The Horror Sensorium: Media and the Senses

McFarland & Company
Jefferson, North Carolina
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See Chapter 4 on "Paranormal Romance: Anita Blake, Sookie Stackhouse and the Monsters Who Love Them."

Paranormal romance exists on a continuum: at one extreme end the sensorium languishes in the embrace of love, sex and romance while on the other it simultaneously recoils from and takes illicit delight in the horror, darkness and chaos that can lie at the core of eroticism. (75)

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