Tuesday 12 February 2013

Forbidden Love by Erika Lindsen

And the love fun continues this week with the fabulous, the glorious.... Erika Lindsen author of the Takers Series and Tyran's Thirst. I asked her to stop by and talk about forbidden love because, let's face it, we all love to have a touch of sin and taboo in our fiction (and our real lives, duh).

FORBIDDEN LOVE by Erika Lindsen

Ah, love. What is more beautiful than seeing two people looking into each other's eyes, that twinkle exchanged, the connection of finding their soul mate? Forbidden love, of course.
 I think one of the most classic cases of crossing boundaries in the name of love is Romeo and Juliet. They truly were forbidden, deaths caused from just their families being around one another. Even the best friend got it. As we all know, not even a secret marriage could save these two and they died, well, killed themselves, but I like to think the sunnier side of the story.
Probably one of my favorite examples of forbidden love is Beauty and the Beast. Just thinking about that movie makes me smile (I’m a big kid at heart). What’s more frowned upon than hooking up with a creature? Sure, he was a prince in the beginning and end of the story, but when Belle met him he wasn’t exactly all chiseled cheekbones and long, flowing hair. He did have hair, but maybe a bit too much for Belle to run her hands through. Love conquered the spell and they lived happily ever after.
Speaking on getting with someone not exactly human and love conquering it, you may have noticed a surge in the last five years or so of vampires, werewolves and other love interests with secrets. Personally, I love the paranormal. The thought of having such a huge obstacle, such as he wants to eat you, and either looking beyond that to the real person is truly forbidden love and conquering it.
I must admit to having a serious soft spot for vampires. Maybe that’s why I’ve written so many of them? Probably.
Love truly does come in every shape and size. Some are set to what our parents have envisioned for us, others are the exact opposite. But however we find love, it is always precious and should always be treasured.
Erika's talk of Beauty and the Beast reminded me of this ridiculously awesome video about True Love and Disney so I'm sharing this with all of you for your sighing delight!

 So thanks Erika for stopping by and thank YOU for hanging out with me. On your way out don't forget to pick up a copy of Tyran's Thirst and Takers #1: Soul on Amazon.


What do you like about Forbidden Romance? What's your view about True Love? Tell me in the comments below!

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