It’s been awhile since I've been involved with a Hop so please bear with me. I’ve had some major issues in my life that have prevented me to conducting this blog more consistently and efficiently but I’m working to get my “mojo” back.
My favorite genres today are sci-fi and fantasy. Many moons ago, when I was in my teens, I loved Romance novels. Johanna Lindsey and Heather Graham were my favorites. I took several years off and then when my daughter had gotten into Harry Potter, I started on this type of genre. I wanted to read Harry Potter so I could actually converse with my daughter on the subject. Of course it also helped when I took her to see the movies.
My girlfriend from work gave me a book a few years ago and I must say it was totally out of my norm. Water for Elephants by Sara Guren. Totally not in any of my genres I have read in the past but let me tell you what a wonderful book and by no means a disappointment.
This same great friend also introduced me to The Giver by Lois Lowry another great book that was totally not in my genre, but I loved it all the same. (Little disappointed with the end but I will leave it at that.)
What I am trying to say, every time I have switched to a different genre, it has been a good experience. Of course a recommendation from a great friend is always helpful.
Trust me I have read my share of my favorite genre and haven’t been able to finish the book. Talk about a huge disappointment but this is coming from authors who are actually published by a publisher. Please do not fear the disappointment from a self-published author. I speak from experience when I say this. It takes guts for them to live out a dream and get their work out there for the world to read. Many I have run across have been quite fantastic - Georgia Cates, Emily Casey, Megan Duncan, KC King.I urge you to take the chance!