Beta Demons Do It Better: writing a sweet reunion romance in an urban paranormal universe

I really fell for Kamadeva as I was writing him. He may be a slacker, but he’s good-hearted and thoroughly kind, a lazy beta sweetheart who is permanently in love with a butt-kicking alpha virgin. He won’t get anywhere beating his chest. But he might make it work if he can get her to seduce herself.

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BVC Announces It’s Raining Men by Jennifer Stevenson

Archie is a sex demon who’s so lazy, he’s this close to being kicked out of hell. Archie feels sorry for Chloe. Chloe’s heart is always breaking. Archie doesn’t plan to get complicated. It all starts with one well-meant lie… “You’ve been selected for victim’s compensation. Just for you, it’s gonna start raining men.”

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History to Fantasy
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As many of you know, as Patricia Rice, I’ve been published in historical romance since 1984. I’ve written westerns, Americana, Victoriana, Regencies, and paranormal historical romance well before any of those genres became popular. Historical romance has cycled through variations … Continue reading

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Elements of Romance in Other Genres

Romance crossover novels seem to be popping up all over, and it got me thinking about my own writing process. My novels tend to cross genres, including mainstream, science fiction, fantasy, mystery/suspense, and thriller plots, but they all include romantic … Continue reading

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Creativity

I’ve always wanted to write about a mad librarian. Well, that’s probably a lie, but it’s hard to tell since I lie for a living. I’ve always admired librarians and wished I could spend my days surrounded by books—except librarians … Continue reading

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