Intrepid, innovative author Kate George is in the final stages of a book titled 'Glimmer Girls'.
Kate says; "Glimmer Girls is the story of Clara, a woman of two worlds, land and water. She must choose which world, which man, which life."
Glimmer Girls is a paranormal romance. Kate is looking for some help getting it the care and attention it needs and deserves.
Go here to read the first page of the book and to see if you want to help.
Over on Robena's blog she's talking about being disappointed in a movie because it was labeled a romcom and it is actually a drama.
Do you think it is sometimes hard to narrow down genre?
I just finished reading Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas. It's the latest in a series of books set on Friday Harbor that are pegged as modern romance. I love them and I reviewed them here.
I think one could make a pretty good case for them being modern GOTHIC romance.
The heroines are innocent in the sense of seeing the glass half full.
The heroes are clueless about lasting love or life and must arc to be with the heroines.
There is always someone at risk; a child or an elderly person.
There are houses.
There are supernatural elements.
And there is darkness to overcome.
Unlike Robena's movie, I didn't have expectations and in this case, I don't think they would have stopped me from loving the books. Although I do know what Robena is talking about. I've felt that disappointment / disillusionment before.
Lastly, I want to give a little shout out to Susan Andersen's latest book, That Thing Called Love.
Here's the blurb:
"For a guy she's fantasized about throttling, Jake Bradshaw sure is easy on the eyes. In fact, he seriously tempts inn manager Jenny Salazar to put her hands to better use. Except this is the guy who left Razor Bay—and his young son, Austin, whom Jenny adores like her own—to become a globe-trotting photojournalist. He can't just waltz back and claim Austin now.
Jake was little more than a kid himself when he became a dad. Sure, he'd dreamed of escaping the resort town, but he'd also truly believed that Austin was better off with his grandparents. Now he wants—no, needs—to make up for his mistake. He intends to stay in Razor Bay only until he can convince Austin to return with him to New York. Trouble is, with sexy, protective, utterly irresistible Jenny in his life, and his bed, he may never want to leave…."
I thought I had reviewed her before but I couldn't find the blog if I did. In any case, I adore her and this is a good book. The kind of book that you walk away from a little bit lighter in your soul.
And when I went on shelfari to list it, I found out it is the first book in the Razor Bay series. Makes me very glad because I really want the story of Jake's brother, Max.
What are your thoughts about books and genre today?