Guest Blog: Dana Michelle Burnett
Paranormal Romance: Making Death Hot
A huge thank you to Lucy for having me here today! My novel Spiritus has been out since October and it’s kept me real busy. This series was so much fun to write and I’ve enjoyed sharing Becca and Alastor with my readers.
The big question I always get is “what makes ghosts so hot right now?” My answer is simple. They’ve always been hot! I wrote a post on my own blog about how ghosts are poised to be the new vampire and the paranormal romance genre will never be the same.
Death has been sexy ever since Dracula first bared his fangs and there is no sign of that changing. Writing for the dearly departed has its drawbacks. A vampire has to drink blood and a ghost is….Well, a ghost.
For Spiritus, the sexual tension pushed the story forward and was a constant undercurrent in scenes, but since Alastor was a ghost, everything had to remain subtle. For a writer that was a challenge, but as a story element, it just made him that much hotter.
As the paranormal genre becomes more and more popular, vampires and ghosts will battle to see who will reign supreme, but no matter how you look at it, when it comes to paranormal romance, death is hot.
A love that refuses to die…
“As I watched him vanish into a soft mist that faded away, I knew that he was no ordinary spirit…I knew that he was a dangerous entity that could be in some corner of another realm planning his revenge, but I also knew that I was hopelessly in love with him.”
When Becca moves into her ancestral home in Corydon, Indiana, her life takes a puzzling and thrilling turn when she meets the ghost haunting the halls. As the seductive spirit lures her closer and closer, she learns about her own past and starts to understand that some mistakes are meant to last.
Becca McAllister has always been different from other girls her age. Never part of the “in crowd”, Becca never really fit in anywhere. When her mother dies and her father moves them to the small town of Corydon, Indiana, Becca didn’t expect things to change.
But things do change when Becca accidentally makes contact with a one hundred and sixty year old ghost, Alastor Sinclair, that haunts the halls of her new home.
To Becca, Alastor is a seductive spirit that seems to see straight into her soul. To Alastor, Becca is what he was waited a century for–A second chance.
But the closer they get, the more Becca realizes that this isn’t the first time she and Alastor have known each other. Worse still, is she the one responsible for his death so long ago? And if so, did he come back for love or revenge?