“It’s about taking what’s commonly accepted and familiar, then finding the tweaks that make it yours.”
I’m excited to welcome paranormal romance author Elisabeth Staab to the blog. Elisabeth is the author of the acclaimed Chronicles of Yavn series. (You’ll love her books if you are a fan of J.R. Ward!) She sat down to talk with us about writing and reading paranormal, vampires, and the secret sauce to creating steamy love scenes.
Nevena: Thanks you so much for joining us, Elisabeth! Why do you write paranormal romance?
Elisabeth: Thanks so much for having me!
I fell in love with vampires way back during hair braiding and Cheetos munching sessions at a slumber party, when I first saw Michael kiss Star inThe Lost Boys. I point to that as my big moment growing up when I realized that these otherworldly creatures could be something more than just horror monsters. In general, the whole “unexplained phenomena” business always rang my bell. I was the one who told ghost stories and pulled out the Ouija board at parties. So many of us thrive on that mystery, I think. The “what if” factor. What if the leather-clad biker gassing up his crotch-rocket across from you at the Shell station is really a vampire on his way out to fight the bad guys who are threatening his turf? You never know.
I’m so pleased to get to show you the first of many of the exciting changes coming to Book Country.
This is the gorgeous new drawing for Regency Romance.
Once writers choose a genre (or a genre chooses you), it becomes a home. It’s where writers spend days and nights creating characters and stories for the world to embrace. Your genre is the country filled with people who love to read and write what you do.
Every country needs a flag.
While we love the current genre map, we wanted to give you a flag that you could hold high as you imagine your book. A flag that could become your calling card as you connect with other writers just like you. A flag that you could carry as you workshop your book and navigate peer review. A flag that could fly outside your home as you hold your published book in your hands.
That’s what we’re unveiling today. Regency Romance writers, we hope you like your new flag.