calling all paranormal romance/dark fantasy readers!

I'm writing a (paid!) article for work about Dark Fantasy (though most people think of it as paranormal romance...waterstones just kind of clumps urban fantasy/pr all together under the heading dark fantasy!)

They want me to do something on why it's become so popular, where it's headed and how it's evolving.

i know lots of my flist read this genre, what i want to know, is why do you read it? what got you into it in the first place?

and just for kicks, who are your favourite authors?

I'm reading Larissa Ione at the moment. she's all kinds of demonic awesome, if you've never read her you should!

linger by maggie stiefvater

Linger Cover LargeIn Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.

Enter to win an advanced review copies of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie's blog.

Mash Game: Predict Your Future at eSPIN-the-Bottle

Behold... My Future
  I will marry david tennant.  
  After a wild honeymoon, We will settle down in gallifrey in our fabulous Apartment.  
  We will have 88 kid(s) together.  
  Our family will zoom around in a purple mini.
  I will spend my days as a time agent, and live happily ever after.  
whats your future

Babylon Forever

So Babylon Forever is now up for sale at the very reasonable price of $1.29:)

I dont really like the summary they've given, but I suppose it fits in with the Erotica genre more than what I would have written:)

So if anyone wants to buy a copy, help feed a starving writer and her ferrets and horny snails, then that would be great! And if you do buy, please review!

Babylon Forever is here

The final edit has definitely tidied things up, so it's a little different from the version The Five have read, but not too much.

I will start taking writing seriously lol! It's about time I do!