Today, H&H welcomes author Tina Connolly to the site. Tina's new book, Ironskin, is a fey/steampunk twist on Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Ironskin's Edward Rochart is just as autocratic and alluring as Edward Rochester. Tina's “Top 10 Reasons to get your Fantasy in your Romance” are listed below. Thanks for joining us, Tina!
(Stay tuned 'til the end of the post for an Ironskin comment sweepstakes!)
I'm an inveterate fantasy/science fiction reader, but I also like every book to have a romance in it. (Well, maybe Winnie-the-Pooh gets a pass. But everything else.) I tried to figure out why fantasy is more awesome with a romance added to it, and I came up with a list of reasons for the reverse. Or maybe it's both at once. Like chocolate and peanut butter, some things just go really well together.
10. Alphas can be literally alpha. . .
In Rhiannon Held's Silver, one of the issues for werewolf protagonist Andrew is that he has to decide where he fits within a rigid pack hierarchy. There are multiple packs around the country, and for now, he is an outsider. But in that case, he can't protect Silver, because he's not her pack leader. Not her alpha. What a great dilemma to bring to the table.