Saturday, February 28, 2015

Frey Ortega


Bio:

Hi everyone! My name is Frey Ortega, and I write gay erotic romance of the M/M variety. I dabble in a lot of different things: paranormal contemporaries set in New York City, all the way to obscure little lakeside towns in Montana, to mythology-inspired contemporaries in an island paradise in the Mediterranean, and cliffside castles filled with delicious Minotaur shifters all the way in Ireland. I have a lot coming your way in 2015, as you can tell!

I hail from the Philippines and I'm a huge video game and internet geek. I spend roughly half my days just sitting in front of the computer surfing the web and playing video games, and the other half I spend... in front of the computer and writing. LOL!

I have my Into the New World series and Lykaios series, the first book of which just came out February 21st, 2015! 



Why do I like writing Paranormal Romance?

Mostly because of the element of the paranormal. There's something about a werewolf finding their mate, or a vampire finding that right person for them, or even a Siren finding the one person they could never sing to ruin that makes me all quiver on the inside. It just feels that much more special to write Paranormal Romance. There's a depth of emotion that - while Contemporary can also achieve - it feels so much more fantastical (and, to me anyway,) more satisfactory with a Paranormal. I guess that's the main draw of it for me. Though I do love Contemporary, don't get me wrong! A hot alpha werewolf just makes my knees weak. :)

You can find my books here!


Friday, February 27, 2015

Kryssie Fortune: Please Welcome JoAnne Myers as she tells us about ...

Kryssie Fortune: Please Welcome JoAnne Myers as she tells us about ...: Hello all, I am pleased to be here. I will be awarding two people who comment their choice of either a paperback or PDF of one of my books....



Is It Only A Myth?-nightmares really do come true for this small town. http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/LMM.html


Cree Storm




Bio:

Hi I'm Cree Storm.  Let me start by saying  I am a M/M author.  I have taken Greek Mythology and brought it to life with romance, intrigue, team work.  I am a proud mother of two and spent most of my life helping people with disabilities have the life they dreamed and finally decided that it was my turn.  Since then I have my first series Twelve Labors and got a second series MYSTIC  and I am on the way to start a third one :)





A little about what I like writing in paranormal romance

I love to write about two people that are brought together through difficult times and showing that if you work together, no matter what your differences, you can overcome anything as a team.  That if you really care for someone, nothing else matters.  That even if you are weak in some areas that is where your partner is there to hold you up and vice versa...you can keep each other strong.

Here is where you can go and see my collection of books and buy links

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Good night message, and #5 tale from Wicked Intentions

Good night message, and #5 tale from Wicked Intentions



For newlyweds Bill and Gayle, having their own apartment proves to be more dangerous than delightful.


http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/WickedIntentions.html

The Legend of Lake Manor

For the young psychic Cassandra Lopez, coming to the infamous and haunted mansion Lake Manor, was more like a mission.

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/WickedIntentions.html

Vampire Hunters in Film and Television

My Favorite Vampire Hunters in Film and Television

~Margo Bond Collins


In my novel Sanguinary, Cami Davis is a detective on the Dallas police force, and part of an anti-vampire squad. My depiction of her is absolutely influenced by my love of vampire hunters in film and television. Here's a list of some of my favorite vampire hunters:


Buffy: Because what’s not to love about a snarky blonde cheerleader with a destiny to be a vampire slayer? Add Joss Whedon’s particular brand of brilliance, and Buffy is still one of my favorite vampire hunters, even more than fifteen years after the television series first aired.





The Winchester Brothers:  Normally, these are top five lists. But I’m going to count Sam and Dean Winchester from the television series Supernatural together—it’s virtually impossible to consider them any other way. Technically, Sam and Dean are monster hunters in general, and vampires make up only a small percentage of their hunts—but since Dean was once briefly turned into a vampire and Sam had to contemplate beheading his brother, I think it counts. Plus: they’re just so beautiful.



Peter Vincent: I know that the 2011 remake of Fright Night was not exactly a favorite of either critics or fans. But I love, love, love David Tennant in the role of the stage magician whose dark past makes him a vampire expert.



