Happy Monday, RG2E Peeps!
Here’s the Amazing L.C. Giroux with not only a steamy hetero romance but also The RG2E’s first featured male/male romance too!
Take it away, L.C….
As an author, every book I write is a chance to step outside my comfort zone and experience new things. I say this as a romance writer, some of my thriller author friends may not feel the same way. Actually, they probably do but their kicks are a lot scarier than mine! I don’t want to experience zombies chasing me even in my head. In the romance world it is considered a hard fact that readers will not cross genre lines, that is a Historical reader will not even consider a Contemporary romance. So I’m asking, why? I write contemporary romance and read almost anything (except horror: see above!) I just assumed everyone else did too. My thinking is you never know where your next favorite story is going to come from. I grew up loving mysteries thanks to my mom’s mother. She had stacks of Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen but she also had Robert Ludlum, John Le Carre, and Ian Fleming (who wrote not only the James Bond books but Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!) so I love me some spy novels too. My other grandmother read ‘sensible’ books so I learned to love my ‘how to’ books from her. As a family we are big believers in the phrase -if someone wrote a book on it, I can learn to do it. Where did I get my love of romance? I fell in love with the Greek and Roman myths early and most of them are about somebody falling in love with someone that they shouldn’t be loving, sound familiar?
What started all the crossing genre questions for me was my new book. I write pretty steamy, very hetero romance and don’t expect that I will stop any time soon (The series I am in the middle of is planned out till the middle of 2014!). But… sometimes a character comes along that as a writer, you know needs a story of their own. Kevin was that character. So writing a sweet, as in no sex on the page, Male/Male love story for him was a stretch. But here is the thing about stretching sometimes you reach further than you ever have before. He and Bo are sweet, funny, brave, and 100% male just like a lot of gay men I have known. “Where’s My Cowboy?” ended up being my most romantic story to date.
So tell me, reading-wise what is a stretch for you?
Leave me a comment below and I’ll send you a copy of “All In” the story that introduces Kevin and “Where’s My Cowboy?” where he gets his happily ever after.
L.C. Giroux is an Amazon bestselling author in the US and the UK. She writes steamy contemporary romance because she doesn’t need a vampire to see the magic in the every day. Her previous career was writing laboratory protocols. Romance is much more fun. She is also a founding member of WG2E’s Beach Book Blast.
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Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/QCVyTB
Thanks bunches, L.C., for bringing another fabulous new genre to The RG2E!
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