Month: May 2013

  • Why Paranormals Are Awesome, Pt 5: Ten Reasons Paranormal Heroes Rock

    It isn’t fair to look at paranormal fiction and what’s awesome about it without considering the heroes. Yes, the butt-kicking heroines are awesome – and I’m all for girl-power. But the guys? Come on. Paranormal heroes put their non-supernatural counterparts to shame. Here are my ten reasons paranormal fiction heroes rock: Power. Nothing says power…

  • The Undead Are Calling

    I love writing paranormal romance because “dead” isn’t as simple a term. There are “shades” of death, and just because you kill-off a character doesn’t mean they’re dead and gone. They can be “slightly” dead, or “temporarily dead,” or even “life and physical-form deficient.” I suppose I’ve been thinking about the idea of “undead” because…

  • Paranormals are the Best (Pt 4): Magic and 5 Ways Paranormals Rock It

      I love magic. Not the pull-a-rabbit-out-of-your-hat tricks, but the idea of REAL magic. Like Tinkerbell making the Disney castle sparkle and glow. Or Cinderella being transformed by the fairy godmother. Or the idea that a human could shift into an animal or another form. Or that stories, legends, whispers in the night really could…

  • Why Paranormals Are Awesome: Part 3: Big Button Issues

    I love paranormal fiction because it dares to do more than just write a terrific story, with rich, unusual characters, and unusual hooks. They also usually have a message for the reader, delivered in such a fashion that while the author could be standing on a soapbox, it’s an invisible one. That’s why I call…