Now, those that know me are aware I primarily write m/m but I’ve also delved into hetero as well. I think it’s important for authors to have a variety to what they write so their readers stay interested and even though the M/M has been my primary focus, I do intend to publish my series with hetero elements entitled African Sun. I'd say the M/M is my preference because I enjoy creating stories about manlove and romance but I realize that the backbone of romance is still the vanilla and until that changes, I feel there might be a need to have a few in my repertoire.
In my opinion I'd like to see my favorite writers try something new. If you’re an M/M author and like sticking to it, then try writing a historical instead of a contemporary or dip into paranormals. Maybe do an MMF which I actually enjoy almost as much as m/m.
With my story, Vertigo from Sizzler, I wrote a tale of a young doctor in the early 1900’s who’s looking for something new in his love life. I’ve also done a story called, “Jude’s Gift for Valentine’s Day,” for the XOXO Valentine’s Holiday, Love Tells All 2011 collection. It’s a vampire story about a man who’s decided to give his 300 year old immortal lover a special gift for Valentine’s Day. This story turned into the full length, The Power of Muse and Inspiration.
Of course, doing new genres or subgenres comes more research but that’s part of the fun. For my upcoming novel series, African Sun, I did a lot of research on the continent of Africa. I found out many interesting facts about the country of Tanzania where the story is set as well as tribes and healthcare organizations that have served in the rural regions. It was fascinating what I’d read and as I continue doing the series there will be more. All this because I love to give my readers a different look from me. I'd rather not be predictable but give readers a fresh take on the genre and or plot line I've chosen.
I’d like to thank you for giving me a listen. Readers, I would like to know if you agree. Would you like to see some of your favorite writers try something new?