Good morning everyone! We hope you have enjoyed the guest blogs for February and would love to get your feedback and suggestions for other themes for the coming months. Our final guest blog for Romance Month is Nalini Singh. Leave a comment to be eligible to win a signed copy of a book from her Psy-Changeling series backlist. I will draw a random winner on Monday, March 2, so please check back then to see if you have won.
Quite simply, I write romance because it’s what I want to write. The complexities and vagaries of human emotion fascinate me. No relationship is like another – each time, every story, it’s unique.
I also love working in this genre because it’s so very wide. I write paranormals and urban fantasy, but romance encompasses so many other types of story – including suspense, fantasy, contemporary, and historical, to name a few.
And often, even those books that aren’t labeled romance, have a romantic thread that ties everything together. Some of my favorite thriller series’ have an ongoing pair of leads whose relationship compels the reader to read from book to book. One TV. show that encapsulates this is Bones – it’s all about solving crime, but the relationship between Booth and Temperance is the glue.
For me, that thread of human connection is essential – it grounds even the most brutal story, gives it heart. (As an aside – do I want Booth and Temperance to get together? You know, I’m on the fence on this. I kinda like the tension, the will they/won’t they vibe.)
So my question for you today is, even if you’re not reading a novel with a strong romantic component, do you like a sprinkle of romance?
Everyone who comments goes into a draw to win a signed copy of one book from my Psy/Changeling backlist (i.e. published pre-2009). The prize will be posted out in March.