I’ve been in a major funk lately regarding books that feature suspense, paranormal or supernatural aspects. I can’t seem to enjoy them at the moment – total.burn.out. So I’ve been reading romance with no suspense, no werewolves, vampires and other spooky beings. And let me say, it’s really tough finding good contemporary books.
Historical Romances are never in decline (that’s what it seems like to me), so I have a healthy choice of those. I’ve also started reading Harlequin’s Category romances again. I’ve never been a big fan of categories, but I’ve just been craving romances that have no major external conflicts. There’s only so much I can read that has evil people trying to kill the protagonists with guns, werewolves being super alpha, vampires going nom nom, I want to have smex and suck your blood, ect. Perhaps I’m getting boring in my old age of 23.
It’s awesome that there are so many sub genres within romance so there is something for everyone, but I do feel as if the contemps are becoming a dying breed. I’ve also noticed that I’m buying less erotic romance, and I don’t buy m/f/m books anymore. Because of this, my reading has become very limited in choices. Which lead to my hunt of Contemp Romances. And what makes things even more limited are geographical restrictions. Gah. Bah. Arghh. Bah Humbug. Bugger. Bloody annoying.
Those are some of my reactions to geo restrictions, and I can probably find more to say, but I’ll restrain myself.
The reason of this post? Has told me to write a blogpost instead of ranting to her *sheepish grin*.
But it’s not all bad. I’ve become a big fan of Jill Shalvis in my search. Jill Shalvis’ Wilder Adventure series about three brothers are excellent – along with her Pacific Heat series about baseball players.
For those who read Contemporary Romances, perhaps you could share some of your favourites? (You’ll be aiding me on my search :D) And do you want there to be more Contemporary Romances, and less of Supernatural? Or is there a reason why you don’t read Contemporary Romances?