People often ask me why I write what I write. Here’s my answer.
One of my favorite things about writing paranormal romance and urban fantasy is the endless possibilities. All fiction has a measure of this characteristic, but paranormal and fantasy offer even more because they not only exist outside the realm of reality, but outside the limitations of “normal.”
As a child, I remember being fascinated by “Dark Shadows,” a day time soap at the time, and I hadn’t started kindergarten yet. Something about that world drew me in, and I’ve never really left. The action, always superhuman, the suspense, knowing that at any moment, anything could happen, and the all-encompassing love, I was hooked. Ever since, my mind is filled with characters beyond the norm.
Of course, we’ve come a long way since then. Our paranormal vamps, shifters, and other creatures that go bump in the night are not only powerful, but we expect them to be handsome and sexy, too. Back then, power was important, but sexy and good looking, not so much.
They usually introduce themselves in my dreams, but some are bold enough to come to me during quiet, lucid times when I’m approachable.
Right now, I’m working on three paranormal/Urban Fantasy series: “Dark Sentinels,” “Kushiel’s Keep,” and “Orlosian Warriors.” Each has larger than life heroes ranging from wolf-shifters to Jinn, to Nephilim, but none of them would exist without their heroines, always strong, intelligent women with extraordinary self-respect.
One element all of my heroes have in common is that they protect and provide for the ones they love. They are powerful, a bit rough around the edges, but they love with everything they have. What woman could ask for more?
Finally, I enjoy creating and escaping into these worlds. Even more, nothing gives me more joy than having my readers tell me my story has provided a few moments of pleasurable escape for them.
There are many other reasons why I write what I write, but let’s just call this my short answer. I’ll talk about why I write IR/MC (Interracial/Multi-cultural) romance next time I’m in the mood to ramble 🙂 Happy reading!
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