Anabel González
Today I have a guest on my blog and I'm very excited about it. Kristen Strassel is a New Adult author with a very interesting and good NA paranormal romance. 

So I think she's perfect to give us her opinion about Paranormal Romance in New adult so without more waiting I leave you with Kristen's post:

In a time not so long ago, people married right out of high school. The husband got a job, the couple bought a house and started a family. And that was pretty much it. They lived happily ever after, or at least pretended to. The cycle would repeat. Now financial restraints prevent that from being a reality in most cases, and our customs have changed. It’s created the phase of life that we capture in literature as New Adult.

The transition to adulthood is the most exciting time in most people’s lives. As the door to the world as we knew it closes, we’re handed a blank slate and told to write our own future.  For the past eighteen years, we had been closely guided by parents, teachers, and other authority figures, and then we are on our own. We’re expected to know what to do.  Some of us make a smooth transition, and others stumble.  

If we can guarantee one thing in our lives now, it’s change.  We won’t work the same jobs our whole lives. Many of us won’t have one romantic relationship. We’re in a constant state of flux. I think this is why readers are identifying with the New Adult category. It’s about new beginnings, making decisions, and finding out who you really are. Chances are, you’ll find yourself in the “new adult” phase of life more than once.  If you move to a new place, change careers, or get a divorce, you will be starting over. You’re not the same person at 18 as you will be at 28 or 38. Your decisions will reflect that.

Readers have proven they love paranormal and fantasy with middle grade and young adult books. The two biggest series of the last two decades are Harry Potter and Twilight. It’s a natural transition for those readers to want to read New Adult paranormal books. Because readers are finding themselves in this cycle of renewal more often, they are going to identify with characters who are facing the same challenges they are.

Paranormal is also about the unknown. The dark corners, the things that go bump in the night. All those things that your mother warned you about. If a character finds themself in a paranormal world, they are going to have a clean slate, all right. The rules of the regular world don’t apply to supernatural creatures. Will the human characters be able to adapt and survive?  Will those characters thrive in this new, unknown environment? How will they deal with the challenges that this parallel universe presents them?


New Adult Paranormal is the ultimate metaphor for the journey a new and hopefully better place in life.


About the author Kristen Strassel: Kristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and aspiring author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house.  A former resident of Las Vegas, Kristen now lives in Massachusetts.

Don't forget to check out and read her awesome book: 


Book Name: Because the Night
Book Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Book release date:  November 5, 2013


Because The Night on Barnes and Noble: To come.

Because The Night Book Blurb: Sex, blood, and rock n’ roll.
Immortal Dilemma is the hottest band in the Las Vegas vampire rock scene. They draw insatiable fans from around the globe, thanks to a supernatural attraction called Bloodlust. Tristan craved such an opportunity to fill his empty mortal life, and now he has eternity to earn his place along the legends of rock n roll debauchery.

Callie always feared that Tristan’s excesses would get him into trouble, but she never thought they’d lead him to immortality. To reconnect with him, she must weave her way through a world not only she had no idea existed, but does not welcome her.

Blade turned down a spot in Immortal Dilemma after learning what he must sacrifice for that lifestyle.  He finds Callie a refreshing change from the girls in the vampire rock scene.   When Callie drags Blade back into the world of Immortal Dilemma, his resistance drives her into the waiting arms of Tristan, who shows her the true meaning of Bloodlust. But the very things that Callie fights so hard to save are the things that will change her life forever.

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