Monthly Archives: January 2012

My Journey to the Paranormal Side


I’ve always been drawn to fantasy, magic, the paranormal, the supernatural and, to some extent, science fiction. I’ve been trying to pin down my early influences, and I think it starts here:

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I wasn’t only influenced by movies and TV. I mostly read mysteries when I was young, but I read a fair amount of sci fi-type books, too. And even some of the mysteries I liked leaned toward the paranormal.

Gradually, my tastes moved toward the paranormal, with romantic elements…

And the list goes on…and on…and on. Even Agatha Christie wrote paranormals – who knew?

I guess I’ve always been more into the fantasy/paranormal/sci fi genres than I thought! What about you? Do you like to travel to the far out side?

Remember When?


remember when

Remember when you read your first romance, your first paranormal, your first sizzling hot novel?

Back in the day, I wouldn’t have described myself as a romance reader, even though I did read gothics by Victoria Holt and Dorothy Eden, and romance suspense by Mary Stewart and Evelyn Anthony.

The first “romances” I read were probably those written by Kathleen Woodiwiss:

Not long after that, I discovered Harlequin, Mills & Boon, Silhouette and Candlelight Ecstasy romances, in particular:


Heartbreaker by Charlotte Lamb



And then I discovered the…sizzlers!

And that was just the beginning…

So what about you? What were the books that turned you onto romance?