Blog About BLACK DOG — March 5, 2013 9 Comments Here’s Strange Chemistry’s announcement of my paranormal — with a fairly detailed back-cover type of description. Click over to take a look. Please Feel Free to Share: Previous Post1st vs 3rd person — Next PostIt’s all good now! 9 Comments → About BLACK DOG — Mary Beth March 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm Wow, exciting! Sounds like it will have a stronger romance element than most of your previous books–is that accurate? I’m curious how that developed; was it a conscious choice to fit more into the paranormal genre, or was it more organic in the development of the story? (This may be a spoilery question…) Rachel March 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm I think you’ll find it light on romance compared to paranormals in general, but I did actually emphasize the romance on purpose a little, because of the subgenre. And I expect to bring out the romance still more in the second book, too. That’ll be different for me! Mary Beth March 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm I look forward to them both. :) Elaine T March 6, 2013 at 11:06 pm Isn’t marketing strange? The back cover copy would not punch my ‘gottohave’ button, but I know I’ll buy the books when they come out. P.s. lots of black dogs in Coates’ DEEP DOWN, which I just finished. Charlotte March 7, 2013 at 1:30 am Congratulations! It sounds most intriguing…. (and kind off topic, but doggish–your author picture reminded me that a favorite book of mine features a Cavalier King Charles spaniel–Listen to the Nightingale, by Rumer Godden. Just in case you needed a book for younger readers combining ballet and a spaniel….) Rachel March 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm That copy would not make ME want to read it either — but reading the first few pages would change my mind. But I am not a huge huge huge fan of paranormals, so copy meant to appeal to readers who particularly love paranomals is not likely to really appeal to me. Rachel March 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm I love, love, love Rumer Godden — but you’re the first other person I’ve ever seen mention her name! I haven’t read this book by her, though I made a real effort to pick up all of her books some years ago. I sort of parcel them out, reading one every now and then, because I’ll be sad when I’ve read them all. My favorite so far is THURSDAY’S CHILDREN — or maybe IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE. But I will definitely pull out LISTEN TO THE NIGHTINGALE and read that next. Elaine T March 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm A Rumer Godden book I hadn’t heard of! I must go find a copy. My favorite of hers is probably BREDE, but I’m very fond of EPISODE OF SPARROWS, and CHINA COURT & how she handles time in it fascinates me. But everything she wrote is well worth reading. Rachel March 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm BREDE is just amazing. But I love the two you mention as well. And THE DARK HORSE. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.