I hate tough choices, I’m damned if I do – and damned if I don’t kind of choices.
I’ve decided to combine this website Paranormal-y Romantic with my larger Keeper Bookshelf website… for several reasons. I ‘could’ mix these Paranormal Romance stories and reviews into my Shifter Haven site, but I want to keep that unique with only Shifter Romance. And my (mostly Contemporary Romance Harlequin-styled) Happily Ever After Romance website just doesn’t fit this genre at all so that stays separate.
Between health reasons, increased home-life responsibilities, and a reduction in reading time… I honestly cannot do for Paranormal-y Romantic what I need to, which is spend more time (that I don’t have) promoting it, and reading books for it.
It’s not an easy decision, but the logical choice for now.
If you love Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Women’s Fiction, or even Paranormal Cozy Mysteries then you’ll now find those reviews here at Keeper Bookshelf (KeeperBookshelf.com) – @keeperbookshelf on Twitter.
If you’re a lover of those shifting, furry, sexy couples then perhaps Shifter Haven (ShifterHaven.com) – @ShifterHaven on Twitter might be something to check out.
And finally, if you love a good Contemporary (an occasional Historical) Romance then Happily Ever After Romance (HappilyEverAfterRomance.com) – @HEA_Romanceblog on Twitter might be something you’d enjoy.
Thank you to all past visitors to my site/blog or Twitter followers, you are all amazing. I know people cannot actually see a heavy heart, but I’m certainly feeling one with this decision.
I have a love affair going on with one particular series, Maggie Shayne’s Wings in the Night. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve reread this series, or back in the day, waited impatiently for the next new release. I truly believe that it was this series of sexy, alpha-strong vampires and their Chosen mates that set Paranormal Romance as a genre of Romance that I would never, ever outgrow.
Sure the guys were hot, sexy, and annoyingly alpha in their attitudes toward women. Now, granted these men (and some women) came from a much older time, had lived in a far different society than what we call modern-day… and their attitudes carried through with them during the long, long lives they’ve lived.
If you receive Maggie Shayne’s newsletter, then you’ll know that she has won the entire series back from Harper Collins/Harlequin/Sillhoutte/Mira – and legally, and in my opinion, rightfully they all are back with their creator. They’ll be getting the royal treatment, and will soon be back on the shelves. I’m excited for her that her book babies are now home for good. Although I’m not a writer but a reader, I still understand how important this decision is.
This is one of those times when I wish I could erase all memory of a book and read it again for the first time, but since I have these in print and e-book well, I’m just going to set up a time to binge-read the entire series (and connections) soon. If you haven’t read anything by Maggie Shayne yet, then here’s the link to her website. Since she writes in several genres I’m betting you’ll find something to enjoy. Maggie Shayne website.
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Expanded version! That’s right! It’s no longer a novella! It’s longer!
When a gubernatorial candidate comes through the doors of a small magic shop, claiming he was mystically framed for murder, a witch has to decide if she can put their past behind her and help.
I enjoyed this novella so much when it was in the limited-time collection of Aged to Perfection.
Now, it’s going to be an extended story (and I cannot wait for more juicy details) on its own that will begin the Shadow Ridge series.
Publication is set for April 1, 2022 (at this time)… and I’m definitely going to be picking this one up on release day. You should, too, especially if you love Paranormal Women’s Fiction and/or Mandy M. Roth’s amazing storytelling.
How did it get to be Christmas Eve of 2021?
I don’t know, I do, however, know that time has gotten away from me this year — especially time to find myself lost in a book (or a world at times).
So, I’m going to give myself the gift of forgiveness for letting time get away from me and not enough time spent tending to Paranormal-y Romantic… with promises to myself and you to do so much better in 2022.
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly (or however you’d like to do it bi-weekly, monthly) meme where we get to share (show off) our recent new books that have been added to that ever-growing To Be Read pile. I’ve linked the lovely graphic to the “launch page” where you can discover the official information — and the written StS links to Reading Reality where it’s hosted. So you have two options, and no reason whatsoever not to explore and share your own new books that you’ve bought, borrowed, or was gifted this week! 🙂
This will be my first time showing off books with this particular blog (I have a couple). Since we just bought a house, moved in, and are still unpacking boxes I haven’t spent a lot of time shopping for books this week. But… (there’s always a but when it comes to books, right?). I couldn’t resist a couple that caught my eye from other blogs (or reviews) that I also follow.
Paranormal-y Romantic has been kind of quiet recently since real life got in the way of the fun stuff – but can I just say thank goodness for scheduled posts, at least I didn’t go totally radio silent! 🙂
This past week I only bought 3 new books. I did pick up Kristen Painter’s Lost in Las Vegas which begins the newish spin-off (connection) Frost & Crowe Mystery – Gone with the Witches by Melinda Chase that begins the Accidentally Magical at Midlife? series – and Bitten in the Midlife by Lia Davis that begins the Fanged After Forty series. The pics below are linked to their Goodreads page. I don’t know that I’ll get them read this week, but I’m going to do my best. 🙂
Hope you added some intriguing books to your TBR this week. Enjoy!
Thank goodness for scheduled posts! The past couple of months have been beyond chaotic, busy, and full of life changes in our household.
We purchased our first home. Homeowners. Who knew it would be this… amazing and hectic at the same time.
But the move is done, the boxes are slowly being emptied — so it’s time to get back to what I love most. Reading and sharing my thoughts about a really good Paranormal Romance with you. 🙂
It might be a tad slow in building back up to a regular posting schedule (this isn’t my only blog) but I’m working on it – and so glad to be back.
I know. Paranormal-y Romantic has been kinda quiet recently. It’s not that I haven’t been reading some amazing books lately, more like life has gotten in the way of the fun, escape that this blog is for me. That’s probably something I shouldn’t admit yet my thoughts on books and the reviews I put out there in Paranormal Romancelandia have always been honest, real, and what I’m thinking or feeling – so I’m not going to stop now in giving you reasons why things happen around here as they do.
So. The pandemic has finally worn me down. We’re so close to seeing good progress on getting this under control so we can get back to living again (well, living a more normal life, at least). My state is very slow to be getting those vaccines out, even those people who are supposed to be able to get their shots aren’t having a lot of luck in getting those precious appointments. Every state is different, I truly believe that this new administration is doing everything they can to get the vaccines out to us… I have faith in them, it’s just taking time because every state has its own rules and frankly, agenda on how to do that.
Well, I had my little meltdown these past weeks. Reading, playing online video games, puttering around with plants that are just as stubborn as I am, and getting through the day. I put my foot down today and revamped this website. I think it looks amazing, you don’t have to agree but I like the way it turned out. I have a ton (well, maybe only 20 or so) of reviews that need to get written up. And that begins anew today, not only here at Paranormal-y Romantic, but on my other blogs as well (yes, I’m a multi-blog person).
To be honest, I hope you’ll give me another chance to share my book thoughts on some really good stories I’ve read. Life happens sometimes, and I don’t really need to explain that but… sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m human, things keep me from doing other things that I love – and that’s okay, really. So, jumping back into the fray and hoping you’ll come along for the ride with me. 🙂