Today's a ha moment:
It has been a sad fact that stories about the undead in various incarnations (can the undead be incarnated?) - such as vampires, werewolves and zombies - are popular and infiltrating every genre of book. There are vampire detectives, detectives who hunt vampires, detective vampires falling in love, vampire spouses on the run from FBI agents from the future... nearly any possible permutation you could fathom, someone else has thunk it and published it, and somewhere people are reading it.
It soothes my heart somewhat to realize that another genre is growing in popularity and developing an expansive range of plot lines: "Inspirational Fiction". Mostly these have to do with the Amish community, usually featuring a beautiful woman wearing a long dress and apron on the cover - though the dresses are not really plain, and no cap covers her luxurious hair. Again, every permutation of plot can be found, but at least all the characters are fully in the 'not un-dead' category. There is no sex going on in shades of any colour, and whether solving mysteries or falling in love, God, faith, family, and community play a big role.
Take that, nasty vampires.