The entries this week ran the gamut from paranormal to romantic suspense, from chick lit to a handful of erotic, and from contemporary to historical to futuristic.
Every romance reader has a favorite (and a not-so-favorite) genre, and one of the great things about the contest is that it exposes us all to types of books that we might otherwise not see. I’m fascinated by how many of you have made comments along the lines of “I don’t generally read paranormal” or “I don’t generally like first-person narrative” but the contest entry made you look at this type of story in a different way.
We’re pleased to be part of the widening stream of romance. Though the finalists are not chosen based on any kind of quota system, so far we happen to have had a wide range of genres end up in the winner’s circle… Which of course brings us to this week’s winners: