We've done wizards (thank you very much, JK Rowling!) and we've done vampires (hello, True Blood). We've all prepped for the zombie apocalypse and gone to Camp Half Blood. So what now? I'm trying to figure it out, because the next big thing has to be hovering just beyond the horizon, waiting for us to fall in love with it. Demons? They're already big in erotica, because that's like the ultimate bad boy. Roman gods against Norse gods in a steel cage death match? Because that would be kind of awesome.
So what is it? Mermaids? Cyclops? What mythical creatures are left out there for us to overuse and get tired of? Maybe a combination, like vampire mermaids or possessed satyrs. Or maybe this: