When The Vampire Diaries debuted half a dozen years ago, it looked like Twilight: The TV Series. But one thing quickly came to set TVD apart from other paranormal romances. One distinctive sound effect: the neck-snap. When someone's neck got snapped, you knew shit had just gone down.
Erotica featuring Sasquatch, minotaurs, aliens, and boar gods may not fit everyone's tastes, but some authors have made a killing selling monster sex ebooks. But some ebook retailers, notably Amazon, have been cracking down on cryptozoological smut, making it harder for writers to sell their books to readers who are…
A major trope in paranormal romance — and plenty of other types of sagas — lately is the idea that two people are destined to be together, or are "bond-mates." Over at Genreville, Rose Fox does a great job of examining why this idea strays into disturbing territory, by removing free choice and turning romantic…
Soon enough we'll get to see how legendary director Bill Condon brings to life the incredibly messed-up conclusion to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga. Chances are, we're in for one of the all-time great "did I just see that?" scenes.
One of the greatest paranormal movies of all time has just gotten a lavish remake, with CG effects replacing the old wirework. And the reimagining of Tsui Hark's 1987 classic A Chinese Ghost Story has swept the Chinese box office.
Remember when every paranormal adventure novel had to have a woman with a tramp stamp, with her back to the reader? Preferably wearing tight leather pants and holding a crossbow? Those days are over.
What's it like juggling a gig at Marvel with being a top-selling paranormal romance/urban fantasy author? At New York Comic Con, we asked Marjorie M. Liu, who's writing comics while continuing both her Dirk & Steele and Hunter Kiss series.
In a future United States that is on such profound cultural lockdown that it has become a version of North Korea, only a psychic government bureaucrat can fight back. Laura Bynum's Veracity tackles the rise and fall of totalitarian America.
One of the biggest-selling subgenres in the science fiction and fantasy worlds is something called "paranormal romance." This catchall term gets applied to everything from vampy erotica and space opera, so we asked popular paranormal romance authors to define it.
Though some publishers of paranormal fiction scoff at the idea that zombies can ever be romantic leads, they obviously don't realize there's a simmering desire for zombie love among readers and movie-goers. We've investigated the zombie love phenomenon, and brought you some startling discoveries.
Publisher's Weekly has a great run-down of the rapidly growing genre of paranormal romance books, spearheaded by authors like Sherrilyn Kenyon. Among other things, it explains the difference between paranormal romance and dark fantasy — paranormal romance is about the relationship, dark fantasy is usually about other…