Hello to all you women's fiction lovers out there! I'm carrying out a survey to get your valuable views on what makes a women's fiction novel the best ever experience for you.
I don't know if you're like me, but sometimes I find it difficult to find books I really want to read. Maybe that's partly why I write what I do - because these are the type of books that really grab me. My fantasy reads that transport me to an entirely different world; one where I'm completely hooked on the characters and what's happening to them.
For me, romance on its own isn't enough.
If there's a romance in a story, that's fine, and if I care about the characters I'll root for them. But on its own? No, it doesn't do it for me. (I realise I might be in the minority, as romance novels sell like proverbial hot cakes).
I want something more than that though.
I want to read about women who are overcoming challenges of all kinds, not just the romantic kind. Women who are rebuilding their lives or challenging themselves, or dealing with complicated issues. About secrets and how they can eat away at relationships or self-esteem like a cancer. And personally, I'm quite happy to accept events that might not happen in real life if the author helps me to believe in them. Magic, I suppose.
The compulsion factor
So, right now I'm on a quest to find out more about what other women's fiction fans want from women's fiction. I want to see whether I can find people like me, which would be very nice, but also to find other books and authors who can stir and move me, and make me read hungrily into the night. So, I've put together a short survey on Women's Fiction, and, to entice you to spend a few minutes answering my questions, I'm offering a £20/$20 Amazon voucher to one lucky respondent.
So, what are you waiting for? if you enjoy reading good women's fiction, let me know what matters to you and where and how you enjoy reading by clicking on the link. Oh, and if you have a fantasy place to read, I want to hear about that too!
Thanks so much. I can't wait to read your answers.
Bye for now.