Sunday, October 28, 2018

HALLOWEEN SCARE TRAIL

 
What draws me to the paranormal genre?
There are so many answers to that question, but I'll try to answer as best as I can. What draws me to the paranormal genre is the lack of rules. There simply aren't any. You can write whatever you can imagine. If you want your werewolves to be vegans, then they can be vegans. That would actually be quite funny. Or how about a vampire that faints at the sight of blood (I wrote that in "Wolf's Bane").
I once got into an argument with a friend who insisted vampires could not walk in daylight. Apparently, everyone knew that. It just wasn't done. My side of the argument was that vampires could walk in daylight, if you wrote them that way, and I have. I've also written stories where they can't walk in daylight.
Again, there are no rules. If you can think it, you can write it. The "paranormal world" is a blank slate. Go. Imagine. Create. Inspire.
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RJ Scott - $20 Amazon Gift Card
 
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J.L. Merrow - Ebook of both newly re-released werewolf novels Camwolf & Midnight In Berlin.
 
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90 comments:

Alaina said...

I really enjoy when authors change the status quo of paranormal characters. I feel like those books keep me more engaged because I'm trying to understand and piece together this new world that has been built. I love your books!

maea maea said...

I love reading different genre but mostly MM paranormals. The 1st that attracts me is the blurb, then the story and lastly if I enjoyed and love the certain story, I began to love that author. You're one of my favorite authors. Thanks for the books. Happy Halloween.

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Sheryl Howard said...

I love the imagination authors put into the paranormal genre. I’m not a huge Halloween fan myself but I love Halloween movies. Hocus Pocus, Halloween, etc.

Mercedes Fernández González said...

Thankfully I can read English as in Spain we don't have this kind of books and I love them.

Chris R said...

I love your paranormals for just that reason.
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Carla Michelle Hamilton said...

I love paranormal books because there is no rules which makes it near impossible to guess what's going to happen.
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Laurel Looney said...

I love most paranormal books. The books with werewolves, bears and vampires are my favorite.

Lupa Padmae said...

Patanormals is a world that I love there is no something about them. To be a creature of the night or a shifter it's that way of drifting away to a unique place. lovelybunny40@gmail.com

Cheryl R said...

Thanks for writing no rules paranormal stories. It means you can have the world match what your story needs. No getting tied up in other peoples rules. Where would your wonderful Tri-Omega Mates be if wolves could only have one mate. And Omega's don't have to be weaklings.
I love escaping into your fictional worlds. mouse63aus at yahoo dot com

Debby said...

I love reading the different worlds in paranormal romance. Each one is different or not as the author wants. That is the joy of it. Thanks so much for doing things your way.
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Amanda Logan said...

I love paranormal especially during Halloween. You never know what one of your favorite authors will add to a character. It’s amazing what one person will do from person to person...... there are no two alike!
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Kathy Johnson said...

I love paranormal all the time. I find it interesting how it changes from author to author and I love how each author creates their own rules for how the characters live.

Madeleine Ruest said...

I love paranormal stories. They are all so difand amazing.
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niki driscoll said...

I like when authors think outside the box. Thanks for being you :)
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AliceMLT said...

I'm almost at the end of the trail. Never realised how many authors like horror/ thriller movies/novels! Though I guess if you write paranormal romance, you gotta have a feeling for it ;)
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Kaity said...

I love the fact that you're not afraid to write whatever is in your mind even if it's not traditional in keeping with the rules😊 kaitypr12@gmail.com

Johanna said...

Vegan Werewolf? Love it! Thanks for share today!

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Bacchae777 said...

I love the paranormal. Especially when an author mixes things up. Lol

Mindi
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Judy Stone said...

Paranormal and SF/F are my favorite genres. I especially like it when authors make up their own worlds and rules. I absolutely love your vampire chronicles series.
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Mary Coombes said...

I adore paranormal world books. Especially when it’s ends up outside the box
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Samantha Rozyczko said...

I feel like paranormal is my fall back genre. It the first books i really got into and i know i can go back to that when i am in a book funk.

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Ginger Connatser said...

I love paranormal books. colby69@verizon.net

Michelle Rae said...

I love the range of stories in the paranormal genre! From sweet and tender to funny to tense... And vegan werewolves sounds great. 😁

Deanne Taylor said...

