We have with us an exceptionally brilliant author, P.G.Van, who would be hosting today’s blog post. Her new book The Evil Twin?, a hot romance, has just hit the shelves.
My question to the the author:
Your thoughts on amalgamating two different genres in one story, like romance and mystery. Are such stories successful?
The success of any story to me, is directly proportional to how much the reader enjoys reading it, how well they connected to the characters and how deeply they were immersed in the story.
‘The Evil Twin?’ maybe listed under the romance genre but it is a story that offers a lot more than the details around how two people meet and fall in love. I love reading stories about two people finding each other and falling in love but some stories have so many factors that bring the protagonists together.
I strongly feel that the readers have so many books out there and for a reader to pick your book over the millions of books, you as an author need to offer something extra. The extra could be mystery, a message, a take on a social issue—something new, exciting and different. The romance genre offers ‘happily ever after’ stories but the journey the protagonists take to get to their happily ever after could take any path and making that journey exciting and full of surprises enhances the experience of the reader and I hope the book offers the excitement readers crave.
The amalgamation was not planned for in this book, it happened and it needed it to be presented in the form it is in and about the success—I have gotten some very good feedback about the story and the journey Reyan and Vinnie take to find their Happily Ever After!
P.G. Van lives in San Francisco and she published her first novel, Destiny Decides… in October 2015 and cannot stop writing. She loves to spend time with family and is a strong believer of retail therapy (mostly shops for boots and purses!!). She enjoys giving her readers an escape to the world of love and romance.