Why paranormal?

Why paranormal?

Of course the natural answer is why not. But I think my love of the different comes from one childhood poem and a book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, uncensored.

The poem was in a second grade reader with a blue and white cover.  From what I remember, it went something like this –

Art walked in the Park after Dark.

I know –not high literature.

But even today, this poem makes me think of all the scary things hanging around in the dark park… like ghosts, goblins, and witches.  And isn’t that the point of stories, jumpstarting the reader’s imagination?

If you’ve ever read the original Grimm Fairy Tales, you know how dark and brooding they are.  Bluebeard’s wife is told to always carry an egg and a bunch of keys. She’s smarter than the average girl and puts the egg away each day for safe keeping. So when she finds the door where he keeps the bodies of his prior wives who dropped the egg in the blood, she’s able to escape his punishment for being curious.

She’s a strong woman who outwits a powerful husband.  And a great role model for a future paranormal romance writer. 

Return of the Fae, the second book in The Council Series, brings together my love of the unusual along with a discovery that everyone’s different in their own way. Maybe not a closet witch, like Parris McCall, but different.

How do you like your fairy tales? Were you a Disney or Grimm reader? 

Return of the Fae

A witch in training, a hunter on the prowl, and a world in jeopardy.

Learning the rules of being a witch takes years, but Parris McCall needs to master them in only weeks. Ty Wallace is going mad with his desire for Parris, but she’s a distraction in his quest to find Coven X before they take The Council and everyone he knows down.

The couple searches for Ty’s mentor, but he’s disappeared. Their only clue comes from a banished witch. When they return, not only are their own lives threatened, but a new life hangs in the balance.

Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters, modern cowboys, or hot doctors, sexy in scrubs. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want.  She blogs at her website www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com


  1. I was definitely a Grimm kid. Even as a youngster I thought Disney and Looney Tunes were silly and empty. Then and now I need(ed) something more from stories… a villian, someone or something that created a problem to be overcome.
    Thank you for stopping in and telling us about Return of the Fae. I will have to check this series out!
    Julie O

  2. Thanks Julie – I do love the depth of the darker stories. I never got looney tunes.