Paranormal romance is hot right now. Everyone knows it. Nobody’s denying it. Heck, anything paranormal is hot right now. The romance element just makes it even hotter. Long before a certain tousled haired young man took on the role of a sparkling vampire on screen those of us in the romance field have known just how sexy something with a little bite can be.
The question I keep asking myself though is this: where are we going next in paranormals? If you’re like me you’ve heard that “vampires are over” or “if I have to read another book with … I’ll slit my own throat”. Well slitting your throat would certainly give the vampire authors something to write home about. Anyway, that’s neither here or there. The real question is where do we go next? What’s the hot new thing?
Is it demons and angels like my newest book series? Or is it Greek/Roman Gods and Goddesses like Aimee Carter’s The Goddess Test? Steampunk like Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate? New forms of shapeshifters like Nicole Peeler’s Jane True series? Who knows? I’m batting around ideas in every category I just mentioned.
Honestly? That’s the fun part in my opinion. That’s what makes paranormals such great books to read and to write. There are no rules beyond the Golden Rule of Storytelling to constrain us. Write a Good Story. Everything after that is up to you. Because that’s the best thing in paranormal and fantasy writing – the world you build and that you take your readers to is only constrained by the limits of your imagination.
So, while people on the street love to tell me how they heard from a reputable source who knows these sorts of things that paranormals are dying post-Twilight, I just smile and walk away. Because one thing I know for certain is this. While we might change our labels or tweak our characters slightly to find new ways to tell a story one thing is for certain. Paranormal writers and readers aren’t fading away anytime soon. We’ve got too many places and people and things yet to explore together after all. And if we run out of worlds to see? We’ll just make a few new ones.
*A huge thanks to Patricia for stopping by and talking with us today!*
Title: Luck of the Devil
Author: Patricia Eimer
Genre: Paranormal Comedy
Length: Novel – 273 pages
Release Date: August 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-10-7
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-11-4
Now it’s all Faith can do to keep the family reunion from Hell (literally) under wraps, and the angelically-inclined hottie across the hall from realizing there’s something weird about his neighbor. And, thankfully, it’s working. Until an angelic stalker shows up in a bid to steal her powers and take over the world.
Forget watching reruns. With the way things are going, Faith will need the luck of the Devil just to survive until Monday.
Must be 18 years or older.
This book sounds like a good one and I loved the excerpt, lol. Definitely count me in 🙂
I think this sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway
Hi Patricia – as a lover of all things paranormal and vampires in particular – I hope you’re right. And I agree – what’s important is to write a good story whatever the genre
Paranormals have always excited in storytelling, from the very beginning. It won’t die away soon.
Where do we go next? It really doesn’t matter to me what supernatural creature as long as the plot is interesting…and fits the choice. There are SO many ways to make that happen. I love PNR.
Thanks for the giveaway!
I so agree, paranormal isn’t going anywhere. Heck, it’s always been around. I remember from my days of childhood the fabulous Bunnicula, and then Ann Rice. Charlaine Harris has been writing vampires for years. They ain’t going nowhere. 🙂
Congrats on the release! Sounds really good. Paranormals will always be around and Im glad.
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The paranormal genre has been around a long time and I think it’ll stay cause there’s always new readers coming along and finding it. How it may evolve is another thing and I wouldn’t presume to guess.
I love the cover! I’d love to read this! Thanks!
I’m also a paranormal author, and love finding out about new takes on the genre. The thing about paranormal is that the possibilities are endless. It doesn’t just have to be about vampires or shapeshifters, it can include time travel, dystopian worlds, space, etc. By the way, think your premise for your book is hysterical. Adding to the too long to read list.
I don’t think paranormal will ever go away… As long as there are good characters to read it doesn’t matter if the being is another vampire or werewolf or chia pet, if the character is someone you can root for, I’ll read it… 🙂
Great post, Patricia. You’re so right. No one knows what’s going to be the next big thing, but I have no doubt that paranormal is here to stay.
When did the truth or what’s real get in the way of a good story? I say keep writing paranormal or whatever you want. The buzz on “what’s hot” is cyclical and if your work is good it won’t need the buzz to make people notice it.
Patricia, your book sounds very interesting to me. As for the paranormal world, I believe the possibilities for more stories are endless. Maybe aliens will be the next big thing? I think certain people will always be curious about the unknown and mysterious creatures. And I’m one of them. LOL
This book sounds great! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us!!
The story seems great, I hope to get the chance to read it and enjoy it!
Thanks for the giveaway (and make it internationally!)
I think that the only limit to paranormals is the author’s imagination. These things might be cyclical, but writing what we love is the secret. Enthusiasm always shows through. All the best with your new release.
This sounds like a great fun paranormal read. I love paranormals that have humor in them, they are my favorite things to read these days. Thank you for introducing me to another author and for the great interview and giveaway.
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Please enter me in contest. This sounds like a very good read. Tore923@aol.com
I would say that with the vast directions paranormal can go in it should be around for a long time. I think perhaps some people tire of it and move on but others are always discovering it. If authors continue to write great books readers will continue to be great fans.
Thanks for the great interview and the giveaway.
I completely agree with you Patricia… Paranormal writers and readers are definitely not going away anytime soon and I for one couldn’t be happier:) I will credit Twilight for making me see the light so to speak on this particular genre, but what’s kept me in it are the fantastic author’s (way too many to list) that have been in the game for a while or are new to it.
Your book sounds great!
Patricia, I think you’re right on when you say that a good story will alway find readers, even if it’s in a supposedly “over” genre. And when it comes to paranormals–well, people have been entranced by vampires since Dracula. Fairies, angels, shapeshifters? Each of those has a very long track record of stories, even of they weren’t labeled ‘paranormals’.
I agree with your take on all of the ways paranormal books can go – Anywhere the writer wants to take it!! It’s wide open, and that’s what I love about paranormal romance books:)
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This sounds like a fun read. A bit different from what I’m used to reading. I look forward in checking this and experiencing a change of pace.
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Great post and I agree that I don’t think Paranormal Romance is going to go away anytime soon. There can be so many different stories to tell and I am definitely looking for these new reads 🙂