Welcome to Paranormal Unbound, where we not only like to kick ass and take names, we also like to analyze said kick-assery, read about it, and roll in it with our legs twitching in the air.
Who are we? We are nine authors defending the paranormal genre, while trying not to take ourselves too seriously. We are nine authors who are probably ignorant of what the heck we just agreed to do together, but are proceeding anyway, fists pumping in the air. We are nine authors, bound by a common love of the paranormal genre, be it fang, fur, bumps in the night, time warps, or general supernatural WTFery.
And like any self-respecting group blog, we have a nifty manifesto:
Maybe, like us, you’ve heard whispers that there’s nothing new under the moon and paranormal fiction is on the decline. We don’t think that’s true. Paranormal remains a vibrant genre because otherworldly creatures and superhuman powers reveal a lot about our mundane human condition … and they can be pretty sexy, too.
Here at Paranormal Unbound, we’re interested in all the citizens of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Feisty women in leather and hot alpha males with fangs? Sure! But also quirky, neurotic heroines and geeky, glasses-wearing heroes. Unusual settings and genre-crossing stories, fantastical world-building and subtle magic. Books that push the envelope, make us laugh, and make us think. If you’re looking for something that’s just a little bit different, you’ve come to the right place.
We are writers and geek girls, genre apologists and romance lovers, Whedonites, trekkies, historians, lawyers, scientists, priests, and above all, readers in search of books to fall in love with. Come nerd out with us over everything from the evolutionary basis for the popularity of vampire romances to the terrible injustice of Firefly’s cancellation. Drop us a line and recommend your favorite offbeat paranormal romance. Tell us about your adventures as a fellow geek. Look around, stay awhile, and don’t be a stranger.
We’re super-tickled to have this space to share this love with like-minded readers and imbibers of all things paranormal. We have lots of exciting posts planned, including author interviews, short fiction, what we’re reading and what aspects of the genre we’re burning to talk about. And it won’t be just books, but movies and TV shows. You name it, if it has to do with pushing the paranormal envelope, we want to chat about it.
So let’s kick this off! To make this party more fun, we’re going to give away some of our books! There are several ways to increase your chances…
Here’s how to enter. You can do just the one entry, but read on, and you’ll see that you can earn additional one as well!
Answer this in the comments for your first entry:
What paranormal fiction is on your keeper shelf? What do you love about it?
For additional entries…
… do any or all of the following, and leave a comment for each thing, to count as the entry.
- Tweet this: Stop by the new paranormal group blog launched today– Paranormal Unbound @ParaUnbound– & win prizes! #books <– Click to tweet
- Follow us on Twitter leave your twitter handle in the comment
- Like us on Facebook
And here’s what you can win if we draw your name!
a print copy of Suzanne Johnson’s River Road
a print copy of Lisa Kessler’s Night Walker
a print copy of Elisabeth Staab’s Prince of Power
an ebook copy of Lisa Kessler’s Night Thief
an ebook copy of Amber Belldene’s Blood Vine
an ebook copy (Kindle only) of AJ Larrieu’s Anchored
an ebook copy of Angela Quarles’ Beer and Groping in Las Vegas
This contest will run until tonight (12 AM Pacific) – Winner will be drawn and announced tomorrow!
Disclaimer: Winners can be US or International. Prize must be claimed within one week of the winning announcement.
The gods at random.org have spoken! The winner of the pack of 7 books is: S.C. CHALMERS!