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!


One comment

  1. Wish I knew why–but I do know I enjoy the fantasy. Perhaps we all need to escape from reality and get our conflict in forms that can never actually touch our lives. It’s a bit like historicals, which I think are also doing quite well at the moment.

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