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What is a BWWM Paranormal Romance and where are they found?

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Most people are familiar with ethnic fiction genres, but what exactly is a BWWM novel?
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Top 20 FREE Multicultural and Interracial Romance eBooks

Top 20 FREE Multicultural and Interracial Romance eBooks | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it

Looking for a romance fix?

 

Lose yourself in IR Paranormal, BWWM Erotica, Romantic Suspense, Humorous Contemporary Romance, and more.

 

Download these Kindle multicultural and interracial romance novels for free!

 

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The Hunger Games are over for vampires

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MY daughter thinks that society is rotten, governments corrupt, television a way of brainwashing the masses and authority not to be trusted.
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Guest Fest: Meet Paranormal Romance Author Shonda Brock!

Guest Fest: Meet Paranormal Romance Author Shonda Brock! | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it

Shonda Brock shares her "what if" story as a guest on Alicia McCalla's blog.

 

"Have you ever been dying to tell a story, yet at the same time afraid to tell it?  I don’t mean just any around-the-way tale, but a true story that happened to you and no one else knows. I’m talking about every time you think to open your mouth to tell it, your heart starts pounding, your tongue becomes the Sahara Desert and the fear of saying it out loud makes you change your mind." Read more http://ow.ly/vl8NN ;


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Thanks to Alicia Mc Calla for featuring my short story on her blog!

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Check out Shonda's amazing "What if" tale as a guest on my blog today. 

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with thanks!

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Claire Holt Might Return To ‘The Originals’

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It isn't an easy choice for anyone, but Australian actress Claire Holt has revealed she quit the hit The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The...
Everyone has been giving the company, and Claire Holt so much junk for her choice.
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Anne Rice talks about "Prince Lestat" and her return to "The Vampire Chronicles"

Anne Rice talks about "Prince Lestat" and her return to "The Vampire Chronicles" | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it
Last week, New York Times best-selling author Anne Rice created an uproar among her fans and the publishing industry when she announced a return to her infamous
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Alicia McCalla on Paranormal Wednesday

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Alicia McCalla writes multicultural Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian SciFi. She always writes heroines who fight back sometimes to the death. Alicia is a native Detroiter who currently resides in metro Atlanta. She works as a school librarian. Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Visit www.aliciamccalla.com to sign-up for e-updates, alerts, and coupons.

 

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Tips from author Alicia McCalla, 

 

"Once you put your work out there, readers from all over the world will find you.

 

The universe is powerful and you will attract those readers who will support and love what you write, no matter what." 

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Great advice from Alicia Mc Calla,

 

"My advice is to write what you love.  Don’t let other people get in the way of living the writer’s life that you’d like to live.  

 

Those that truly care about you and love you will support your mission. Take the leap and never look back!" 

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Top 10 supernatural-themed films | TheCelebrityCafe.com

Top 10 supernatural-themed films | TheCelebrityCafe.com | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it
The top 10 films with supernatural themes
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The Soul Eater: African Elementals

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Alicia McCalla's dark Urban Fantasy, the Soul Eater, is a mixture of multicultural paranormal horror and thriller. An ancient West African Witch spirit seeks to be control this universe.

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Sexy vampires and the Gecko Brothers return in first 'From Dusk Til Dawn' images

Sexy vampires and the Gecko Brothers return in first 'From Dusk Til Dawn' images | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it
Dawn was just the beginning. Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's 1996 cult film From Dusck Til Dawn has risen from the dead, as the inspiration for a new series of the same name.
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Do you think they should have remade From Dusk Till Dawn?

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Scary Vampires Are Back in The Strain -

Scary Vampires Are Back in The Strain - | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it

How many of you have read “The Strain” by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan? Well, if you have, you are in luck. Soon it will make its television debut as a series.

 

For those of you who haven’t, get ready to grab your seats the ride starts in July.

 

What waits for you? The Strain’s parasitic vampire.

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The Strain's producer Carlton Cuse says that we’ll “never look at vampires the same way. These are not sparkly, brooding dudes with fangs and romantic problems. These vampires, or to use the Romanian word, tragoi, are really scary creatures.”

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Meet 'Real-Life' Vampires

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Self-described vampires say they feed on human energy and blood to stay alive.
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Meet the Real-Life Vampires of New England and Abroad

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The legend of the blood suckers, and the violence heaped upon their corpses, came out of ignorance of contagious disease
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Paranormal Christmas: The Tradition of Terrifying Children -

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Usually, when one thinks of monsters, Halloween comes to mind, but Christmas has its own creepy supernatural beings.

 

Today these legends seem horrific and traumatizing. Why do you think people hundreds or thousands of years ago felt the need to scare their children into behaving?

Yet today, in America’s widely secular Christmas, children are taught to behave or they will be denied presents.

Old customs may be criticized for exploiting a child’s fear, while modern customs may be scrutinized for teaching a child to value material things.

 

 

 http://www.shondabrock.com/#/blog/4559736266/Paranormal-Christmas-The-Tradition-of-Terrifying-Children/7150759

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What do you think about these customs?

