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Friday, April 26, 2013

Guest Post & #Giveaway: Paranormal vs. Contemporary (aka What Have I Gotten Myself In To??) by Crystal Jordan

Please help me welcome author Crystal Jordan to Full Moon Bites! :)



When I first started writing, most of my ideas were paranormal, with some futuristic thrown in there for extra fun. I liked my shape-shifters, vampires, aliens, demons, etc. I'm pretty sure if there's a sexy animal to shift into, I've written a character that could turn into it. Okay, maybe there were a few unsexy shifters in there too, but hey, I can't always write about wolves or big cats!

But there have always been a few contemporaries stories thrown into that mix. Just regular people finding regular romance. People like me. It was nice, and I have to admit, a little break from all the magical woowoo was welcomed from time to time.

As I've gone along, that mix has gotten more balanced between the two genres. A little paranormal here, a little contemporary there. At the moment, I'm switching back and forth between them from one book to the next and the transition can be a little challenging. Today is werewolf terrorists, tomorrow is a beach in Hawaii. It can make you feel a bit schizophrenic!

To give you an example, I finished Vegas Vacation in December, hopped over to Edge of Night (the sequel to Embrace the Night and Night games) which I'm working on now, and when I'm done with that, I slide directly into Hawaiian Holiday (the sequel to Vegas Vacation), and I'll round out the end of my writing year with then next book in the Forbidden Passions series I co-author with Loribelle Hunt.

I hope my readers enjoy the variety I'm offering up, because I have some people tell me they love contemporary best and others are all over the paranormal beasties. I may regret bouncing back and forth quite so frequently by the end of this year, but I'm strapping in for the ride!



Purchase: Amazon 


What happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay in Vegas.

Destination: Desire, Book 1

It’s spring break, and a group of teachers from Half Moon Bay Middle School are planning to cut loose. History teacher Meg Phillips hadn’t planned on being one of them—Vegas isn’t really a town for a bookworm—but somehow she let her friend Anne talk her into it.

Though honestly, she’d rather indulge in some poolside reading than co-star in an R-rated edition of Teachers Gone Wild.

It took some major arm twisting for Finn Walsh to convince his fellow gym teacher, Anne, to do whatever it took to get Meg to Vegas. For over a year he’s been looking for the chance to get to know her outside of work. He’s drawn to her quiet beauty and intelligence—and the hint of fire beneath her understated exterior.

When he finally gets the opportunity to peel away those layers, the result is far more explosive than he ever fantasized. Now to convince her that the week isn’t a wildly out-of-character mistake, but the start of something amazing…

Product Warnings
Two good teachers doing very naughty things to each other while on vacation in
Sin City. Hey, everyone deserves a chance to cut loose, right?




Crystal Jordan began writing romance after she finished graduate school and needed something to fill the hours that used to be eaten away by coursework. She spent far too many years in school and now has degrees in History and Library Science…but swears that both of them help enormously with her writing and research.
Her family sprawls from Texas to Illinois and from California to the United Kingdom. She has three brothers, several rather adorable nieces and nephews, a quirky grandmother who pushed her into writing in the first place, an indispensable best friend codenamed the Mad Madam M, and her very own hero, the Professor Moriarty (who codenamed himself after Sherlock Holmes’s arch-nemesis. Who wouldn’t love a man who loves a good villain?).
Never one to stay in one place very long, Crystal has lived and worked all over the United States. Currently, she serves as a librarian at a university in the California Bay Area.
In 2006, Crystal sold the first story she ever finished to the e-publisher, Cobblestone Press. Since then, she’s sold paranormal, futuristic, contemporary, and erotic romance to Samhain Publishing, Harlequin Spice Briefs, The Wild Rose Press, and Ellora’s Cave.
Then, the day before the 2007 RWA National Conference, she got The Call to be a part of Kensington Aphrodisia’s Sexy Beast anthology. After a whirlwind month, she had an agent and an additional two-book deal with Kensington.
And she lived happily ever after.





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