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Guest Blogger: Olivia Waite
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Thanks to the marvelous Delilah Devlin for hosting me today!

Let me be the first to admit that I have a hard time sticking to one genre.

Oh, my three books are erotic historical romances, but they are, in order, 1) a Dickensian alternate history of the invention of the vibrator, 2) a straight-up Regency set almost entirely in a brothel, and 3) a story about a dead lord, in Hell, who falls in love with the demoness in charge of his punishment. So we’ve got an erotic steampunk romance, an erotic historical, and an erotic historical fantasy romance (for which I’m currently working on a sequel).

And that doesn’t even begin to count the many half-finished and mostly-plotted ideas I’m working on behind the scenes. The young adult fantasy with yetis, Finnish magic, and the Arabian Nights. The Australian love-potion romance. The psychic noir. The fantasy adventure trilogy that starts in the Roman Empire, jumps to medieval France, and ends in Victorian London. The contemporary karaoke romance, or the time-travel romance epic fantasy, or the steampunk space opera menage with bonus sexy robots and squidshifters.

Someone—I’m sure they meant well—once told me to write the books you’d like to read. I want to read all of these stories. I want more crazy westerns and science fiction romance and more historical fantasy—oh, how lucky we live at a time when historical fantasy is coming into its own! I want to read genres that don’t even have names yet! I want more books like Zoe Archer’s Blades of the Rose, or Isabel Cooper’s No Proper Lady, both of which I cannot recommend highly enough.

My own books—Generous Fire, Hearts and Harbingers, and Damned if You Do—are definitely unusual, but they’re only a step or two outside the borders. I want to plunge headlong into the wilderness.

My question for you today is: do you have a favorite genre?
Or do you hop around Romancelandia, like me?

4 comments to “Guest Blogger: Olivia Waite”

  1. Delilah
    · February 15th, 2012 at 1:36 pm · Link

    I’m with you, Olivia! I love to jump around to whatever’s the sparkliest idea I have!

  2. sarah
    · February 15th, 2012 at 9:33 pm · Link

    It must be so entertaining inside your mind! I know it’s certainly entertaining when you write some of it down for us to share.

  3. Mary Preston
    · February 16th, 2012 at 2:41 am · Link

    I do jump around, but I always end up going back to anything & everything Historical.

  4. Shadow
    · February 17th, 2012 at 3:37 pm · Link

    i seem to favor paranormal romances with shifters and cowboy books. i read pretty much anything romance but those two i always go back to.

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