Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shhh...


Must write very quietly.

My current heroine is attempting to save a little girl from a pair of serial killers who believe the more brutally they murder their victims, the more worthy they will become in her eyes. They are wrong of course. In reality, she would risk her own life to save any and all of the unknown individuals they've killed in her name.

This brings up a question that I've been discussing with some of my fellow writers. Technically, this book is still an erotic romance. But there are lots of horror elements in it. Perhaps too many to qualify as a romance. On the other hand, there's too much romance in it for it to be strictly a horror story. Would you, as a romance reader, read a psychological thriller/erotic romance story? There are others out there. Perhaps not quite as gruesome as mine is turning out to be but you already know I'm not ordinary. I'm curious so let me know what you think. Is it time for something different? But please, softly.

7 comments:

Smut Girl said...

I would simply call that Erotic Suspense. And that sounds fab! I would totally read that book. Yay you.
Shhh...what was that? eek!
xoxo
sommer

Amarinda Jones said...

I agree - erotic suspense is an excellent genre - one minute your clutching a pillow and yelling 'look out behind you' and the next you are thinking 'aww..isn't that sweet' when the hero shows the heroine he loves her. It's the rollercoaster effect and people love those

Sandra Cox said...

By all means go for it.

Dakota Rebel said...

I'm with the crowd Barb. I think this sounds fantastic. Keep at it, sounds like another Barbara Huffert winner to me.

XoXoXo
Dakota

Kelly Kirch said...

Have you read James Goodman? The Dance? Pixels and Pain? He's an RP author who blogs on the Grip. He writes Romantic Horror with an accent on the Horror. You ought to talk to him.

Personally, I love the idea. I'm ready for a genre mix up.

Molly Daniels said...

(whispers softly) Go for it:)

anny cook said...

Go for it, Barb! The more the better!