Nina Jade Singer | Paranormal Valentines
February 13, 2012
Hello everyone. I'm thrilled to be here today at Fresh Fiction as I recently
celebrated the release of my first novel, SECRETS OF THE KNIGHT from
Crescent Moon Press.
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, my second favorite holiday of the year. It's the
holiday that celebrates love and romance. And it often involves chocolate.
What's not to like about a day like that?
What I really find romantic is a good paranormal love story. Many of my friends
celebrate the day by popping in their idea of a classic Valentine's Day movie.†
Maybe Love Actually. Or perhaps Casablanca. But my tastes run more toward the
supernatural themed romance. See, I'm much more inclined to dig out my DVD's of
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I happen to think Buffy contained one of the best love
stories of all time. It had all the elements – forbidden love, bad boy
hero, dangerous liaisons. I couldn't wait to turn it on every week, not so much
to watch Buffy kick demon-butt but more so to see how she and Angel were going
to overcome all the obstacles that were keeping them apart. It really bums me
out now that she's on a show playing an evil twin and he's helping some genius
doctor dig up bones. But I digress.
The paranormal element in a love story takes it to a whole other level. It's the
ultimate example of prohibited love. Think about True Blood or The Vampire
Diaries. And of course, there's Twilight. Enough said.
When the hero is a supernatural being, regardless of who the heroine is, the
taboo of the relationship is compelling and intriguing.
But the other element that sucks me into a love story is the idea of a rekindled
romance. When two lovers have found each other and something or someone drives
them apart, the love doesn't just die, does it? Often, it remains strong for
years after. Sometimes even forever.
In Secrets, the hero has been forced to turn his back on everything he holds
dear, including the woman he loves. When they find each other on a remote
Caribbean island, the sparks don't just fly, they ignite! In the meantime, he's
becoming a preternatural being of the night who must defeat an evil sorceress in
order to save the woman he can't bear to lose again. (Read on after the post for
So what do you think? What are some of your favorite romance books or movies,
paranormal or otherwise? Please share your comments. I'd love to read them - as
I'm delving into that box of chocolate!
Happy Valentine's Day!
27 comments posted.
Re: Nina Jade Singer | Paranormal Valentines
The first paranormal romance movie that came to mind is Ghost.
Good luck and happy writing!
(Tracie Travis 1:59am February 13, 2012)
Hi! Happy Valentines Day! (early, LOL) Your book sounds terrific and I will enter your contest, but will have to give the prize (if I win) to my granddaughter, who has a Kindle Fire. I would have no other way to read it. I hope to win one of those someday. I would have to agree with Tracie as that was the first movie that came to me also. Loved that movie!! Look forward to reading some of your books, as I just found you. Best of luck to all! Thanks for having contests so we are able to win your books. Hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day!
(Cheri Minott 6:19am February 13, 2012)
happy valentines day i want to read this book
(Debbi Shaw 10:33am February 13, 2012)
Movie-wise, I'll have to say Twilight.... Congrats on your book!
(May Pau 10:44am February 13, 2012)
My favorite book that I read just lately was Roses by Leila Meacham. Although it's a bit lengthy, I couldn't put the book down, and got through it in a couple of days. It's a love story that goes on through an entire lifetime, and I don't want to spoil the plot, but it is worth the look. If you want something lighthearted, there's always the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. It has its' hot areas, as well as a plot to follow along. I'd advise to start at the start of the series, though. I also enjoyed reading the Bridges of Madison County. For some reason, I'm drawing a blank this morning, and it's the best I can come up with on short notice. I'm not near my books. Have a wonderful and Happy Valentines' Day!!! Congratulations on your book, too!! May you have many more!!
(Peggy Roberson 11:56am February 13, 2012)
I'm not near my books, so this is coming off of the top of my head. The book that I can't get out of my head for romance would be Roses by Leila Meacham. It's a bit lengthy, but because the story is so compelling, it only took me 2 days to read. I would love to say more about it, but don't want to spoil the plot. For something a bit more lighthearted, I would suggest the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. It's always good for a laugh, and has a decent plot. I would start with the first of the series, and take it from there. I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day, and may I congratulate you on your book!! I hope you have many more!! Can't wait to read it!!
(Peggy Roberson 12:02pm February 13, 2012)
I love the movie EVER AFTER... I enjoy watching it over and over again... as for fav books, I have enjoyed so many from different authors...
Happy Valentine's Day!
(Colleen Conklin 1:14pm February 13, 2012)
Hi Tracie. Thanks for your comment! Of course, Ghost is a great one! I doubt
there will ever be another the likes of Patrick Swayze.
(Nina Singer 1:39pm February 13, 2012)
Thanks for stopping by to read the post. If you're the lucky winner, I can
accommodate other formats. Happy Valentines!
