…and things that go bump in the night.
What is it about the paranormal that fascinates us, especially in romance? I know given the choice between a contemporary romance or something that crosses the line that defines reality, I go for the twilight zone story. And I’m not just talking about vampires or werewolves, but anything that isn’t quite human like angels, demons and tortured souls walking the earth looking for redemption. Sigh. Even just saying that makes it sound so hot.
For me, I think non-human male characters fulfill that desire alot of women have of being saved from a dark danger by an even more dangerous alpha hero. Our new version of the knight galloping in on his horse and saving the day. But this troubled and dark lover is so much sexier with his bulging muscles and bestial/carnal passions barely held in check when around his lady love. Sigh. See, it’s just so much hotter.
What’s your favorite non-human hero? I change my mind with every book I read. One day it’s vamps and their orgasmic abilities as they draw blood from their victim. The next day it’s a shifter, his animalistic urges making for hot and sweaty loves scenes. How about the tortured angel, fallen from grace, who would forgo heaven for the love of a woman? And my newest fave, and something I’m dying to write about soon, the evil demon who finds himself unwillingly drawn to a fragile mortal woman.
Then there’s my new fascination with evil heroines. One of my story’s coming soon from Liquid Silver is told from the point of view of Lucifer’s Daughter, and while not hard core bad, she’s no innocent babe either. How hard must it be to fight the easiest path, especially with a father encouraging you to commit sins at every turn? Her idea of rebelling against parental authority is doing good deeds like getting straight A’s in school or telling the truth. If you’re looking to have your idea of heaven, hell and their denizens redefined then you won’t want to miss my heretical tale.
I also recently wrote and am waiting to hear back on a story about a wicked witch. Evangaline, daughter of Rasputin the evil Russian sorceror was a hoot to write. Being immoral, she did and said things constantly that would have made the usual ‘good’ heroine cringe. But damn was she fun. And then there’s her love interest, Ryker, the shape shifter. Okay, I’m fanning myself because the two of them together? Explosive. Seriously.
Anyways enough, yacking about my stuff. What’s your whole take on the supernatural thing? Is there something you really like about it or that you’d like to see in a book? I’d like to know.