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Guest Blogger: Charlotte Copper
Thursday, July 25th, 2013

ccAuthor pictureI AM A PARANORMAL ROMANCE WRITER AND PROUD OF IT!! And when people say that vampire romance – or werewolf romance, or pick-your-paranormal romance- is dying out, I wonder what other band wagons those people jump on and off of. Do these people follow whatever team is winning at the time?

I read paranormal romance for two reasons: 1) I like romance because I like the “happily ever after”, and 2) I often find normal romances a little boring, and the paranormal aspect gives the story that extra twist and edge.  (And if you want your books really edgy, try reading an erotic paranormal romance!)

Don’t misunderstand me, there is nothing wrong with non-paranormal romance, it’s just not my personal favorite.

Does this mean I won’t read a book without a supernatural element? Of course not. I’m really enjoying the latest explosions of dystopia and steampunk….neither which are new, just finally getting the exposure they deserve. I also have some plain old-fashioned Nora Roberts romances on my shelf (although I have to say, they have been sitting there, unread, for awhile.)

Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire came out in 1976!!  Kelley Armstrong’s first Otherworld story Bitten was released in 2001.  I read paranormal then, and I’m reading it now. Yes, some fads come and go, but for real paranormal romance fans, these dark and interesting heroes and heroines will stick around.

And since they say it is best to write about what you know….I write paranormal romance.  My first book, Silver Blade, is an e-novella published by The Wild Rose Press, and it is about Oz McAvoy, a demon hunter. His supernatural edge is just what my heroine, the sexy and attractive Angela Knight needs in her life.

So, how about you…do you like your romance spiced up with a little bit of the supernatural?  Let me know, or just leave a comment in general.

I’ll be giving away a pdf copy of Silver Blade to two readers randomly selected from all of those who leave a comment for me on the blogs I visit during my tour. (Visitors can have multiple entries if they comment at more than one blog. Dates & sites for my tour can be found on my website.)

Here is an excerpt from my proudly-paranormal romance, Silver Blade:

perf5.000x8.000.indd“You’re a stripper?” Oz sounded surprised. “Hot. Very hot.”

Yes, it certainly was. Why did he have this effect on her? She opened her window a little more. “I was for all of about three days. I didn’t go to Vegas planning to be a stripper, but it was easy work and paid well. At least I thought so until I found out the extra things my boss wanted me to do. So I quit. I was auditioning for one of the casino shows when an opportunity came up. The casino wanted attractive girls who were smart enough to deal blackjack while wearing a bra and chaps, and who could still concentrate while being hit on a hundred times a night. Pays good; tips are great.”

“Hot and smart. Nice combination. Pull in up there.”

Angela turned at the nameless grey mailbox and began the short trip down the dirt drive. The tiny farmhouse sat lonely, surrounded by an empty expanse of grass and then forest. She pulled to a stop in front of the small two-story structure.

“Look, Angel, I would love to invite you in right now for lunch, but after that stripper story and watching you walk around in those jeans and boots all morning, I have to be honest—food is the last thing on my mind.”

Angela’s gaze fell to Oz’s lap. His obvious erection fought against the green hospital pants. She chewed her lip as she glanced back up to meet unabashed lust in his eyes. Forget being held in his arms, she ached to feel his powerful hands all over her body. Desire warmed between her legs.

She turned off the engine and opened her door. “Luckily, I think lunch is the most overrated meal of the day.”

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I’ll be giving away a pdf copy of Silver Blade to two readers randomly selected from all of those who leave a comment for me on the blogs I visit during my tour. (Visitors can have multiple entries if they comment at more than one blog. Dates & sites for my tour can be found on my website.)

Silver Blade is available from Wild Rose Press at http://bit.ly/14E2JUg

Or through Amazon at   http://amzn.to/10EnetM

You can contact/follow Charlotte at the following:

Charlottecopper.author@gmail.com

Charlottecopperauthor.wordpress.com

14 comments to “Guest Blogger: Charlotte Copper”

  1. Michelle - Snarky Mom
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      · July 25th, 2013 at 8:11 am · Link

    Charlotte – I agree with you; paranormal just adds a little something… “extra”. I have to admit to being partial to shifter stories – there is just something novel about being able to change into something that runs wild in the natural world.



  2. Ily Goyanes
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      · July 25th, 2013 at 8:39 am · Link

    “Write what you know…”

    Very true.



