Earlier this week, Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for the RITA, the equivalent of our Oscar nominees. In our little world, discussions popped up discussing them, but one comment was the most common, it seemed: the weird skewing of numbers in each category. For instance, Inspirational Romance only had two entries, while Paranormal … Continue reading
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What are we reading? – RITA books!
Hi everyone! Today is my “What are we reading” feature, and I’m not allowed to tell you! LOL Why the cloak and dagger? Because I’m reading 7 books and scoring them for the Romance Writers of America RITA contest. It’s like the Oscars of romance… So I can’t share the names or I’d get my … Continue reading
The Awesomeness of Genre Fiction Communities: A Conversation with DaVinciKittie of GraveTells
Today, I’m thrilled to welcome DaViniciKittie (aka DVK), the proprietress of GraveTells News & Reviews, to Paranormal Unbound! GraveTells is a review site for the sorts of books we love at Paranormal Unbound. Paranormal romance (PNR) and urban fantasy (UF) feature large, but DVK and her team review all sorts of genre fiction. The site … Continue reading
Let’s Celebrate the Good Stuff
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about women writing science fiction and fantasy, and how they can sometimes be treated like interlopers. Over the past few weeks, I’ve read story after story of dismissive, sexist, misogynistic and abusive behavior at conventions, books signings, and online forums. It’s been pretty depressing. Scratch that: It’s been … Continue reading
RITA Celebration on Paranormal Unbound: Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher
It’s RITA time on Paranormal Unbound! Throughout May & June, we’ll be spotlighting some of the Romance Writers of America ® RITA award-nominated paranormal romance authors and their books. Today, I’m talking about one of my recent reads, Sharon Lynn Fisher’s Ghost Planet. I grew up on science fiction. First it was Star Trek: The Next … Continue reading
Chat with the RITA Finalists in the Paranormal Category!
Romance Writers of America® (RWA) launched today an 11-week series of interactive video chat events highlighting 2013 RITA Award finalist authors. Fans can meet one another and ask their favorite authors questions face-to-face in an intimate online environment at Shindig.com. The paranormal category event is Thursday, April 18, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Authors participating are: … Continue reading