Monday, March 16, 2009

Can a spirit guide be a "zero"?

My story doesn't really have a paranormal leading man, so this is a tough topic for me to write about. It does, however, have a spirit guide, so maybe that counts.

He Who Waits is a Lakota shaman who tells Cerri what she doesn't want to know. He has no special powers, other then being a spirit. He is very much the voice of Cerri's conscious.

I'm currently reading Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward, which has a band of vampire's. That makes them a bit paranormal (or are vampires in another catagory?). None of those guys seem wimpy. Actually, they are the polar opposite of wimps.

There aren't many other books I've read lately that have paranormal men. At least not that I can remember reading. Most of the books I read have women as the paranormal characters. I wonder if that's because women are more in tune with their feelings -- emotional and otherwise -- then men are. If you don't think so, try nursing a man with the flu! (Sorry, hubby, you know that's true.)

Maybe since women are more in tune with their feelings, that's why paranormal leading men have the reputation of being wimpy in comparison to their "normal" counterparts. What do you think?



Nancy J. Parra said...

Nice post- interesting question. Do you think more females are paranormal because we love to read about characters like ourselves only amped up?

Nichole R. Bennett said...

Good question! Could be the reason....