Hi Readers! Welcome and thank you for joining my friends and I for this weeks BCT. This week is our feature-REMEMBER WHEN. It is each of us taking a nostalgic look at something from our reading pasts.
REMEMBER WHEN: I discovered my first paranormal romance.
FOREVER AND THE NIGHT
By Linda Lael Miller
FOREVER AND THE NIGHT was the book that got me hooked on paranormal. Released in 1993, I didn't discover it until 1998 when it was reissued. I was already a fan of Linda Lael Miller, she had some wonderful historical romances as well as contemporary romance and category romances.
I was quite surprised that someone would write a romance making a vampire the hero. It never occurred to me and vampires always were in horror movies in my mind. Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, etc. This four book series not only had vamps, but there were angels, demons, and a male witch. Yes there is a difference between a male witch and a warlock.
Neeley is on the run and meets the mysterious Aiden, a sexy and reclusive millionaire. They end up on the run from human and paranormal beings. The story had pretty good action and Aiden could sure get sexy sometimes. He was pretty sensual with his vampire mind sex. There was a lot of action and the ending was a different surprise.
The one thing that was a bit of a downer was that Aidan wasn't happy being a vampire. He was turned against his will and longed for daylight again. Now his sister Maeve embraced being a vamp and her book is the second book, FOR ALL ETERNITY. Be still my heart, there is also Aiden's best friend Valerian, another mysterious vamp with lavender colored eyes. Alas, the male witch, Thomas, never received his own book because the publisher didn't think that the paranormal romances had a big enough audience. Foolish mortals, they haven't seen the amount of vamps and shifter stories inside my Kindle!
Once I read Ms Miller's vamp series, I was hooked. I discovered another vampire series by author Lori Herter, some hard to find werewolf romances by Cheri Scotch and also, there was the Silhouette Shadows paranormal line. I am so glad that other authors and readers were hooked, because there are tons of paranormal romances to choose from today. I love that Ms. Miller thought outside the box and created something that I still love all these years later.
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