I'm curled up on the bed, enjoying Dark Lover, and I erupt in laughter. It's not because something is explicitly funny in the book, but rather something I experienced reading the book. This is where I might also add in a disclaimer: I am by no means knocking the genre- in fact I'm actually impressed. Why? Irony.
Ever since I had high school English and learned about irony I've always been impressed by effective use of irony. What is irony? I'm lazy so I'll use the Internet dictionary.
(1): incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2): an event or result marked by such incongruity b: incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
Needless to say I don't believe anything in the song "Ironic" by Alanis is actually irony...but alas that is neither here nor there...
Back to Dark Lover, I was impressed by this following passage:
"Besides, they irritate me. Look at how their folklore portrays our species. There's Dracula, for Christ's sake, an evil bloodsucker who preys on the defenseless. There's piss-poor B movies and porn. And don't get me started on the whole Halloween thing. Plastic fangs. Black capes. The only things the idiots got right are that we drink blood and that we can't go out in the daylight. The rest is bullshit, fabricated to alienate us and stimulate fear in the masses. Or just as offensive, the fiction is used to create some kind of mystique for bored humans who think the dark side is a fun place to visit."
So perfectly hilarious and I am in love. Bring on the fun playground of lust and vampire erotica!