FALL INTO ROMANCE GIVEAWAY HOP - Dani Harper

Fall Into Romance! Share the romances that
had you falling in love with the genre!
Or the ones that keep you smitten!
Stop by each blog for new recommendations and giveaways!

The theme of this hop is How did you fall into romance?

True confession time here - I never read romance novels! Not when I was young, not when I was a so-called adult. In fact, not at any time during the 20th century did I read the romance genre.

*gasp*

For years and years, my personal reading time was filled with science fiction, mythology, fantasy, and horror. Then right around 2001, I spied a novella by Christine Feehan, titled Dark Dream. "Aha! A vampire story!" I thought to myself, and picked it up.

It was SO much more than that, as fans of Feehan's legendary Carpathians well know. I was amazed and fascinated. I'd never read anything where the MONSTER was the hero! And not only the hero but the LOVE INTEREST! Plus he earned a HAPPY ENDING to boot! Paranormal Romance was more than a new genre for me, it was a whole new world...

After devouring all the Feehan books I could find, I branched out to Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Karen Marie Moning, Larissa Ione, Karen Chance, and oh-so-many-more. It was no surprise when I eventually began writing PNR myself. Later I embraced Urban Fantasy with both arms, and my stories today tend to be a hybrid of both, paranormal fantasy! But there is always, always, always a romance running through the novels I write, and a "happily ever after" --- although the couple may have to struggle to get there (hey, you don't want it to be easy, do you?).

So how did YOU begin reading romance, or better yet, paranormal romance? I hope you'll leave me a comment--I love reading them! And don't forget to enter the rafflecopter below for a chance at my giveaway!

Books by Dani Harper

I started my fiction writing career with a wolf-shapeshifter series, CHANGELING MOON (2012 RITA finalist), CHANGELING DREAM, and CHANGELING DAWN. A darker werewolf tale bordering on urban fantasy followed: FIRST BITE.

More recently I've been bringing ancient faery legends into modern-day America with The Grim Series (STORM WARRIOR, STORM BOUND, STORM WARNED, and in 2017, STORM CROSSED)

Love a romantic ghost story with a twist? THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT.

All books are available on Amazon.

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5 comments:

  1. I started with historicals and branched into paranormal. I also started with Christine Feehan, but also read Linda Lael Miller (she did a few vampire stories) and Maggie Shayne's wings in the night series.

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  2. I started with Danielle Steel when I was about 16. She was great. I stopped reading for awhile and then about 15 years ago I came across Johanna Lindsey and Lyndsay Sands and fell in love with romance again. Both of those made me fall for historical romance and paranormal romance.

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  3. I started off reading my mum's Mills & Boon romances and carried on with Nora Roberts. My daughter in Law introduced me to paranormal romance with the first 2 Carpathian books from Christine Feehan and I've found so many more for myself now.

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  4. It's been so long ago I don't recall. I probably saw romances when I was babysitting and picked one up (my mother read mysteries).

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  5. CONGRATS to Sue Stiff, whose name was drawn as the winner of my giveaway. Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter!

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Love your comments and read every one of them! Thanks for taking the time to write!