Monday, March 19, 2007

introducing new genres

You know, once upon a time (sounds like the start of a fairy tale LOL) I used to only read historical romances, the odd contemporary romance, and horror. Nothing else.

I know the very first sci-fi romance I read - Johanna Lindsey's Warrior Woman. I thought it was so AWESOME (and still do). Then my next sci-fi romance venture was a Catherine Spangler book, and then an Anne Maxwell. I was hooked.

However, there weren't that many sci-fi romances that I could find, and at that time, the internet was something I had no idea of. Yes, sad truth, I only discovered the wide world of the net in 2000. But it has opened up so many horizons!

So many sci-fi authors, so many fantasy authors, so many paranormal authors. Romance, adventure - all in the realms of paranormal. I love it! I check out the websites, the authors, the books, read excerpts...I do the lot LOL.

And joining yahoo groups such as paranormalromance, romance with a bite, etc, has opened me up to authors I once would never have even thought of buying - Laurell K Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Saje Williams - just to name a few.

Cyberspace- it often hates me enough to cut me off, misplace my emails, make me go AWOL on here a couple of times - but my reading field has widened way beyond belief! What can I say - God bless the internet - even when I want to scream at it!

Try something different to read today - you'll be surprised - you just might be adding the next one to your automatic To Buy list!



Skylar Masey said...

Johanna Lindsey's WARRIOR WOMAN was my first sci-fi too! I was also hooked from the first read, and have 3 copies of it in my keeper alcove. And of course right beside it are the rest of the series to date!

One of my new faves is CJ Barry, who does great futuristics! I was also amazed by Kathleen Nance's DAY OF FIRE which was part of the 2176 Series kicked off by Susan Grant.

So it is worthwhile to try someone new!

Lynda K. Scott said...

I read so much that if I didn't try new authors I'd quickly run out of stuff to read...and that's just Wrong! :D