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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Guest Lynn Cahoon

Lynn Cahoon is back and she talks about one of my favorite topics.

Welcome back, Lynn.

Five Reasons I Love Paranormal
Lynn Cahoon

We’ve got spirits, yes we do, we’ve got spirits, how about you?

Change up the old high school cheerleading chant and you have a call to the paranormal or urban fantasy authors of the world.  I love my other worldly characters, especially if they live in a world that mirrors my own.  Ghosts, witches, trolls, or even the fae can make appearances on the small town streets of a mysterious Idaho town or the city streets of St. Louis.  So what is it about paranormal that draws us in, even if it’s for a sparkly vampire? 

Here’s my top five reasons.

#5 – Paranormal appeases the different in all of us. We don’t have to be the head cheerleader or the quarterback to be cool, we can be the witch who doesn’t know her power or the one with an imaginary friend who’s a fairy.  My favorite books growing up fed the fact that the main characters and I just didn’t fit in. 

#4 – Dark Shadows. The original. Give me a creepy run down castle surrounded by rocky cliffs (the better to throw yourself off my dear) add in a sweet, innocent governess, and you have me hooked. 

#3 – LOTR – Add in a quest, one to save the world or just your family, and, anyone can be a hero, even a big footed hobbit.  The fact there were very hot, human heroes in the mix didn’t hurt. 

#2 – It’s a fantasy. If someone gets killed, it’s not the neighbor who seemed to be such a nice man who fed his roses his own secret fertilizer. Or the guy who thinks it’s okay to shoot up a theater full of people. Sometimes I think there is too much reality in reality. 

#1 – Anything’s possible. That’s the best reason to read (and write) paranormal.  I love the promise of a happy ever after with my romance and the tease of another world with my paranormal.  Love reading Heinlein and Asimov as a teenager, they made me think.

So there’s my top five. What are your reasons? 

Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters, modern cowboys, or hot doctors, sexy in scrubs. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want.  She blogs at her website www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com

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Now about Lynn's latest book.
Blurb for A Member of the Council

A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.

Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks don’t show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother's warnings that she’s different, well, she'll cross that bridge if she comes to it. But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed.

Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? He’s a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council's rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his secretary’s dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her. 

A Member of the Council is available at:


  1. Thanks for having me here today Diane. Love your space background. All those other worlds...

    1. Thanks, Lynn. You've discovered why I love paranormal--endless possibilities.

  2. Yes, Lynn. Diane is amazing with her blog, but you, too! Way to go and best wishes.
    -R.T. Wolfe

    1. Thanks, R.T. Designing my blog was intimidating at first. It's amazing what you can learn. :)

  3. I loved Dark Shadows, too (the original)! So much better than the recent movie.

  4. Hi Leah. I have to admit, I liked the recent movie too. But not for the same reasons. I like campy. Like Rocky Horror.


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