Author Wendy May pondering what to write next Hi happy readers, Time certainly passes by quickly when your head is filled with dozens of novels itching to come out. I'm so excited that my latest book, Bound by Fate, is complete! It will be available for purchase on Amazon and o n Kindle Vella . If you haven't read the first two books in this series yet ( Bound by Pride and Bound by Night) then please do before reading BOUND BY FATE because there are some spoilers for those stories throughout the novel. I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer. My family went camping at our favorite lake near the mountains las t week, which was perfect timing since I was finishing up revisions on B ound by Fate. I' ve been busy getting ready for Halloween and Christmas ever since. The weather w here I'm currently staying at has been gorgeous, but it's also very hot outside. I'm hoping to get a few days off soon so we can go to an amusement park or something fun li

Today I learned I'm a Paranormal Fantasy Romance Author

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Have you ever wandered about life thinking that you don't belong? For the longest time, I've been feeling the same way. Until today...

Update on 11/14/2020:

I was wrong. This is the problem with not knowing exactly what you're doing when you first start out on the path of indie publishing. No one holds your hand. If you make a mistake then you have to truly start over. Honestly, its been hard. Then again, I never once thought it wouldn't be.

So! What have I learned? No matter what I write it revolves around action adventure and romantic elements. Sure there are other elements such as characters destined to be legends, some heavy family & life themes, and sexy times. Lots of fighting or battles; though I've toned it down quite a bit. 

Still at the end of it all. I'm at the heart a romantic. I suppose because I've always been old-fashioned and dreamed of one day being swept off my feet by a heroic figure. Well, at least I do know that I'm not capable of full romance stories nor can I write erotica worth a damn. Those are best left to the experts. But if you ever decide to read one of my stories - I hope that you don't mind if the characters find a match whether as a friend or as a life-mate.

Happy reading!

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When I started writing I always thought my stories were different(not in a good way) because they didn't necessarily fit into a broad genre like Romance or Science Fiction.

Instead, I found that my stories have been a mix of several elements. Some had love stories, others had science fiction in it, or even ant aspects. Recently, I've discovered that my novels do fit into a category after all: dark fantasy.

They incorporate horror, supernatural, and sword & sorcery. My main, and side characters are not completely 'good' while my interesting villains are more antagonistic then sheer evil. Some things I write have dark themes such as death, PTSD, emotional abuse, and I like to write monstrous fights.

I'll be honest, I've toned down quite a bit of my writing because I feared those parts didn't fit where I had them categorized on Amazon. And lately, with the completion of my Chronicles in Zaloria novels I've wondered where to put the third novel as it didn't quite fit in romance or in the superhero section. In fact, it's rather depressing in some parts.

It's also dark and brooding. There is always hope in my stories despite that darkness. I love that characters can struggle against the most terrifying beings but always grasp onto a shred of hope no matter the odds. So that will always be present in some form or another. But I also like writing bits of horror and not shying away from killing off characters.

So finding this out has freed me. It feels good to finally belong. And I can't wait for readers to find out how much it releases my self-doubt as I continue sharing my stories. I hope to see you too. Come, join me on an epic adventure and read along!

- Wendy May