I love romantic suspense. I mean, seriously, I love romantic suspense. So much so that I created a site called JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, which has celebrated romantic suspense authors for five years now. I just finished up a three-book romantic suspense series that was a joy to write and is receiving wonderful reviews.
So, for as much as I am ecstatic with any book sales, why is it that my young adult/science fiction has to be the popular one?!
Okay, you ask, why did you write it if you are, "Little Miss Romantic Suspense"? Good question. I had this silly fantasy as a child (after watching way too many Battlestar Galactica episodes) that I wanted to be whisked away from my back yard on a space ship. Funny enough, when I grew up I still had the fantasy. LOL! So, writing about it seemed a tad more attainable than actually sitting in the back yard every night...waiting.
BEYOND was released a few years ago, but after all this time the series is suddenly rising up the Amazon ranks. It reached the top 20 in the entire Kindle FREE store a couple weeks ago. I get fan mail for this series. I get readers begging me to write another book in the series. And somewhere deep inside me is this timid little writer calling out, "But wait, I'm really a romantic suspense author."
Why do I feel like a traitor to myself? (Go ahead and say it, "because you have issues!") In the end I justify my impetuous segue into this alternate genre by claiming that it's really still romantic suspense...just in a different galaxy. :)
How far have you ever ventured from your favorite genre roots?
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