To Paranormal Romance, that is. I'd say minds out of the gutter here...but, well, it is Ellora's Cave. ;-)
Yes, I read Warrior's Woman back in high school. And, yes, I read some time travel back then (Of course, that stopped after reading Knight In Shining Armor. I'm sorry, and I know it's just my opinion, but a reincarnation is NOT the same man!!! I was very, very upset with that ending.), but I never really strayed much from the traditional Historical Romance until Elloras Cave.
Suddenly, I was face to face with hot werewolves and steamy vampires. The quintessential alpha male. *Sigh* Whoooo Baby! I was HOOKED! I don't remember the first humorous paranormal I read, but I can share a few of my favorites. These are books and authors I love and go back to every time. Some got their start at Ellora's Cave and are now making quite a name for themselves with the big guys in NY.
One of the first series I got involved with is Dark Promises by Elisa Adams. These are very entertaining. I really liked how Elisa used more than the typical paranormal fare. She delves into demons and other dark creatures. Definitely thumbs up from me.
Oh! And you can't forget the Fantasy Fixed series by Christine Warren. I sucked these books down. Her dry wit and sarcastic humor is fantastic! And, I'm not the only one who thinks so. The first six books in this series are with Elloras Cave, but the next two are with St. Martin’s Press. She is a must read on my list.
I love Myla Jackson's Trouble series. Each of the heroes have been cursed into a genie bottle, forced to grant their "owner's" every wish. Ummm, usually these wishes have a decidedly sexual bent and make for some incredibly humorous scenes. Try Trouble with Harry I think you'll like it.
I've just pointed out a few with some humor in their writing, but there are so many more.
What sorts of humor do you look for in your reading? Do you like the in your face slapstick humor? Or the more subtle sarcastic wit? I think I'm partial to the latter.
I am hosting a "workshop" post on World Building with Nalini Singh at Sandra's Goings On. So, whether you're a writer, just toying with the idea of writing, or a reader who wants a little behind-the-scenes-know, stop by on the 6th.