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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Paromantasy's Take on Cliffhangers in Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy


Hey all, it's Evie the Paromantasy addict here again with my take on cliffhangers!

There are a ton of different opinions on cliffhangers. Some hate it, some love it and I personally hate to love it. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment. Along with my crazy obsession for bad boys and/or underdogs in a book - you know, the one that the heroine never picks - I also love cliffhangers even as I curse at them. Why? I love the anticipation it gives me. I play a thousand different scenarios of what could happen in the next book. If it is a great author,  I am usually wrong and if I'm not, then word to author - you are too predictable. Of course I could just be a genius..yeah - I'll like that option way better.

Cliffhangers give me something to look forward to, to dream about, a reason to stalk the author and try to get any bit of information I could to find out what could happen. Case in point: Vampire Academy. Who wasn't logging into YouTube to view snippets of quotes before the release of Last Sacrifice? Who didn't stalk her blog, her twitter, her Facebook...damn I sound creepy. Anyway, you get the point.

I love the anticipation, the big buildup to a book. Of course I am like a Fury when the book doesn't live up to it's predecessors. I scream, shake my head, throw the book - not really, I'm just get disappointed. It's like lusting after a lover just to find out at the final moment he's a eunuch.

Point is, I love to hate cliffhangers! To all the authors reading this post, I have three words for you: Bring It On!

What is your take on cliffhangers? Let's here it. You can also cast your vote on the poll to the right!

Until next time!



Under the Covers said...

Great post, I can never make my mind up about cliffhangers, sometimes I think they are great even as I am tearing my hair out in frustration and logging on to find out EVERYTHING I can about the next book, and other times I hate it! I think it depends how well done it is and how much I liked the book

Suz @ Under the Covers

Paromantasy said...

Hi Suz!! I know - you hate to love them or love to hate them. It's like loving someone who is completely annoying..lol

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