I've been thinking if any of you think the genre may be ruined. It turned into boy meets girl, boy is a vampire type of thing. And the popularity of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries turned every mention of a vampire novel into an eye roll. It became so hackneyed and despised because of such romantic novels that use these supernatural beings for no explicable reason. What reception would a mature vampire/werewolf novel receive? Something along the lines of Underworld, but with a more engaging story, more developed history and social structure where the world isn't rotating around one romantic relationship, and where vampires aren't Smallville supermen rip-offs. Perhaps there is a work like that out there that I'm not aware of (Anne Rice excluded)?