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New Year for Romance?

Guest Author - Elizabeth Darrach

Weīre two weeks into the new year and the world hasnīt ended, much to the surprise of some people. What do you want from this new year? Reading-wise, that is. Iīm afraid I canīt help much with anything else, and I donīt know how much I can help there, except to review more of what youīre looking for. This week is my week to find out what you want to see here this year: reviews, interviews, opinions. I do want to let you know that Iīve got at least one author interview lined up in the next couple months and there will be more reviews.

Iīve seen previews for more of the daddy/cowboy/baby books and have to be honest: they donīt do much for me. What about you? And how can you make your opinion known to the publishers? One good way is your buying. If youīre sick and tired of one thing, donīt buy it. Another good way is to write them a letter. They do read customer mail, and some of the publishers swear thatīs how they make their own buying choices, by what the customers are saying and buying.

How about paranormals? The publishers say the market isnīt there for paranormals, but readers Iīve talked with say there arenīt enough there for them to buy. Sort of a catch-22, I think. The publisher only buys a few and then when they donīt sell well, the editors assume thereīs no one interested in reading them anymore. Same goes for Regencies. And Iīve heard fans of that sub-genre who absolutely donīt want to read anything else.

I have a small stack of review romances waiting to be read right now, some historical, some paranormal. Personally, as much as I love time travels, I donīt read just those. I read a fair amount of almost all the subgenres, and I suspect most others do the same. One subgenre Iīve been hearing a lot about is the erotic historicals that are so popular right now. I do have some of those on my shelves, and some authors I like better than others. What do you think of those? Yea? Nay? I heard great comments about the anthology released last summer, and I admit to enjoying it. I also got to meet one of the authors at a conference last fall, and she talked about writing these, seemed to really like what sheīs doing and the response she gets from the readers.

As I said earlier, this is where I need to know what you want to see here. Post to me on the forum or send me an email. And happy reading!

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