So, I'm trying to bring a work friend over the the dark side - reading romance. :-D She's a big reader but she concentrated on mysteries and thrillers mostly. I've already hooked her on the Stephanie Plum series and Harry Potter (OMG did she blow through those books fast!). Now I've moved on to romance - and she asked...sort of. She was talking about all the stuff she had been reading lately was beginning to wig her out. Too many serial killers and people being hacked into itty bitty pieces. Eek! So I combed through the Keeper Closet and dug out an assortment of goodies for her to try. I stayed with contemporaries (with a few paranormals thrown in for fun) to see how that goes. Among my selections for her:
Heaven Texas - ooooh...Bobby Tom!
Welcome to Temptation - Tucker for mayor! More of the same!
Fantasy Lover - ancient Greeks, curses, vengeful gods=fun :o)
Dark Lover - you feel me, peeps?
The Unsung Hero - how could I leave out Suz?
She loved Heaven Texas - yay! And just started Welcome to Temptation.
So, my lovely peeps, here is my question for you: what are your suggestions for introducing her to historicals? Again trying for a variety of sub-genres. A Loretta Chase, a Laura Kinsale, a Jo Beverley, a Julia Quinn...???????
Credit where credit is due: cartoon found here.