Posts in the Paranormal Romance genre

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How Covet Authors Put the “Para” in Normal: Part I

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Entangled’s Covet line is having a massive $0.99 sale across their titles! Today we have three of their great authors to share how they put the Normal in Para!


Meet Kristin Miller

Author of Beauty and the Werewolf

I love writing about fiery, independent heroines, and swoon-worthy heroes. I enjoy fun tropes with exciting twists:

enemies-to-lovers, arranged marriages, friends-to-lovers, and mistaken identity. Whether I’m writing small town contemporaries, or snarky and sexy paranormal romances, that’s “normal” for me. But I also have a soft spot for werewolves. When I started writing the Seattle and San Francisco Wolf Pack books, I knew I wanted to write real people with real problems, adding in a paranormal element. Werewolf-next-door type books. Wouldn’t it be thrilling if your boss—the hot guy you’ve been drooling over since you became an intern—shifted into a large, brooding Alpha male who howled at the moon? And wouldn’t it be even better if he were your fated mate—the one destined to love you and protect you for the rest of your life? I’m swooning already. That’s how I put the para in my normal.

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Exclusive Excerpt: BLOOD, SMOKE, AND MIRRORS by Robyn Bachar

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Next week the Five Past Midnight anthology releases from Samahin Publishing with novels by Anne Hope, Corrina Lawson, Robyn Bachar, Cassi Carver, and Robin Bielman included! Today we’re happy to share an excerpt from Robyn Bachar’s Blood, Smoke, and Mirrors! We hope you enjoy and pre-order your copy of Five Past Midnight!


The café had a decent amount of customers when we arrived, despite the fact that it was the lull between breakfast and lunch. I set Tybalt up in a booth with a plate full of pancakes and a Chicago Tribune, and then hoped for the best. Squaring my shoulders, I pasted my friendly customer-service smile on my face and began my shift. My section kept me too busy to worry about silly details like the fate of magician/faerie relations throughout the Midwest. As closing approached, we had only three customers left in the café: a young newlywed couple who were regulars seated in my section, and Lex, who’d snuck in at some point and was sitting drinking a cup of coffee over in Maria’s section. She’d left early, of course, and I’d been ignoring him in the hope he’d leave, but he seemed determined to stay. Annoyed, I stopped at his table, coffee carafe in hand.

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Guest Post: Leanna Renee Hieber’s Top 5 Space Heroes

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Leanna Renee Hieber has stopped by EverAfter to share her Top 5 Space Heroes as well as share a short excerpt from her Dark Nest Chronicles! Take it away Leanna!


1. Romana from Doctor Who, the Tom Baker years: Romana, in her second, blonde iteration, was my idol from about the age of 7, she was smart, clever, kind, and looked a bit like me so I identified with her from the start. One of the only female Timelords to travel with the Doctor, she was more his equal than other companions. A confident and capable independent character, she would often garner a line from the Doctor like “what’s Romana doing? It looks terribly interesting.” ‎And that kind of constant problem solving and creative, unabashedly intelligent mind was a great role model for a young girl.

2. Ripley from Alien – Good God did that movie terrify me. But Goodness does Ripley kick ultimate ass. Sigourney Weaver’s performance is flawless, portraying a powerful, relatable and ingenious woman. The ‎character and setting is so scary and so compelling and was not originally written for a woman. Casting Ripley as female and not changing the strength or capability of the character revolutionized how women could be written, cast and portrayed in genre films.

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Guest Post: Yasmine Galenorn on Returning to an Old Series

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Today we have Yasmine Galenorn talking about how it felt to return to her Indigo Court series for her latest novella, Night Shivers. We’re excited to have her and hope you’ll pick up a copy today! Be sure and leave a comment below for a chance to win a signed copy of Night Myst, the first book in the Indigo Court series!


When I finished writing NIGHT’S END, I really thought I was done with the series. I brought the Myst story arc to a finish, and added an epilogue so people wouldn’t feel like they were left hanging. The epilogue happened twenty-five years after the end of the story arc. For months now I’ve had people asking me for more—they want to read more about what happened to Cicely and the others. And each time I have said, “Sorry, I’m done with the story and I left it it a good ending.”

So imagine my surprise when a new idea for the Indigo Court world suddenly popped into my mind. I realized — now free from the story arc of the battle against Myst, and free to take the series in any direction I want — there are other stories I can tell. Stories that I probably couldn’t get published in traditional ways. So, I decided to write a novella set one year after the end of the last battle.

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Larissa Ione’s Base Instincts

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Base Instincts
by Larissa Ione
September 12, 2015
Riptide Publishing


As a Seminus demon, Raze’s life literally depends on having sex with females. The problem is that he doesn’t desire females, and it’s physically impossible for him to be with males. Thankfully, he and his best friend, Fayle, have an arrangement that keeps him alive… if lonely. He finds some solace in his work as a medic at Thirst, a vampire club known for its rough clientele. But his carefully structured world turns upside down when he meets a mysterious male who makes him want what he can never have.

