With: Kristin Miller
Confession: I’m a bit of a paranormal freak.
I have a feeling I’m among my peers here at Just Paranormal Romance, and that’s such a wonderful feeling. While I enjoy writing my small town contemporary BLUE LAKE series, I must confess that vampires and werewolves occupy a dark and mysterious corner of my heart.
Writing my Vampires of Crimson Bay Series (INTERVAMPTION, VAMPED UP, LAST VAMP STANDING) was twisted and fun since the underworld there was so gritty. The sex was scorching, and the action fierce. I call those books my “Twilight on steroids” books, because, yes. It wasn’t difficult to fall in love with vampires while I was writing them. They’re brooding and wise, usually wealthy beyond measure or care, and have an air of sophistication that is unseen among other creatures in the genre. Vampires are known for their self-control. It’s written all over the clench of their jaws and the shadow of steely restraint in their narrowed eyes.
I didn’t think I could swoon over a paranormal creature more…until I tried my hand at werewolves.
In the Seattle Wolf Pack Series (GONE WITH THE WOLF, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A WEREWOLF, SO I MARRIED A WEREWOLF), I wanted to lighten the paranormal world. Contemporary romance with a paranormal twist was my goal. (With titles like the ones above, I bet you can see what I mean.) But what I got was more than a light crush. The werewolves came to life for me. At first, I thought werewolves might’ve been manly (see: hairy), abrasive, loud, and ruled by pack dynamics. I was pleasantly mistaken. Sure they’re hairy, but only at the full moon, and only when they choose to be. They’re only abrasive when they’re protecting their mate from danger. Loud? Only the women during sex. They are ruled by pack dynamics, true. But the pack is their family, their brothers and sisters. The werewolves in my world would do anything for their packmates.
The werewolves from my San Francisco Wolf Pack (THE WEREWOLF WEARS PRADA) were cut from the same gothic cloth. (Same pack rules, different city.) They’re fiercely loyal, protective over what they want and what they believe to be right, and are desperate to find their one and only fated mate. There is something so swoon-worthy about a man who believes there is only one woman for him, a woman he’d fight to the death for. And once my werewolves find their fated mates, they spend the rest of their lives doing whatever it takes to make them happy.
And that was the reason I fell in love with werewolves.
What about you? Which creature warms your paranormal-loving heart?
Falling in love bites…
Melina Rosenthal worships at the altar of all things fashion. Her dream is to work for the crème de la crème fashion magazine, Eclipse, and she’ll do much anything to get there. Even fixing up the image of a gorgeous, sexy public figure who’s all playboy, all the time. Even if he’s the guy who broke her heart a year ago…
Even if Hayden Dean is a werewolf.
Since his father’s death, Hayden’s the heir apparent to the San Francisco Wolf Pack-well, once he settles down. Hayden isn’t interested in giving up his partying ways, except he’s pretty sure he’s found his fated mate, and the fact that she’s a non-shifter is bad news. Now he must find a compromise between the traditions of his wolf world and his certainty that Melina is his…before fate (or another werewolf) bites them both in the butt.
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristin Miller writes sweet and sassy contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance of all varieties. Kristin has degrees in psychology, English, and education, and taught high school and middle school English before crossing over to a career in writing. She lives in Northern California with her alpha male husband and their two children. She loves chocolate way more than she should and the gym less. You can usually find her in the corner of a coffee shop, laptop in front of her and mocha in hand, using the guests around her as fuel for her next book.