What is it about deliciously dark paranormals that we love so much? Does Rhyannon Byrd, author of Touch of Seduction and Touch of Surrender, have the answer: Come over to the dark side… We have cookies alphas! Rhyannon wants to know YOUR answer — for a chance win 2 signed books from her Primal Instinct series!
My daughter saw this slogan printed on a T-shirt the other day, and I thought it was so great that I had to use it in one of my upcoming books. The slogan not only cracked me up, but it made me start thinking about the paranormal romance genre, since it’s often considered the “darker side” of romance. But what is it about these deliciously dark paranormals that we love so much? Paranormal romance has become a vastly popular genre, and there has to be a reason, right? That certain “something” that makes a reader reach for one of these sinfully seductive titles…and then keeps them coming back for more. So I’ve been thinking a lot about what that “something” might be….
In my own experience, both as a reader and as an author, that “something” would have to be the genre’s devastatingly sexy, irresistible alpha heroes. I have two new releases out this spring with HQN, and one of the things I love most about these books is that they both feature paranormal bad boys—one a tiger-shifter…the other a Lycan—and I’m thrilled to say that these guys are two of the most wicked, provocative heroes I’ve ever written. Not to mention incredibly alpha…and protective…and utterly devoted to their women, which means I can’t help but be crazy about them.
Of course, there’s so much more to paranormal romance than just its wonderful heroes. In fact, there’s a whole range of “somethings” that can draw a reader in, from the genre’s rich world building and its scorching sensuality, to its often kickass heroines and edge-of-your-seat danger and suspense. But then, that’s what makes this genre so compelling! There are so many gripping, fascinating aspects of a paranormal story that can completely hook a reader, luring them into the shadows….
Tomorrow is the official release of TOUCH OF SURRENDER, the 5th book in my Primal Instinct series, and I’m so excited!! Nervous, too, as I always am before release day, but I’m really looking forward to sharing Kierland and Morgan’s story with you guys. So, to celebrate, I’ll be giving away a signed set of my two new releases, TOUCH OF SEDUCTION and TOUCH OF SURRENDER, today! All you have to do to be eligible to win is post a comment about what draws YOU to paranormal romance. To make it fun, I thought we could create our own “dark side” T-shirt slogans by replacing the second part of the slogan with whatever it is we love most about this fascinating genre. For example, my T-shirt might read:
Come over to the dark side… We have wicked, mouthwatering alphas!
So now let’s hear yours! I’ll choose one winner from all the names who complete this slogan…
Come over to the dark side… We have _____________________!
And if you haven’t come over to the dark side of paranormal romance yet, then give it a try! There’s a whole world of captivating characters and breathtaking love stories just waiting to tempt you into the darkness.
Wishing you all the very best!
Note: contest is now closed. Dawn was the lucky winner! Dawn, please see Rhyannon’s comment on how to contact her to claim your prize.