I’m probably the only one who feels this way, but as a middle aged reader of paranormal fiction with strong female leads, I do NOT want to be reading about women going through midlife crisis.
That being said, I would not be opposed to reading about female adventurers who start off young and then continue kicking ass into middle age, like Shannon Mayer is doing with her characters, but I have not enjoyed a single “Middle-aged heroines kicking supernatural ass” yet.
Even from authors I enjoy, the stories lose their magic for me. I’m living the midlife thing, I don’t want to read about it too. I simply do not want to read about women going thru menopause, having aches and pains, missing their youth and living in the past.
Here’s some more info about this horrifying new trend.