Please give a warm welcome to romance author, Kinley Baker!
I’ll read anything with a romance element and a happy ending. Any genre works for me. I laughed when I was checking out the site because I can relate to your bios about the whole getting an eReader because someone got annoyed by the late night reading light.
That’s how things worked out in my family, too. Although my husband still doesn’t appreciate waking up at 3 a.m. only to see I’m still reading. I can’t help it. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with contemporary romance! Roni Loren kept me up really late with two of her books recently.
It’s so hard to go to sleep when I just keep thinking one more page!
Since you all have a lot of experience with romance, I was hoping to learn some new contemporary romance recommendations. The last few books I read were the Carina Press holiday anthology,a few Shannon Stacey, and Ruthie Knox. Loved them!
I’m also willing to trade recs! If you’re ever looking for paranormal, just ask me on Twitter. I’m always looking to chat with romance enthusiasts (@kinleybaker). I have a feeling you’ve probably read J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh and Larissa Ione. If you haven’t, they are fabulous authors.
I’ve been so lost in the strange-but-awesome world of the paranormal, that I feel completely out of the loop when it comes to contemporary.
I actually attempted to write a contemporary recently, and it was an eye-opening experience. Being restricted by reality concerning conflicts was challenging, but also educational. I’m always trying to make sure my fantasy characters have something people without powers can relate to.
There’s something so honest and potent about contemporary relationships. I love that feeling when you know something is going to go wrong.
You’re reading thinking… Oh no… Oh no… Don’t do it… Don’t it…
And then there’s this moment of: Nooo…
The character did it.
But you feel so deeply for the character, you enjoy that moment. It makes the happy ending even sweeter.
My favorite part of romances is when I can really see how perfect a couple is for each other. By the end we understand why they fit.
What’s your favorite part of romances? Do you have a favorite subgenre? If you have a favorite book, I’d love to hear it. I’m really all about the reading lately.