Now, what is the draw of paranormal? Is it the fear of the unknown? The idea that in the paranormal world we can have something that we might not be able to have in our own lives?
I love paranormal, because sometimes real life has too many boundaries. I like to be able to make my own rules, find my own “mate” in a book. In another world, you can find the things don’t exist in our world and if you have a good imagination—mold them to what you desire most.
I like the fact that in paranormal, there is a draw between the heroine and hero that that brings them together on an inherent level. Vampires bite and turn to ash in the sunlight. Werewolves change at the full moon and growl at their displeasure. Mermen swim beneath the sea. Angels fly high above us.
Countless paranormals, and yet I need to know every single one of them. What makes each one tick? Every world is different – but you can find the one you want if you look hard enough. How did the author come up with that world?
Maybe the reason that we like reading about paranormal is that we wished the paranormal were part of our world. Some things are unexplained and mysterious, and rather than trying to break apart the science and realities, it would be nice to be able to think that there is something else out there. Now I'm not going to go into the methodologies and religious viewpoints, that isn't a place for here. But I will talk about the fact that as a romance reader who also loves the paranormal aspect of it I like knowing that there may be something else out there. Now I don't believe in aliens I don't believe in werewolves, but it would be nice if they were there. We all have answers to everything, we can't.
I grew up the scientist, I have my decrees and them, and I know we don't have the answer for every single little thing. So what if the paranormal was real? What if ghosts were real? What if the werewolves and vampires and everything that goes bump in the night were real? How would we cope smirk? Honestly I don't think we do too well. But, I'd like to think that those who delve into reading those paranormal aspects of watching this TV shows with the lease have somewhat of an idea of what to do. They may be completely off base of the characteristics of those terrible things, but it would be quite interesting to see how we would react.
I read and write paranormal romance because I like breaking open new things and seeing what would happen if everything wasn't so cut and dry. What about you? Do you read paranormal? Do you believe in it? Talk to me.