I have a confession to make.
It's a big one.
My name's Julie, and I'm a nookaholic.
Yes, it's true.
My ebook of choice...
Even saying it brings a flush of shame.
Okay, not really. But I do have a point for this post. I love romance novels, and my favorite author, Julie Garwood recently (Tuesday) published a new book titled, The Ideal Man, which I devoured in two days.
While the novel wasn't her best, it did bring me happiness to read, if only because I enjoy her writing and sense of humor so much. Now I won't go into what didn't work for me in the novel, but this brings up an interesting point for me as a writer. How do I keep entertaining my readers when I feel like I've said all there is to say?
How do writers with long careers keep things fresh? Some do. While others don't. An example is Jayne Krentz. I used to love everything she wrote until she started to explore this paranormal society theme throughout all her books. Now I can't stand to read her books, even though I still buy them in hopes that I will feel differently this time.
So who's your favorite romance writer? Do you have a dark secret genre? And how do you keep it fresh?