Blade, Whistler, and Abigail Whistler (I'm counting these guys together, too!): I love the way the Blade film series uses the conventions of vampire film and myth. The dhampir (or half-vampire) as a vampire hunter is one of my favorite semi-obscure vampire myths, and Wesley Snipes does a nice job of being a taciturn, tortured hero in the dhampir role. Film scholar Jeffrey Weinstock has claimed that the vampire film is always about technology, and Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) is the consummate tech guy. Finally, the addition of Abigail Whistler brings the kick-ass heroine into the series, making it just about perfect, as far as I’m concerned.



Pike: In the original film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she ends up with Pike, a mechanic whose best friend is turned into a vampire. I like Pike because, like Elle in my book Legally Undead, he doesn’t want to kill vampires. In fact, he packs up to get out of town. But then he sticks around to help Buffy figure out that she is, as he says, “the guy. The chosen guy.”



I really wanted to find a film or TV version of Van Helsing to include in this list, but I just couldn’t. The movie Van Helsing was simply laughable, and the Van Helsing character in the various Dracula movies doesn’t seem strong enough. I’d love to hear about any Van Helsings or other vampire hunters I might have missed who should be considered!


_____________________________________________ sanguinary final
A Night Shift Novel

Only fifty years left before vampires rule the world.

When Dallas police detective Cami Davis joined the city's vampire unit, she planned to use the job as a stepping-stone to a better position in the department.

But she didn't know then what she knows now: there's a silent war raging between humans and vampires, and the vampires are winning.

So with the help of a disaffected vampire and an ex-cop addict, Cami is going undercover, determined to solve a series of recent murders, discover a way to overthrow the local Sanguinary government, and, in the process, help win the war for the human race.

But can she maintain her own humanity in the process? Or will Cami find herself, along with the rest of the world, pulled under a darkness she cannot oppose?

_____________________________________________

Buy Links

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Sanguinary-Night-Shift-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00MR5VGV8/



Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Sanguinary-Night-Shift-Novel-1/dp/0990743322/

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MargoBondCollinsAbout the Author Margo Bond Collins is the author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Sanguinary, Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them—and sometimes fight them. _____________________________________________


Connect with Margo
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/margobondcollins
Email: MargoBondCollins@gmail.com
Website: http://www.MargoBondCollins.net
Blog: http://www.MargoBondCollins.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MargoBondCollin @MargoBondCollin
Google+: https://plus.google.com/116484555448104519902
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Paranormal Love Features: "The Apartment" one tale in "Wicked Intentions" a ...

Paranormal Love Features: "The Apartment" one tale in "Wicked Intentions" a ...: Blurb: For a young couple in love with college ambitions Seattle, Washington was the perfect place to fall in love and marry. Little di...

"The Apartment" one tale in "Wicked Intentions" a paranormal anthology by JoAnne Myers

Blurb: For a young couple in love with college ambitions Seattle, Washington

was the perfect place to fall in love and marry. Little did Bill and Gayle Price

know, but their happiness, their faith in each other and their sense of security

would be tested beyond human limits.


 


Excerpt:

Minutes later they arrived at the perspective new home. The first thing

they noticed while approaching the first floor flat was the abundant amount of


torn and broken furniture in the front yard. “What happened here?” Gayle

asked, giving the rubbish the once over. “It looks like an animal chewed up the

stuff.”

Just as baffled as his bride, Bill said, “Maybe they had a big dog. I’m sure

there’s a reasonable explanation for all this.”

“There is!” chirped a voice from behind.

The couple turned and found the thirty-something realtor waiting for them.

“Hi,” she said. “You happy-looking folks must be Mr. and Mrs. Price?”

“Yes, we are,” replied Bill, extending his hand as his wife repeated his

gesture.

“Whose property is this?” asked Gayle, pointing to the junk.

“Oh…it belonged to the last occupant. They left unexpectedly,” she said,

still smiling.

“Did something happen here that we should be concerned about?” asked

Bill. “I mean, this area is known for its antique stores and art walk. Not riff-raff

tenants.”

“It was nothing criminal, I assure you,” she said. “Let’s go inside and have

a tour.” She gave no further explanation.

Bill and Gayle apprehensively followed the enthusiastic woman into the

apartment. Once inside they noticed extensive remodeling in process. “The

paint and carpets look brand new,” said Gayle, noticing the work crew moving

about.

