


1. Diana McCabe - December 26, 2009

I just downloaded FALLEN so gonna read that on the Kindle. (Dot’s already given a good book blurb on COVET.) Anyone else read any of these books (angels)?? Will they replace vamps?


2. D Salvagin - December 28, 2009

I look forward to your opinion of Fallen. It got such mixed reviews I’m not sure about it at all.

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