What is it about the paranormal that lends itself to romance? Alpha heroes, intrigue, danger, scares? The heightened sense of awareness that not all is as it should be?
I don't know, but I do know that I LOVE the genre. Paranormal romance. Throw in "erotic" to the mix and I'm hooked.
I've written about shapeshifters, supersoldiers, psychics, vampires, and dragons. The rougher the cast of characters, the more fun I have making them fight, then gradually fall in love with one another.
Take for example, Circe's Recruits: Roane, the first in a series of shapeshifting supersoldiers about characters who are anything but normal:
Zack nodded and reached for his cell phone.
As they merged onto the Parkway, Roane thought about the woman they’d just saved. He stared at his arms. She’d raked him with inch-long claws. But despite the low growl when she’d been threatened, he had the impression she’d wanted more to escape than to harm. Interesting qualities for a lab rat. All of the former patients from the project were psychotic, Circs with no conscience who preyed on the weak. Caitlyn was the first they’d found who seemed fairly normal. Until her untimely change.
Normal. He scowled, wishing he could banish the picture of her voluptuous body from his mind. Her sheer, white cotton shirt had done nothing to mask the perfection straining beneath. Instead, with her every effort to be free, the shirt had either molded to the fullness of her breasts or slid open to accent the slick valley between those bountiful mounds. God help him, but Roane had zeroed in on the heat of her hard nipples as they raked across his chest with more force than her damned claws.
“Doc’s standing by.”
He nodded to Zack and blatantly stared at the speedometer, causing Ace to swear under his breath and slow down. A low, sudden groan captured everyone’s attention from the back.
“She shouldn’t be doing that, should she?” Derrick asked, shifting in his seat. “The dart should have put her down for another few hours, at least. The ones the PPA use normally do.”
Roane narrowed his gaze when he realized the rest of his men were squirming as well. He took a breath and froze as his dick swelled to a massive erection.
“Shit, she’s in heat.”
The guys are dealing with a shapeshifter new to change. She's sexy, animalistic, and the danger and sexual tension amps tenfold because she's Circ (shapeshifter). A human waking up in the car with five dudes would be freaked out, but she wouldn't put her kidnappers on sexual alert by sending them into a mating frenzy. See? Look at all the fun those contemporary stories are missing. *grin*
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