I don’t know if this is something that readers notice as much as writers will, but I am curious about it, so let’s talk! Most of us who write tend to not stick with one genre, but let our creativity take us wherever we feel the lure. I write mainstream, sweet romance, erotica, and fantasy. Some times I mix up the genres in unexpected ways, and you get an action thriller with an erotic twist, or a Victorian mystery with a hint of romance and paranormal. ALL of these styles are approached, by me, with a very different mindset. I think it reflects in the style of the writing. Do you, as readers, notice that?
Language for Historicals is an obvious challenge at times. But, it’s pretty much a given that you have to at least make the effort not to inject modern usages into the text or you totally lose the correct tone and ambience of your piece. Even with the erotica, the sexuality of your characters should reflect the time in which you’ve written them, so many things are inappropriate. When you find modern words in a story that’s supposed be a couple of centuries ago in time, does it throw you totally out of the mood and story? It does me!
Does a hard hitting thriller with a sexy soldier of fortune have a different feel than a sweet story of discovering love and passion? Absolutely. At least in my mind. The era might be the same, but there is such a difference in the way it has to be presented. Bullets flying and threats to the lives of your hero and heroine add an edge to the passion, make it burn intensely and immediately, so the language can often reflect that instant hunger and need. If you’re “falling in love” for the first time, and the tone is sweet and passionate, you can play a lot more with the intimacies of the mind and heart. Allow all those beautiful, erotic whispers to build and shimmer on the surface before they explode and demand to be satiated.
Do you have a preference? I find I am drawn more to some stories than others in style, but when I write, I love them all. Tell me about your favourites, and your preferences, please? And thanks in advance for being part of this intriguing “chat” with me. It’s going to be fun! The book I’m offering as a prize is multi-genre, and there’s something for many different tastes, everything from Historical to Paranormal, with some pretty intense tales being told!
Denyse will be giving away to copies of Passionate Kisses so c’mon and post and you’ll be entered to win.