Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Differences
How to tell the difference between UF and PNR
The characteristics listed are generally true for most UF or PNR series. Of, course, authors sometimes will break with one of the "rules" or trend of their genre.
Key Characteristics of Urban Fantasy Edit
- The story plot takes precedence over romance plot.
- HEA not required—though usually hoped for at the end of a series.
- One protagonist for the course of the series, There is sometimes a co-protagonist who is not necessarily a romantic interest, could be a sibling or partner.
Key Characteristics of Paranormal Romance Edit
- The romance plot takes precedence over the story plot
- Must have an HEA—Happily Ever After.
- Two protagonists for each book, though in the same universe as the other books.
- Usually a different pair of protagonists for each book—previous couples may make an appearance—or not.
- Acronyms & Terms in Urban Fantasy
- About Urban Fantasy
- Lists - Urban Fantasy Wiki
- Urban Fantasy Links
Urban Fantasy VS Paranormal Romance:
- Blurring Lines and Breaking Rules: UF vs. PNR ~ guest blog: Jenn Bennett
- Urban Fantasy versus Paranormal Romance | Fantasy Faction
- Ready! GET SET! I've read that!: What is PNR/UF?
- Defining Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance: What’s the Difference?
- Defining two sub genres: Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy: Romance Writers of Australia inc
- Amazing Stories | Crossroads: The Power in Paranormal Romance - Amazing Stories
- Genre Talk – Urban Fantasy vs. Paranormal Romance | Paranormal Unbound
- 2011 May | Jeannie Holmes - Author of Urban Fantasy and Suspense
- New Era of Genre Blending: Urban Fantasy vs. Paranormal Romance | fourthdayuniverse.com
- Genres - Book Whispers
- Paranormal Addicts & Newbies - Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy - Book Related Chat: Urban Fantasy vs. PNR (showing 1-50 of 55) ~ Goodreads
- SOS: Serious Overload of Series - Quick Reference & How-To's: What's the Difference? PNR v. UF (showing 1-36 of 36) ~ Goodreads
- It's not Paranormal Romance, It's Urban Fantasy!: Arguments about Genres | Jacob Foxx
- Writing a Paranormal Romance (PNR) | Book Country Blog