  3. Toni Whitmire
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      · July 25th, 2013 at 9:11 am · Link

    I thought the excerpt was very good and I can’t wait to read the rest of the story bibbiesparks@yahoo.com



  4. denise
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      · July 25th, 2013 at 11:26 am · Link

    very interesting interview .. I have always love to read shifter novels ..
    denisek319@yahoo.com :wink:



  5. ronnie cornett
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      · July 25th, 2013 at 12:08 pm · Link

    wow… I really wanna read this book! :!:



  6. Judy Stone
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      · July 25th, 2013 at 1:04 pm · Link

    PNR is my all-time favorite genre–vampires, shifters of all kinds, demons, elves, angels and everything in between.

    I love dragons, and until recently I had a difficult time tracking down stories about them, but I did find a few. Coreene Callahan does them justice in her Dragonfury series and Tessa Adams’ Dragon’s Heart series is well done also. Gargoyles, another obscure favorite, sadly have few, if any, stories written about them. Eden Robins featured a gargoyle in her critically acclaimed After Sundown series. Her solid plot, sparkling dialogue, fast-paced action, amazing world-building and three-dimensional characters left me breathless. She was one of my favorite authors…and then, darn it, she seemed to disappear. Hope she’s doing well…she’s a lovely person.

    Thanks for posting your excerpt of “Silver Blade”, Charlotte. I’m putting this on my wish list.



  7. Mary Ricksen
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      · July 25th, 2013 at 2:17 pm · Link

    Great excerpt. My favorite is paranormal romance.
    And I agree, write what you know. :wink:



  8. Sharon Saracino
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      · July 25th, 2013 at 4:42 pm · Link

    Great excerpt…paranormal is also my favorite…whether reading or writing. It just seems to give romance that little extra Umph!



  9. Charlotte Copper
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      · July 25th, 2013 at 8:47 pm · Link

    Delilah, thank you again for allowing me to visit and share with your readers.

    Michelle, Ily, Toni, Denise, Ronnie, Judy, Mary & Sharon…thank you all for visiting Delilah and me. Thank you for your positive comments regarding my excerpt, and kudos to everyone who helps keep paranormal romance alive! (except in the case of vampires, in which case they aren’t really alive, but, well, you know!)

    I’ll be contacting the winner of the draw after my last tour stop on 8/12.
    Thank you again!!



  10. sharon chalk
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      · July 25th, 2013 at 11:26 pm · Link

    I am going to have to buy this book even if I were to win a pdf copy because I love that snippet.Instead of playing games like most guys play,this guy comes right out and says he horny and he wants her,it would be so nice if more guys were that open. As for your comments about paranormals,I hope they are around for a long,long time,the first one I read was almost 20 years ago but there was no romance and certainly no sex and so even though I have probably 500 paranormals that I own and haven’t read yet,I read a book a day,so thats only a years worth,so when I find an author that can do erotic paranormal,Im there,I will be checking you out to see how your books are for sure!!!!



  11. Charlotte Copper
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      · July 26th, 2013 at 7:11 pm · Link

    Thank you Sharon. I love Oz, but I think all romance authors have a little crush on their heros. (Or at least I hope I’m not the only one LOL).
    As for a book a day, wow! I’ve got Stephen King’s Under the Dome sitting next to me, waiting to be opened, and I’m just hoping I can finish it by Labour Day.



  12. sharon chalk
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      · July 27th, 2013 at 12:17 am · Link

    Charlotte,I read The Dome when it came out and as with most of Stephan Kings novels,it is long,there are a few kind of slow parts and I have to admit some parts I was unable to figure out till it happened,it wasn’t as good as The Stand but it keeps you reading and they are filming the movie now,I can’t wait to see all the stuff they will have to cut out because putting that book into a 2 hour movie seems impossible.One nice thing is that I was able to read for an hour or two then set it down and go read my favorite which is romantic or erotic paranormals,by doing that I was able to finish the Dome in 2 weeks as I limited my reading time and its the kind of book you can pick up the next day and be right back into the story so thats good,I hope you enjoy it!!



  13. sharon chalk
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      · July 27th, 2013 at 12:20 am · Link

    ps Charlotte,I got Silver Blade last night and read the whole thing in less than an hour,I enjoyed it and sometime tonight or tomorrow I will be posting my review on amazon.com–I want to read about Jared and some of his other breathren!!!! lol



  14. Charlotte Copper
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      · July 27th, 2013 at 8:35 am · Link

    Thank you so very much Sharon, for your kind words!
    Sincerely,
    Charlotte