Sep 2 2011 4:42pm

Fiction Affliction: Diagnosing September Releases in Urban Fantasy, Horror, and Paranormal Romance

The Symptoms: Urban fantasy has held the lead the last two months in the battle for dominance over paranormal romance, but the kiss ’em deadly crowd surges ahead in September despite UF’s attempt to bolster its numbers by incorporating horror.

The Diagnosis: Forty-seven new urban fantasy and horror (21) and paranormal romance (26) books weigh down the shelves in September, with vampires holding their own against lesser beings such as demons. Zombies appear to be dying out faster than they can scramble up some brains.

The Cure: Haven’t succumbed to the lure of urban fantasy or the allure of paranormal romance yet? Then settle in for some ghost stories this month. We’re on the march toward Halloween, after all.

For the full article on September’s new releases in Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, visit our sister science fiction and fantasy blog,

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