Archive for October, 2007

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Have a romantic paranormal Halloween!

October 31, 2007

By Jenny B 

It’s All Hallows’ Eve!  There isn’t a better occasion to celebrate all that is paranormal!

Tonight, after giving out goodies to the neighborhood kiddies, I plan to fire up my TV and watch Pushing Daisies and Reaper, then run a hot bath to ward off the chill and soak in a good, scary read while I soak in the tub!  On tap for tonight: The Beast Within by Lisa Renee Jones, from Silhouette Nocturne, about an immortal demon fighter; and after I’ve inhaled that novel I’m going to dive into Heart of Stone by C.E. Murphy, from LUNA, about a gargoyle who comes to life!

After all that I’ll probably need to sleep with the lights on. 

What’s your favorite paranormal read to get you in the mood for Halloween?

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Paranormal Romance Books, Movies, TV shows…

October 17, 2007

By Jenny B

Wherever you look, paranormal is HOT in popular culture right now. TV shows like Pushing Daisies, Reaper, and Moonlight; movies like 30 Days of Night and I am Legend; and of course, in books. Nowhere is paranormal hotter than in print! From YA to erotica to mystery, fictional characters everywhere are dealing with vampires, werewolves, aliens, immortals, shapeshifters, and more, either in battle or in the bedroom (and sometimes both!).

In fact it seems like you can’t walk through a bookstore or read a bestseller list lately without coming across paranormal books by Gena Showalter, Susan Grant, Susan Krinard, Brenda Joyce, J.R. Ward, Stephenie Meyer, Sherrilyn Kenyon — the list goes on and on.

Which is why we started this blog: as a place for authors, editors, readers, and fans of paranormal and specifically those who like their paranormal with a heaping side of romance and perhaps a dash of otherworldly sex.

In the coming weeks and months we’ll be posting links to authors and to other paranormal sites and blogs, and hopefully sparking discussions on all kinds of topics related to the genre.

For now though, we’ll leave you with this: why is paranormal so popular right now? What is it about Western culture that makes us so eager to embrace the idea that there are beings out there that exist on the fringes of “normal”?

Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!