Slake is an assassin used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Raze. But he also wants to earn back the soul he sold when he was a much different demon. All he has to do is capture a runaway succubus named Fayle and hand her over to her family. What he doesn’t count on is being caught himself by a web of lies—and his attraction to Raze.

Raze and Slake must navigate a dangerous world to be together. But as Fayle’s jealousy of their relationship turns deadly, they find themselves embroiled in a battle not only for their love, but their lives and souls.


Larissa Ione’s Demonica series depicts a convoluted world filled with demons, angels, and humans. Most of the demonic types have very specific ways of interacting with one another, which sets up immediate conflict (because if you have powers that can destroy other demons, for example, it’s an issue when you try to actually have a relationship with one).

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Aural Pleasures: LOVE, LIKE GHOSTS by Ally Blue

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Ally Blue writes evocative male/male romance set in a paranormal world. The final book in her Bay City Paranormal Investigation series, Love, Like Ghosts, provides a satisfying ending, encompassing a range of emotions. Ally’s playlist for the book is equally diverse, and she’s here to share the songs that inspired her while writing the book. Thanks, Ally!


Hello dear readers. My name’s Ally Blue, and I’m here to speak of the profound connection between writing and music. Specifically, between music and writing my gay romance novel Love, Like Ghosts.

Ever since I can remember, music has been an important part of my life. One of my earliest memories is of my dad playing Johnny Cash on his guitar, the whole family singing along. I cut my musical teeth on classic country, Flower Child rock, and Broadway tunes. Now, with some thirty books under my proverbial belt, I still make a playlist for nearly every new project before I start writing. Something to set the mood and help keep my mind in The Zone. My choices probably don’t make much sense to anyone but me. But after all, isn’t music the most personal of the arts? The one most deeply connected to our primitive brains? The most intimately tangled with our emotions? In my very humble opinion, if a song or a piece of music doesn’t make you feel something, then it’s not doing its job. The same might be said of a book, I think.

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Exclusive Excerpt: DEVOTION by Grace R. Duncan

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Today we’re pleased to have an exclusive excerpt from Grace R. Duncan’s latest release, Devotion, book one of her new Forbes Mates series from Dreamspinner Press. Enjoy and pick up your copy today!


Finley Cooper is tired of waiting for his destined mate to be ready to claim him. In deference to human laws, he’s already agreed to wait until he’s eighteen. But now his birthday has come and gone—and his mate has a new set of excuses. Finley doesn’t understand it any more than his wolf does, and he’s beginning to wonder if fate made a mistake.Tanner Pearce wants nothing more than to claim his mate, but he worries that Finley is too young. Tanner will never forget what happened when his best friend mated at Finley’s age, only to have that mate end up feeling trapped and breaking their bond. While rare, it can happen, and the fallout Tanner witnessed as his best friend tried to deal with the break has haunted him for years.

When Finley finally has enough, he threatens to find someone who will claim him if Tanner doesn’t, and Tanner realizes he needs to come to terms with his fears or risk losing his mate forever.


“Okay, hey, isn’t that the new family?”

Tanner sniffed, noticing a new scent. He turned with his dad to see who’d come in, and the smell that greeted him nearly knocked him off his feet. Pine trees, warmth, and sunshine. Something deeper and masculine woven into it.

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Morning Bites

Morning Bites: Were-Bear with Them

Bear shifter romance seems to be returning, albeit almost exclusively in the digital publishing end of books. Not only that, but many bear shifter heroes are paired with plus-sized heroines, have secret babies, or are Navy SEALs (imagine how hard it is to keep it quiet that you change into a big furry beast every so often when you’re in the military! Or maybe not).

This takes fur baby to a whole new level.
This takes fur baby to a whole new level.

Wolf shifters aren’t nearly as prevalent as they were a few years ago, and it brings up the question of what other animals might be appealing for shifter romance fans? Nalini Singh has peopled (or animaled) her Psy-Changeling books with leopards as well as wolves (and also rats, hyenas, jaguars, and other animals), while Ilona Andrews’s Kate Daniels urban fantasy series includes shifters of many types. But thus far, there haven’t been many shifter types as lead characters beyond wolves, leopards, and now bears. Are you game for a were-bear, or are you so-not-there bear?

What kind of animal shifter would you like to see?

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Guest Post: “Turning Reality Into Fiction” by Roxy Mews

A Love Worth Biting For Roxy Mews

Roxy Mews writes scorching hot paranormal erotic romance. Her series which focuses on the hybrid vampire/werewolf Hart clan, and the sexy shenanigans that happen when pheromones run wild. But most readers don’t know that she based one of the important relationships in A Love Worth Biting For on her own relationship with her husband. We asked her to tell us more about how she uses her real life as inspiration for the series.

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