Over the last few days, I have been completely immersed in a whole bunch of new books.
If their genre is nothing new to readers, their way of coming all together to make it trend is like a breath of fresh air in the paranormal/romance fiction world.
Who are they? The Fab13.
Thirteen great writers: Christine Gael, Darynda Jones, Deanna Chase, Denise Grover Swank, Elizabeth Hunter, Eve Langlais, Jana DeLeon, K.F. Breene, Kristen Painter, Mandy M. Roth, Michelle M. Pillow, Robyn Peterman, and Shannon Mayer.
They have joined together to write new series of books featuring only heroines who are 40 and over in age.
Ergo the breath of fresh air.
Heroines you can identify with
I have been an avid romance reader since I am 12. It all started with Jude Deveraux’s A Knight in Shining Armor, which I then read in its French translation (I wasn’t speaking English at that age). My love for beautiful stories and happily ever afters had not waned over the years.
However, my capacity to identify with the main character of those books did change over time.
It is completely normal, since there is such a thing as ageing and life experience. I still love the books I read (most of them), but I will, sometimes, find the heroines immature. I’m 40, after all.
Hence my finding the Fab13’s books a complete breath of fresh air, despite the fact that I have never been married and don’t have children. The characters are more of my age, with similar referents to those I have.
On top of it comes the paranormal, a genre I’ve grown to love quite a bit in the last couple of years.
In this case, it has become impossible for me not to fall completely for the Fab13’s project.
If you want more information about the authors and their new books, you can always visit the PWF website… and order their books at the same time. At this date, they are available exclusively on Kindle Unlimited for at least another week, but they are also available in print, if eBooks are not your cuppa.
We might be into the middle ages of our lives, but that does not mean that we cannot kick serious butt and those writers and their heroines are doing just that.