Sunday, April 08, 2012

Renaissance Men

Release Date 6/5/2012
One thing that’s been surprising to me after my first book was published is the number of men who are willing to read it. It is a romance. So far I know of two men who have read it or they said they did. And a couple others are claiming to be reading it or plan to read it. That’s cool.

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No, I didn’t ask them about the hot scenes. Funny thing is I like hearing what the women think about them. Usually, that consists of “Oh, wow! That was hot!” But I would feel a little uncomfortable discussing any aspect of those scenes with a man besides my husband. Now if I could get him to read it (NOT!), I’d gladly talk about them.

Does your husband, boyfriend or special male friend read romances?  I think men who do are very smart.


Lexi said...

Although my husband prefers science fiction and fantasy, like GAME OF THRONES, he is very eclectic in his tastes and has read a few romances, including mine! Not his preferred genre, though. Not enough killing in romance, I think. He is a Viking!

Oh, and this is funny. I showed him a sex scene from one of Shannon McKenna's books one time, and I think he as a little shocked. LOL

Carla Swafford said...

I understand totally, Lexi. My husband doesn't read anything more than the newspaper. And it's a good thing as he's so much the prude. Whenever someone mentions how hot my books are, I expect him to stick his fingers in his ears and hum.

Lexi said...

I know what you mean. And my poor children are beyond embarrassed that I have THOSE scenes in my books! They must think they were grown in a petrie dish. Hee hee.

Rashda/Mina Khan said...

My husband is my first reader and he loves reading my hot scenes...which leads to other things! :D

Carla Swafford said...

Rashda, just as he's a lucky man to have you, you're as lucky to have a man open to reading romance. :-)

Carla Swafford said...

Lexi, thankfully my girls love freaky people out about my special 'talent.' In fact, the oldest is one of my beta readers. LOL!