I thought Alex's topic very interesting. Para normal has changed over the years and as a reader, I love those changes.
What do you think of those changes?
First I want to thank Sia for inviting me to drop by for a visit. :-) I enjoy having the opportunity to speak with fellow readers who love the paranormal!! And that’s what I always consider myself…an avid reader who just happens to write!
I’ve been blogging a lot lately about the fun twists and turns the genre seems to be making over the past year or so.
When this wild ride first began it was dominated by dark, brooding vampires. Who could ever have predicted the remake of classic lit with flesh eating zombies? Or the popularity of steampunk? Or the infusion of high fantasy with contemporary romance? I LOVE the fluid nature of the market and the fact that we as readers are willing to take a chance on writing that’s waaaaaay outside the box. :-)
I think it's the very fact that paranormals refuse to be pinned down with the same rules and expectations that makes other genres seem stale is what has kept it so popular. And as it continues to evolve I believe it will only attract new readers and writers.
My own series, The Guardians of Eternity, are a mishmash of genres. I’ve combined my love for horror, fantasy, adventure, and overall, romance into a strange brew…oh, and a fairly large dash of humor (or at least what passes as humor for me :-). It’s been so much fun creating my own world without restrictions, and I hope that comes through in the stories.
- My question is: What you see for the future of paranormals.
DEVOUR THE DARKNESS:
Tane is a Charon, sworn to hunt and kill rogue vampires. His new assignment seems like a waste of his talents…until he catches up with the Jinn he's been sent to capture. Half human, half demon, Laylah has a vulnerable streak that strikes right through to Tane's cold heart. He should be furious when she uses her powers to bind them together, preventing him from dragging her before the Commission. Instead he welcomes any reason to stay close enough to touch, to taste, to seduce…
Laylah doesn't know why she was chosen to protect a child who may be the catalyst in a war between good and evil. But the mysteries of her past pale compared to the dangers approaching. Tane is devastatingly strong, breathtakingly sensual. And Laylah will have to trust in every ounce of that strength, because her enemies are drawing near, eager to destroy them both…Excerpt
Moving to paranormals has been a dream since I watched my first episode of Buffy. I hope everyone enjoys the Guardians of Eternity series.
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