Saturday, June 25, 2011
Someone asked me recently why I write paranormal/fantasy romance as opposed to the regency and historical I used to write, and this is my answer:
Paranormal Romance—gives off its own aura. One’s imagination immediately begins to come to life and move out of the ordinary. Romance takes on a new connotation, and breaks through conventional walls to find a dream fantasy burst lustily into being. And if a writer is worth his/her salt, that is what is supposed to happen for their readers.
As a writer I want my readers to feel what my heroine—my hero feel, see what they see and experience all the possibilities.
Discovering the paranormal/fantasy world of romance opened a new dimension for me as a writer.
Research gave me the Tuatha Dé (the Irish Fae), and I discovered that Prince Breslyn had a life all his own, and he wanted us to know about it, admire it, and love it as he did.
And then, with the vampire walking into our living rooms as a romantic figure, an entire new world invaded my mind with a force that demanded attention.
I think we first saw the intriguing and romantic side of the Vampire when Frank Langella played the part on stage. I know I was leaning forward baring my neck the night I was lucky enough to be in the audience watching him at his best! He took the part to the screen and opened up a world for viewers and writers alike. It took the concept of evil and displayed the many sides that shaded into good.
Twilight was born and gave us the non-blood drinking vamps…and the shape-shifters and once again I was swept up and away into the world of paranormal and fantasy.
Thus, my Shadowlove-Stalkers was born, combining in a sense the two worlds that I so love. The notion of the immortals (not too far off from the Fae), and a half vampire woman trying desperately to retain who she is came to being and suggested my Shadow series.
Working furiously now on the next sequel, Shadowheart-Slayer and loving it. My Legend series continues August 1st with Trapped-Legend and in between, I discovered a witch out for revenge—DARKLOVE, which I think The Wild Rose Press should be releasing in September.
Quite a bit going on in my fantasy world, but I have a question, if you had the opportunity to be immortal…knowing the consequences of living forever, would you? Would you choose to be immortal?
Smiles & Good Reading,
It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Of Human Bondage, 1915