Thursday, August 11, 2011

Guest post by Rosalie Lario

Why I Love Paranormal Romance

In honor of my recent release, Blood of the Demon, a paranormal romance featuring four sexy, half-demon brothers, I thought I’d talk today about some of the reasons why I love paranormal romance.
I've been fascinated with the paranormal ever since my childhood days of watching reruns of The Munsters on television. Tales of vampires, werewolves, and witches thrilled me almost as much as they terrified me. Even better were the less traditional horror baddies like mummies, trolls, or goblin kings. There was something so fun about being able to pretend that these beings actually existed.
That childhood fascination never died off for me. In the 80s it was movies like The Lost Boys and Labyrinth. In the 90s Ghost and The Mummy (still one of my all-time favorites). I also loved the paranormal in books, going from Bunnicula to Ann Rice (and yes, I know what a big jump that is).
Then I discovered romance, and a whole new love was born. Paranormal creatures as heroes instead of villains? Swoon! I’ve been addicted ever since. There’s something about taking a tortured supernatural hero and giving him a HEA that I cannot resist. Maybe it’s the idea that every being needs love—or the thought of everlasting love—that makes this concept so irresistible to me. Whatever it is, my love for paranormal romance (like so many of the genre’s heroes and heroines) will not die.
I discover new and wonderful paranormal romance authors all the time, but some of my current favorite are Jeaniene Frost (especially her Night Huntress series, which features the most swoon-worthy hero I’ve ever read about), Karen Marie Moning (her earlier Highlander series, has some super-hunky Alpha heroes), and Larissa Ione (hot demons running a demon hospital).
It was my love of demons as heroes that led me to create my DEMONS OF INFERNUM series. The demons in my world aren’t evil creatures from Hell, but a race of beings from another dimension. And let me tell you, they are super hot!
In Blood of the Demon, Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring on the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, interdimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment.
Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her ability to read memories embedded in objects and drain people of their life force means she has demon ancestry. Unfortunately for Brynn, she’s also the key to raising an ancient zombie army, which puts her on every demon’s Most Wanted List.
And no one wants her more than Keegan’s father.
Keegan must protect Brynn from his father by any means necessary, but he’ll have to learn to harness the other half of his genetics—the far deadlier, uncontrollable half—when he starts to fall for the one woman standing between him and the vengeance he so desperately seeks. The one woman he’ll never be able to resist.
Are you a fan of paranormal romance? If so, what makes it so great for you?

Rosalie Lario practiced law for five years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. The first book in her Demons of Infernum series, Blood of the Demon, will be released August 2011.


  1. Thank you for having me on your site today. :-)

  2. I love paranormal romance. I've always liked the paranormal. Listened to Dark Shadows on the radio, watched all the "horror" movies on late night as a kid. I just always love it. I seemed to always feel sorry for the "creature" too.
    Now a days my paranormal beings are generally really hot and they give me a place to escape to :).

  3. Hi Rosalie!
    Can't wait to read "Blood of the Demon", I love all things paranormal!

  4. Victoria - These are great days for those of us who always romanticized the paranormal creatures. Now they get to be our heroes! :-)

    Paulette - Thanks. Me too!!

  5. Great post! As a paranormal romance scribbler myself, I can't help but sympathise with the monsters too. They're just so much more interesting than traditional romantic figures. Can't wait to read Blood of the Demon.