Tag Archives: demon lovers

Colonel Sanders and the Demonic Lover

I love the conjunction of genres and the taming of monsters that occurs in paranormal romance, and much of OGOM’s research centres on this. The demon lovers of paranormal romance range from vampires (of course), through faeries, angels, and werewolves; … Continue reading

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Charm for St Valentine’s Eve

On going to bed, place your shoes in the form of the letter T and repeat the following verse. Then reverse the shoes, and say three times more. I place my shoes like a letter T In hopes my true … Continue reading

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Dragon lovers: extract from Julie Kagawa’s Rogue

One of the things that fascinates me while researching paranormal romance is the insight into the creation development, and interaction of genres. This genre itself is a mating between the monstrous (masculinised?) genre of Gothic horror and the feminine romance … Continue reading

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Demon Lovers: Embracing the Monster in Paranormal Romance (slideshow)

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Bill Hughes, ‘Demon Lovers: Embracing the Monster in Paranormal Romance’

This is rather late, I know, but I just wanted to give a brief account of the Halloween 2014 Spectral Visions event at the University of Sunderland, where I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote talk on … Continue reading

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Suzie Grogan, ‘From stanza to screen: How a Keats poem is inspiring 21st-century film makers’

An interesting short piece on contemporary film versions of Keats’s Gothic-styled demon lover poem, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci‘: La Belle Dame taps into the current focus on the supernatural in young adult fiction, and offers countless opportunities for interpretation … Continue reading

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** University of Sunderland Spectral Visions: Change of venue

The time and place for the University of Sunderland’s Spectral Visions event (where I will be talking on demon lovers and paranormal romance) has changed: Change of venue! We’ve moved across the road. The new venue is Gateway on Chester … Continue reading

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Demon Lovers: Embracing the Monster in Paranormal Romance, Sunderland, 30 October 2014

I will be giving my talk, ‘Demon Lovers: Embracing the Monster in Paranormal Romance’ along with Dr Alison Younger at the University of Sunderland’s Spectral Visions Halloween event: ‘University of Sunderland Spectral Visions Our Halloween extravaganza has been confirmed! Come … Continue reading

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