August 3, 2012

Change by Soraya Lane: Guest Post & Giveaway {Sizzling PR}

The Lure of Paranormal

A few years ago, I’d never read a paranormal book. I know – tragic. I read a lot, and I’d sure heard about the paranormal genre, but it never really interested me. Why would anyone want to read about a vampire or a shape shifter? Then I read a book by Nalini Singh… I knew Nalini fairly well from meeting up each year at our national writer’s conference, and I wanted to support our local authors.

I still remember what Nalini said to me that day: Welcome to the dark side. Well, I sure liked the welcome, because I’ve never looked back! I now read more paranormal books than I read straight contemporaries, and I love writing paranormal stories almost as much as I enjoy reading them.

I don’t know what it is about good paranormal tales, but authors like Nalini Singh, Rachel Vincent and Stephanie Meyer have sure made me a fan. I love the strength of their heroes, the worlds they build, and the true escapism I can feel when I read a great paranormal book.

In my latest release, Change, the setting is contemporary but with a paranormal twist. 17-yr old Riley has no idea she’s actually a leopard shifter, or that an entire pack exists that she’s one day expected to lead. And let’s not forget Hunter, the gorgeous guy she’s destined to be with… forever.

Why do you love reading paranormal, and do you remember the first paranormal book you ever read?

Leave a comment to be entered in the draw to win a kindle edition of Change! My only condition of entry is that the winner post a review on either Amazon or Goodreads once they’ve read it ☺

When her twin sister dies of a mysterious heart condition, Riley King is sent to her grandma’s ranch. But instead of the isolation she’s been aching for, she learns of a family secret that’s been deliberately kept from her, until now.

As if finding out she’s actually a leopard wasn't enough shock for one vacation, Riley meets Hunter Logan … the guy she’s promised to. For life. But Riley has no intention of being told what to do by anyone, certainly not some stubborn, dominant shifter. Even if he can make her purr, her claws are slicing out. Until Riley realizes that not fulfilling her destiny would commit her sister to a life on the other side without her.

About the Author (from author website): As a child, Soraya dreamed of becoming an author, recreating the types of stories she devoured day and night. Fast forward more than a few years, and Soraya is now living her dream. Working as a freelance writer and now a professional author too, she writes every day and loves her job. Soraya describes being a Harlequin Mills & Boon author as “the best career in the world”, and she hopes to be writing heart-warming, emotional romances for many years to come.

Soraya loves spending her days thinking up characters for romance stories, and her home is a constant source of inspiration. She lives with her own real life hero and son on a small farm in New Zealand, surrounded by animals and with an office overlooking a field where their horses graze.


  1. The first paranormal I read and really liked was Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson. That's when I realized you could find well written paranormals that also had a fun side instead of constant angst. Once I realized that, I was sold.

  2. I LOVE IT ALREADY!! Save her dead twin sister. And what can she do about the one she's promised to for LIFE? Super. Book love. Paranormals take you to another world of beings and I love how they do that!

  3. I haven't read any by Mary Janice Davidson - I'll have to hunt those two books out!

    And I agree, there's something exciting about going to a completely different world.


  4. Years ago, I read The Changeover by Margaret Many. I loved the sense of possibility that something else could be out there that it brought.

  5. Gosh, I've read several paranormal books. Thinking back to the first one had to be Dracula by Bram Stoker. I had to read the book my sophomore year in high school, and I was hooked from then on.

    For me, I read paranormal for the excitement, suspense and dark gory scenes. I want a book that puts me on the edge of my seat and scared to go to bed without a light on. lol Paranormal books do that.


  6. Patricia, you're the winner!! Please contact me direct - - with your email address, and I'll gift you a copy of Change from Amazon. Soraya xxoo

  7. I have been reading paranormal books for years and have found that books that involve shape shifting seem to be the ones that I enjoy the most. I'm looking forward to reading this one too. Thanks for another great book to read.

  8. The first paranormal book I read was the twilight series. I have been reading paranormal eversince. More about shifters than vampires. More werewolves. I love that wolves mate for life. Kind of romantic. But it is also absolute escapism into a make believe world!!
    delivery.RN at gmail dot com.
    Is this over?? I am confused!

  9. Patricia, if I don't hear from you soon I'll have to draw another winner... sorry! Soraya

  10. If Harry potter doesnt count then I would say my first Paranormal book was Guilty Pleasures by Laurell k. hamilton. I thought this didnt end until October??

  11. Eek, I thought I just chose a winner a few days after the post... I've done that with all the other blogs... if I'm incorrect I don't mind picking a second winner!!



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