So, Luca’s Bad Girl – book 3 in the Sydney Harbour Hospital series – is currently doing the rounds. It’s out now on shelf in Australia. It’s had a mixed reaction from reviewers. One reviewer obviously didn’t like the steam level and suggested derrogatively it could be put into a new “Medical Heat” series.
And suddenly that awful 4/10 review looked damn good! I would love to be involved in a medical heat series 🙂
I would also like to say that this was an editor led continuity and the brief on my characters was very much a Grey’s Anatomy style of set up where an awful lot of air time is spent doing the horizontal rumba in the oncall room!
I’ve been hearing all the hype about Fifty Shades of Grey for ages now, long before it hit the shelves as a “proper book” which somehow seems to have legitimised it from the Twilight fanfic where it had its beginnings. What the hell is wrong with fanfic, I say – be out, be proud!! I actually bought the digital book this weekend – haven’t started yet, because frankly I just don’t get time to read so it will probably languish on my iPad forever but anyway, I digress…
Its seems the journalists and publishers of the world are suddenly discovering that women like to read sexy books.
Welcome to the world of romance novels which millions of women around the world have been reading for decades and been dismissed as being silly and fluffy for just as long. But now they can’t get enough of it…now they want to sign the next EL James…. now they want to do in depth interviews and to roll out the red carpet.
Sigh….meanwhile we at the coalface will just keep writing what we’ve always known women like – strong heroes and heroines, sexual tension and emotional intensity.
And, if you don’t mind, I’m going to keep writing steamy sex, because I write about modern relationships and in my experience, people in new relationships do tend to have a lot of steamy sex! And if you don’t like to read that, well and good, different strokes for different folks. But maybe you should avoid Amy Andrews altogether in that case 🙂
What do you think – would you like to see a medical heat series?? Read 50 shades? Got an opinion about it or about heat levels or any other related or non-related topic 🙂
A signed copy of one of my books to one lucky person who leaves a comment. WARNING – it’ll be steamy!