Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday Guest Post: Shirley Martin

Pamela, thanks so much for hosting me on your blog. I love talking about my romance novels and novellas.

First, I'd like to invite everyone to check out my video. As you can see when you watch it, I love writing fantasy and paranormal romances. My website is www.shirleymartinauthor.com You can read about my romances there, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm12rlz-hbI  This is my video, and I can't claim credit for creating it.

I began writing historical romances. My two published historicals are "Forbidden Love" and "Destined to Love." But then I saw a wide opening for paranormal romances, such as vampire romances and time travel.  "One More Tomorrow" is a vampire romance, dubbed by my first publisher as a "sizzling seller." In this romance, Galan is a one-thousand year old vampire who falls in love with a mortal woman. Before I wrote this romance, I wondered what it would be like for a vampire who was made that way against his will. And what if he falls in love with a mortal woman? In "One More Tomorrow" there is the evil Moloch who is determined to keep Galan from a mortal woman, even if he has to kill her. This is the story of an enduring love that lasts throughout time.

Fantasy romances are fun to write. You can let your imagination run free, not hobbled by time periods or natural laws. "Night Secrets" is a romance involving two people who fear to love each other, who must save the kingdom against betrayal. "Night Shadows" takes place in the same imaginary kingdom and involves some of the same characters. This is a vampire fantasy romance.

"Midnight for Morgana" is a novella, a sexy version of the Cinderella story. I derived many of my ideas for fantasy novellas from a book I have of Celtic fairy tales.  The plot for"The Princess and The Curse" also came from my book of Celtic fairy tales.

I'd love for you to check out all of my romances at my website. They are sold at http://bookswelove.net and www.amazon.com


Karysa Faire said...

These sound like fun stories to read--right up my alley. Fantasy romance was the reason I wanted to be a writer. I devoured fantasy when I was a teenager and young adult but was always disappointed when the intimate moments, hell even the actual romance, were off page. So the desire to write my own book was born.

Funny though, I've been writing contemporary. Thanks for reminding me to go where my heart is!

Teresa Reasor said...

I love Shirley's books. I have them all on my Kindle. I'm an eclectic reader and I love that she doesn't stick with one genre but explores them all.
Teresa R.