I remember a time- way back in the late 1980's and early 1990's when finding a paranormal romance was like- well finding a needle in a haystack.

And as that old saying goes - "We've come a long way baby".

Now it's impossible NOT to find one. Sadly, for me the market has become way too flooded with them. Before they were that rare treat to be relished and savored. Today... meh...

I'm NOT saying what's out there isn't good. In fact, that's part of the problem. Most of them are just good and by good, I mean average.

Don't get me wrong-there are more than few stand out authors. I also understand that there are only so many paranormal themes. However the thing about most paranormal romances- they're written as part of an ongoing series. Sucks because with almost all of those you just can't jump in midstream without being completely lost OR feeling like you are missing a little something. I know I'm missing out on some good ones because I'm so FAR behind. But I've gotten away from the theme of this Thursday's post.

So in the spirit of going back those early days of searching for a paranormal romance, I submit one of my favorites, published in 1994. Ironically it is book two (The Black Rose Chronicles) in a series:


For All Eternity (Vampire, #2)"Powerful vampire Maeve Tremayne loves her immortality. She time travels freely from century to century, taking nourishment only from the most evil members of the human world. But sometimes she steps in to soften the final moments of the dying by offering them one last moment of pleasurable release from pain. Haunting the battlefield of Gettysburg on one such journey, she dares to lose her soul to a dedicated mortal doctor, Calder Holbrook. Calder thinks she is merely a delusional dream of men in agony, but when he sees her for himself, he loses his heart to the beautiful immortal woman. 

Maeve tries to put the mortal doctor out of her mind, and wants to erase his memories of her, but she can't resist her own attraction. Then their budding romance is threatened when Maeve is called upon to confront Lisette, the mad vampire queen who rocks the immortal world by causing a war that pits all undead creatures against each other. Before the angels can step in to destroy them, Maeve needs to forge an alliance with the hostile warlocks against their mutual enemy. But she must also protect Calder, whom she fears will be caught in the middle of the battle."

Linda Lael MillerABOUT THE AUTHOR:

As the daughter of a town marshal, Linda has come home to the western lifestyle that gave birth to one of today’s most successful authors. She left Washington years ago and pursued her wanderlust, living in Arizona and London and traveling the world. Now the author of more than 100 novels, the “First Lady of the West” is glad to be back home, writing contemporary and historical stories that have earned her awards and placements on all the national bestsellers lists.

Linda traces the birth of her writing career to the day when a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she just might have a future in writing. Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold FLETCHER’S WOMAN in 1983 to Pocket Books. Since then, Linda has successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, and concentrating on novels with a Western flavor. For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Linda’s current contemporary Big Sky series—Big Sky Country, Big Sky Mountain and Big Sky River—have all hit the New York Times bestsellers lists. Linda continues to follow the lives of the Parable, Montana, residents in Big Sky Summer and Big Sky Wedding in 2013.


What to see what my best friends and fellow bloggers picked as a favorite paranormal read?

Don't forget to visit them:

Ann- Romancing the Readers

Karen- The Many Faces of Romance