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
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: http://amzn.to/1dVbJaw
**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.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Eva-Lefoy/e/B00CE0EY0G