As mysterious dark rituals summon other-dimensional creatures, young lovers embrace under a bright full moon. Super-powered humans battle secret militia forces and struggle to make their way in a world that fears them. A Templar Knight, from a thousand years in the past, holds the key to saving the future, but a beautiful sorceress holds the key to his heart. Welcome to my worlds.
I’m S. C. Mitchell, and I write paranormal romance. I create dark worlds filled with dangerous creatures and wonderfully gifted people who struggle to make those worlds a better, safer place to live and to love.
Paranormal romance is all about the dark and mysterious – capturing elements of science fiction, fantasy and horror. I love the challenge of blending all these elements into a story. But at the heart of every romance, no matter what the genre, is the story of two people falling in love and living happily ever after, or at least happy for now.
Growing up you could usually find my face buried in a comic book. Yeah, I was X-Men when X-Men wasn’t cool. My earliest literary influences include J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and Anne McCaffrey. Later I discovered the writings of Nora Roberts and Sherrilyn Kenyon, and I found myself lost in their magical worlds and romantic tales.
I have the utmost respect for historical romance writers. They need to do intense research into their era to get the facts just right. Me? I make stuff up. It’s my world to create and play in. If someone needs to fly, they fly. If I need a growling beast…Grrrrrr! Done!
Still, the worlds I create have to be ‘realistic’ in an unrealistic sort of way. I can break all the traditional rules, but still need a set of rules and guidelines to work within. That’s the real fun and challenge of writing paranormal romance.
S. C. Mitchell is the author of Swiftly Beats the Heart, There’s no such thing as Werewolves and The Forsaken Templar.
He blogs at: http://scmitchell.wordpress.com/