Hey peeps! How are you doing today?
Well, the kittens have settled in. Ellie (Elea) is a little love—she’s quickly wormed her way into our hearts as well as our arms. She loves to be cuddled and snuggled. And boy does she have a sandpaper tongue! Kirsi is more independent although she also loves to be petted. They both adore their “big” brother Apple and they would love to be friends with Brighid, who has stopped hissing at them—a big win.
I use “big” in quotation marks for Apple because…these babies are going to be BIG girls. They both weigh MORE than Apple or Brighid. I think they may have some Maine Coon or Ragdoll in their genetics because they’re massive and have traits that really do reflect the Ragdoll breed—and the Maine Coon. I’m thinking of getting their DNA tested to find out.
So today I have a question for you. While I know you’re all signed up for my newsletter because you love urban fantasy and all things paranormal, I am wondering what your favorite part of the genre is?
My books have a number of known tropes (a common theme in a particular genre), but I also tend to make my own, which gives my work the personalized flair that it has. I love the “Scooby Gang trope” (the ensemble cast), and the “Underdog-takes-on-the world” theme. I also work with the Big Bads—the overwhelming story arc for a number of my series.
And then there’s the Whirlwind romance—and I tell you, I love that one so much because I’ve lived it. Sam and I knew each other a week when we moved in together and we’re headed toward our 29th anniversary! I work with the “All Myths are True” and the “Kitchen Sink” tropes—you’ll find legends from all corners of the world in my books, and elves mingling with vampires mingling with goblins, etc..
So what are some of your favorite ‘tropes’ that you see in my books? What tropes do I write that you enjoy most? I’d love to know!