Access Romance Readers Gab. Today I'm talking about "guilty pleasures" and tropes that you know you shouldn't like, but do anyway. Go on over and take a gander!
In other Wendy's Writing Somewhere Else Besides This Blog news, I contributed to an article that made its appearance in the local newspaper this morning. It's all about summer reading for grown-ups, and several area librarians and booksellers were asked to give recommendations. The selections were to fall under "upcoming release," "classics," and "guilty pleasures." All the suggestions were compiled into a slide-show, which can be found here.
Tess Gerritsen (squee!), John Steinbeck and Michelle Moran. No, no romance I'm afraid. The deadline on this was incredibly short, and I hadn't really read a single title romance that seemed to "fit." Plus, I'll be honest (see my latest Access Romance column!) putting the "guilty pleasure" label on all romances tends to stick in my craw in a very unpleasant way.
I also think I deserve bonus points for having a California connection for all my recommendations. Gerritsen was raised here, Moran currently lives in the state, and Steinbeck? Well, duh.