“Yes!” piped the realtor. “We gutted the entire place after the last tenants.


New floorboards, new dry wall, new fixtures.”

“Well, the rent is certainly in our price range,” said Bill. “Isn’t it, honey?”

“Oh, yes…it is,” whispered Gayle. She had an uneasy feeling about the

place. But it would be silly to turn down such a great apartment, she thought.

“Great!” said the realtor. “You can move in Friday. I have the rental

agreement right here.” She promptly removed the lease from her briefcase, and

the young couple applied their John Hancock’s. It was a done deal.

Buy Links:

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/WickedIntentions.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=wicked+intentions&categoryId=100501

http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Intentions-JoAnne-Myers-ebook/dp/B00GNRUF40/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384531716&sr=1-1&keywords=wicked+intentions+myers

Contact JoAnne:

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page:
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Facebook Author Page:
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Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnnehttp://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Jo Anne’s Blogs:
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Jo Anne’s WordPress Blog:http://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Present your Ghosts




I had a lot of cool ideas for an article (they were cool in my mind!) but after a scintillating conversation with a fellow colleague here, I was advised to write them all (lol, one at a time) and write what I know best. The title came as a joke, but it fits.
It has come to my  attention that because I'm from Romania, I could be somewhat called "Street Wise" in the paranormal. Hahaha, Yes, no. But in a way, I guess I am. But I always thought everyone was the same, you see.
Were you expecting I'll talk about vampires after saying I'm from Romania? Huh, Bram Stoker never visited Romania and had no clue what we have around here in Eastern Europe. Though Romania apparently is close to being in Central Europe but now I'm getting into political issues...
Yes, I did say what we have around here.
As a writer of paranormal MM it came easy to me to immerse in a paranormal/ supernatural world because I saw signs of one existing from when I was a little girl growing up in rural Romania.

In the photo  you see Castelul Corvinilor. A nice place, do visit. Ring me if you do, you can maybe stay in my nearby childhood house if I'm back home.

And I'm not kidding you. My grandma knew to dodeochi spells, that cured you of the Evil Eye (I may know too...), my mother dreamt stuff before it happened (really, she knew my father had broken his leg before we got the phone call) and I accidentally did a tarot reading that predicted the death of my best friend's grandfather. Creepy stuff. Great for writing inspiration. Those are stories that I have yet to tell. Soon.

But I digress.
Real life experience and stories of strange experiences were my first contact with the paranormal genre. Then there were the books. Not science fiction (well, there were those too) but books about the most strange places on Earth, weirdest archaeological discoveries, weird photos and events, etc. I liked the ones with scientific facts not stories to put children to sleep. Btw, If you ever go to Romania, never visit Forest Baciu, near Cluj after dark. Trust me on that.


At first I didn't even have a TV, And this was happening in the '90 folks. Then we didn't have a lot of TV channels (Romania had been under the Iron Curtain until '89). Finally, the movies came. I watched probably all that I came across that had a hint of supernatural or mystery. I name here Roswell, Tales from the Crypt, Poltergeist;The Legacy, The Outer Limits, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Millennium, Medium, Highlander, Xena and Hercules, Twin Peaks, Twilight Zone, Doctor Who, The X-Files, Star Trek, Stargate oh my! I saw a lot. I fell in love with the bad boy of Charmed, though Leo and Chris were not that bad either. Then came the golden age. Supernatural and Ian Somerhalder. Now while I love Dean Winchester (go team Dean!) and I adore the show, Ian is hot, hot, hot too. Pity I cannot stand the show. And to repeat something Dean said, please do not remind me of Twilight!




 If I had space here I would post a lot of hotties that had come to my attention lately but the internet waves would blush and the blog taken down for inducing drool seizures. Alright two more!

Ichigo from Bleach, a Japanese Anime
(he's not even the hottest in that anime.
 And yes! I'm a geek and proud!) .
Now I want to post Keanu Reeves in
 Constantine too.
LOL. Next time.

