Bouncing Between Light And Dark

I just sent my editor the first story in a new paranormal romantic suspense series.  At just over 105k words, it has a complex plot, intense characters, and dark themes.  It kicked my butt, yet I know I’m not done with it.  It will continue to be tweaked and improved through the revision process.  Meanwhile, I have to get going on Book 2.

One thing that’s getting in my way?

A completely different story.  A humorous and sexy contemporary romance I’m itching to write.

Interestingly, although I’m normally a romantic suspense or paranormal reader, I’m really into reading contemporary romances right now, too.

And when it comes to TV, I’m enjoying lighter stuff.  Big Bang Theory.  Cupcake Wars and Chopped.

I think it’s my mind’s way of trying to find balance again.

How about you?  Do you read or write the same kind of books, one after another, or do you switch things up?

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Shades of the past

Detective Simon Granger has devoted his life to solving high-risk cases, and he’s vowed never again to get involved with a woman whose work is equally as dangerous. But when the Special Investigations Group teams him with a beautiful psychiatrist , his resolve is shattered by the tense and emotionally charged partnership….

Shades of intrigue

Determined to outrun the grief over her sister’s death, Dr. Nina Whitaker reluctantly agrees to use her training to help the police. Despite Detective Granger’s disdain for her profession, she believes she can change his mind. But then a grieving father begins a deadly game of revenge, threatening Nina’s life, challenging her beliefs, and drawing Nina and Simon together in an explosive endgame of intrigue…and unstoppable passion.

Shades of passion…




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4 Responses to Bouncing Between Light And Dark

  1. Amy Atwell says:

    I do love to switch things up when I read, so I totally get where you’re coming from. Congrats on completing your latest and sending it off to the editor!
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  2. Edie Ramer says:

    Virna, your new book sounds exciting. In my reading, I have to keep switching genres or it starts to feel too much of the same. And lately I’ve been reading a long of non-fiction, and it makes me love a fiction book more when I dive into one.

  3. Liz Kreger says:

    It might be that you need to do something a little lighter after working on a dark book. Personally, I love the dark books (UFs mostly), but there are times when lighter themes are necessary. Good luck with the edits.

  4. donnas says:

    I switch it up and read mostly based on mood. But at times I will read the same genre back to back if thats really what I am in the mood for at the time.

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