I love how a single idea could be a multitude of different books depending on the authors vision
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AMFass said...

I love reading a good paranormal story with a detailed, interesting world that comes to life on the page.

Lisa Daub said...

I read to escape the world, what better way to do that then to jump into a world completely different. I love all the different ways authors imagine.

Alberta Varney said...

I just love the Paranomal world. It is so different then ours.
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Anonymous said...

When I found the paranormal world years ago it was love at first reading. While I still read a little mystery and romance those are with authors I have read for many years but the majority of my reading is in the MM paranormal world and I couldn't be happier. Just the range of stories is mind boggling love it. bobbitopacio@ymail.com

LeeAnn Pratt said...

I love all sexy paranormal characters. Even read about a shifter squirrel...😛
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Chimera L said...

Luving the paranormal world, always looking for some new creature authors would create and write about.

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Denise said...

I agree! I love paranormal stories because the possibilities are endless.

Unknown said...

I love the paranormal genre. And you're right that it really is like having a blank slate. Although, I have arguments all the time with friends over the possibility of some things until we're all exhausted. lol

Jen said...

I agree with you and that is why I love reading paranormal stories. You never know what might happen and each world created is new & different.

Kelly Gunter Atlas said...

Paranormals are my favorite reads. And whoever said vampires can't walk in the daylight obviously never read Dracula by Bram Stoker.

Lynanne Moore said...

That’s why I read ! I love other people’s imagination and what they create! Thank you for your creativity!

Deana Tyson said...

Love reading really good stories and you write really good stories. I have most of your books and love all of them!
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LaNette D said...

I love reading all of your books paranormal or not. :)


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Rebecca Slone said...

I absolutely love paranormal. Whether vamps, shifters, demons, psychic stuff. Whatever. I love it all. It's so fun to read.

Donna said...

Paranormal is my first choice in a book to read.
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Darlene Nies said...

Love reading good stories .I can't wait for the next release.

Eliwrites said...

I love your idea of no rules. I love paranormal for the same reason!

Unknown said...

I definitely like paranormal for this reason. Each author can make up their own rules. I'm a scaredy cat, so I don't really enjoy horror.
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bn100 said...

like paranormals for the vamps
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Candice Clark said...

I like seeing all the different worlds that come with paranormal, rather its a whole new planet, a post-apoclaptyic, apocalyptic, or just a normal earth with whatever goes bump in the night! And werewolves and knotting.....Got to love it! :)

Sheri M said...

I love paranormal for many reasons but I suppose I never stopped to consider the freedom in writing PNR stories. And your blood phobic vampire story sounds awesome!

frizzle said...

I love the paranormal genre because all things are possible.
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Pattie oynton said...

I love all many different stories to be found in this genre

Pattie
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Susan said...

LOTR and fairy tales led to my interest in all things paranormal. Just when I think there is nothing new to be written about vampires and werewolves, someone will prove me wrong, which is why I love it!

Amy said...

I’ve got to say thank you to you, Miss Glenn, as your book series, Dark Court got me into absolutely loving Elves! It took off from there 😊

Jasmine Allen said...

I love reading anything paranormal. The imagination of the authors is amazing. I love comparing and contrasting each author's view on things like vampires and werewolves and everything. I enjoy reading about shifters and magic users and how they deal with each situation that comes up. Nothing is ordinary or typical about the paranormal genre no matter the author which is what I love about it.

Marcine said...

I love fantasy and paranormal. It's a great break from "the way things always are."

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Ann Robbins said...

I love Wolves! Where even the weak are strong.

ELAYNE YOUNG said...

This is why I love your books. Paranormal shouldn't have rules, the limits should only be Stop when your imagination runs dry.

mary ostroman said...

I love your books. You were one of the first authors I started reading when I got into ebooks. Keep writing, your talent and creativity are an inspiration.

Sherry Rivera said...

I love it when authors like you do unusual plots with unusual shifters. Keep up the creativity.
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articfoxhound said...

I love the unexpected. When you just don’t know how an author will present something.

Cherie J said...

I also love the creativity in this genre. I don't believe that authors should be constrained by so called rules of traditional lore.

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elemelf said...

Paranormal, yes: anything, everything, it's all good! Horror, not so much. So many of the horror tropes are triggering to me, and the rest are a combination of gross-out, jump scares, etc. Pyschological horror... eh. I enjoyed "Unbreakable" and "Split" and I'll probably take a peek at "Glass," but they're really right at the edge for me. I kinda require some sort of HEA. :)

Amanda Lee said...

