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Saturday, January 30, 2016

What's Old is New Again




It's funny how trends change. For example, bell bottoms in the seventies were all the rage. Then they were shunned in the eighties and laughed at in the nineties. By the time 2000 rolled around, pants that weren't tight around the thigh and wide around the ankles were flying off the shelves. Now once more the fad seems to be fading in favor of something new - the skinny jean, which is tight all over (shudder).

Trends come and go in books, too.When I started writing in 2008, paranormal romance was all the rage, thanks mostly to the Twilight saga.  Small town contemporary romances were out and vampires were in. Then, within a few short years, things reversed. Small town romances were in abundance and it became very difficult to find a good vampire story.

Now it seems as if the scales are tipping back the other way once more. I'm a huge lover of all things paranormal so I'm excited to see this subgenre start to gain traction once more. Recently I got the rights back to two stories that didn't get much attention because the genre wasn't very popular at the time. It had always saddened me because these were good stories, just not popular or trendy topics. Not only will I be updating and re-releasing these stories in 2016, but I'll be continuing the series. I hope that you enjoy this X-Files type series as much as I do!

So tell me, what type of fad do you hope to see become popular again? Tell me in the comments. I'd love ot hear from you!

Here's a little more about my Immortal Hungers series:









The portal between earth and hell are guarded by an ancient, mystical race, called the Iatros. These fairy-like soldiers protect humans from the creatures of the underworld by preventing their passage to Earth. For years they have worked in secret, until a demon lord finds a way to neutralize their powers and strengthen his own. He uses this new-found magic to form a relic called the demon stone and uses it to gain access to Earth.

The Iatros are unable to fight the strengthening demons on their own, and in desperation recruit the paranormal investigation unit of the FBI to help. This unit, led by the sexy and egotistical Darien Lange, belittle the Iatros‘ powers and believe that they can defeat the demons on their own.

*Note: Books one and two were previously released, and have been updated. Book three is ALL NEW.*



 

Suzanne Rock, AuthorA lifetime New Englander, Suzanne married her college sweetheart and has been with him for over twenty years. Every summer she drags her husband and two daughters to Maine on a quest for the perfect lobster dinner. Every fall she can be found down in Foxboro, Massachusetts cheering on her favorite football team. In between those trips, she’s a chauffeur, a maid, a chef, an event planner, a hairdresser, a wardrobe stylist, a tutor and a sometimes masseuse. To keep her sanity, she often drinks copious amounts of coffee and stares at the blank screen of her laptop, dreaming of great adventures. Sometimes she even writes them down for others to enjoy.
Suzanne is represented by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency and writes mainstream romances under the pen name Ava Conway.

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4 comments:

Sam Cheever said...

Ah, the lovely bell bottom. I LOVED them in high school. LOL Wait, am I dating myself? But I'm with you on the skinny jeans. Those only look good on about 2% of the population. What's fascinating to me though is the circle of life in publishing. It seems to move more slowly than the fashion circle...but I believe it still turns. At least I hope it does. I'm waiting for the gothic romance I cut my reading teeth on to return. Dang those were fun!

Cara Marsi said...

I loved bell bottoms too, and wore them in the late 60's, early 70's. Yes, dating myself. I have some skinny jeans now but they're more of the "relaxed" skinny. Not the kind that has sent some women to the ER because their jeans cut off their circulation. I love paranormal and am glad to see them making a comeback. I can't think of any other sub-genre I want to make a comeback. I guess the lesson here for us authors is to write what you love and not follow the trends because trends change. Love the covers for your series and the premise.

Melissa Keir said...

I don't like skinny jeans. Bell bottoms are great. Maybe it's the fact that I'm curvy and I hate the tight look. I also loved paranormal romances but I love the strong female leads. Congrats on your new books and the re-release of your books!

jean hart stewart said...

I get kinda amused at the way fashion changes. Are we being manipulated or what? Gotta sell more, more, more, you know. Congratulations on your new books.

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