With Halloween is nearly here and I am in the mood for some spooky words.
But is there anything romantic about the famously terrifying tales we know – the ones that haunt our memories and feed our fascination with all things dark and dire? While we prepare for ghosts and goblins, can there be found, anything morbidly lovely or chillingly sensual in the stories that have set the scene for so many of the characters we will be dressing up as for this ghoulish holiday?
Well, I did some investigating and put together a few quotes from some of the most well loved spooky novels in the world of literature and found out that, yes, there have most definitely been a few lines written that give those who reside in the spirit realm some love and here they are:
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
“All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many specters in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins and the whole race of witches put together, and that was – a woman.”
“There was a deliberate voluptuousness that was both thrilling and repulsive. And as she arched her neck she actually licked her lips like an animal till I could see in the moonlight the moisture.
Then lapped the white, sharp teeth. Lower and lower went her head. I closed my eyes in a languorous ecstasy and waited.
“I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.”
“Then I give you life eternal. Everlasting love. The power of the storm and the beasts of the earth. Walk with me to be my loving wife, forever.”
The Phantom of the Opera
“Know that it is a corpse who loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you!...Look, I am not laughing now, crying, crying for you, Christine, who have torn off my mask and who can never leave me again!...Oh, mad Christine, who wanted to see me!”
There you have it, some dark romance from literature.
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.