After and during the sudden invasion of supernatural movies I stumbled across manga and anime. Great stories, amazing art, original ideas. I learned a lot and discovered new variations of local myths and legends. I wonder if every country has them- you know the same legends only told differently. For Romania there were the strigoitroubled souls of the dead rising from the grave. Some strigoi can be living people with certain magical properties. Some of the properties of the strigoi include: the ability to transform into an animal, invisibility, and the propensity to drain the vitality of victims via blood loss. These are our vampires one may say- vampire ghosts. I could bore you with actual facts about their existence and proofs but that is my private research, you'll need to do your own :). 

Then there are the v├órcolac or pricolici- let's call them man-wolves. And the zmeii and our own leprechauns and fairies. 
There's a lot to tell, but you can read a bit about it here Wikipedia. Especially in the links at the bottom of the Wikipedia article.




By the time I got into anime/manga and the latest movies,  I was writing paranormal but not publishing yet. I was writing from the age of nine but English language came a bit later. I had already a ton of material that could be used and too little time. The situation remains unchanged. I managed last year to get two books out, one this year and have currently one more finished,one sci fi story coming out next month, two WIPs half-done and a notebook full of half-planned novels. I think I'm at #78 with the ideas written there.  


What was it that attracted you to the paranormal genre? I will not talk about what attracted me to writing Gay Romance, that's a topic for another day. 
For me it was always there and I got attracted to it even more when I realised it's something special that not everyone has naturally in their lives. Plus it makes reality more interesting, doesn't it? I want to share that feeling of knowing that there is more than the eye can see or than the mind can understand. I have a lot of "ghosts" and other fantastical beings in my mind, some inspired from real life some because of too much coffee and too little sleep. What about you? Why do you read/write paranormal?

And just because I can and maybe I've made you curious (if you managed to finish reading all the verbal diarrhea until now) I'm posting here my book links. I promise to get better! I have some creepy ghost stories on the way! 

Return of Originals Series- Bookstrand
Hard to Kill, Book 1- Amazon.com
The Lost One, Book 2 - Amazon.com
His Imperfect Mate, Book 3- Amazon.com
Somewhere Out There Anthology- Pre-Order

And my try at regular romance
Good for Me, Book 1- Amazon.com

WARNING- I write Gay Erotica/Romance. Explicit, with hot guy on guy action.

Paranormal Love Features: Paranormal Love Features: Loves, Myths, and Monste...

Paranormal Love Features: Paranormal Love Features: Loves, Myths, and Monste...: Paranormal Love Features: Loves, Myths, and Monsters-11 urban and mysthical ... : Blurbs for “Loves, Myths and Monsters” 11 tales of fantasy...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Beyond Werewolves

Beyond Werewolves
by Kate Hill

Maybe because I grew up watching old horror movies like The Wolfman, when I hear the word shapeshifter, the first creature I think of is the werewolf. While I'm certainly a fan of werewolf movies and I love those hairy beasts in paranormal romance, they're not the only type of shifter that works as a romance hero.

With so many animals that would make interesting alter egos for book characters, it's not surprising to find sexy cat shifters, horse shifters, and even shifters with aquatic qualities.

Shifters aren't limited to animals. Some can change into just about anything. Shifters beyond werewolves have been around for ages. Examples include the shapeshifter Loki from Viking mythology and skin walkers from Native American legends. Shapeshifters also appear in several fairytales, such as Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince and The Little Mermaid.

Some shifters are able to change shape by choice, whether through magic or because it's natural to their species. Others are forced into shifting because of a curse. Whatever their reason for shifting, they make fascinating, sexy characters. Paranormal romance is about fantasy and few creatures are more fantastic than shifters.

What kind of shifters are your favorite?

About Kate Hill

Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.

When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out and spending time with her family and pets. She also writes as Saloni Quinby. Visit her online at http://www.kate-hill.com.


Excerpt from Tiger Fork (Writing as Saloni Quinby)

Tiger Fork
by Saloni Quinby
(M/M Shapeshifter)

A man-tiger stalks the forest near a village living in fear. To destroy the beast, they send the warrior Han, who wields the tiger fork, a weapon from ancient Earth.

He finds Bo, a gorgeous beast out to protect his species from extinction. When their intended battle to the death ends in sex instead, they risk their lives to bring peace to their two warring worlds. Will they succeed, or will the lovers be forced to destroy each other?

