January 4, 2014 by Kira Lyn Blue
Every so often I hear comments about how my favorite genre is dying out. Readers are tired of vampires/shifters/angels/demons/witches/etc. Writers mention that they can’t even get agents to even look at their manuscripts because of the basic premise.
As someone with delusions of someday publishing in the genre, that makes my poor little heart go cold. As an avid reader of the genre, it gives me the shakes just considering I might lose the steady stream of books fueling my addiction.
Then reality kicks in and reminds me that there is absolutely no shortage of mysteries and thrillers for all the rabid fans of those genres. Reading mysteries might not be the trendy thing to do right now, but loyal fans will always be looking for more to read.
Where my Urban Fantasy Fans At? I know you’re out there!
I firmly believe the same will hold true for Urban Fantasy, and that with self-publishing we readers (and writers) will not be as much at the mercy of publishing houses who turn down good books just because they’re not in the biggest trending genre of the moment.
This is a good thing for all of us.
Calling All Loyal Genre Fans!
Dear readers, this is your chance to tell us, the writers, what you DO want more of. We know you’re out there and that you don’t care about the trends, you just want more of the genre you love.
Want more supernatural sleuths? Don’t leave it a mystery, share with the crowd!
Aching to continue your mad love affair with vampire or shifter romances?
Need more magic in your life? And do you prefer mages or witches?
Dying for most ghosts?
Would you sell your soul for more epic demon slayers?
Whether it’s angels, Fae, Voodoo queens, necromancers, magical assassins, or paranormal protectors, give us a shout out in the comments section and let us know that you’re loud, you’re proud, and you want MORE!
I’ll even start it off: I want more Druids! The only authors I can even think of that cover them at all are Kevin Hearne and Karen Marie Moning.