Recently I was interviewed and asked what my favorite romance novel was? That was not an easy question to answer. It keeps changing.
I started out loving Romeo and Juliet. Then I adored Wuthering Heights. I became fascinated by Green Mansions. Then I realized they all had unhappy endings. I don’t count the hero and heroine being together in death as a happy ending.
As I got older, my needs in a romance novel changed and became more demanding. I’m not satisfied with girl meets boy, they have a problem, and somehow work it out before getting back together. I was intrigued early on by fantasy, science fiction, and horror. It’s no wonder I became a paranormal romance/vampire romance author. It was a natural evolution.
So what strikes my fancy now? There still isn’t a favorite. I haven’t met that one book that does it all but a few have delighted me as I read my way in search of “the One.”
I tend to read everything by certain authors. Bianca D’Arc is on and I particularly love One & Only, an old novella of hers that keeps getting republished. Of course, it’s about vampires. She also writes about a variety of supernaturals. I love how this just naturally happen to them like real life only they have to deal with their special powers or problems.
Another paranormal author I read is Lindsay Sands. I follow the adventures of her vampire family.
I also admire and treasure the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I love her larger world or so many different supernaturals. Sookie is a favorite character of mine.
A vampire author with another twist on life is Christine Feehan. I especially love any of her books that bring me to the Carpathian Mountains. I love the vampire lore and traditions in the books that keep the families together and unite them against their enemies. These are scarier books but I don’t mind that.
I loved Hannah Howell’s highland vampires. Put a vampire in a kilt with that accent and whoa, you have my attention. They are a mix of historical novel and paranormal. For me that spells fun.
I read Burns like Fire as soon as it came out and my mouth stayed open the entire time. It’s not about vampires but different paranormals, and I have to say I was stunned and amazed. I don’t want to spoil it for you. Brava, Mandy!
Now back to the question. What is my favorite paranormal romance novel? I still don’t have one. They are all so unique and different. Do I have to choose?
What is your favorite romance novel? Why?
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!
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