Just thought I should explain why there’s been a bit more of the romance genre on the blog of late. Some time ago, I decided I would read as many authors attending the Romance Writers of Australia conference in August as I could before attending myself. I didn’t think of it quite enough in advance, so I won’t be reading everyone but I wanted to appreciate these authors and what they do. There will also be a signing event organised by the Australian Romance Readers Association – you can find more details here, including the full list of 56 (!) authors. So if you happen to be in Fremantle during August, you know what to do…
I’m a bit nervous about attending, seeing as the majority of the writing I do at the moment is research based (and utterly snoozeworthy). But I think it will be really fun seeing how the creative process works out and everyone I’ve ‘spoken’ with on Twitter is lovely.
So here’s what I’ve read so far that I have a review for (some of the authors attending I have read but not written reviews for):
Reviews to come soon for:
Nicole Flockton – Rescuing Dawn
Eden Summers – Ravenous
Elise K Ackers – Ask Me for More
Jennifer Scoullar – Currawong Creek
I’m finding romance a happy genre to read, a lovely escape from the day to day grind. Plus, it’s interesting that some books categorised as ‘romance’ don’t have (in my opinion) that as the main theme. There’s really interesting themes, such as environmental protection, law, natural disasters, society’s expectations of men and women and just how fickle humans can be. Don’t dismiss romance as being ‘kiss kiss’ – not only can it brighten your day, you can learn things too.