As is pretty obvious from my blog, I’ve written a lot of romance in my day. Of course anyone who knows me personally thinks that my romantic endeavors is pretty funny. I’m the girl who prefers gory horror movies to RomComs. My husband and I express our love usually through a series of expletives. So the fact that I’m a closet romantic is a source of much jocularity for my family and friends. Of course, the one thing I have in my corner that makes my romances unique is my love of super geniuses. No, I’m not being affected by a full moon. Yes folks. My name is Alexandra and I am a sapiosexual.
A sapiosexual is defined as a person who is sexually aroused by intelligence. A lot of women are obsessed with meatheads that have rock hard abs and powerful thighs. Not that those things aren’t nice, but I do love a man who can read. And if he has a really big….. vocabulary then so much the better.
Which brings me to Sherlock Holmes. Now, Sherlock would scold us all soundly for being affected by the moon OR sexuality. However, my new release this month ISN’T a romance. I’m not actually the author. I’m the editor of a new book of paranormal Sherlock Holmes stories called “An Improbable Truth: The Paranormal Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.” The reason why I was so excited to do this project was because I’ve been in love with Sherlock Holmes since I was ten and saw Nicholas Rowe in the Spielberg movie “Young Sherlock Holmes.” And what’s not to love? He’s super-intelligent, funny, irreverent, and physically adept. It’s also one of the only portrayals of Holmes that contains a plausible romantic storyline that also explains why there hasn’t ever been a romantic storyline. I think that part of the reason for the popularity of Sherlock Holmes these days (other than the inexplicable beauty that is Benedict Cumberbatch) is that intelligence is a rare commodity at the moment. At least it seems that way given the barrage of reality TV, Kardashian updates, and freakshow television we’re assaulted with on a daily basis. Sherlock is a breath of fresh air in a world that stinks of stupidity. Our anthology seeks to highlight Holmes’s genius while at the same time calling him out on the fact that sometimes– shit happens and there’s no viable explanation. And I think my authors accomplish that goal quite effectively.
If you love Holmes or are a sapiosexual– check out the teaser below:
In An Improbable Truth: The Paranormal Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 14 authors of horror and mystery have come together to create a unique anthology that sets Holmes on some of his most terrifying adventures. A pair of sisters willing to sacrifice young girls to an ancient demon for a taste of success, a sinister device that can manipulate time itself, and a madman that can raise corpses from the dead are just a few among the grisly tales that can be found within these pages.
You can also hit up the “An Improbable Truth” tab for excerpts!
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