Summer Sizzler – Fangs to YOU!
This past Tuesday, I gave my presentation, “Writing About Vampires” at the Barnes & Noble location in South Asheville. I had previously provided this talk at two libraries, and this time, the crowd was younger and better-versed in paranormal fiction and urban fantasy, probably because the presentation was in conjunction with Regal Cinemas’ premiere of “Eclipse.” Duh.
I love to talk with readers about their favorite authors, and the talk at Barnes & Noble was particularly enjoyable for me because Nicole Peeler’s second book, Tracking the Tempest, just debuted July 1, providing me with the perfect opportunity to discuss the differences between paranormal romance and urban fantasy (as well as plug Nicole, who’s fabulous). Here’s the link to a radio interview I recently did with her, http://www.thedarkcastlelords.com/current_newsletter.htm. Her books are urban fantasy, as are Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse books. My reading has segued more into urban fantasy lately because I enjoy the unique worlds and the secondary characters as much as the primary romances that characterize paranormal romance. But that’s not to say the lure of a good paranormal romance won’t strike my fancy. I’m currently enjoying Hunger by one of my EtS sisters, Barbara Hancock, and it is firmly rooted in the romance category. Nothing like some great conflict, and Barbara’s a master.
Anyhow, in celebration of all things summer (and a brief cool down in the mountains this week), I’d like to say fangs for the memories with a little giveaway.
Leave a comment on your preference…paranormal romance OR urban fantasy…and tell me why you prefer one genre over the other, OR why you like them both. OR who your favorite authors are. Whatever. I’ll pick two commenters to receive a .pdf of the book that started it all for me, Love Fang. Here’s the link to my very first newspaper review, which just published this week in Ashevile: http://www.mountainx.com/ae/2010/book_report_love_fang. (Don’t forget to leave your e-mail address if you want the chance to win. And if you’ve already read Love Fang, let me know and I’ll send you another book in the series.)
Again, thanks, er…fangs!