November 2nd, 2007
A fourteen year old boy owns part of my soul…..

Yeah, I loved Transformers. Shoot me. *g*

Devon Matthews (Hi Devon!! *waving*) asked yesterday, “What’s the difference between an urban fantasy romance and a paranormal romance?”

Er. I probably made up the term urban fantasy romance all on my own. Ooops. :) But (to me, anyway) the difference is setting. My Elemental Witch books are taking place in Chicago and Minneapolis, but in an alternate reality in which witches and demons exist. What I write is paranomal romance, definitely. I would also call it (and it has been called) urban fantasy because of the urban setting/alternate reality angle. Hence, urban fantasy romance.

But, gosh, there are so many labels, categories and sub-categories!  The romance genre is changing, growing and mutating all the time. I just love it!

One comment to “A fourteen year old boy owns part of my soul…..”

  1. Thanks for answering my question. Good to know I wasn’t completely out in the woods. The diferent sub-genres are mixing so much these days, it is hard to keep up. I’ve seen readers talking about how the books are shelved, categorized, or whatever. I think they’re confused, too, and picking up books thinking they’re one thing, and they turn out to be something different. Thanks again, sweetie. A big congrats on your latest new contract with Berkley! :o)