I have two favorite genres, horror and romance. I love both and that’s why I write both.
Shameless plug! The second edition of my horror novel Combustion will be launching 4/29.
2. What is the most difficult genre for you to read?
Epic fantasy. I’m enjoying the Wheel of Time series, but book two did take me a while to slog through. And I had to throw in the towel on Malazan. I think I only got about 100 pages into this beast.
Epic fantasy just often plots that don’t really interest me. I like watching chemistry and drama between characters. I don’t care very much for saving-the-world stuff and warfare.
3. What is your preferred age range?
I prefer adult fiction. I don’t read very much YA or middle grade. I’ll make an exception for YA if the premise really grabs me. Like the Unwind series is a YA dystopian that I absolutely LOVE.
4. Are you a character driven or plot driven reader?
I think you need a little bit of both. Characters should drive the story sometimes, but it’s also good to have them react to external events. It’s a false dichotomy: characters or plot. Characters influence the plot and vice versa.
5. Do you have a preferred perspective?
I like third limited usually. Although first is starting to grow on me.
6. Do you have a preferred tense?
I prefer past tense usually, but sometimes a particular story will work better in first.
7. Do you like series or stand-alone books best?
I like both. I wouldn’t say I have a preference.
8. Which would you rather, long or short books?
I usually prefer shorter books. Unless it’s a romance. A good romance can be a little longer, if the word count is used well, character development and you know….intimate scenes. My own romance novels range from 110-125k words.
9. Which format do you like best?
I usually prefer physical books. But I get a lot of arcs in digital form and lately I’ve been doing a lot more reading kindle books. I mean, I read the kindle books on a desktop computer, but still. I’ve also been listening to a lot of audiobooks. I got a handful of audiobook arcs and I’ve just been getting more into audible. I used to only use Overdrive to take out audiobooks from the library. Audible is pricey and annoying, but they do have a lot more books to choose from. With Overdrive, you usually have a massive wait time if you have a specific book you want.
10. What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading…
This is a Western novella series by Emily Hurricane (writing under one of her many pen names). I put it down for a while, but jumping back into it now.
Another book I’m taking WAY too long to get through! Gah! I’m a slow reader because I hop around too much.
And lastly, my buddy Nik has put his brilliant gothic novel ‘Self’ back up on wattpad.
I read the first few chapters of this story back in 2017 and was blown away. It is sooo brilliant! I absolutely adore it. Support an indie author and check out Nikita Nian’s work here
Okay, that’s it for the tag! I tag anybody who feels like doing it 🙂