Sunday, April 22, 2007

Party Post Number 25

Jodi Lynn Copeland writes steamy romances with a spark of humor…when her crazy schedule and often even crazier, albeit wonderful, kids and husband actually grant her silence long enough to form a sentence. Her next releases are WHAT LIES BETWEEN THEM from Cerridwen Press in Late Summer 2007, and BODY MOVES from Kensington Aphrodisia in November 2007.


I truly enjoy writing erotic romance, though I struggle with each and every love/sex scene. I can spend as much time perfecting a single intimate scene as I spend on writing most of the rest of the story. This being the case, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I really love writing the not-quite-so-hot stuff. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hot scenes in these other stories—I don’t think I could write a novel without sensuality—but the focus is on the emotional before the physical.

When I started writing twelve years ago, it was one of those not-quite-so-hot stories. Discovering and being bought into the erotic romance industry was really more of a fluke than anything else. Fluke or fate, I am thrilled to be a part of it, and just as thrilled to share What Lies Between Them, a non-erotic romance, has been contracted for release through Cerridwen Press, Ellora’s Cave mainstream imprint.

Not as thrilling is the fact I do not yet have cover art for this book, or an official release date, though estimations have it releasing late this summer. I actually wrote this story a couple years ago, back when I had time to think straight *g*, but I am happy to say it is still one very dear to my heart. The hero is a hunky rancher with a chip on his shoulder in the form of his ex-girlfriend, who is about to become his newest employee. I love cowboys, ranchers, men who get dirty for a living…ah, heck, men in general, so hopefully the readers who check this one out will love ‘em, too!

How do you feel about authors who write across the genres, in the context of sensuality? If you regularly read an author who writes erotic romance, would you be apt to pick up a non-erotic romance from them, as well? I’ll select a winner from those who respond to receive an autographed copy of my latest paperback release, Operation G-Spot…or another book, should you happen to have that one.


Blogger Little Lamb Lost said...

If I enjoy an authors work enough to regularly read his/her work, following the author across genres is not an issue with me. Truth be told, if I am a fan I am searching out their backlist and frequently find that the authors may have begun with a different genre from when they have become better known.

7:03 AM  
Blogger misty wright said...

Don't matter what they write to me as long as I like the author I'll read it. :) I'm alway in for reading something different as well. So, it all depends on what I"m in the mood for when I read.

It's been a long time Jodi! Hope all is well.


8:11 AM  
Blogger robynl said...

I will follow an author across genres if I like to read the genre. If I like an author's writing style but it is a genre I won't read then I won't.

12:33 PM  
Blogger tetewa said...

If I like what an author writes I don't care if they switch to a different genre. When I read a certain author's books I usually follow them if they switch to something else. As an avid reader of all genres I enjoy it all. When i pick a book off of my TBR pile I usually swtch to a different genre so I'm not reading the same stuff.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I agree with the other posts that if I enjoy reading a particular author then I'll try a different type of book by them.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

I follow the author. It doesn't matter which genre they are in. One author I follow has had books in Spice, Blaze, Desire, Mira etc. It shows the authors knowledge of different things and the range of research that would go into a book.

5:10 PM  
Blogger foxyllady said...

I enjoy reading all romance books of all genre. I am an avid reader of an author and if she or he chose to write something different I would buy still buy their book. Not all books have to have hot exoctic sex in it to get me to read it.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Helenk said...

i love all sorts of genres and so i would always give an author a go if they change genres. after all, if i like their 'voice', i will find it in the other genre.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Hi Jodi!
I really like it when an author writes across genres. Sometimes I am in the mood for tender romance, sometimes romantic comedy, and sometimes an nice and steamy romance. So its nice when I find an author I really love who can offer me any and all.

5:31 AM  
Blogger CrystalG said...

If I like an author's writing, I will buy their book no matter what genre they write.

5:58 AM  
Blogger LISA WILLIAMS said...

I would read across genres.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Shuck Ying said...

If the writing style and story are still the usual for the authors then yes I would read the book.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Deborah Chan said...

I would try the author's other genres to see if I like it.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Jodi Lynn Copeland said...

Thanks to everyone for the excellent response!! I am so happy to see such positive ones, too, that you all are open to varying genres from authors.

Great to see so many familar names, too!! I swear the last year plus has been a roller coaster and I have lost contact with some good friends because of it, but I sure do hope that will change in the near future. :)

Thanks again and now I must go pick that winner...

12:03 PM  
Blogger jennybrat said...

I read sweet to erotic romance so as the non-erotic book has all the elements of a good romance, that's not an issue.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Barbara V said...

I read all kind of romance novels from HOT,STEAMY to the sweet romance ones. It depends of the author, if it's someone that I really like I will definetly try to a new style. Why not?

8:40 AM  

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