The Cozy Paranormal

chalicexlgDo you enjoy cozy mysteries? Were you enticed by the latest vampire love story? Maybe it’s time for you to try a Cozy Paranormal.

Cozy Paranormal is a new sub-genre of paranormal / fantasy fiction where the gore and tension are downplayed and the characters represent one or more groups of magical creatures like vampires or shape shifters. Here are some things to help you understand the genre.

  • The main character is an everyday person with a charming appeal to the reader. Kimie and her best friend Sydney met in college and instantly shared a “gut feeling” connection that built a special bond between these mischievous best friends.
  • Gore and tension are downplayed.
    Find out why Vampires turn to dust when they die.
  • Magical creatures feel like they could be someone you know.
    Owners of construction companies or gyms, these people are your neighbors.
  • Magic can’t solve everything.
    Life isn’t scripted and like humans, magical creatures can die. Being a vampire has its own laws and life limits. If you are evil, there are consequences.
  • Good must always triumph in the end.
    You have to read the book if you want to find out how the ending happens!
  • Romance, especially in a series, keeps the hope for better times alive.
    Love comes in all forms and takes patience. When humans and magicals fall in love, there are always complications.

Check out Chalice Moon for a good example of a cozy paranormal. This is the first book in the new Chalice Princess series by Pat Sawtelle.

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New Release!

mystaxlgRelease The Inner Valkyrie
The powers of the mythological valkyrie spirit begin to emerge after an attack by an obsessed fan that nearly killed Mysta.

While recuperating, she reunites with an old high school friend, Kieran, who encourages her to explore her new memories, assuring her that he was her former love. She longs for the passion they shared, until his brother Garik arrives. A strange and overwhelming attraction plunges her into a bizarre sibling rivalry as the men begin a deadly competition to win her heart.

Unknown to Mysta, for condemning him to the underworld, a demi-god seeks revenge on her valkyrie spirit. Rather than face her, he exploits the men in her life to achieve his evil goals. As the young woman continues to recover and her relationships develop, she discovers that one of the brothers really was her past love, but is he already possessed by the very fiend she must destroy?

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Trisha Baker is back! – Crimson Kiss

crimsonkissxlgMeghann O’Neill, a psychologist specializing in the treatment of victims of abusive relationships and a vampire!

Meghann O’Neil is an expert in abusive relationships. She knows exactly how her clients feel. She has also been seduced into a relationship of pleasure and pain, excitement and torture. Unlike her clients, her lover turned her into a immortal creature of the night, a vampire.

Handsome, dashing, and sophisticated Simon Baldevar claimed to love her body and soul. He enslaved her in an endless cycle of passion and punishment, caresses and cruelty. A dark soul of shifting moods, he seduced her, dominated her, and damned her with nocturnal immortally. Over thirty years ago, Meghann finally freed herself by staking him out on a roof for the dawn to finish off.

Not only did he survive, Simon is back and murdering the people Meghann has sworn to help. This time, Meghann has no intention of bending to his sadistic will. This time, Simon will find that his former servant is now a master in her own right!

http://www.darkoakpress.com/crimsonkiss.html