...your hero literally lives a charmed life. Or he can find anything or anyone, anywhere. No, really. Or maybe he’s invisible.
…your characters defeat your villains by abnormal means. Or they defeat villains with super-human abilities. Or your characters aren’t technically human.
What if a very good girl does one really bad thing? How does she reclaim her life? Find love?
Do we discover who we really are, or choose who we become? How does love define us?
I’m a quintessential optimist who’s all about having fun. Writing quirky characters with unusual abilities or out-of-this-world problems is more fun than a barrel of cranky gnomes!
In SamMarie Ashe’s May post, she says her A.N.G.E.L. stories could be classified as Romantic Suspense if it weren’t for the paranormal aspect. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Paranormal Romance with a Suspense plot and a Romantic Suspense story with Paranormal Elements?
Remember that some agents, editors, houses and lines don’t handle both genres. Do your research and aim your query or pitch at what they call these stories. You’ll avoid a knee-jerk rejection from someone who might have adored your story if they’d gotten past your query letter.