by Jane Godman
I write other genre of romance, but paranormal calls me back every time. I do write about werewolves and vampires, but my romances feature other paranormal races as well. Faeries, elves, dryads, necromancers, phantoms even gods and demons. Paranormal romances are as varied as contemporary or historical romances. They feature equally damaged and diverse characters. They are not just about fangs and fur. They can be steamy or sweet, dark and angsty or quirky and funny.
Readers of paranormal romance know what they like. Many of them started reading this genre because they like vampires or werewolves and they still have a preference for their first choice. They may stray and read mermaid or unicorn stories, but they will return to their favorite themes. Just as readers of contemporary romance will know if they prefer billionaires or firefighters and historical romance readers will know if their preference is for regency rakes or pillaging Vikings.
So what is it about paranormal? Well, the plots are unpredictable, the world building is phenomenal, and the characters are larger than life. And, because everything is bigger and bolder, the sex is VERY steamy (and often unconventional). Plus, these are romances, so we get to see people (or shifters/vampires/other races) falling in love and living happily ever after.
When you pick up a paranormal romance, you know it’s time to suspend belief. When the handsome hero starts howling at the moon, you get dragged deep into the story, and why not? Why not lose yourself totally? Who wants realism anyway? True to life can be over-rated.
That’s why I write paranormal romance. It doesn’t tie me down to a set of rules. I like the freedom I have to build my own world. The only rules I have to stick to are the ones I write for myself. My characters’ flaws and kinks are the ones I give them. The world they live in is the one I’ve created.
So when people ask “Why paranormal?” my answer is “Why not?”. Why not write big, bold, beautiful romance in a genre that is loved by so many people?
Jane writes paranormal romance for Harlequin Nocturne. Her Otherworld Series is set in a mystical land inhabited by many races, including faeries, vampires, lycanthropes, phantoms and gods. Unfortunately, the constant battles between these warring dynasties threaten to spill over into the mortal realm.
Jane’s series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Sons of Stillwater, will be coming soon.
Jane also writes steamy historical romance for Samhain Publishing and her Georgian Rebel Series features compelling heroes who fight hard for the cause they believe in and harder for the women they love.
In 2017, Jane has a new paranormal romance series coming from SMP Swerve. Watch out for her hot Arctic werewolves!
Jane lives in Cheshire, England, is married to a lovely man and is mum to two grown up children.
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Jane's Newest Release: Otherworld Challenger
The race is on to find the true heir to the faerie crown before the evil king Moncoya returns from exile. Mercenary necromancer Jethro de Loix will find the challenger to Moncoya's crown…for a price. One million mortal dollars. Outraged at Jethro's audacity, Princess Vashti, Moncoya's daughter, arranges to accompany him on his mission.
Jethro doesn't want company, especially not from Moncoya's belligerent, pampered daughter. But as their journey pits them against evil forces, their animosity soon gives way to an overwhelming physical attraction. When the trail ends on the legendary Isle of Avalon, can the pair face down the evil sorceress Morgan le Fay to claim a future they'd long denied themselves?
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