One Contemporary in a Sea of Historicals #sweetandspicyromance #romance #contemporary #BoraBora

I’ve often been asked why I chose to break from the historical romance sub-genre for my fifth novel, The Parking Space.

Honestly, the reason is I just wanted a break. Historical romance novels take a lot of time and research and having just come off writing four of them—one of which was extremely difficult . . . cough, When the Black Roses Grow, cough . . . set during the Salem Witch Trials—I just needed a break. I needed easy.

For the most part, this book was a breeze to write. Yes, I still have to do research when it came to veterinary medicine and accurately describing the islands of Bora Bora. However, it wasn’t near what I had to do for the other novels and was a nice break.

I have to say that while I still prefer the historical sub genre of romance, writing a contemporary or chick lit every now and then would probably be fun for me. I have a few ideas for other stories in mind. Unfortunately, for them, they always seem to get pushed down the list. Perhaps after another number of historicals, I’ll find that I need easy once again and they will get their chance in the sun. I guess we shall see.

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4 thoughts on “One Contemporary in a Sea of Historicals #sweetandspicyromance #romance #contemporary #BoraBora

  1. This is exactly why I needed my first novel to be contemporary. I didn’t know what the heck I was doing, so I had to begin with what I already knew . . . how to live in the present day with a crazy in-law. LOL My WIP takes place in the first half of the 20th century, and I’m having a lot of difficulty writing it. I wouldn’t even know where to begin to write further back in history. Kudos to you.

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