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A Recipe for Paranormal with Barbara Watkins

Writing An Appetizing Recipe: Paranormal With A Dash Of Suspense/ Romance and Thrills:

The following recipe is a mixture of several ingredients measured out in no precise order. Before you panic and dash to the local supermarket – take a breath

Everything that you will need, you probably already have. If you are a lover of the paranormal genre, your cupboard will be full of every ingredient needed. If you have not had the pleasure of tasting this delightful dish – hang in there because you are in store for a treat.

In my opinion, the great Stephen King owns a blue ribbon in the horror genre, but without adding a bowl full of paranormal to his recipe – ‘The Shining’ just would not have been the same. Then there is James Patterson, the king of crime/ murder mystery thrillers – amazing! Please understand, I love mystery, fantasy, psychological thrillers, but give me a plateful of paranormal suspense, paranormal romance, and watch the weight scale climb!

Between 2002 and 2004, the number of paranormal romances published in the United States doubled to 170 a year – or so the Wikipedia web site says.

Okay, here are just a few authors who have mastered the finest cuisine (paranormal) that will make your mouth water.

Top five of my list, Terri Reid – any of her Mary O’Reilly paranormal mysteries:
Noel Hynd – Ghosts:
Robbi Sommers – The Beautiful Evil:
Lorraine Kennedy – any of the Immortal Destiny Series:
Stephanie Draven – Dark Sins and Desert Sands:

Many great writers are now branching out into different genres. Jamieson Wolf’s work is a great example of how tasty it is to add paranormal elements to a romance/suspense thriller. As an author and an avid reader of paranormal suspense – ya might say that I’m just a little biased when it comes to this subject. I love creating characters, and putting them in an unearthly environment – watching a romance grow, only to find out that one of them is harboring dark secrets that upon revealed – unleash a multitude of paranormal terror.

So fill your plate full of Paranormal and don’t forget to add your spices – a dash of suspense, romance and thrills. Bon appetit!

Barbara Watkins



4 comments on “A Recipe for Paranormal with Barbara Watkins

  1. karenselliott
    January 21, 2012

    Barbara’s book sounds like a good mix! And her cover is downright creepy.


    • theobblog
      January 21, 2012

      Yes! That cover speaks of what is inside.


  2. mapelba
    February 11, 2012

    I’ve sometimes wondered if I could use the word paranormal to describe some of my own writing, but I haven’t had a good grasp on what qualifies. Only stories with ghosts? That seems too easy a description. Anyway, what makes a story paranormal to you?


  3. Terri Reid
    February 11, 2012

    Thank you Barbara! I’m so glad you have enjoyed the Mary O’Reilly series – I am honored!!!

    Terri Reid


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