Today, I'm excited to welcome New York Times bestseller Darynda Jones to Paranormal Unbound! I first heard of her when reading one of Margie Lawson's packet's on fresh writing, and then this summer Ms. Jones taught a class at RWA University, which reminded me I'd wanted to check her out--so I grabbed her first book in her Charley Davidson series, …
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Posted by Angela Quarles on October 11, 2013
Did you watch ABC/Marvel's new venture, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D last Tuesday? Not only were Marvel fans anticipating the premiere, but so were fellow Joss Whedon fans as this represents his first return to TV since Dollhouse, as well since his success with the Avengers movie.
Being a Whedon fan I promptly put butt in chair at 7PM CST and was prepared for a treat.
Posted by Angela Quarles on September 30, 2013
I'm late to the game on this one, but it is what I'm reading and I'm nothing if not literal! I don't know what made me finally pick up Darkfever, the first book in Karen Marie Moning's Fever series, but I've been meaning to read them, and so I started last Tuesday, and I've been chewing through them ever since, now just over halfway through…
Posted by Angela Quarles on September 10, 2013
Hello, ParaUnbounders! Today we're talking about a subject I just love to chat about so I was thrilled when I asked if Jami Gold wanted to be a guest on here and I asked her what topic, and she said, subtext! Jami is one of my Beta reading buddies and she runs a great blog where she writes excellent blog posts on writing craft, but she doesn’t get a lot of chances to just talk about the paranormal genre, so I thought it would be fun to have her on here!
Posted by Angela Quarles on August 16, 2013
I'm one of those that defines the paranormal genre as more than just creature fiction--anything that is outside of our normal world fits the bill for me, though I know some disagree, and that's okay.
Being the analyzer that I am, when I set out to write my steampunk romance a year ago, I bought a Kindle book on how to write steampunk, in case I missed crucial elements from the books I'd read or from my appreciation of the cosplay aspect.
Posted by Angela Quarles on August 5, 2013
Happy Friday everyone! I'm so pleased today to welcome my fellow Gulf Coast Chapter RWA chaptermate Cynthia Eden to the blog today! I was so excited when they announced the RITA finalists to see she'd made the list for Angel in Chains! I really enjoyed her Fallen series and she agreed to let me grill, er, I mean, ask her polite questions!
Posted by Angela Quarles on June 14, 2013
We've already started spotlighting some of the paranormal finalists in Romance Writer's of America's annual award, the RITA, with RITA Celebration on Paranormal Unbound: Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher, A Chat With RITA Finalist J.T. Geissinger, and Interviewing RITA Finalist – Maggie Shayne and while we can't cover all of the finalists, we'll do our darndest. But at least we'll officially kick it off today by spotlighting what RWA has deemed the best of the genre as it relates to paranormal fiction.
Posted by Angela Quarles on June 3, 2013
I'm a huge fan of Katie MacAlister and also a big fan of timey-wimey stuff, so when I saw that Time Thief, book one in a new series, was coming out (May 7), I just had to snag it. I can always depend on Ms. MacAlister to give me a light, fun read with sparkling dialogue and yummy heroes and she doesn't disappoint.
Posted by Angela Quarles on May 14, 2013
A question that writers get asked a lot is "Where do you get your ideas?" and sometimes the answers can astound you with how deeply the rabbit-hole goes, and other times... not so much. Because sometimes the answer is, "I don't know."
For me, my current release Beer and Groping in Las Vegas barely qualifies as paranormal--it's an erotic geek romance with paranormal elements by way of a matchmaking djinn and a magic slot machine in Vegas.
Posted by Angela Quarles on May 8, 2013
Hi, I'm Angela, and I don't write about supernatural creatures. (LOVE to read them though!) What the heck am I doing on a paranormal group blog then? Good question.
There seems to be a prevailing belief that paranormal romance is purely a romance involving some kind of supernatural creature, be it vampire, were, angel, demon, or what-have-you. And the sheer numbers of these stories out there help reinforce this conclusion.
Posted by Angela Quarles on April 22, 2013