Thoughts on Absolute Power, Good and Evil. . .

I’m going to be doing some quest blogging and one of the things on my mind for the guest blog has been “Why are paranormals still so popular? What is that keeps on pulling readers back for more?”

For me it’s about the eternal struggle of good and evil and what happens when someone has immense power. You know that whole, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I guess it’s why the Founding Fathers developed a unique system of checks and balances on the various branches of government and why the press needs to be free of government interference.

But I digress…

Imagine absolute power. Would you use it for good or evil? Is anything ever absolutely good or evil?

Whenever I sit down to write a book, that’s one of the first questions that I ask myself about each and every one of the characters. I’m much more intrigued by people who aren’t perfect and yet choose to use their power in the right way.

What about you? What keeps you coming back to the paranormal genre? I’d like to know so that I can include your thoughts in the blog I’m going to write!

4 thoughts on “Thoughts on Absolute Power, Good and Evil. . .”

  1. I think it would be the person’s point of view if someone was using their power for good or evil. I think even Hitler thought he was doing good for the Arian race!
    Of course, then, if I had absolute power I would only use it for good – as I saw it!

  2. I enjoy paranormals for their bits of mystique and magic… to see how an author brings the supernatural to life… 😀 To see a darker side of things, but still end up with a connection, a HEA.

  3. I love reading the paranormal romance genre because of all the ‘what-ifs’ you can imagine.
    eh, I don’t believe anything is ever absolutely good or evil. That’s why it’s always fun to know more about a character and their motives… whether they realize it or not, sometimes they may be doing something good for a selfish motive. I know I did this last week, lol.

  4. With all absoluter power, there must be some weak spot. It is up to the bad guys or the hero (depending on who has what kind of power, good or evil) to find that weakness and guarantee that it is a fatal one.
    I sincerely doubt any human, demon, vampire, alien, politician…could have absolute power. Thank God for that.
    That little Achilles Heel bit…works for me.

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