I read with great interest Colleen's post on crossovers in genres. It's funny, because I was just blogging last week about how restrictive genre expectations can be - it's not only that writers can certainly successfully write more than one genre, it's that readers certainly READ more than one!
And yet recognition of those facts - especially salient I think to readers - is only just appearing. One always hears that "our readers" (of a particular, genre specific line) won't read something else. In a different line.
I mean do readers who love romance only read one kind of romance? Do readers who read romance never read mysteries or literary fiction or biographies or travel articles or....
I mean it's like saying only Italians eat spaghetti - when come on, everybody eats spaghetti sometime.
I'd love to hear from some of our readers out there - what different KINDS of books have you read recently? Were they really all from the same line, in the same genre?
The Model Man - Kensington, 2006
The Cowboy (as Nikki Alton - Aphrodisia, 2006
Five O'Clock Shadow - Kensington, 2007