Ever since I was a kid, Halloween has been my favorite holiday. Not because of the candy – I’ve never been that enthusiastic about sweets. - but because of the magic. On Halloween I could become someone else, someone glamorous and powerful, and claim some of the magic that was floating around on that wonderful night. A witch, a goddess, a ghost, a fairy princess – my costumes always involved some kind of supernatural or extra-human capabilities, though sometimes I wasn’t always as gorgeous as I might have liked!
I still believe in magic. So I love reading paranormal stories that recapture that sense of wonder, the escape from the constraints of the everyday world. I adored The Lord of the Rings. I was an avid reader of Anne Rice’s vampire chronicles and even more, her Mayfair witches saga. I completely understand the appeal of the tortured vampire soul (especially if wrapped in a sexy hunk’s body), the lure of the wild embodied by a shape shifter. Strength. Power. Infinite and seductive possibility.
Given my affinity for magic in all its forms, it’s rather surprising that I didn’t begin to write paranormal stories myself until fairly recently. I have been publishing erotica and erotic romance for more than a decade, but my first full-length paranormal romance is going to be released in a few days (May 4th, to be specific!). Serpent’s Kiss has a shape shifter premise, but it’s quite different from the typical work in this genre. The novel is set in Guatemala and is based on ancient Mayan mythology.
From the first, Dr. Elena Navarro senses that the wounded man she discovers outside the gates of her rural clinic is not an ordinary mortal. With his chest ripped open, Jorge Pélikal still demonstrates unnatural strength and power.Elena is irresistibly attracted to Jorge, although he warns her their coupling could open the gates of chaos. She and Jorge fall in love, despite his dire predictions.Gradually Elena comes to understand that Jorge is a supernatural player in a cosmic drama that will determine the fate of the earth and of mankind - and that even if he triumphs in his apocalyptic struggle with his nemesis, she may lose him forever.
You can read an excerpt at http://www.lisabetsarai.com/serpentskissex.html and buy your very own copy at: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=461
In addition to Serpent’s Kiss, I have several other shorter paranormal works currently available. Rendezvous (http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?s=ts4owj555671&strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=175) is my Halloween tale, about a woman who is forced by her disabled car to spend Halloween night is a seedy hotel room inhabited by a virile ghost. Tomorrow’s Gifts (http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?s=55ta3u587850&strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=393) is a M/M BDSM Christmas story very loosely based on Charles Dickens’ ghost of Christmas future. My vampire romance “Vampires Limited” appeared in Black Lace’s Lust at First Bite, and I have another vampire tale called “Fourth World” in D.L. King’s anthology The Sweetest Kiss, due out in July. If you like vampires, you might also check out “Prey”, a free erotic vampire tale available at
Now that I’ve started to write paranormal, I think that I might be hooked. I’ve just started work on a new M/M paranormal novel called Necessary Madness. Nineteen year old Kyle sees visions of disasters, visions that tear his world apart. Everyone assumes that he is schizophrenic, but Rob, the cop who picks him up off the street, knows better. Rob’s own experience has taught him that psychic powers are real, and potentially devastating. Since his telepathic sister’s murder, Rob wants nothing to do with “gifted” individuals like Kyle. Yet he can’t deny his attraction to the beautiful, tortured young man – an attraction that appears to be mutual.
I’m only a few chapters into the book so far, but I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be intense.
Since we’re celebrating Halloween, I’ll offer you a little treat. Leave me a comment describing your favorite Halloween costume ever. I’ll randomly choose one person to receive a free copy of Rendezvous. Check back on Belinda’s blog on Wednesday May 6th to find out who is the lucky winner. (Be sure that you don’t comment anonymously, or we won’t be able to find you!)
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