Hard to believe it was three years ago that I tagged along with Elizabeth to the DragonCon in Atlanta. If you’re wondering what that is, it’s a fancy name for a SciFi convention. While I was there I learned so much, had a wonderful time, and met lots of people (Hey, Sherrilyn Kenyon!).
Let’s talk about one of the things I learned. I learned that authors of romance are not the only ones to feel like the redheaded step-child of publishing. The science fiction writers feel that way. Not too long ago, I read on one of loops that erotica writers feel they were treated like that. And recently I’ve discovered mystery writers feel the same way.
Okay, people. I’ve decided that we’re all redheaded step-children compared to the "literary" set. Then again, considering that we probably out number them, the literary set may be the true redheads. (No insults intended to redheads.)
Personally, I can’t read a "literary" book. They bore me to snoresville. And the Lord knows I've tried. So I've decided that every book I read must have a romance in it (except history books, though they usually do, too.) and I don’t mean sex. They can close the door, but I want that emotional connection. To me, the sex is just a bonus. (Oddly, in a movie, seeing a good kiss will make me happy and be a-o-k. Of course, I won't pass up a naked manly chest.)
So my questions are, do you like so called literary books? And for goodness sakes, what type? Do you need sex in the romance books you read or do you prefer the closed door?