How did you get into blogging about paranormal romance?
I was talking to a friend of mine about the subject when she pointed out to me that I knew a lot about it, and that it was very helpful to her. Up until that point, I had used the internet for mainly e-mail, and that's it. She continued to prod me until I hopped into the twenty-first century along with everyone else, and started up this blog to "impart my wisdom," as she put it.
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I'd like to write a guest blog for you. How do I do that?
If you have an idea you'd like to write about for the site, feel free to contact me at c(dot)hanoux(at)hotmail(dot)com. In the body of the email, please describe your idea, and list any previous publishing creditials, past or forthcoming (if applicable). Please include "GUEST BLOG" in the subject of your email, and allow 1-2 weeks for a response.
I have a paranormal romance short story or book coming out, and I'd like you to review it.
I review only paranormal romance, fantasy romance, and sci-fi romance so if you have a book in any other genre, I'm afraid I'm going to have to politely decline. If you'd like me to review your story, please email c(dot)hanoux(at)hotmail(dot)com with the approximate publication date, publisher, a short blurb about what the story is about, and a link to your website (if applicable). Include the title of the work, and "REVIEW" in the subject line. It may take 1-2 weeks for a response. I don't do reviews on the usual star or points system. Instead, I blog about what about the story would (or wouldn't) make me read it again.
Why paranormal romance?
I've always loved the supernatural. When I was younger, shows like Charmed and Sabrina the Teenage Witch gripped me. Because I've always been just as big a reader as a TV watcher, I went looking for the books that went with my favourite shows. When I started writing, I wrote with a fantasy or supernatural edge to the story, and when I was introduced to erotica, well, there was no turning back at that point.
When did you start writing?
I've been writing for as long as I can remember. First, it was just silly little daydreams, short stories which I naïvely considered books. A lot of them featured me as the protagonist, with ghosts, vampires, or my own supernatural abilities involved. I didn't keep anything I wrote before I was sixteen, but around then, I started writing some books which I thought were actually good. For the last four years, I've tucked those into a drawer, to re-read later for my own pleasure. Recently, however, my friend has convinced me to pursue publishing my works. With any luck, some of my writing will soon be hitting virtual shelves!
Who are your main inspirations?
Aside from my supportive and valuable critique partners, Gina Gordon and L. K. Below, I also draw inspiration from my favourite authors. Those include: Allyson James, Lauren Dane, Angela Knight, Sherrilyn Kenyon, MaryJanice Davidson, Kresley Cole, Lynn Viehl, Lynsay Sands, Christine Warren, Maggie Shayne, and many others. Their creative and hot stories always make me strive to write something just as compelling. If I have one goal in writing, it's that my name one day be featured in a debut writer's inspiration list, as their names are featured in mine.
What do you do besides writing?
I have your run-of-the-mill day job. I never expected to pursue a career in writing. Be that as it may, I am seeking publishing opportunities to make my work available to readers. Maybe within the next few years I'll be able to quit my day job and write full-time. Who knows?