Guest post: What inspired me to write paranormal romance

Hey, everyone! Today I’m hosting author, Tami Lund as part of her blog tour for her new novel, Mirror Mirror. Check it out below!

What inspired me to write in the paranormal genre? That’s an easy one: Because there are fewer rules, and the ones that do exist, usually you’re making up yourself.

I started out writing contemporary romance (I still do on occasion). I had so many ideas bouncing around in my head, I was a writing fool, starting one book after another, finishing approximately 30% of them. And then, one day, I ran out of ideas. In the real world, you have to follow the constraints of the world in which we live, at least enough to be believable. Dogs do not talk in this world. Magic doesn’t exist in the real world (sorry, guys!). Super hot sexy alpha men cannot shift into animals in our world (really, really sorry, guys!).

But they can in my made-up world. They can do all kinds of things, so long as the writer ensures it all makes sense, that it works and the dots can be connected in the reader’s mind.

MIRROR, MIRROR, actually, is a result of my love of both genres. I initially started writing it planning for it to be a full-blown paranormal, but the more words flowed onto the computer screen, the more I realized this could almost be a quirky, funny contemporary romance. Almost. So I decided to keep writing it that way, because you know what? Sometimes contemporary fans can use a little dose of magic in their lives, too.

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About the Book

Title: Mirror, Mirror

Author: Tami Lund

Genre: Paranormal

Adelle Hendrix doesn’t believe in hocus pocus. She doesn’t believe in happily ever after, either. So when she sees her best friend, Ben Jackson, in a supposedly enchanted mirror, she decides she’s not the crazy one, the loony old gypsy woman who showed her the mirror is.

Except that crazy old woman won’t leave her alone, and the more frequently she and her jack-o-lantern with the ever-changing carved faces show up, the more Adelle begins to wonder… Are she and Ben meant to be more than friends?

This book is not meant to be read by readers who are looking for a serious, boring read with a tragic ending. Only fans of funny and everlasting romance should pick this one up.

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Author Bio

Tami Lund writes. And drinks wine. She also loves romance, and is writing happily ever afters, one book at a time.

Tami writes paranormal and contemporary romance, often with a dose of suspense. Chances are, there is a new book coming out soon. Be sure to stalk her on social media, so you know when.

And most important, if you enjoyed one of Tami’s books, please let other readers know by leaving a review on the site from which you bought it. Otherwise, how will they know which book to read next?

Social Media Links:

Tami’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTamiLund?ref=hl

Tami’s started a Facebook group, which highlights a different author each month, and is designed to give readers a chance to get to know authors, not just get the “hard sell:” https://www.facebook.com/groups/WineWithTami/

Follow Tami on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TamiLundAuthor

Enjoy Tami’s visual inspiration on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/TamiLundAuthor/

And if you want to keep up with the latest and greatest, signup for Tami’s monthly newsletter: http://www.subscribepage.com/Tami_Lund

If you follow Tami’s Amazon author page, you’ll get an email when a new book releases: http://www.amazon.com/Tami-Lund/e/B00AXJH5MY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1434888658&sr=8-1

Website (there’s a free read available only here, oh, and she blogs here, too!): http://tamilund.com

Oh, yeah, Instagram, too: https://instagram.com/tamilundauthor/

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