The Difference Between Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance by Rebecca Royce
Paranormal Romance—I love writing them. I have a whole series of books involving wolf-shifters (or werewolves, if you prefer.) Stick a vampire in a book or a werewolf and you have yourself a paranormal book. Add some romance, a happily-ever-after (or a happy for now) and you have a paranormal romance.
But how about the books that are ‘other’ that do not fall into the shifter or vampire category. What if, like in my Outsider series, there are ‘other’ creatures present who are not traditional paranormal creatures? In the case of the Outsiders, they look just like us but they have magical powers that help them to keep the balance of the universe.
They had to fall into the category of fantasy and thereby fantasy romance because, as is true with all of my books, romance is the name of the game. Fantasy Romance, to me, has fewer rules than Paranormal Romance. With mystical creatures that everyone hasn’t written about before, you can create your own world where no one can say that just isn’t ‘vampire-ish- enough or ‘werewolf-ish.’
I do love writing paranormal. I will probably always do it. But I am really glad for this foray into fantasy. I hope you like these characters. They love each other very deeply.
Which do you prefer? Fantasy? Paranormal? Or a nice mix of both? Why?
Born one half of a perfect pair, Kal has spent his life believing his other half is gone. But when fate thrusts Isabelle into his arms, he will have no choice but to become the man he was destined to be. That is, if he can battle his own demons first.
Not willing to accept her heritage as an Outsider, Isabelle tries to hide from the truth. But when Kal’s life is on the line, she will have to step forward and embrace her powers or watch everything she has come to love disappear.
As a teenager, Rebecca Royce would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework. She hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well worth it.
Rebecca is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They live in northern New Jersey and try not to freeze too badly during the winter months.
She’s in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the pararnormal and tries to use all of these elements in her writing. She’s been told she’s a little bloodthirsty so she hopes that when you read her work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. Rebecca loves to write series because she loves to see characters develop over time and it always makes her happy to see her favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.
In Rebecca Royce’s world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.