Why Paranormal Romance?

There are so many genres of novels out there today but one of the most popular genres is Romance.

I write in a sub-genre of Romance called Paranormal Romance.  I love the freedom involved with creating all types of worlds in one book with beings with unearthly powers while staying true to a basic, romantic story outline.  It’s true that every romance story has a general outline:  getting to know one another, coming together, separation and returning together for an HEA.  But the wonderful thing about romance is that anything else goes, especially within the realm of Paranormal Romance.

Want to explore a certain subject or two and find out what your created character does with that subject once it’s approached in the story?  This is what I love doing in my books.  My stories with Angels address all kinds of unique, sometimes uncomfortable situations.  I like to see how the Angels deal with these very human details of life or average life encounters.  For example in Centurion’s book, April and Centurion learn what a passion party is.  The conclusion of the party leads to an amazing encounter that none of them expected but fuels the movement of their relationship.

Paranormal subjects also explore unearthly magic and opportunities.  Anything you can envision, you can create and slip into a book.  The more creative you get, the more captivated your audience might be.  My Angels use force fields at times, get a crowd to forget an incident when it might be harmful to them, and even break the rules to assist their mates.  For instance, in Jasper’s book, when his mate Tatiana is heart-broken over the loss of her beautiful beagle mix, Jasper infuses her with heaven’s love despite the fact that it’s forbidden, to help her get through her beagle’s emotional anniversary date.

Standard rules do not always apply in Paranormal Romance books.  In Apollo’s book, gravity is defied when the couple affirm their love and commitment to each other, in the air.  Not only can you create worlds, powers and supernatural beings but you can also add wit and comical situations to captivate the readers’ attention and to keep the story hopping and more interesting.  I love the part where April asks Centurion about a substance called ambrosia that is supposed to make humans immortal.  Here’s the quick ending to the scene:

“Does anything exist to make one immortal?”  April commented.

“Yes, it’s called the afterlife.”

“Centurion! I’m serious.”

“So am I.”

Hahaha.  That one always has me chuckling.  You see, another reason why I love writing about Angels is because they can say something that is both comical and serious at the same time.  When Centurion says “so am I,” he’s affirming that he is serious too but he states it in a humorous, light-hearted manner.

Out of all of the subgenres within the Romance category, these are a few reasons why I, specifically, love Paranormal Romance.  Creating exotic and sometimes erotic worlds with superhuman beings that don’t exist (or exist but maybe not necessarily in the way they are depicted in a book) except in our minds is really fun.  Everyone who likes romance has a reason for their preference and these are some of mine and my thoughts for today.

~*~*  Wishing you a great beginning to your work week!  ~*~*

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