Monday, September 23, 2013

The Horror Infused Romance

The Horror Infused Romance
By Natalie-Nicole Bates

When people find out I’m a published author, they inevitably ask the question, What do you write?

To me, it’s always been a no-brainer answer. I write contemporary and paranormal romance. Simple. Easy.

Recently, a blogger did a post about my short novella, Remember The Stars. Something stuck out in the post, something odd that I’ve never seen associated with my writing—the novella was listed under horror!

Well, that was a first.

Sure, my previous story, SEE ME (available at Leap of Faith Publishing)does feature one graphic scene of horror in the prologue, but SEE ME is still a pure love story with paranormal characters that I love. And, I will admit that many readers read the blurb for SEE ME and tell me it scares them!

When I wrote Remember The Stars, its intentions were always to be a short love story that takes place over one night. But the difference between SEE ME and Remember The Stars is that SEE ME occurs over fairly normal circumstances, Remember The Stars features a between life and death scenario, and to my surprise, I realized that I had created something magical, I had taken a love story and encased it inside a horror story!

How cool is that?

I take this latest discovery as a compliment. I think there is a sect of readers out there who enjoy horror with their romance, who enjoy seeing the characters in an extreme perilous circumstances but love still prevails. I hope you will read Remember The Stars, available now from Books To Go Now. If you enjoy Remember The Stars, be sure to get your copy of SEE ME from Leap of Faith Publishing.

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Chaotic Karma said...

I have always considered your writing as romance, but that is pretty neat. Love your stories!

~Veronica Vasquez~

Natalie-Nicole Bates said...

Thank you so much, Veronica! You're an absolute doll!!

sherry gladden said...

I have always considered your books as Romance. If your okay with them saying one's horror then I will think of it as that.

Natalie-Nicole Bates said...

Thank you for stopping by, Sherry! Much appreciated!

Not Everyones Mama said...

I never would have thought horror - I like the categories you think of contemporary and paranormal.

Natalie-Nicole Bates said...

Thank you :)

SiNn said...

I love horror and all aspects seeing as your stories have a bit of all of that makes me come back for more every time

Horror infused romance should be a subgenera because I would read it often!

Natalie-Nicole Bates said...

Thank you, SiNn, for taking the time to comment and stopping by the blog. MUCH appreciated!!

joe hawk said...

Love your books you are a very cool author.