The Cover of My Next Novel and What I Like to Read vs. What I Like to Write
So we think this is going to be the cover of my next novel, which is tentatively titled HER RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE, and will definitely be hitting Amazon in March. Don’t drop dead of shock, but the hero is a really intense alpha male.
I’m a huge fan of writing intense alpha males and favor complicated plots with heightened situations populated by people with really strong personalities.
But you know what, I just love reading a good novel about regular folks. If your novel has two regular people with really realistic obstacles, send it my way, because I will love it to death.
I think I like these “real romance” novels, because I can’t really write them. I need the drama and the sturm und drang to stay interested enough to write to the end. So I’m fascinated by writers who can weave compelling tales about regular people.
Really, many of the novels I love most, tend to deal with subjects and situations I wouldn’t be able to write myself. For example, I know nothing about the armed forces, but I love a good Marine novel. I could never do the research required for a historical romance, so I just love to read those.
I also tend to give novels an extra star just for being different. For example, Koko Brown’s PLAYER’S ULTIMATUM had me at soccer player lead. And Zena Wynn’s THE QUESTION, which I’ll be reviewing very favorably next week, had me at surrogate mother love quadrangle.
I don’t think a lot of writers read this blog, but if you are, I’d be interested to know about what you like to read vs. what you like to write.
Meanwhile, if you, too, enjoy a particularly intense alpha male, consider giving my novel, THE OWNER OF HIS HEART, a read.