Most people have preconceived ideas about certain things. Sometimes, we can be surprised at when we try them out, that most is not what it seems.
What am i babbling about, you ask?
Okay, for me my preconceived thoughts were all erotic romances just had sex and no plot, and that I'd never enjoy them.
*Waits for the gasps, thrown tomatoes, or something*
So, a few years ago, I joined various Yahoo groups both readers loops and writers. All of a sudden I'm introduced to a whole bunch of new authors, many in genres I've never bothered to read.
But one day, I decided I'd try a book out in the erotic romance genre.
The book was Sweet Surrender.
And let me tell you, I was absolutely blown away by this book! Yes, it had some scenes it it that had me blushing, scenes that I'd never imagined I'd enjoy reading in a romance book. But the depth of emotion in the characters, the plot, the story line had me captivated. I am hooked.
Yes, there are some erotic romances that are sex just for the sake of sex, and have no real underlying plot. But I've just found me a ton of new authors in this genre to try. My comfort zone has just expanded.
Then I started reviewing. Let me tell you, I have read so many books while reviewing that I may never have picked up otherwise. Then again, my reading horizons have broadened. I have opened my eyes to many new genres and types of books I have politely said "No" to before.
I still haven't jumped on board on the m/m genre, I don't read a lot of menages, and I still can't get into historicals unless they're recent or time travel, but I have been reading so many new things and enjoying it.
So, what is a genre, or a subject in a book you've never been interested in? What would it take for you to give it a shot?
Until next time,