I didn’t do it on purpose. The first time I wrote a book for Kensington Brava, I thought I was just writing a paranormal romance. My hero was a wolf shifter, and my heroine was psychic. I really, truly thought the book was simply a paranormal tale…until Kensington editor Kate Duffy told me that the book was a paranormal suspense.
And then I realized the truth—I was a genre blender. Yes, I can now proudly admit to the fact that, when I write, I like to blend genres. I like to include dark, dangerous elements of suspense in my stories. Sure, I can write about demons and vampires—and I can also write about serial killing demons. It’s just the kind of girl that I am.
In my latest release from Kensington Brava (ANGEL BETRAYED, out on 6/26/12), I’m back to my genre blending. My hero is a fallen angel of death, my heroine is—well, let’s say she isn’t exactly human, and they two of them are desperately battling for their lives. They’re being hunted. Stalked. And if they want to survive, they have to show their stalkers just how dangerous they can truly be.
Paranormal…and romantic suspense.
A combination that I love.
I know there are lots of other genre blending stories out there. I often enjoy reading historical novels that have strong paranormal elements. Or sci-fi stories that include suspense. Blend the genres, and you’ll make me one very happy girl. What can I say? Sometimes when you mix plot elements, you can have a whole lot of fun.
What genre blends do you enjoy reading? I’d love to hear your favorites! One randomly selected commenter will win an autographed copy of my novel, ANGEL BETRAYED. I’ll leave the contest open until noon tomorrow, and then I’ll be back to post the winner’s name.
And here’s the blurb for the book that you could win:
Sammael–call him Sam–was an angel once. An angel of death. But the dispassionate, watch-from-above thing just wasn’t working for him when it meant watching evil torture innocent souls day in and day out. It might have cost him his wings, but these days he gets to apply the direct method on the bad guys. Problem is, what’s making his life difficult is a bad girl…
Seline O’Shaw needs protection, and with the hounds of hell on her tail, she’s not going to quibble too hard about where she gets it. Sam’s virtue is questionable, but he’s smoking hot, massively powerful, and owes her a favor. So what if she’s getting a little case of angel lust? There are some damn deadly sins after her hide…