性感單身爸爸小說成英國暢銷成人書籍


[email protected] China Post

《五十度灰》已經out了,現在英國最流行的成人書籍是性感單身爸爸小說,主角都是深諳帶娃之道、充滿愛心同時又性感迷人的單身爸爸。專家認為,英國女性被這種題材的小說吸引是因為主人公是情感成熟的暖男,而且比較接地氣,能讓人產生共鳴。

Publishers are reporting a surge in demand among fiction fans for tales of ‘hot single dads’. 出版商報告稱,書蟲們對“性感單身爸爸”題材的小說需求量大增。

Mills&Boon first spotted the trend earlier this year, pointing out that steamy novels about ‘hot daddies’ are setting pulses racing among romantic fiction readers – and flying off the shelves. Mills&Boon公司在今年早些時候發現了這一趨勢,指出關於“性感爸爸”的情色小說讓言情小說讀者心跳加速,而且十分暢銷。

The imprint’s publishing house HarperCollins has suggested the new trend is down to women’s desire for ‘real and relatable heroes’. 該公司的出版社HarperCollins指出,這一新潮流源於女性對“真實的讓人產生共鳴的男主角”的渴望。

The romance novel industry is big business in the UK – with some 10.7 million regular readers – and experts believe the uptick in interest in single fathers could be being fuelled by women’s attraction to men with ’emotional maturity’ and fully-fledged parenting skills. 言情小說產業在英國是個大產業,擁有近1070萬穩定讀者,專家認為讀者對單身爸爸的興趣大增可能是因為女性被“情感成熟”並在育兒方面訓練有素的男性所吸引。

A spokesperson for Mills&Boon said: ‘There are so many different kinds of romance heroes, but single dads have a nurturing and caring element that is very appealing. Mills&Boon公司的發言人說:“現在有太多不同類型的言情小說男主角,但是單身爸爸擁有的這種養育和關懷的元素非常具有吸引力。”

‘The current popularity of the single dad trend definitely has some caring family men, but readers are appreciating these dad heroes in a new sexier light – from “cute father” to “hot daddy” if you will.’ “當前流行的單身爸爸小說中肯定有暖心的居家男人,但是讀者更喜歡這些單身爸爸性感的一面——或可愛或火辣,各種性感都有。”

HarperCollins just rolled out a bundle of six hot single dad stories for Father’s Day with an array of steamy plot twists and protagonists – including a hunky paramedic and a mysterious billionaire. HarperCollins出版社在父親節剛剛推出了6本性感單身爸爸小說,裡面既有跌宕起伏的成人情節,也有令人心神蕩漾的男主角——包括一位英俊瀟灑的傘兵軍醫和一位神秘的億萬富翁。

Falling for the Single Dad by Emily Forbes features a plastic surgeon returning from active duty in Afghanistan – who also happens to be a single parent. 艾米莉•福布斯寫的《情迷單身爸爸》描繪了一個從阿富汗服役歸來的整形外科醫生,同時也是一個單身爸爸。

Meanwhile, in Charlene Sands’ The Billionaire’s Daddy Test, a woman tries to honour her sister’s dying request to find the father of her baby girl – also a single father. 而在沙琳•桑德斯的《億萬富翁的父親測試》中,一個女人為了滿足姐姐死前的請求,努力去尋找姐姐年幼女兒的父親——也是一個單身爸爸。

Mills&Boon Brand Marketing Director, Joanne Rose, added: ‘Our “single dad” stories certainly strike a chord with readers – the heroes are real and relatable, and often offer hope of a second chance at happily ever after. Mills&Boon公司的品牌行銷總監瓊安•羅絲補充說:“我們的’單身爸爸’故事確實能讓讀者產生共鳴——男主角真實又深入人心,通常會給人花開二度的希望。”

‘We know that in a turbulent world readers turn to romance for comfort and reassurance, and a Mills&Boon book guarantees a delicious moment of escapism for every romance reader.’ “我們知道,在動盪的世界中讀者會從言情小說中尋找安慰,而一本Mills&Boon的書能讓每位讀者都體會到逃離現實的美妙瞬間。”