Posted April 6, 2012 by davincikittie in All Series

Giveaway (Us/Int): Jean Murray chats about dark Horror Romance… will it stick?

No Bones About It…

As an author, I’m always fascinated watching the evolution of the paranormal genre. Vampires continue to draw a crowd, despite those naysayers that boast they’re yesterday’s news. One thing I do agree with is that they are evolving along with the genre. Young adult has exploded onto the scene in various paranormal forms, challenging the traditional traits. For adults, there has been a shift to darker topics. Zombies, demons… Would you’ve ever guess there would be such a thing as Horror Romance?

The trends in publications are not much different from what we see on TV. Popular shows, such as in The Walking Dead, True Blood, and The River, come to mind. Dark paranormal and horror have made it to prime time. If only the producers would make a movie or series based on three sisters, a key, a curse, and gods of the underworld I would be one happy woman (all wishful thinking on this author’s part 🙂 ). **sighing**

But truly, I’m anxious to see where this world of dark themed romance is heading. What will readers want in the next two, five or even seven years? How will the romance community change and grow with the likes and desires of its readers?

On a personal note, I love to read and write dark paranormal romance with a touch an urban fantasy mixed in. It gives me the action and adventure of urban fantasy and the supernatural love story that I adore. I want the roller coaster ride of emotion and sometimes the only way to get there is to take the characters to a very dark place. With everything stripped away I can see or create a side to their soul that is begging to be saved. Some of my favorite authors- JR Ward, Lara Adrian, Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione. I love their work.

So, I pose the questions…
What do you think of the evolution of the paranormal genre?
Do you think Horror romance will make it?
And, what would you like to see?

Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commissioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty shell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in her release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore. 

Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess’ undead army unleashing hell on earth. But Lilly has a secret—one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart.

About the author…

Jean Murray was born and raised in a small town on the east coast. In her pursuit of a nursing degree, she aspired to see the world and joined the Navy. One of the benefits of her membership in the Armed Forces, she has had the opportunity to travel and live in different parts of the world and the United States. Her travels abroad have given her the opportunity to experience different cultures. It inspired her to delve into Ancient Egyptian myths and legends for her debut novel, Soul Reborn, book 1 in the Key to the Cursed series from Crescent Moon Press, now available.

Find the author:

Key to the Cursed Series: Three sisters and their fated mates, Gods of the Underworld, on a journey of love, redemption and war.
Soul Reborn ~ available in all formats (buy Kindle herebuy paperback here)
Soul Awakened ~ Summer 2012
Soul Unleashed ~ Winter 2012


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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue and GraveTells have won several blogging awards, and GraveTells recently celebrated its five-year anniversary! Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.