Excerpt:

The beast attacked first and Han maneuvered his weapon, jabbing and feinting, manipulating the man-tiger into his desired position. Then he drove the creature back and with a roar of surprise and rage it dropped into the deadly trap Han had prepared days ago.

To Han's dismay, the man-tiger caught hold of several twisted vines attached to a nearby tree. He clung to them, trying to pull himself out of the hole in the ground before he fell onto the dozens of spikes below. Han had concealed the trap well, covering it with branches and leaves. Just as he'd hoped, in the heat of battle, the man-tiger hadn't noticed it. It should have ensured his death--a grotesque and painful one for such a majestic rival, but Han's demise would have been no less horrible if the man-tiger had won the fight.

Now all Han had to do was finish it.

Still clinging to his tiger fork, he walked toward the beast who struggled, weakened by his wounds and loss of blood. The vines started to snap beneath his weight and he sank a little deeper into the hole. He paused, panting, and lifted his gaze toward Han.

They stared at each other for several heartbeats. Then the man-tiger did something unexpected. His face and form shifted and changed until, within seconds, Han faced a man who looked every bit as human as Han himself.

Stunned, Han almost dropped his weapon. He had no idea the man-tiger had the power to change. His heart pounding, he stared at the man.

Damp tendrils of long blond hair clung to his thick neck and shoulders. Muscles strained in his big arms as he struggled to pull himself out of the hole. If he had been at full strength, Han knew the beast would have already escaped and probably killed him.

Why did Han hesitate to destroy him? He thought of the slain hunters--human hunters--and tried to muster the courage to stab the beast with his tiger fork and send him to a well deserved death.

Yet it was no longer a beast he faced, but a man--one who was obviously desperate to survive, but his expression didn't beg. He regarded Han with the quiet dignity of a worthy foe who now accepted defeat.

At that moment, Han realized he couldn't let the fight end like this. The man-tiger was no longer just a beast to him, but an equal.

With a final tremendous effort, the man-tiger pulled himself upward until, just as the last vine snapped, he sank his fingers into the ground.

On impulse, Han curled his hands around the man-tiger's thick wrists and pulled with his remaining strength.

Together they managed to haul him out of the pit.

Purchase Links: All Romance Ebooks, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Changeling Press


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Welcome to the Paranormal Love Features page!

By Debbie Christiana

As a writer and an avid reader, the setting of a story is important. In a romance you might choose a beach at sunset or a picnic in front of a crackling fire. A haunted mansion, cemeteries, insane asylums are great spots for a darker story.

But what if the setting was an unusual place? A place seldom visited by star crossed lovers or the shifter/vampire couple.

One the best short stories I ever read (In a writing class I was taking about writing villains, description and setting) was an untitled paranormal romance submitted to class by a woman. The reason was the uncommon location of vampire’s liar.

The NEON MUESUM of Las Vegas.

The writer lived in Las Vegas and this very real place was common knowledge to her, but not to the rest of us, which made it so much more creepy and fun!




I remember the vamp wooing his lover behind the Wedding Chapel sign...



And taking care of some unpleasant business near the old and battered Golden Nugget sign Mafia style.



I was so impressed with the story, her vivid descriptions of the old 'graveyard' from the heated neon brightness to the sounds of Las Vegas nightlife in the background, that a year later when my husband I went to Las Vegas, I looked it up. 


You can visit, but the hours are limited. It’s a guided tour because it can be dangerous to walk around there alone. Unfortunately, we went in July when it was 110 in the shade and the museum had shorter hours in the heat of summer, so it didn’t fit into our schedule. But next time!

Is there a story you’ve read that stuck with you because it took place somewhere different and exciting?

I write paranormal romance and short dark fiction. TWIN FLAMES a PNR about reincarnation, soul mates and…a ghost, is set in a vineyard in northwest Connecticut, where I live. Not all that unusual, but today (FEB 21) is the last day it's on sale for $0.99 on Amazon at  http://amzn.to/1wNciLW

Happy Reading and Writing!




www.debbiechristiana.com
Twitter: @DebChristiana
FB: Debbie Christiana, Author

Friday, February 20, 2015

I Cut My Paranormal Romance Teeth On A Werewolf Book

Technically it was a short story by Tielle St. Clair.


