I never picked what I write. Paranormal romance just sort of picked me. When I was young I wrote sci-fi/horror. I had these extremely high aspirations of being the next Stephen King who, btw, I have a massive crush on). Then one day I read Shanna byKathleen E. Woodiwiss and I was hooked on romance. Historical and westerns were no genre du jour. Johanna Lindsey, Amanda Quick, Julie Garwood, Madeline Baker...those ladies took my heart on emotional journeys and haven't let me off yet.
I continued to write, only suddenly, my stores had a hero and heroine. Subconsciously I began to weave romantic elements into my stories. Finally I gave up trying to write sci-fi, although I held fast to horror. Vampires were my favorite topic to write about. Shocked? I wasn't either considering I'd always had a deep love of them. Of course, now, I was writing about dark and brooding vampires who swept a woman off of her feet and carried her into a world of shadows and secrets. Slowly, I began to morph these characters into alpha male and my women into strong heroines who were able to stand up to these vampires.
I love my genre. I love vampires. I love all those wonderfully sinister things that haunt the night. Ghosts, demons....you name it I love writing about them all. I love getting lost in that nocturnal world and thank fate every day for allowing me the chance to write what I love. I only hope is that my love for what I do comes across in every word I write.
Much love to Jacki for allowing me to hijack her blog today!