I drew the straw for the April 1st blog. I am a professional, and am not about to succumb to the temptation or mischief that besieges us on April Fool's Day. No, instead I am going to share some news regarding a new genre that is being hyped in the industry and is currently flooding the market with submissions. The genre is referred to as Romulan. Romance under land.
Inspired by recent events, this category features love stories for the likes of miners, borers of the earth's crust and subterranean cave dwellers. Underwater plots are considered eligible providing the setting is at a depth greater or equal to that of the Mariana Trench. Most recently, the novel, "It's Dark In Here" captured the ill-fated romance of a reclusive cave dweller and the engineer of an all-female drilling team.
You are wondering why we are discussing Romulan on a Mystery/Suspense blog? Well, the article cited that submissions were being accepted for a hybrid category called Romulanse. Romulanse is classified as "Romulan with Suspensful elements". An example of this can be found in the novel, "The Pit and the Passion" featuring Katarina, a Russian scientist heading a project to bore the world's deepest hole. A seeming victim of sabotage, Katarina’s venture is plagued with accidents and escalating destruction. The turmoil elicits Klaus Gulluksen from the parent company to assess the situation. He learns that Katarina is the target of a greedy politician looking to misappropriate the project’s funding.
In a basement of basalt at the Earth’s lower crust, Klaus will protect Katrina at all costs...
Okay, you got me. Happy April Fool's day to all!
Is anyone working on any Romulan plots? J