One of my favourite author friends is hanging out with me today….welcome Nina Harrington! Over to you…..
What flavour would you like your Romance?
The world of romantic fiction is famous for having so many wonderful genres and subgenres. From regency to paranormal, contemporary to futuristic, erotic to inspirational, every romance reader can find something that appeals to them.
But that can cause a problem when publishers and booksellers have to slot your books into a particular publishing genre box so that readers can find them. I find that this is particular troublesome for the many different type of romantic fiction which include a mystery or suspense twist.
For example; What does the term romantic mystery mean to you?
For me, romantic mystery describes a romance with the added twist of a mystery subplot. These are not romantic suspense stories with serial killers or dark thriller plots. Far from it, many contemporary romantic mysteries are light hearted entertainment from terrific authors such as Stephanie Bond, Gemma Halliday, Rachel Gibson and so many others. The reader has to study the back blurb before realising that the mystery element has been threaded through the book to add just that little strand of extra spice and conflict to the romance.
But one thing is certain – this genre provides great fun for the reader.
So how could I resist writing one?
‘Recipe for Disaster’ is a fun contemporary romance with a mystery twist, starring a feisty heroine and a hot Italian bad boy lawyer. I hope that you enjoy it!
Take one estranged Italian family,
A celebrity chef cousin,
Add a secret inheritance,
A pinch of family rivalry,
And a red hot hunk for taste.
Mix and simmer until boiling point!
Bunty Brannigan knew turning thirty would be tough, but she never expected her life would unravel before the candles on her cake had been blown out…But before Bunty can say Mozzarella she discovers that she is in line to inherit controlling shares in the Caruso family business and someone has attacked her charming celebrity chef cousin Luca in her deli.
Throw in a sizzling hot Italian lawyer and her birthday has turned Bunty’s world upside down!
What will happen when all of the Caruso family secrets are out in the open?
Will Bunty’s Italian grandmother still try to stay in control from beyond the grave?
Can Fabio persuade Bunty to change her mind about dating Italians?
Will the convent girls be forced to finally confess to Sister Teresa the truth about the visiting choirboys and the missing communion wine? And how much chocolate do you need to create a life size man part?
Let the mayhem begin…before it becomes a recipe for disaster!