 

Are they harmless, obsolete stories that are simply used for fun?
Or are they damaging in more profound ways?

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Scientists create artificial blood

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A team of British scientists claims to have created red blood cells suitable for transfusion into humans.
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A team of British scientists claims to have created red blood cells suitable for transfusion into humans, a breakthrough that could change the lives of millions - if it works.

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Top 10 U.S. Cities For Supernatural Creatures

Top 10 U.S. Cities For Supernatural Creatures | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it
If vampires, zombies, and succubi existed, they would probably travel around the United States just as we do -- relocating for jobs, visiting friends and family, or just being a tourist. But they'd be concerned with slightly different details: What's...
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Urban Fantasy versus Paranormal Romance | Fantasy Faction

Urban Fantasy versus Paranormal Romance | Fantasy Faction | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it
A look at Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. Their difference, similarities, and examples of both.

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Good information for authors writing in these genres.

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Is The "Young Adult" Boom Dwindling In Books As Well As Movies?

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There's a lot riding on Divergent, which comes out this Friday. Studios are hoping it'll show there are still audiences for young-adult films other than Hunger Games, after the dismal performance of several other films. But also, says the Wall Street Journal, there's hope it'll rescue the struggling young-adult book market.

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Finally! "Also, studios are getting wary of novels that feel too much like cookie-cutter copies of other stuff. Especially Twilight clones." 

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I'd argue that the lack of a stand out bestseller gives young adult readers the opportunity to explore other books in the genre. I don't think the category in books or in movies is going anywhere any time soon.

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Top 10 reasons why Lestat is the sexiest vampire ever (and why we’re thrilled he’s coming back)

Top 10 reasons why Lestat is the sexiest vampire ever (and why we’re thrilled he’s coming back) | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it
Anne Rice has just announced that she is writing the next book in the Vampire Chronicles, a sequel to Queen of the Damned, to be called Prince Lestat. We're completely thrilled by this as we feel that Lestat is far and away the sexiest vampire ever. As such, we thought we'd have a little light-hearted…
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Phone Calls From The Dead

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There are many accounts of individuals receiving phone calls from the dead. In 2008, Gregory Peck's cell phone made 35 calls after he had already died.

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Creepy!

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Nothing can be more frightening than your caller ID showing a call from a deceased loved one.
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The Season of Lust...

The Season of Lust... | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it
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In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Shonda Brock is giving away two $40 gift cards to VICTORIA'S SECRET.

 

Treat yourself to a decadent fragrance. Drive your sweetheart crazy with sexy lingerie. Or just buy some comfy pajamas!

 

Your chances of winning go up with every tweet, so be sure to tweet everyday!

 

Random drawing will take place on February 28th, 2014. Prizes will be sent to entrant's email address.

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Vampires (Vrykolakas) and crosses | OrthoCuban

Vampires (Vrykolakas) and crosses | OrthoCuban | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it

This is a post for those who watch vampire movies and/or read vampire books. Have you ever wondered why it is that, in the old tales, vampires (vrykolakas) react to Christian symbols?

 

Like the mark of Cain, vampires received the mark of Judas. Because they betrayed the Cross, because they betrayed the True Light, because they used wood soaked with the blood of Christ, because they used the blood of the Betrayer, they cannot stand the symbols of Christianity; they cannot come into sacred ground. Mind you, Father Orthoduck cannot explain the garlic of Bram Stoker, but then, this author does not make them allergic to garlic. This also explains why they are not vulnerable to any other symbol of faith. They are the descendants of Judas.

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Vampire Academy Gets A New Sneak Peek, Is Fan Backlash Too Harsh And Premature?

Vampire Academy Gets A New Sneak Peek, Is Fan Backlash Too Harsh And Premature? | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it
The latest look at Mark Waters' feature adaptation of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy has stars Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry walking us through some of the ins and outs of life at St. Vladimir's Academy.
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How Vampires Sparked the eBook Revolution

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A quick Amazon search for vampire titles shows 21,103 Kindle ebook results; on Smashwords, that number was over three thousand. And while sociologists have
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Rashid Darden on Paranormal Wednesday -

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Rashid Darden is a novelist.  He was born in Washington, DC where he currently resides.  A graduate of Georgetown University, Rashid has penned four novels and one book of poetry.  His most recent novel is Birth of a Dark Nation.  Read more... http://www.shondabrock.com/#/blog/4559736266/Rashid-Darden-on-Paranormal-Wednesday/7231844

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Make sure you catch Rashid's interview. "He has no time for shenanigans."

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Look, Check, and Learn: Dig a Little Deeper for 2014

Look, Check, and Learn: Dig a Little Deeper for 2014 | For Lovers of Paranormal Romance | Scoop.it

There are so many issues in the forefront like the economy, politics, and lifestyle changes. Today the media is able to touch and affect us at every turn with almost no time to reflect before we respond. It easy to skim-over the top layer and forget the true depth of an issue.

 

So I challenge you to do the following:

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