Five Things I Love About Writing & Reading Paranormal Romance
1. The heroes are HOT!
Seriously, have you ever read a PNR that didn’t have a smoking hot hero? Whether the guy is a vampire, a werewolf or another sort of creature, PNR heroes are undeniably hot. (In my free novella, Queen of Hearts, my hero is a gargoyle who’s also ex-military. DELISH.) Not to mention broody, dangerous and often in need of a little rescuing themselves. Which brings us to the heroines…
2. The heroines aren’t shrinking violets!
At least in the books I write, my heroines are equal partners to the heroes, even if they’re human. I love a well-balanced relationship and PNR typically delivers. The heroine might be a damsel in distress, but chances are good she’s already making an attempt at saving herself. It’s just easier with the hunky hero at her side.
Anything. It’s paranormal! I love the unexpected, the possibilities, the never knowing what’s around the corner. Now that’s fun reading. (And FUN writing.) When’s the last time anyone turned into a dragon in a contemporary romance? Never, that’s when. Just saying.
4. It’s an escape!
I love how PNR takes out of your life and transports you to a different place. It might be an alternate world, our world with a twist or even a different plane of existence. Wherever the story takes you, it’s always a fun ride. And you never have to leave your house.
5. Love conquers all!
Sure, this can be said for any romance, but in a PNR, the odds often seem insurmountable in a whole new kind of way. He’s a vampire, she’s human. He’s a werewolf, she’s allergic to dogs. Kidding! But you get my drift. When the final resolution comes and everything is made right, it feels like a major barrier has been torn down. Paranormal romances give us some outstanding finales!
If you love PNR like I do, check out my free novella, Queen of Hearts! It’s a fun read and my gift to all those readers out there who love the genre as much as I do.