Writing Romance: Loribelle Hunt (Guest Post & Giveaway)

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Welcome to Friday's installment of Writing Romance!  Today, author Loribelle Hunt is joining us and I can't be more excited!  Loribelle is the author of Kiss of Darkness (my review here) which I absolutely loved!  Please help me welcome her as she discusses why she chose to write paranormal romance.

Why Paranormal?

First I want to say, thanks ladies, for inviting me to participate! I love to visit blogs (though I’m horrible at coming up with ideas for them) to talk about my little obsession with books.

When Kelly told me the feature would be about writing romance, my first thought was I’m not sure I’m really qualified! That probably seems like a silly thing for an author to say, but when it comes to mechanics or rules or plotting, I am so not your girl. I think mechanics you learn as you go, rules are made to be broken, and plot is a four letter word. ;)

So I’m going to stick with the more general why I love and write romance, and in particular, paranormal. Judging by my local bookstore’s shelves, I’m not alone in my love of the genre. The paranormal (or supernatural, spec fiction, etc) is everywhere these days. On the romance, fantasy, and YA shelves. In television and movies. It seems we’ve developed a national obsession with all things weird. I think there are a few explanations for that.

- It’s just cool and you can get your fix in any way imaginable. Vampires, werewolves, demons, and angels—sometimes even in the same book! What’s not to love?

- Let’s face it, it’s a scary world out there these days. Between wars, natural disasters, and the economy who doesn’t need a little escape? And if we’re escaping, why not escape into something scarier?

- Sexy heroes. Okay, this is partly 1 and 2, I suppose, but it deserves its own mention. Nothing is better than a bad, sexy, irresistible hero. I couldn’t possibly list all of my faves, but Lora Leigh’s Seth and Lara Adrian’s Tegan are right up there. (From my own books, it’s impossible to pick a fave, but Marcus is pretty high up there.)
So tell me, what do you love about paranormal romance and who are your favorite heroes? I’m always on the lookout for a new guy!


I can't thank Loribelle enough for stopping by!  Loribelle has been so kind as to offer a copy of her sci-fi romance, Invation Earth, along with some great book swag!  All you have to do is be a follower and answer Loribelle's question in a comment. Then, just fill out the form to enter. Please note, a comment with your answer is required but you will NOT be entered unless you fill out the form below.

Don't forget to stop by Reading Between the Wines where Crystal is featuring Tina Folsom!

Good luck and happy reading!

*Giveaway is open to US residents only and will run until 11:59 pm EST on July 15, 2011. Winner will be drawn using random.org and will be announced on July 18, 2011. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply at which time the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn.


  1. I love that paranormal romance allows my imagination to soar. Some of my favorite heroes are Acheron and his dark-hunters and Hawke and Judd from Nalini Singh's series.

  2. Victoria ZumbrumJuly 1, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    I love paranormal romances because it is a different type of romance and it allows my imagination to soar. The love also seems so much deeper and real to me. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  3. Paranormal romance always has the most unique characters, I'm never bored reading one of these novels. I love Christine Feehan/Lara Adrian's characters. Thank you for the contest! GFC Krystal Larson

  4. I want a hero that is strong and can kick ###, but can also be tender and secure in himself as a man. I also want him to smell real good :) LOL These are the guys I want to read about in a paranormal romance. Thank you for sharing the wonderful giveaway hop today.

  5. I love paranormal romance because in them anything is possible. I love all of Christine Feehan's hero's from all of her series and I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's hero's.

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  6. Paranormal romance is very new to me. I've read ONE...Sookie Stackhouse!!

  7. Thanks for all the great responses y'all! I've read and love everyone mentioned!

    (And I apologize for the delay in responding! I just got back from a week in NYC!)

  8. I think I love how vamps, valkeries, witches, demons, fairies and all other paranormal races have the same emotions as us and the same trouble finding mr.right hahaha :) I don't know if I have a fav hero but my favs always manage to make me laugh :)

  9. I just love paranormal romance. Its HOT. It diffferent. Its fun to read! It lets my imagination run wild... I love it :)


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