Recently I was asked to write a paranormal romance. My deadline–September 15…2012. No problem, I thought when I accepted the offer. Paranormal Romance? That’s right in my wheel-house. It’s no secret I love stories about things that go bump in the night. I had a tale in mind already, a novella I’d started a few years ago.
Most paranormal romances are dark, very sensual, and often include werewolves, vampires, and shape-shifters. The hero is typically an Alpha male who doesn’t live by anyone’s standards, except his own. And usually the h/h are caught in some life or death struggle.
My book is much lighter, a little quirky, and a tad comedic, something along the lines of Hocus Pocus or Practical Magic. It involves a haunted brothel, that’s right a haunted brothel and some spirited spirits playing matchmaker.
Marilyn and I have often talked about our desire to read more light paranormal romance. I’m taking a chance on this one, but I have to believe there’s a market out there for a story that’s fun, sweet, and leaves the reader stirred but not shaken, maybe even smiling.
And, oh yeah. Got any ideas for a title? I thought about A Grave Scheme or Deadly Matchmaking. PFFFT! If you’ve have a suggestion, I’d be happy to hear it.