Last week I traveled to New Orleans to attend the Romantic Time’s Booklover’s Convention. I had never been to the city before and never attended a conference with over 2,500 attendees! It was packed, bustling, fun and chaotic! Fascinating and wonderful on all counts.
I ate more than I should, walked miles throughout the French Quarter and loved meeting friends, readers and folks who simply love books – specifically romance books.
What struck me was the vast array of romance available: Country Cozy, Hunky Cowboy, English pastoral, Black Ops, all forms Military, Sassy, Sweet, Spicy, Erotic, Vampires, Paranormal, Erotic, Regency, Historical, Other Worldly, Pre Worldly… I can’t list all the varieties, but I did mentioned “Erotic” twice because there was lots of it. :)
So this got me thinking: You all graciously read our blog and our books and I’d like to know more about what you like. What do you love to read? Inspy, yes – other genres? Romance only? What is your sweet spot? What, if anything, pushes the envelope too far? What do you most like to read, see, feel between a hero and heroine? I really want to know.
If you’ve read Dear Mr. Knightley, you can probably guess where I land. And on that note, I’ll confess that as I wandered the corridors looking at all the posters – some quite steamy – I could hear John Cusak in my head from The Sure Thing chanting “REPRESSED” to Daphne Zuniga. (I know I just dated myself horribly with a 1985 movie quote.)
Not that it’s a bad thing — the reference, not my age. In my defense, it only takes a kiss to make me swoon and that’s much less work for the writers. :)
But what about you? Let’s discuss…