All posts filed under: paranormal

Flash Fiction! Dream Killer

We welcome Jamie K. Schmidt, of The Graveyard Shift! She’s created some original Halloween flash fiction for our Halloween Spooktacular (below). But first, here’s a bit about the paranormal romance anthology, The Graveyard Shift, including an excerpt. The Graveyard Shift A Paranormal Romance Anthology Jamie K. Schmidt Genre: paranormal romance Date of Publication: 6/26/16 ISBN: 1534805680 ASIN: B0177E5Z8S Number of pages: 173 Word Count: 54,000 Cover Artist: Jamie K. Schmidt Book Description: Erotic, Sexy and Sweet tales of vampires, ghosts, mages, shifters and dreamers of dreams. In this anthology, you will enter an adult bookstore run by two vampires and partake in the bloodletting and sex, see a witch accidentally summon a vampire who gains power through love making, and then go clubbing with an urban vampire. But vampires aren’t the only supernatural beings in this compelling collection of stories. Ghosts jam with their favorite rock bands. A Grail Maiden helps protect Arthur’s cup, and a paralyzed cyber mercenary finds love inside virtual reality. Amazon  Excerpt: DEIRDRE WAS A EUROPEAN PRINCESS whose lineage, no one dared question …

A Bangkok Halloween

We welcome JC Andrijeski, who’s guest posting for us about a Bangkok Halloween (below). But first, a bit about her paranormal mystery/romance, Black and Blue. And be sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post! Black And Blue Quentin Black Mystery Book Five JC Andrijeski Genre: Paranormal Mystery / Romance/ UF Publisher: White Sun Press Date of Publication: 7/27/16 ISBN: 9781370573745 ASIN: B01J4AXZ8U Number of pages: 336 Word Count: 101,005 Cover Artist: Jennifer Munswami at J.M. Rising Horse Creations Book Description: “He’d be fresh meat here. And he didn’t have his sight…” Black takes a new consulting gig with the LAPD, helping them find a contract killer who left a dead body behind the Los Angeles Theater. Despite Miri’s lingering fears after what happened to him during the last murder case he worked, he assures her it’s routine, that he won’t be doing fieldwork, that nothing could possibly go wrong. Then, during his first night on the job at the Port of Los Angeles, all hell breaks loose and all bets …

Earth Witchery

We asked author Tinthia Clemant to write us a blog about Earth Witchery. She one-upped us and did a video blog instead! Enjoy! The Summer of Annah A Midsummer’s Wish   Seasons of Annah Series Book One Tinthia Clemant Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction Publisher: River Lady Press Date of Publication: June 10, 2016 ISBN: 978-0997437119 ASIN: B01DDRLARS Number of pages: 328 Word Count: 102,000 Cover Artist: Covers by Karen   Book Description: “The true love I desire shall come to me. I am the lock he is the key. As mine to him, his soul shall speak to me. This I seek, so mote it be.” When 55-year-old earth-witch, Annah-Belle Henderson, cast a spell for love she never envisioned her wish would be granted in the young nephew of her longtime friend. With a face that rivals the Norse god Thor, and a body to match, the charismatic Eric Ashworth draws Annah into a dizzying current of emotions. Should she accept the chance for love with a man twenty years younger or reject her feelings? As a past darkness …

The Multimedia Angle—The Use of Journals, Videos, and Book Quotes In Books

Welcome to author Laura Diamond, who is guest posting about modern-day epistolary form. But first, a little bit about her dystopian YA novel, Dawn of the Vie! (And be sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post). Share this on Facebook>>> DAWN OF THE VIE IMMORTAL ALIENS BOOK ONE Laura Diamond Genre: Young Adult scifi/dystopian Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press Date of Publication:  October 3, 2016 Number of pages: 320 approx Word Count:  80,000 Cover Artist: Curiosity Quills Book Description: Since their Arrival less than 30 years ago, immortal Vie rule the planet like the super-predators they are. Enslaved humans are their servants…their entertainment…and their food. Anemies—humans with various types of anemia—are simply exterminated. Their nutritionally deficient blood is useless to the Vie. Or so it’s thought… Alex, an Elite Vie, is a bit of a Renaissance Alien. Part scientist, part Raid Specialist, part drug addict, he knows Anemie blood is valuable. Rather than blindly carrying out his boss’s kill order, he convinces some colleagues to spare a few Anemies, not only …

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Paranormal News of the Week: Sept. 9. 2016

It’s another wild and wacky week of paranormal news — most reported by foreign outlets about America. Not sure if there’s any meaning in that… 1) Did engineers solve the mystery of the spooky Paulding forest lights in Michigan? Locals say, “no way!” 2) A witch robs graves in New Orleans, gets caught. Must it be explained that grave robbing is illegal and wrong? Apparently, it must. 3) Is an Australian house haunted by Jack the Ripper? Since my prime suspect did not retire in Australia, I’m going to say “no.” But still, who’d want this ghost in your house? 4) Move over Extraterrestrial Highway. Is the entire 37th Parallel UFO central? 5) By now you’ve probably heard the sequel to Blair Witch is on its way. But who cares! There’s a spoof trailer! About the Author Kirsten Weiss writes genre-blending steampunk suspense, urban fantasy, and mystery, mixing her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

Writing Paranormal Sci-Fi: No One Puts Cherry in the Corner

Guest post by Casey Wyatt Hi, everyone. Thank you ParaYourNormal for hosting me today. If you’re a geek girl, ahem, women like me, then you know we are living in a Golden Age. At long last, popular culture has embraced things that are different, strange, and outside of the norm in television and movies. Super heroes, time travelers, space ships, magicians, and all manner of paranormal and mystical beasts can be found. Those of us who are readers have a leg up since the paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy genres have been around for a lot longer. Think Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells and Bram Stoker. Yeah, things that go bump in the night have been fashionable for a long time now. One of the great things about so much openness to all things mystical and otherwise is that there is no shortage of ways to twist tropes and bend genres. My first published paranormal romance novel, Mystic Ink, takes gods and goddesses from myth and legend and deposits them in present day Mystic, CT (a real place). …