Put the Para in Normal – Why are we addicted to paranormals?
We all love contemporary romance with paranormal twist. Why?
Admit it, we’re nuts about these otherworldly men. The fanged, then furry, the demon, the druid, the other-planetary…all of them a bad-to-the bone hero, drop dead gorgeous guys who will protect their woman to the ends of the earth. They can be superheroes, although most must be dragged kicking and screaming into a save-the-world role. Danger is his hometown. Give him some preternatural powers, and now he’s all that, plus he’s an alpha take-charge kind of guy. Swoon.
Second, we love the heroines. These are women with real problems, sometimes even everyday problems who are swept into a magical, mysterious, often dangerous, world of their supernatural guy.
Third, it’s the stories. It’s the ultimate escapism into the magical and mystical. It’s good versus evil. It’s reading a quintessential what if. This is in our time, our real world. Yet, there’s a whole lot of something not quite so normal going on. The something sucks us into a fascinating twist on modern life, an escape that ignites our imagination and is often worthy of any movie plot. A lot of these are actually made into movies we love.
Meet Zoe Forward:
She’s a hopeless romantic who can’t decide between paranormal and contemporary romance. So, she writes both. In addition to being a mom to one rambunctious kindergartener and wife to a conservation ecologist who plans to save all the big cats on the planet, she’s a small animal veterinarian caring for all the small furries, although there is the occasional hermit crab.
When she’s not typing at her laptop she’s tying on a karate belt for her son or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She’s madly in love with her globe trotting husband of ten years and happiest when he returns to their home base in North Carolina.
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