Awesome! I was going to try this text in different colours...mainly because I LIKE different colours!LOL But I better behave myself...*sigh*...
Yes, scary as it sounds, it is my turn to blog. Blog. What an odd word. "Today I blogged." Blogged? Hmmmm...
Okay, getting back to what is at hand, I better write something constructive. I was going to wow you all with my intellectual and slightly amusing prowess with the written word, but then I came back to reality and...well...this is what you get. Me. ROTFL
Humour. I like humour. I like humour in a lot of things, but especially in books. Some authors just have that knack of making you laugh-out-loud, such as Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books. But what about paranormal books? Are there any humerous paranormal romances out there, be they the werewolf/vampire/ghost/sci-fi/fantasy? Could humour have any possible place in paranormal romances at all?
YES! Well, in my opinion, anyway
Humour eases the tension, gives a spark of humanity, and gives me a feeling of warmth towards the characters. It shows me that there is more to the heroine, hero, villain and side characters, it gives them a chance to be witty, to laugh in the face of danger, to crack a joke when things are down. It's a show of spirit!
And face it, if a huge meteor is hurtling towards the couple, their spaceship is about to be invaded, everything is tense, they are facing their nemesis ...and suddenly one of them makes a dry remark that just tickles the funnybone -well, that just does it for me. I LOVE it!
I write sci-fi/futuristic romances, and the humour fluctuates between books, depending on the characters. I love this genre (as well as reading paranormal and fantasy romances). It gives me such a wide expanse of opportunies to use humour. A dry comment. A sly dig. A bemused remark. Anything to break what could be serious situations and which, indeed, remain serious, but that brief bit of humour is a bit of relief. It's also a good chance for the hero and heroine to bounce off each other word-wise. (I could talk about bouncing off each other, but this isn't quite the place *cough*). What? I didn't say a thing...
Humour. Humour can be laugh-out-loud, it can be smile provoking...it can even be sensual. It can create moods in scenes, change the tone, give sudden insight or add to the puzzle of a character. It can be subtle or in-your-face. And parnanormal, fantasy and futuristic/sci-fi romances are great genres to explore humour mixed with the more serious story-lines.
I just wonder how many paranormal, fantasy and futuristic romance books are out there with humour that I still have to discover. Any suggestions?
And what about facing a werewolf that turns into a man? A hunk of a man? Would I offer him a doggy bone?