When Angela asked me to blog today, I thought for sure I’d write about the funny things that get said in our acquisition team meeting. But I sat down to write and comments that made me laugh so hard they brought tears to my eyes just didn’t translate into text. But if we ever run into each other in person, ask me about boning in the desert…
Then I started a blog entry about my conversion to a rabid male/male romance fan and how that translated to me seeing male/male subtext in every television show I watch (seriously, Arthur and Merlin from the BBC/SyFy series “Merlin” totally love each other). But I figured that would make me look geekier than I already look, since most of my television references are sci-fi.
So then I got to thinking about what I love to read as part of the acquisitions team – and I read a LOT, 2-3 manuscripts per week, across pretty much every genre. I’ve happily recommended acquisition on science-fiction romance, contemporary romance, erotic romance, military science-fiction, romantic suspense, action-adventure, fantasy…well, just about every genre and niche you see on our site! But, there is one type of story I won’t touch with a ten-foot pole… child in distress. I used to devour thrillers and romantic suspense novels of any kind. But ever since I became a mom, I just can’t even go there if the plot involves a child. And that got me wondering if I was the only one who reads across a crazy number of genres.
So what about you? Do you genre-hop like me? Is there a niche or genre you avoid at all costs?
And most importantly, tell me, does Arthur love Merlin, or is it just me?