The Allure of Shadows
Hi Everyone! Thanks so much to the Embrace the Shadows gals for inviting me to guest blog. I love paranormal stories – I love reading them and I love writing them. When Barbara asked me to blog here, I thought what a great opportunity to find out what lovers of the paranormal find so alluring about the shadows.
Is it the intriguing world-building and mythologies created to explain the world the characters inhabit? As an ancient history buff, I love weaving real-life history into my stories to make a world I can lose myself in.
Maybe it’s the intense emotional conflicts which usually revolve around life and death? I’m fascinated by all the ways there are to tell the story of good battling evil.
Is it that paranormal stories push the boundaries and create that wonderful sense of escapism? They have an edge of danger, and action and suspense that leaves our hearts thumping a little harder. They’re scarier, more dangerous and always sexier.
Or is it just the larger than life characters? Those sexy alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who love them. Paranormal stories have characters that walk the fine line between good and so very, very bad, whether it’s a sexy, mysterious vampire or a wild werewolf. Or maybe a hot-blooded dragon. Both the heroine and hero in my soon-to-be-released paranormal short story are dragons. I just have to share that my dragons are not shapeshifters – I couldn’t find a way to make scales sexy!
So, I’d love to hear what lures you most to the shadows? And if it’s one or all of the above, I hope you’ll check out my Nocturne Bites, Savage Dragon.
Savage Dragon coming July 2009 from Silhouette Nocturne Bites:
They call him the Savage Dragon…
An implacable knight of the Order of the Dragon, holders of the ancient magic of Earth, Metal, Fire, Wood and Water, Rordan Sarkany is a legendary hunter of dragons gone wild. Burdened by years spent hunting friends who’ve let their magic, and the lure of immortality, change them into the untamed beast inside, he fears he’s close to succumbing to the darkness himself. Until, on the hunt for a vicious wild, he collides with tough female knight, Kira Bethlen.
A woman torn by sorrow and an irresistible fascination…
Wild with grief at the loss of her beloved brother, Kira Bethlen will not believe he turned and blames his death on the Order’s most merciless knight. All her life she has been drawn to Rordan, feels her dragon yearn for him, but she refuses to be attracted to her brother’s killer. As they reluctantly unite to bring down the wild, Kira is forced to see beyond her hatred, and Rordan’s fearsome reputation, to the man beneath. Trapped by their deadly foe, they will both learn what it takes to tame the Savage Dragon.