The Genre Dilemma

Reposted from my original writing wenches post

I have written things for a long time. Poetry, songs, shorts, you name it. Once I decided to take things a bit more serious, I realized that most people want you to define the genre you like to write in.

I am leaning towards the romance department. Why? The truth is I am a hopeless romantic at heart. I watch those romance movies all the time, and it will be that one line or that one at of love and I am bawling my eyes out.

I read romance books and hope that the pages leave such a romantic tale that I am in tears and wiping my eyes with tissues.

Funny thing I was always a horror buff as a child. I did read the Cam Jensen, The Boxcar Children, The Baby Sitters Club, The Sweet Valley High etc. However, I always been a horror kind of girl. I loved the Goosebumps books, The Fear Street books and I read every Stephen King book known to man. Stephen King actually is my favorite author of all time. I would watch horror movies all the time if I could an my fiancé loves them just as much as I do.

I say this because, I thought about writing a horror story. I even had a small idea pop briefly in my head because frankly I was a bit scared of the genre changing. When people ask me what genre I write, I say romance because of right now that is where I am most comfortable with. Still, the doors that flicker open in my mind sometimes tell me that maybe I should write something horror and maybe I will like it enough to do both.

What are your thoughts on authors and writing one or more genres?

 

Choosing to Dream By: Jennifer Senhaji (Blog Tour and Book Review)

Choosing to DreamBook Information

Title: Choosing to Dream

Series/Volume: Sunset Dreams Series/Book 2

Author: Jennifer Senhaji

Release Date: July 17, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Amazon Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B0103BEN9Y

Blurb: Jenna Morris and Jacob Walker have finally given in to the flames of passion licking at their heels. But they’re only allowed one, blissful week together before the responsibilities of Jen’s café and Jake’s new film wrench the new lovers from each other’s arms.

Struggling to keep insecurities at bay whilst involved in a long distance relationship with one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors is tough enough. Dealing with Bethany Phillips, ex-supermodel turned actress and Jake’s new costar is almost unbearable.

They say love can move mountains, but can it bridge the gap that fame, jealously, and thousands of miles between them has caused?

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Author Bio: Jennifer Senhaji was born and raised in San Francisco, CA, and is married with two children. If she’s not singing along at the top of her lungs to whatever is playing on the radio, you can find her making music playlists at home on her laptop. She works full time and splits her spare time between family, reading, blogging, and writing. Other than English, Jennifer speaks Spanish, Moroccan, and a little French. She loves to travel, but doesn’t do enough of it and will weave places she has gone or wants to go into her stories. Reading has been a passion for most of her life and she loves to write. She calls herself Your Sweet and Spicy Romance Author because she loves the sweet nuances of new love, but also is a bit of a voyuer and wants to be in the bedroom when the characters finally come together.

Website www.jennifersenhajiauthor.com

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WordPress https://jsenhaji13.wordpress.com/

My Review:

I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the second installment to the Sunset Dreams Series. I was hooked on Jakes and Jenna’s story from the first book (which you have to read btw). I loved the relationship between the two and the steamy scenes as well because really who doesn’t like steamy scenes. The relationship dynamics were realistic as well as the challenges their relationship faced. I am all for doing what your heart says and I was quite satisfied with all that I was reading. I was rooting for Jenna and Jake to the very end and I can’t wait until the next book comes out. Keep it up Jennifer Senhaji, I’ll be not so patiently  waiting for the next one. 🙂

Five Stars!!