Reading outside of my usual genres and getting over myself.
I decided to read a genre I’ve never read before: Romance. I cheated a bit, and went for Paranormal Romance, which, I think is another way to say Fantasy. I guess paranormal is used to avoid confusion. Fantasy means swords and sorcery, but Fantasy Romance is redundant. I guess. What the fuck do I know? Then there is Contemporary Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy, which might mean the same thing. I don’t know. I’m not claiming to be an expert.
Fortunately, I follow a lot of authors on Twitter, independent and otherwise, so there was no shortage to choose from. A lot of the paranormal romance authors seem to specialize in either vampires or dragon shifters. Lots and lots of dragon shifters. I mean, you can’t even swing a dead werewolf and not hit a dragon shifter. And if there are vampires, werewolves aren’t far away. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I can see the romantic potential of all three species, but, if I was going outside of my Sci-Fi/Fantasy comfort zone, I wanted to go all the way. Continue reading