Girls Write Out
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I have a new book shipping to stores this week! Don't you love the cover? :)

But it made me think about how tastes change in the readership. Every few years things switch between historical being popular and then swinging back to contemporary. Historicals have been popular for several years now and I have to say I'm not tired of them yet. I've been craving historical movies too. When Kara was home for Christmas we had a marathon of historical movies.

I'm especially fond of turn of the century stuff and what goes on in manors. LOL I love the ins and outs of relationships. The drama, the turmoil of secrets coming to light. Love it!

How about you? Do you have a favorite genre in movies or books right now? If so, why does it draw you?


Colleen Coble  
posted at 11:46 AM  
  Comments (15)
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At 12:09 PM, Blogger JBarr5 said...

Like romance the best and most varieties of it. I have read some other types of genre but always go back to romance.

I do like the cover also.

At 1:06 PM, Blogger vintagevioletstyle said...

Have you been watching Downton Abbey? Love it, and hoping it inspires even more historical romances, maybe even some set in other countries.

At 1:08 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I want to start watching that show!

At 1:46 PM, Blogger AbbyJoy said...

I like both historical and contemporary, but historical is probably my fav. A lot of the contemporary novels seem to have a lot of swearing and sexual crud, so honestly I tend to stay away from contemporary, or do my research before getting the book. Historical stuff seems to be a lot cleaner for the most I'm a historical nut at heart :-)

At 2:48 PM, Blogger freddikb said...

Historical, definitely! Basically all of my books are historical. And if I get one that's modern, it's usually because the story ties with something historical.

I also want to let you know, I love you Lightkeepers series. I read them and told my mom she had to read them. Now she's hooked on them.

At 8:01 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Contemporary for me-but I guess that's no surprise. :)

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Mary Curry said...

This is an interesting question. Many moons ago when I was first reading romance, historicals were huge. I loved to read them so when I started to write, that's what I wrote. Except then the historical market dried up. So I switched to contemp and learned to really enjoy those too.
Now, I go simply by the story; I'll enjoy either.

I love the cover for this new book.

At 2:00 AM, Blogger Lane Hill House said...

Historical Fiction.
I enjoy learning about past events and time periods. I appreciate the research the authors do to integrate true happenings into the lives of fictional characters. I would like to read about the 1930s and parallel it to today's market.

At 2:33 AM, Blogger Jess said...

I love to read Historical fiction for escape, but my heart is with contemporary fiction!

At 6:15 AM, Blogger grammajlb said...

I really like some of the new current timeframe books. I just finished Smitten and loved it. But, it seems that if a book is the least bit stressful at any given time, I put it aside to pick up at another time. Variety for me is what helps.

At 6:15 AM, Blogger grammajlb said...

I really like some of the new current timeframe books. I just finished Smitten and loved it. But, it seems that if a book is the least bit stressful at any given time, I put it aside to pick up at another time. Variety for me is what helps.

At 7:35 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

Contemporary romance for me generally though I do like the "mail order bride" type story which is historical. I do have a few historicals on my shelf though.

At 7:44 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I'm enjoying historicals lately but only if they're good. I've read some that are just awful. I wish every book that I read would be amazing.

At 11:34 AM, Blogger Fugett Family said...

I enjoy the historical but set in the old west/frontier books the most, but they seem to be far between in the Christian romance world! Your Wyoming book is one of my favorites!!

At 12:21 PM, Blogger NancyBell said...

I, too, am most interested in relationships. I seldom like mysteries, however, your book, Lonestar Sanctuary, kept me searching for a solution. I am impressed with the amount of research involved.

I look forward to reading your newest books. Thanks for mentioning our home town. I hope we have the opportunity to meet sometime.



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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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