Mmm…which sub-genre of erotic romance do I write next? That’s the question bugging me right now.
I am a writer who needs change, likes to learn different nuances of this wonderful craft, try different themes, sub-genres, conflicts to keep both my readers and me interested. The same is true of my reading material, I love erotic romance, historical romance, contemporary romance and romantic comedy.
My debut release ‘Explicitly English’ is a contemporary erotic romance as is my second novella (currently under consideration) and so now I am feeling the need to write something different with my next story. But what?
Over on my blog for the last week or so I have put up a poll asking my followers and visitors to choose a preferred erotic romance sub-genre. Having only had a handful of responses so far, it’s hard to judge but the consensus seems to be you guys crave either contemporary or historical erotic romance.
But what about the ever popular paranormal? Or those luscious cowboys? The thrills of a romantic suspense with those naughty boys in uniform? Mmm, delicious, I’m licking my lips just thinking about it!
Even as I am writing this, the ideas are germinating…the lusts growing. I can’t help wondering how other writers create their stories. Do they start with an idea and immediately know in which sub-genre that story will fit into? Or maybe most writers aren’t like me and once they find the sub-genre they want to write, they stick to it. What do you think? I’d love to know what you guys write and/or read. Help me out!
Trawling through websites contemporary and historical erotic romance comes up trumps every time…so that’s it, it’s decided – my next project just has to be an historical. Yum, yum! Now then, which era…?
Bio: Rachel Leigh lives in the UK and is married to her own sexy hero. Even though this is Rachel’s first erotic romance novella, she enjoyed writing it so much, she has two more lined up and almost ready to go off to The Wild Rose Press. When she isn’t writing, you can find her reading, running around after her two daughters….or playing with her husband.