This week I was cruising the twitterverse when I came across a curious tweet by @greyhausagency.
Here it is: greyhausagency So, do me a favor and define the diff. in your opinion between urban fantasy and paranormal! #urbanfantasy
Since my WIP is an urban fantasy, I decided to chime in.
I said that because Paranormal seems to me to be primarily romance: girl and vampire kind of things. (Thank you TWILIGHT).
Since replying I delved a little deeper: In my reading online I’m seeing urban fantasy discussions that describe UF as an umbrella genre, capturing all stories that include fantasy elements in a real world setting. There seem to be lots of people who think UF and Paranormal Romance are the same thing. But if you ask me – and I use my own WIP as proof – Paranormal Romance is a sub-genre of UF.
My WIP is a middle grade urban fantasy novel – that means real romance is a no-no.
Anyway, I’d love your thoughts!