It seems like when more author follow the same rules and trend, we start to assume is the truth. I admit whenever I read or watch a vampire being out in the blazing sun, I will question it. But I also want author to be bold and create something new. Vampires are written to death. Can we have another sexy paranormal creature?

Lu Go said...

The reason that I love the paranormal or tales of the supernatural is that (to steal a quote from Lydia) "I myself am strange and unusual." Halloween to me is a celebration and recognition of people just like me.

Serena S. said...

I love paranormal and how different the worlds created can be.

Lennis said...

I like unique takes on lore. Why would you want all vampires (or any creature) to be the same? I read all the things: sometimes the "monsters" are the good guys, sometimes the bad. That's the fun.

Denise Dechene said...

Love to read about Vampires, and Fae, and shifters. The paranormal world is fascinating, especially as it's written about so differently by authors.

Jodi Marinich said...

I love a good paranormal story

Eve Rae said...

I love the mm paranormal romance genre. One of the major draws of it is the lasting and strong love of mates!

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Ami Savitri said...

I love the possibility of pretenatural beings and that's why I love reading paranormal romance.

Karen nebauer said...

That's exactly why paranormal is wonderful, everything is open to you. Love your stories.
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H.B. said...

Thank you for the post! I think so too because of the lack of rules it's always a nice surprise when your reading and think you know how the story will turn out and then a twist is thrown in or you think you know the character and they turn out not as they appear to be.
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Diane_D said...

I love it when an urban fantasy or paranormal novel can surprise me, with either an interesting and little-known mythology from some other part of the world, or something completely and brilliantly original. I think it's the twist on an otherwise familiar setting that makes the genre appeal to me so much.

cynthia kidd said...

It's your world and anything you want goes there. Why should all paranormals be the same? what fun would that be?

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Lee Todd said...

OMG...this! this is what draws me to paranormal too! I love that it's up to the author's imagination what their world will be (so long as they can make their world believable in itself)

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April Hansen said...

I love the variety not everything has to be the samw

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance
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Anonymous said...

I like seeing the different ideas.
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Amanda Viecelli said...

I love paranormal books for just that reason: you can do anything with them. I love the freedom of that genre.

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Jeanna Massman said...

I like paranormal books especially shifter stories.

Anonymous said...

Loved your Warrior Camp series.
MM paranormal has now become my favorite thing to read.��
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Zohi DA said...

Imagination have no rules. You can write wherever you imagine. I love vampires who not have rules!!! Thank for imagije

Sadieforsythe said...

I often call myself a Fantasy fan, but really it's paranormals that hold my heart.

Unknown said...

Everyone has a different imagination, so some people hold to vampires only go out at night and others allow shifters to convert their lovers to shifters. I enjoy that you do not conform to the norms. I love reading different perspectives on vamps, cowboys, etc. I love that you keep religion in your books as well because God loves everyone.

AiboPals said...

I love when someone tries a new twist on the norm,

Cathy Brockman said...

I like new twists on the old things such as squeamish vampires, ones that walk in daylight I think it’s all in how the story is written. Thank you for the chance!

booksandmore said...

I love everything paranormal, I guess it started with the fairy tales I was told as a kid. I love the fact that imagination has no limit, and you can become what you feel like.
thank you so much for the chance

eureka7girl said...

I love paranormal. It's what I read m/m and m/f most. And also it's one of the few genres read AND watch along with comedy and sci-fi. I loved to watch Buffy and Angel, Xena and Hercules, Charmed and Supernatural. 💚🦇🐺💜
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Dee said...

Paranormal world is whatever authors want it to be. One universe might be different from the others as an author’s creative might take the story to different path. That’s why it’s called fiction right? And that’s the way I like it.

Sharon L said...

I like reading different authors ideas of what constitutes paranormal - there isn't really any one particular right way. It can be anything. Thats what I like about reading it.

LaClau Copada said...

What I truly enjoy in my paranormal readings is the world building; how you need to learn the rules for this new, sometimes exciting, sometimes scary new world.

I love to be surprised :P

Linda A. said...

I like knowing the rules. So as long as the "rules" in a paranormal are clear and consistent throughout, I don't really care (too much) what they are.