We’ve featured this author before when Amber highlighted the first three books in this debut author’s Darkest London series, and so I thought I’d feature Book 4, Shadowdance. Sorry this post isn’t our normal Friday posts, as we usually do these on Tuesdays, but Ice Storm Leon visited us here in Mobile, and it really … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2014
Amber’s take on Fated Mates.
Are you a fan of the Fated Mates trope? Mostly, I am. I adored the book The Time Traveler’s Wife, and while not strictly a Fated Mates story, the way Henry and Claire’s lives crisscrossed in time gave it that feel. It’s not a romance novel, but it is one of the most romantic books … Continue reading
What We’re Reading: Blood Entangled by Amber Belldene
Hi Everyone! It’s release week for my friend and fellow Paranormal Unbound blogger Amber Belldene–Blood Reunited, the third and last book in her vampire paranormal romance series. Here are my thoughts on the second book, Blood Entangled. I’ll share my thoughts on Blood Reunited on my personal blog tomorrow. 🙂 BLOOD ENTANGLED – High Stakes … Continue reading
What’s the Next Big Thing in PNR?
So, I’m reading a zombie menage right now. So far, I’m rather enjoying the story. I Am Here is told from the single POV of one hero, the beta of the trio. As I’ve stated here many times, I love a good beta hero. And the premise itself is sufficiently disturbing. I know, I’m late … Continue reading
Tough Women and the Men Who Can Handle Them: An Interview with Holley Trent, author of the Shrew & Co. Series
Today I’m thrilled to welcome paranormal and contemporary romance author Holley Trent to Paranormal Unbound! I started following Ms. Trent on twitter because we’re both Southern girls gone west. I picked up the first novella in her Shrew series (The Problem with Paddy) because I was looking for something short and fun, and I was thrilled … Continue reading
Alexis Hall’s Iron and Velvet
Okay, the real answer to the question “what I’m reading?” feels a bit like an end of term to-do list. This is the first year I signed up to judge the RITAs and so I’m juggling manuscripts from a bunch of critique partners, plus my seven RITA books. Honestly, my toddlers are having so much … Continue reading
Genre Talk: Is Dopamine Behind Our Obsessions?
An article I read yesterday about dopamine and productivity led me to write a post today on my writing healthy blog: How to Hack Dopamine to Increase Writing Productivity. Basically, it now looks like dopamine is not just a pleasure-fix, it looks like its main function is to motivate. Combined with AJ’s post last week about using … Continue reading
Paranormal Romance Picks from Romance Novels in Color
Today I’m excited to welcome contemporary romance author Delaney Diamond to Paranormal Unbound! Delaney writes sexy contemporaries, and I devoured her latest release, The Wrong Man over the holidays–I’m a sucker for a blue collar hero! Delaney also runs Romance Novels in Color, a blog devoted to celebrating diversity in romance fiction. I asked her to join … Continue reading
What We’re Reading: Anchored by A.J. Larrieu
Okay so today I wanted to take a moment to give a shout-out to a fellow Paranormal Unbounder, here. I blog with amazing and talented ladies, and I have them all on my to-read list. I started with Anchored because I had a day when I wanted something quick, and I knew A.J. and I … Continue reading
The Chemistry of Paranormal World-building
When I was in college, organic chemistry was the hardest class I had to take. It’s infamous for causing biochem majors to jump ship, and for the first half of the semester, I wasn’t sure I would survive it, either. The number of reactions you have to learn to make it through O-chem is astronomical. … Continue reading