I was shocked and terribly pleased this weekend to find out that Pale Demon was picked by Paul Goat Allen as his favorite paranormal fantasy release of 2011 at Barnes and Noble, and I just had to share the news with you! To see the entire list, click. Black Magic Sanction made the list last year, but this year, Rachel is heading the list! Go Rachel!
I’ve been there myself to peruse the list, and I must say that I’m gratified to see the level of talent that the genre has brought to the shelf. Wow. I agree with Paul that it’s the mixing of genres that is the core strength of Paranormal/Urban fantasy, and it’s that which is going to keep the good stuff coming. Personally, I can’t wait to see what the next ten years or so are going to bring as styles evolve and new blood enriches the field.
Oh! I forgot to mention that Blood Work got an honorable mention, as well! That really surprised me as it was such a new storytelling technique for me, and I was involved from the ground up.