Paranormal Romance.. how I love thee..

Let me count the ways…

AKA… My Journey into Paranormal Romance, and this Blog…

Firstly, I’ve been reading Paranormal Romance for about 20 years. I was only 10 when a friend of mine brought me a Waterstones Voucher as a birthday present.

I was already a lover of books by then, but this signified the first time I was allowed to go into Waterstones, on my own, and purchase a book of my choosing, without parental supervision.

I chose The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike. 

Around the time that I read this I also watched Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire. I was hooked on Vampires. I read LJ Smith’s Vampire Diaries and then her Night World Series. My love for paranormal romance bloomed.

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Throughout High School, I began to read more, and with a library card I was in seventh heaven. The problem was my teachers, and my mum wasn’t too pleased.

My English teacher told me to ‘choose better books’. My Mum naturally was worried I wanted to be a vampire (I didn’t, I still don’t) and my friends, although liked some of it, thought I was a bit weird.

Then the greatest influence to me and to paranormal romance starting showing on the BBC. Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

020a360b-c8f4-41f0-9d24-48396ee92e35-6070-000001d5440efadaTo date this show is still my favourite, the books ( yes, books were released) are still so familiar. I had memorabilia, Angel’s Ring he gave to Buffy, a necklace with the signature ‘B’ and various notebooks. I have managed to lose all of these, unfortunately, replacements are not easy to find.

With the release of ‘Blood and Chocolate’ a movie about a female werewolf loosely based on the novel by Anneatte Curtis Klaus, the Underworld movies, Queen of the Damned, Blade, Practical Magic, and The Craft, I was fully committed to romance with a Paranormal theme.

When I left school at 16, I started to work full time, and with great wage packets come great Reading Material  (Paranormal Romance) …

screenshot_20180703-061631I started to read authors like Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, Patricia Briggs, Mary Janice Davison, Charlaine Harris, Lynsay Sands, Kerrelyn Sparks, Laurell K Hamilton. My possibilities have become endless.

Naturally, I’ve become interested in ALL things paranormal. Ghosts, Werewolves, Witches, Demons… I’ve loved looking into the myth and histories of these creatures of the night. I love the unexplained and the downright weird.

I’ve been spellbound by Paranormal Romance

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So if you’ve read this far, thank you. I cannot wait to see what the second half of the year of this blog takes me.

Tarot, Dracula, Halloween, Graveyards, Bats, Ghost Stories, are my ghouls.. I mean Goals for the second half of this year. So please, stay a while… maybe eternity.

 

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