The Kink Factor: Author Shara Lanel dishes on the difference between sweet and erotic romance

**EXPLICIT CONTENT** Today, I’m turning the blog over to award-winning romance author Shara Lanel. Romance is a complex genre, ranging from the chaste to the downright naughty. Shara’s post helps shed some light on the distinctions between “sweet” and erotic romance. Shara’a latest book, Blame it on the Night, will be available for purchase on […]

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Magic and the word: Why I write paranormal and fantasy

Every day that I sit down to write, I find myself swept up in the magic. The sheer act of writing is magic in itself; the same energy that flows through me when I read tarot cards or weave a spell also takes over when I conjure a story. And every word that I write, […]

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Stop knockin’ the romance novel

So I just read this post by contemporary romance writer Jeannie Moon, which, of course, made me feel all twitchy. Why, tell me why, are people always knocking romance novels? Tell me how a romance novel is “not a real book.” What makes a “real” book? Plot, character, description, tone? Because romance novels have all […]

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Welcome to my new WP blog:

Post No. 1: I’m opening my new WordPress blog with an introduction to myself and my work. Upcoming posts will discuss paranormal romance novels, publishing, and writing, and contain periodic updates on my work. What I’m doing: I’m currently an aspiring paranormal romance and fantasy author. I’m especially interested in the fae, magic, witches, and […]

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Recap of my “write-cation”:

Okay, so write-cation is my awkward-looking little word for vacation. It’s sorta like a staycation, but with a twist. See, the whole idea behind a staycation is that you take a vacation but stay at home. Now, personally, I find it challenging. I don’t exactly live in a big city, and living in a small […]

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Books that surprise you:

What is the last book that you read that really, really surprised you? Maybe it ended differently than you expected. Maybe it went down a path you didn’t even notice was there. Perhaps it startled you with its intensity or its strangeness. Or maybe it humbled you. When we experience these kinds of stories, whether […]

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interesting link:

Hey all, Author Tessa Dawn just did an interesting post on her blog about the distinction between Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance. I think it’s interesting for those of us writing in those genres–especially if you’re on the edge between two of them or writing in more than one. Thought I’d share if […]

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