(Nina Singer 1:40pm February 13, 2012)
Thank you for your comment. Hope you have a great Valentines day!
(Nina Singer 1:43pm February 13, 2012)
Hi May Pau.
I'm so glad you stopped by to read the post! Twilight is one of those movies I
can watch over and over. Same goes with reading the books.
(Nina Singer 1:46pm February 13, 2012)
Thank you for your comment! I've been meaning to read that book for a while
now. Thanks for reminding me!
(Nina Singer 1:47pm February 13, 2012)
Thank you so much for your comment! Ooooh, Ever After is a really good one.
(Nina Singer 1:48pm February 13, 2012)
My first paranormal was Always, I fell in love
with it and wanted more, but at the time it
wasn't a popular genre as it is now.
As far as movies go humor - The Frighteners or
Buffy the Vampire Slayer .. for visual
entertainment Hellboy, Afraid of the Dark, Pan's
Labyrinth- I love the illusion, imagery, and
depth. Hope you get a chance to enjoy them.
(Carla Carlson 1:56pm February 13, 2012)
I think the other attraction of the Vampire is the whole Alpha/tortured hero thing. As for paranormal favorites, right now I'm loving Being Human. Vampires, werewolfs and ghosts, how great is that?
Your book sounds awesome! The Carribean and a hot hero sounds like the perfect remedy to those of us who are freezing up in the northeast.
(Denise Eagan 2:19pm February 13, 2012)
Thanks for the comment, Denise!
I've only seen episodes of the British Being Human. Scary good!
(Nina Singer 3:07pm February 13, 2012)
Thank you for stopping by and commenting on the post! I've always loved The
(Nina Singer 5:08pm February 13, 2012)
I enjoy all of these programs & films mentioned! Thanks
everyone for bringing them to my mind again.
There is one old black & white movie I saw called 'The
Enchanted Cottage' which has stayed in my heart and it
really made me cry happy tears. Have a happy heart day
(Susan Jeffers 6:24pm February 13, 2012)
My favorite paranormals (or at least the on that first comes to mind) would be
Christine Feehan's Carpathians. I also like the "Anita Blake" series by another
great author whose currently escapes me. There is also the Jeaniene Frost's Cat
& Bones series. Enjoy!
(Sandra Spilecki 7:58pm February 13, 2012)
Happy Valentines Day and Congrats on the book. I've never
read a paranormal romance before. I'm more a period piece
romantic. But I'm willing to step outside the box from time
(Karen Gales 8:01pm February 13, 2012)
I love When Harry Met Sally and The Princess Bride. I think they really stand the test of time (if you can forgive the costumes in When Harry Met Sally). There are so many romance books I love that it is really hard to choose.
(Jennifer Beyer 10:23pm February 13, 2012)
I don't think I have come across romance I don't like. I just love reading about love. Paranormal, fantasy, contemporary, does not matter to me.
(Patti Paonessa 10:23pm February 13, 2012)
My favorite paranormal books are the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Love Sookie, those vamps, and the weres.
(Cathy Phillips 11:15pm February 13, 2012)
The movie/tv show Highlander is still a favorite of mine. I enjoyed Evageline Anderson's "Claimed" series recently. There are so many wonderful books out there it is hard to pin them down.
(Lisa Kendall 2:38am February 14, 2012)
I like romance with a touch of food like Louisa Edwards book, I'm All Steamy. Food and books go well together.
(Alyson Widen 5:41pm February 15, 2012)
I have too many to name then all, but Feehan's Carpathians,her "sister" series, Kenyon's Dark Hunters,Briggs'Mercy and Alpha Omega series,Stephanie Plum, Charlaine Harris's books,Highlander,Jeanine Frost,Gerry Bartlett,Katie MacAlister,Lara Adrian,Lindsay Sands,Lora Leigh,Lucy Monroe,Alexandra Ivy,Susan Sizemore,Christine Warren,Carrie Vaughn,and many more have created worlds and heroes for me,and I just keep adding them,like Lydia Dare, Terry Spear,Gena Showalter,and I better stop before I run out of room!As to a movie,I'm usually disappointed if it comes from a book,but I did enjoy Ghost,and an old black and white that I don't remember the title,but it was about a woman who moves into a seaside cottage haunted by the former owner,a grouchy sea captain,and through time they fall in love.He does what he can to look after her,and when she dies at a fairly advanced age,they are together,forever.True,I wasn't totally happy with the ending, but it is just as good as those movies where he/she moves on to someone else.Right?
(Mary Holden 6:40pm February 17, 2012)
Mary - That movie is 'The Ghost and Mrs Muir.' Love it!
(Susan Jeffers 3:08am February 18, 2012)
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