Thursday, December 5, 2013

Magic Thursday: going Paranormal Noir


Tomorrow (6th December) sees the release of my latest story, a novelette (7 500 words) which is a paranormal noir.

I've always loved those old film noir and have looked at them with a bit of tongue-in-cheek in my story SNOOP.


Lauren Becall: an inspiration
For one thing there is no hard-boiled male detective. Instead I have a sassy female detective who can hold her own.

In fact I wanted to start the story with a spin on the femme fatale trope.


I have set the story in Angel City, location unknown. I wanted the city to be universal to some extent and with the paranormal well and truly a part of the normal world. Or in our heroine's case, in the crime world.


I tend to like mixing things up - usually there's a romantic element in my stories and yes there is a love interest but it was more the noir that I was going for in this story. Or my blend of noir. I had a blast writing this story, and because I really loved the world, I shall return to its motley crew of characters.


How about you - do you like cross-genres?


Please leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of SNOOP.


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Bob's rule of investigating: Never take the paranormal at face value.

Daisy Luck is a SNOOP - Sanctioned Nationalized Officer Of the Paranormal. Her latest case involving a vampire and a gremlin has her private eye senses in a spin. Throw in yummy Detective Maroney and her life couldn't get more complicated - or could it?




Available for pre-order from Musa Publishing. Out 6th December!








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6 comments:

  1. I love mixing it up Eleni,

    and love the idea of a female detective in a man's world =))

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    1. Thanks Mel! You sure do a lot of different things in your work.

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  2. Love the cover and love detective stories. Sounds great

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    1. Thanks Maggie. I had a blast writing it. And isn't the cover great. Our cover artist did a great job.

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