Paula Guran edited an anthology featuring romances “that incorporate sueprnatural, fantasy or SF elements.” The authors included are probably of whose who of fantasy/sci fi authors such as Catherine Asaro, Elizabeth Hand, and Elizabeth Bear but only a few of the stories will end with a standard HEA.
A few of these “stories of love and wonder” end with a standard HEA (romance-speak for “happily ever after”), but all avoid cliche.
Publisher’s Weekly states that the introduction by Guaran discusses the rise of paranormal romances and what is and is not paranormal romance. Via Paula Guaran’s blog.
I’d be interested in reading the anthology and the introduction but the idea that only a few of the “romances” end with an HEA is a bit disturbing to this romance reader. I have my own ideas about what is paranormal romance and somehow I suspect that it is not in concert with Ms. Guran’s. Tomorrow, I’m
ranting blogging about how mislabeling of romances will hurt the new author.