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Why I’ll never be a one-genre girl by Eva Lefoy


In my day job at the insurance office, things change from day to day, sometimes rapidly, sometimes from bad to worse. I can get a call from an orchardist who wants to rent a helicopter to dry cherries; talk to an adjuster about an auto collision wherein a person lost their tongue;  bill out a flood policy; and deal with a cranky refrigeration contractor who’s lost his auto id card. Then I go to the gym for lunch, and watch Being Human or whatever is on the Syfy Channel. By the time I get home to write, my brain’s been assaulted by a plethora of utterly disconnected information all day long.


Is it any wonder I’m a genre slut?

It would be nice, I guess, when people ask what I write to be able to say –– I write chick lit, or I write historical romance, or I write thrillers. But in my case, it would be easier to list what I don’t write, which is actually getting shorter all the time. So far in the past year I’ve written:

  • Contemporary Foodie BBW romance
  • SciFi Romance with aliens
  • MM Romance set in Mumbai, India
  • SciFi Romance with androids
  • MM Cowboy romance
  • MM contemporary romance with BDSM elements
  • MM Vampire quasi-horror erotica
  • Contemporary MF romantic suspense

And I’ve got on the to-do list:

  • Grimm Fairy tale rendition – probably a ménage
  • More tentacle horror scifi stories
  • Another android romance
  • Some straight scifi short stories w/drones
  • A MM wolf-shifter erotica series
  • A cowboy MMF
  • A MM scifi with aliens

Will the real writer in me please stand up? Seriously though, writing IMO is a lot like music. What are you in the mood for when you get home? Blues? Jazz? Eighties rock? Heavy metal? How about some Tibetan mantras? It’s all good, and to my brain it all merges into the BBW-auto collision-MM romance-cat’s howling-let’s do yoga messiness of life quite nicely, thank you.

Some call it crazy! I call it … doing what comes naturally.  I kind of like it. Maybe I thrive on chaos but at least I never get bored. In this business, some would say it’s nuts to be all over the boards genre-wise. You’ll alienate readers, they cry. They won’t know who you are or what to expect of you, they warn. Well if they expect a good story then that’s all I care about. Will genre-jumping hurt my sales in the end? Only time will tell. Hell, I might win the lottery or teach a horse to fly, too. Who knows? I am what I am!

When I need a break, I go for a nice, long hike. Care to join me? Please bring a pea shooter. I don’t much like snakes.


My giveaway today is a Science Fiction Romance just released from Decadent Publishing:

The Trouble with Memories

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Lieutenant Lucy Borasco has her phase pistol ready and her ex-boyfriend in her sights. She has every intention of making him pay for choosing his career over her. But she hadn’t factored in a Martian sneak invasion, Cal’s incessant need to save the universe, or the risk of permanent damage to her complexion. Getting Cal back will cost her more than she thinks, leaving her changed forever.

Captain California Sykes’ memories are gone, his career is in ruins, and his ex-girlfriend nearly kills him with a kiss. Can he overcome the Martian invasion, save the rest of the team and win Lucy back again in the process? Or will his seat-of-the-pants plans and the canned fish rations cost him everything he holds dear, including his sanity?



Amazon UK:

**GIVEAWAY: I have (1) .pdf version available for today’s winner. Good luck! Comment to win. Contest ends 2/6 at 11:59PM EST.


Author Bio and Contact:

Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.

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12 thoughts on “Why I’ll never be a one-genre girl by Eva Lefoy

  1. “Teach a horse to fly” Ha. Love it. I think it’s great that you’re comfortable switching up genres. The Trouble with Memories sounds fun. 🙂

  2. Eva – I think that everything in life is just one conglomeration of channel surfing — so really, why should reading genres be any different? While having an author who sticks to the same old, same old, can be “comfort food”… every once in a while you want to have that piece of pizza loaded up with banana peppers and green olives. As one of your readers, I appreciate your willingness to throw some changes into the line-up!

  3. ooooh I’ve never tried green olives on pizza but now that you say that…it gives me an idea for shrimp vindaloo pizza! Does that sound hot? To pull a movie quote from Young Frankenstein – It. Could. Work! And Joceyln I can’t remember where I got the teach a horse to fly quote, it’s from a story I read at some time…. way back. Kind of before my brain became spaghetti!

  4. Being predicable is dreadfully boring. I love the array of stories you have! Thanks so much for hanging out with us today, Eva!

  5. A well-rounded muse is a good thing to have!

  6. Since I wrote this post, FF werewolf and BBW stripper plot bunnehs have attacked. Somebody help me beat them down! I’m currently writing MM BDSM!

  7. Right there with you. I can’t keep it in my literary pants, either. You’re a rockstar, and thanks for being a solid comrade.

  8. Hi Eva – I’m like you with music, anything goes! I put my iPhone on shuffle and no telling what will come out. One minute Enter Sandman, next Beethoven’s Fifth, and everything in between. When I read it’s like that, too – all types of genres. So why not write that way when inspired. It’s great that you can do that.

  9. I’m right there with you. I’ve published so far a contemporary romance survival novel, Regency fantasy romance, and two science fiction romances set on another world. I have a sf romance series with aliens in the works and hope to get the edits soon.

    I just tell people I write romance.


  10. I would love to see you write a Grimm menage!!!


  11. Right now I listen to John Newman, Icona Pop, Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 while at the gym. I hit it hard and fast, and that’s the same way my brain works. Do it all the way, or not at all. More hiking pics to follow!

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