I honestly had no idea how adventurous a reader I was until I joined the Carina Press team.
Harlequin’s editorial offerings are satisfying and rewarding, but unbeknownst to me I was in a reading rut. The crux of the problem is that here at Harlequin I’m never short of reading material and the creativity and innovation of our series authors delivers a wide and wonderful variety of plot and storyline. I have my favorite genres and authors and I’m very much within my happy place reading the series and single title books from our publishing program. My tastes run towards romantic suspense, historical and the occasional paranormal but as they, say ignorance is bliss. When I started overhearing conversations from the Carina Press acquisition team about Space Opera, Dystopian, Male/Male and Steampunk Fiction, I started thinking….what on earth? And then I started thinking…how can I get to read some of this?
I asked for some recommendations and started with a few titles, loved them and eventually was asked to join the acquisition team. And although for the most part I still read to my taste, the manuscripts I read these days are often set in alternate universes, featuring hot heroes and heroines battling demons or steam powered automatons in a world threatened by extinction. My three favorite genres in one….Winning!
Some of my more adventurous reads this year include:
Blood of the Maple by Dana Marie Bell
Photographs and Phantoms by Cindy Spencer Pape
Tempting the Enemy by Dee Tenorio
Tangled Past by Leah Braemel
The First Victim by JB Lynn
Have you been adventurous in your reading lately?
To celebrate Carina’s one year anniversary of publishing books, we’re giving away some prizes. Today, on the Carina Press blog, we’re giving away a grand prize of a Kobo ereader and 12 Carina Press books of the winner’s choice. Visit the Carina Press blog to enter to win, and to see links to all 19 of today’s blog posts.
And a sincere thank you from all of us, to our readers and authors, for making Carina Press’s first year a success!