Since it had been so long since I'd had ventured into the world of paranormal romance-- you know since The Lost Boys debacle of the 1980's.  (You can read about it here...)  I was reluctant to read the genre.  I must admit back in the day there wasn't a great selection outside of Laurell K. Hamilton books which weren't my cup of tea.  So I was left floundering in a sea of Fred Saberhagen novels that didn't quite satiate my lusty desire erotic paranormal romance. 

Fast forward to a few years back and I'm totally into my paranormal romance thing again.  I figure I'm going to skip fan fiction and go right to the pros, expert edition... you know Erotic Romance.  I didn't know who was good or what to buy.  


I knew I didn't want to start off reading vampire novels because I think everyone was still in love with Twilight at the time and I was too afraid of delving into reading vampire books for fear of getting a vampire not of my liking.  So I turned to werewolves. It had been my experience Pre- Being Human that werewolves did not make great love interest because they often did horrible things to like everyone even their love interests.  


And though there was Josh from Being Human, he was a vicious werewolf every full moon but it was a generally a sad tortured puppy who piddled on the floor the other four weeks out of the year... so I wouldn't have thought to create an entire erotic romance around him.  Undaunted I charged ahead. 

So after reading tons of promos from fellow authors online I narrowed down the type werewolf book I'd be interested in reading along with some promising authors.  Note I also choose shorter works because I didn't want to buy a long book for fear of not being able to finish it.  


Armed with my knowledge and lust, I went to Ellora's Cave's website. I happened upon Tielle St. Clair's book, After The Ceremony.  It's a part of the Wolf's Heritage series.  The short story which at the time was free, (I got lucky) seemed intriguing. 

It was a menage, an MMF one in fact.    

Here's the blurb- 

Part of the Wolf’s Heritage series.The fun begins. After the ceremony.For Zach, Taylor and Mikhail’s wedding is a bittersweet event. He’s thrilled for his lovers but feels left out. Still, he’s going to do everything in his power so they can have the perfect wedding night. Just the two of them. But Taylor and Mik have other plans. Their perfect wedding night involves Zach and the wicked, wicked things they do together. 

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So I read it and I loved it.  It was hot and sweet and interesting and I could go on.  It made me want to read the rest of the series!  Talk about going pro/expert edition-- I could teach classes after that one!

Then I thought, I got to have more.  And it's been a blur ever since.  I don't remember specifics about everything that happened since only bits and pieces... a menage here, two werewolves and a were bear over there. You know images...


Well anyway, that's how I wound up helping Peyton start the paranormal romance blog hop and this page because I watched Being Human on Syfy channel. And it was just a downward spiral from there.  

But oh what a ride it has been.  


Clare Dargin






Thursday, February 19, 2015

Indulge Your Paranormal Lust by Margo Bond Collins



Welcome to the Paranormal Love Wednesday Blog Hop, where we celebrate paranormal romance in all its many forms! Every Wednesday, we invite authors of paranormal fiction to share snippets of their works, either published or unpublished, involving some aspect of paranormal love.

In my first entry on the Paranormal Love Features page, I noted that even those paranormal stories that don't focus on romance in some way tie in to our deep-seated connection to the sexuality of the paranormal. Sexy vampires, for example, have been with us for quite a while—and long before vampires were openly sexy, they carried a sexual connotation. In Bram Stoker's original novel, for example, Dracula has hairy palms (and for some great information about the historical connections between masturbation and hairy palms, check out this excellent article).  Carmilla, from Sheridan Le Fanu's 1871 novel, seduces her female victim in scenes of pretty heavy-duty sublimated eroticism. Lord Ruthven from Polidori's The Vampyre seduces virtually every woman with whom he crosses paths. And the blood exchange between vampires and their creations is often a heavily eroticized version of other exchanges of bodily fluids.

Similarly, werewolves and other shapeshifters appeal to our animalistic sides—the parts of us that want to let go and revel in violence and/or sexuality. And hardly a traditional monster is without its seductive side. Incubi and succubae are openly sexual, drawing energy to survive from the seduction of their victims. Early witches were said to have "congress with the beast" (or sex with Satan). And demons offered people their hearts' desires in return for their souls.

