People are obsessed with paranormal phenomena and the supernatural. A recent poll found that over 71% of Americans believe in “miracles,” 42% of Americans believe that “ghosts” exist, and 41% think that “extrasensory perception” (e.g., telepathy) is possible.
The blockbuster Twilight, the big TV hits like Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead, and the flood of paranormal romance books on Amazon illustrate our society's utter fascination with paranormal figures and stories.
In Romance, a paranormal character and the world they represent provide an escapism and turn-on for many women. Vampires, shapeshifters, and aliens enter the stage where real men can't keep up.