Juliana Stone has always believed in the power of a good story. When her first narrative, a futuristic about Santa Claus set in a world that resembled her friend's hamster cage was a hit with her fourth grade teacher, she discovered her calling-writing. Novels, short stories, songs-so long as she was writing she was happy. During a stint on the music end of things, she toured Canada fronting an all female rock band and after meeting her husband fell into married life. Kids, dog and the requisite white picket fence followed and her writing took a bit of a back seat.
But in the fall of 2007 she decided to resurrect her love of writing and inspired by the paranormal works of Christine Feehan, Keri Arthur and Lindsey Sands she set out to write something great. Luckily, a unique world of jaguar shifters was born and the rest is history!
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What’s so cool about paranormal romance?
I’d like to thank Danielle for letting me stop by and talk to you guys today. It’s been a crazy week but things are winding down, though when I sat down last night to write this blog post, I drew a blank. I’ve written a lot of them over the last few years and I’ll be honest, it’s really hard to be fresh and well, both entertaining and interesting.
So I stared at the computer screen, erased whatever jumble of words I’d typed and put it aside. This morning while perusing Goodreads, I saw again the cover for Anne Rice’s latest book, The Wolf Gift.
I can’t lie. I’m a total fan girl of Miss Rice. I read Interview with a Vampire while in high school and was immediately hooked. This got me to thinking about paranormal romance in general and how much it’s changed. Of course, Rice’s vampire books weren’t paranormal romance, but I firmly believe this sub genre that we love so much wouldn’t be what it is today with her books. Without Feehan and Kenyon. Each of these authors wrote books that I loved. Books that I’ve on my keeper shelf.
I have other favourite authors in different genres, but paranormal romance is the one that hooked me huge. It’s why I started writing. I love the world building. I love the idea that I’ve no limitations except where my brain stops me. My fantasies, my dreams, my desires and wants can all be intermingled in a world with endless possibilities.
Worlds filled with fantastical creatures. Vampires. Werewolves. Sorcerers. Angels. Demons. Hellhounds!
When I finished His Darkest Salvation I knew I wanted to write in a world where anything and everything is possible and so I invented League of Guardians. Here is the series blurb:
For millennia the struggle between light and dark, between the upper and lower realms, has been policed by a secret group of warriors culled from every fabric of existence. They are both otherworld and human, male and female. They are light and dark themselves and known to each other as the League of Guardians. Their pledge, to protect the line between dominions and make sure neither side grows too powerful. If they fall, so shall the earth, the heavens and hell. And there will be no more.
Wrong Side of Hell, the first novella in this new series features a hero who is a hellhound. A heroine who’s human. There’s also the odd demon thrown into the mix. In the next few books, we’ve got Angels, sorcerers, witches, gargoyles, demons, vampires…the list goes on. And this my friend is why I love paranormal romance. Anything and everything is available to the reader and for that, I think we can count ourselves incredibly lucky!
I’m curious….what is the thing you like most in paranormal romance? Is there anything you haven’t seen? Anything you’re dying to see?
With battle lines drawn and evil forces gathering in the shadows, the League of Guardians is all that stands between chaos and the human realm…
Logan Winters, an elite hellhound shifter, wants to forget his allegiance to the League and the pain he’s suffered because of it. But when he’s ordered to retrieve Kira Dove from purgatory and bring her back to life, he can’t refuse. Not only will her death affect the balance between the realms, she’s also linked to a past he can’t forget.
Kira Dove, a young woman murdered before her time, wanders the gray realm, alone and vulnerable. The one bright spot in her life is the memory of a mysterious protector who saved her once before. As she makes her way through this terrifying place, she can’t help but wonder…will he come for her again?
As Logan races to save her, he knows he faces a nearly impossible task: How can a hellhound survive in the one place he shouldn’t ever be? The wrong side of hell…
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