As a general rule, I would argue (as many others have) that our monsters illustrate our deepest, darkest desires. In our cultures, we create that which both frightens and entices us. And then we depict it over and over again, as many ways as possible, as often as possible, because these depictions are safe outlets for our less cultured selves.


Given that, paranormal love offers us a way to indulge the parts of ourselves that we might not openly share in our daily, structured lives. These stories allow us to be the monsters and the victims, the lover and the beloved. They allow us to delve into the parts of us we don't usually let out into the light—and in doing so, they allow us to understand ourselves, and one another, better than we might otherwise.

So if you love vampires, shapeshifters, demons, witches, faeries, incubi, succubae,  or even the occasional ghost or goblin, click on the entries on our Blog HOP page!

But before you go, tell us: what do you love most about paranormal love?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Paranormal Love Features: The Legend of Lake Manor by JoAnne Myers

Paranormal Love Features: The Legend of Lake Manor by JoAnne Myers: THE LEGEND OF LAKE MANOR-one tale from "Wicked Intentions"       Blurb: Twenty-three year old Cassandra Lopez, embar...

The Legend of Lake Manor by JoAnne Myers



THE LEGEND OF LAKE MANOR-one tale from "Wicked Intentions"

Blurb:
Twenty-three year old Cassandra Lopez, embarking on a long-standing family quest, traveled by bus to Lancaster, Ohio, arriving late in the afternoon of March 9. Opposite the depot, directly across from the parking coach, she saw a taxi line running along the street. As soon as traffic permitted, she scurried over, grasped the door handle of the first Yellow Cab and climbed into the rear compartment.

Excerpt: “Lake Manor, please,” she informed the pair of dark eyes peering at her via the rearview mirror. Eyes that widened in shock at her destination.

“That’s a bad hotel. I know many that are much better.”

Leaning forward, Cassandra politely told the middle-aged ebony driver, “So do I, but take me there anyway.”

The man reluctantly removed his cigar. “If the lady wishes.” He then kissed the rosary around his sweaty neck.

Cassandra nodded at the gesture. “I’ve never needed religion, but I’m sure it’s calming to many.”

“For one not to need faith, one must have many guardian angels or be an atheist.”

She smiled at his comment. She then removed her heavy hobo bag from around her shoulders and breathed a sigh of relief. Her two-hundred mile journey was finally over.

The taxi driver shifted into Drive and pulled away from the curb, heading toward Route 22 East. “The only people who dare stay at Lake Manor are fugitives or strangers who don’t know ‘bout its history. Which are you?”

“Neither,” she said. “I’m a thrill seeker.”

“Ahhh, even worse.” He added a hearty laugh as he turned onto the winding Lake Road.

From the corner of the road, with the corn still low, she clearly saw the brick and mortar mansion. The three-story building, built into a hill, was an impressive yet daunting sight. Her first glimpse made the hair rise on the nape of her neck.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Can't You See Him As Your Next Vampire Lover?



When I look it him, not only do I see Captain America's hot best friend but also, if I let my imagination soar, an emotionally tortured Count.  

A vampire choosing to live his life alone, away from the threat of humanity and its blasted companionship fraught with complication.  How can you be friends with your food?  Sure there are other vampires but they tend to be rivals who stir up trouble.  No, this man, this Count leads an uncomplicated life not sullied by messy things like emotions and relationships. 

That is until his leading lady steps into his life.  Perhaps it is you.  You stir a long dormant desire within him. With you, he sees the possibility of happiness and a life of pleasure, not loneliness.

But who do you see?  A hot as hell man with the strength of ten and a pent up passion longing to be released.


He is determined to claim you.  You will be his mate forever.  And you want this.  For he is fearless, handsome and determined man.  He is the consummate alpha male and he wants you. You know his devotion for you will be without limit but then again so will your love.  

He is a vampire and yet you are willing to offer up yourself to spend an eternity with him for he has captured your heart and your body. He will protect you even if it means sacrificing his life because you are his mate, his love, his bride.

...So when I saw The Winter Soldier, my muse became very inspired.  



-Peyton Brittany Clarke

She is presently writing way too many paranormals to speak of while tweaking her follow ups to her debut paranormal romance 'Blood Bond-The Ferae.'

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