Urban Fantasy…what does it conjure up for you? The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher? Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison? The Weather Warden by Rachel Caine? The Onion Girl by Charles De Lint? The Leandros Brothers by Rob Thurman? Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs? Personal Demons by Stacia Kane? Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry?
Is Urban Fantasy hot super-powered girls with tattoos and leather, amping up the UST with vampire or werewolf boyfriends? Or is it something else? IS there anything else? Or is it Hot Sexed up romance dressed up in wolf’s clothing?
Are you happy with what you find in Urban Fantasy, or do you think the genre has limited itself to what really could be called the Hot Chicks in the City? Or is that really Paranormal Romance?
Is Urban Fantasy a good thing? Should it have more variety, or is there enough variety now? Should Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance have a line of salt sprinkled between them? Does one bring down the other? And why would paranormal romance bring urban fantasy down–does it?
What do YOU think?