Besides romance, I write and have published horror, science fiction, fantasy, poetry and nonfiction as Pamela K. Kinney. I know you’re all asking how can someone who writes scary stories write romance too? It was easy.
When I write paranormal romance, my monsters can be the romantic hero or heroine. Just like in Dark Shadows. All right, my heroes and heroines can be pretty dark sometimes. Just like in Dark Shadows. After all, they are monsters.
There’s something about the unknown, the terrifying, and even the bizarre, that attracts us to it. Drws us like a moth to a flame. There's something sexy about love with monsters, the ultimate in tortured souls. How does one know if the heroine making love with the handsome hero who's a werewolf too, is safe. He might change at the full moon during the throes of passion ands tear her to pieces. But we believe that the monster loves her and that he will fight to keep her safe, even from himself. But that added spice of possible death makes the love story all the more enjoyable. It's the le petit mort of thrills.
My erotic horror novella, Unwitting Sacrifice, that just came out in November from Under the Moon is a Lovecraftian tale, but with sex, or as one interested reader told me, Cthulhurotica. If you ever read the Cthulhu mythos from author H. P. Lovecraft, then you know what the lover in my story is.
In the erotic urban fantasy, Being Familiar With a Witch, that I have coming out January 26th from Phaze Books , I wrote about demons and witches. Can a lovely young woman who doesn't know she has the potential to become a withc fall for a demon and let him make love to her, freeing her withcy powers? That's the story I wrote to answer that question. Once again, my hero isn't human. But my heroine finds the lover hidden beneath the Familiar's demonic form.
After all, monsters need love, too.
Go beyond the usual, instead take the unusual that stretches the boundaries and find romance with Sapphire Phelan's aliens, werewolves, vampires, fairies, and other supernatural/otherworldly heroes and heroines.