Leslie Hatchel wants to know – what's my favourite romance genre and why.
I read two main genres – contemporary and historical. If I had to choose between those, I would have to say historical is my favourite. Well, today at least. Somedays it's contemporary. I'm fickle that way...
I enjoy contemporary because I can relate to the characters. I understand the world they live in, their challenges, the technology they use, the way they travel. But I love historicals for the opposite of all those reasons. I know I'm reading fiction, not a history book, but many of my favourite historical authors do intensive research, and I trust that they're getting the main facts right. I see these stories as a snippet into the way "real" people lived then. I also appreciate the slower pace of historicals. I don't mean the slower pace of the story, but the slower pace of the characters lives. When I'm writing my own contemporary stories, I often have to remind myself of the immediacy of our world. My heroine has a question for her hero – she can pick up her cell phone and text him. No need to actually see him. But where's the tension in that? With historicals, most of the action has to be face to face.
What kind of romances do you enjoy? Let me know in the comments below! And then be sure to continue on to the next in our blog hop, Leslie Hatchel herself!