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Thursdays Book Giveaway
Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Great responses yesterday in regard to titles. I really enjoyed reading them, even though I didn’t respond to every one.

Wow, Lea’s cool widgit says it’s only 18 days until Sweet Restraint releases. I seriously love that count-down feature. Keeps me on my toes. If you haven’t entered Huge Sweet Restraint Contest click here.

I just finished a novel that has vampires and shapeshifters in it, which is a first for me. I tended to avoid the vampire thing as a writer because it’s been done so well and so often that I worried I wouldn’t have anything original to offer the genre. I ended up going back and doing lots of research into the myths as well as re-reading the original Dracula. I had forgotten that Dracula was the king of the wolves, essentially, and a shapeshifter to boot. Weird, to think there’s that Hollywood Dracula vs. The Wolf Man stuff, and that both creatures were often considered as the same in legend. Anyway, my heroes are what we would call vampires, but actually are a bit more complicated than the legends.

Question to comment on today for the chance to win your choice of either Maya Banks–Sweet Surrender or Janice Maynard’s–By Appointment Only: Does it turn you off when authors switch genres in their writing? Has it ever happened that you were disappointed with a genre switch, or does it just depend on the author?

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53 comments to “Thursdays Book Giveaway”

  1. Eimy
      · June 18th, 2009 at 11:55 pm · Link

    I don’t mind when authors switch genres, as long as the story and writing still are good.

  2. Melissa
      · June 19th, 2009 at 12:29 am · Link

    Yeah, shapeshifters rock!!
    And no, it hasn’t ever turned me off when an author switches and or writes multiple subgenres. There are a few that I might not really care for one subgenre they write, but I love everything else they write. It’s funny, had this conversation today. I actually LIKE that authors have choices, and think it’s okay if you don’t love them all…not everyone enjoys the exact same things. I’m not very picky, lol, I’m a book ho, but know some who won’t read paranormal, or who ONLY read historical, etc. So I think by writing in different sub genres you’re giving those folks a chance to enjoy your writing, too!!
    Whew, long winded, lol!!!

  3. Melissa
      · October 22nd, 2009 at 10:39 am · Link

    No, I actually love it, Beth. I get a tone from an author I love in different type books, so it’s just more to love. LOL, if there is something I DON’T like about it, it’s that an author can only write so many books, and if I’m hooked on her on more than one Sub genre, I’m dying waiting, lol.

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