This series of blog posts, entitled The Paranormal DownUnder, aims to do just that!
Any of my regular readers know I'm passionate about introducing 'local' talent (aka authors from Australia & New Zealand). This time around I'm keen to feature those who write in this genre.
So, be prepared for a swag of authors & some blatant promotion of their books as they share their thoughts on the paranormal genre and why they find it so compelling.
What compels you to write in the paranormal genre?
I've always written stories that had a touch of the paranormal. Even when I was at school there was always an element of the strange in my English homework. Not that I ever thought it was strange, because in my mind it's all perfectly normal!!
It makes much more sense to me that there are otherworldly creatures among us, as well as among the stars, than the idea we're totally alone in the universe. Just because we can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist! And so writing about gods and goddesses, angels, demons and vampires feels very logical and sane to me :-)
Is there something you'd like to write but have yet to attempt?
Not that I can think of off the top of my head. I've written about all the fantastical beings that fascinate me, even if all those books haven't been published yet. I do have a couple of time travel romances I'd love to sell one day.
Who are auto-buys for you in this genre? What makes their books so appealing to you?
So many books and so little time! I don't even know where to start. I'm so behind in my reading, my tbr piles (both physical and digital) threaten to tumble at any second.
One series I've been looking forward to reading for ages is Joss Ware's The Envy Chronicles. I hope to emerge from my cave for long enough to devour the whole series in one go!
Archangel of Mercy (December 2012) ~ writing as Christina Ashcroft
Writing as Christina Phillips
Forbidden (out now)
Between a warrior and a princess comes an erotic passion as all-consuming as the hatred between their warring worlds...
Captive (out now)
Trained in sensuality, a Druid priestess finds herself falling for the wrong man - the warrior who's taken her prisoner...
Book 3 (release date tba)
A Druid priestess is captured and enslaved to a Roman tribune who must decide whether his loyalty lies with his heritage or the woman he suspects may be Rome's deadliest enemy.
Highland Warrior Series (tba)
An exciting new series with sexy Highland Warriors and Pictish Princesses.
Touch of the Demon (novella - out now)
A bad ass dark angel hero. A reluctant assassin heroine. When their destinies collide raw lust escalates into a firestorm of sizzling passion.