Hi everyone –
My latest release, Moonlight, is written in alternating first person point of view. First person is generally frowned on in Paranormal Romance, but for my Moon Series, it was the only point of view that felt “right” for the feel of the series.
My agent pitched the series as “Urban fantasy pacing and voice, with the heat and happily ever after of paranormal romance.” which felt like a perfect description of my goal when I wrote the books. You see I LOVE urban fantasy. I really do. But, as a reader, I get really sick of the love triangles and the heroine never getting her man.
I love the complex urban fantasy plots, and the series arc of the nemesis, or maybe the redemption of a villain over the span of the series, but couldn’t we have happily ever afters along the way too? That’s what I set out to do when I wrote the Moon Series and it made it a challenging path for me to find an agent and a publisher. I found myself again in the position of genre blending.
Why can’t urban fantasy have a happily ever after? And why can’t paranormal romance employ a deep first person point of view with lots of action?
I’m having a blast writing these books because they really are the books I would like to read… 🙂 And I hope readers feel the same way.
What do you think? Do you like happily ever afters in your Urban Fantasy? What about first person point of view in your paranormal romance?