Saturday, October 1, 2011

What's So Great About Paranormal?

This is my first blog for Fabulously Young ePubs. My name is Melynda Price, and I am a lover of paranormal romance. It’s all I read; it’s all I write. Why paranormal? Because the possibilities are endless. It’s an amazing experience to dive into a world where the unseen is seen. The unreal suddenly becomes reality, and the rules and laws that bind us to this world no longer hold true.
The challenge in writing paranormal is finding the balance between “Wow” and “Oh, come on!” A good paranormal book will open the readers’ minds to a whole new world, and when it’s finished, they’ll sit back and think “What if…”
In a time when paranormal is so hot, it’s a challenge to write a story that sets your work, as an author, apart from the others. You’ve got your core group of YA paranormal bad-boys: The Vampires, Werewolves, Fey, and Fallen Angels. Putting a twist on these characters that hasn’t already been done can be quite a task. But again, that’s the beauty of paranormal—if you can dream it, they can do it.  
Unbelievably believable—that is what I strive for in my writing, and that is what I think Until Darkness Comes has to offer its readers. It’s a culmination of fiction with inflections of Biblical history  that weaves a tale of deception, temptation and romance.
I’m currently editing Shades of Darkness, the second book in my four-part Redemption series. Until Darkness Comes is currently under contract with Noble Romance.
A little about myself, I live in Northern Minnesota with my husband of seventeen years and two children, ages 16 and 10. With fall suddenly upon us, and winter quickly bearing down, I find myself looking forward to many snow-filled days where I can escape into a world where the impossible suddenly becomes possible and an amazing adventure is only a few keystrokes away.
Thanks for reading. I hope you have a fabulous Saturday!


Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger) said...

Great post! Paranormal is just so wonderful.

Kimber An said...

"Because the possibilities are endless."

Yep, that's the appeal for me too! You can go any direction you want to. Mine always come from a Science Fiction direction rather than magic. For example, the baddies in my Ophelia Dawson stories are alien/human hybrids, although just about everyone but the Heroine believes they are vampires.

Seleste deLaney said...

One of the best things about paranormal for me is how easy it is to mesh with other genres, from sci-fi (like Kimber An) to steampunk to romance to inspirational. The possibilities truly are endless :)

Julie Particka

Anonymous said...

I love this phrase: "Unbelievably believable." That perfectly describes what I strive for as well, that kind of suspension of disbelief that puts normal kids in absolutely extreme situations in YA paranormal.

Great post, Melynda!

Anonymous said...

Thanks:)Writing paranormal is such a passion for me. I can't imagine writing anything else!