Kristin, a commenter on an older entry today asked, “I like the new trend toward paranormal romance. It poses some very interesting conflicts. But you need to be a good writer to pull it off. Can someone suggest to me some paranormal romance authors that are worth reading???”
Pondering this question, and the many, many, other recommendations people have made on this site (thus raising Candy’s and my own TBR piles to such precarious heights that I am told I need a builder’s permit before I attempt to reduce them) has made me realize: collectively, we are among the more well-read romance readers out there, particularly when Candy or I try to stump you with a romance personal ad.
This got me thinking: we should set up a reference section of recommendations by genre and type. So here’s what we’ll do: we will request any and all author/title/series recommendations from you, our knowledgeable and clever readership (don’t ever say kissing up never gets you anywhere), for a specific genre and type of romance. Then, Candy and I will take your names, website links, and recommendations and compile them into reference pages. That way, if you’ve got a hankering for some paranormal romance with a particular type of paranormal activity, you can check out our community recommendations, and check out what other authors a particular person has recommended. Thus, you know who likes what you like, and can take your word that one should stay away from recent Jude Devereauxs in the paranormal department, but run like the wind to find yourself some Anne Stuart.
Kirstin was looking for paranormal recommendations – but that seems a broad request. So for our first reader recommendation request: Paranormal: Vampire romances.
Bring us your tired, your bloodthirsty, your huddled undead yearning to get it on with some hot monkey lovin’!