Okay, yeah, I'm a romance author, so you might be thinking if I want to see any of these plots come to fruition, I'll probably have to write them myself, of which I will laugh in your face and show you my current "works in progress" (or WIP) file. It's pretty long... I have no more time for anything new. LOL Maybe someday.
But aren't you tired of the same ol'? Here are some romance plots I want to see more of in eBooks:
1.) Unicorns in fantasy. Unicorns that are NOT shifters. Just give me a dang unicorn.
2.) Vikings. Where o' where have my Vikings gone?!
3.) Medievals. Good Lord, trying to find a Medieval romance in an eBook is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. (I tried to think of a different analogy, honestly I did.)
4.) Exotic locales. Give me some Egypt/Rome/Greece/Persia for crying out loud. Many thanks to Ciar Cullen for bringing me to Central America in Mayan Nights. :)
5.) A futuristic with NO aliens. Where are my "Firefly"-esque romances? (Westerns in space! Booyah!)
6.) Overweight/ugly/scarred hero/heroine. Seriously, folks, have any of you SEEN "The Enchanted Cottage?" If not, turn on your American Movie Classics channel and see if it's airing anytime soon. People such as this make for an interesting read, and yes, even a horribly scarred hero/heroine can be seriously sexy.
7.) Indians. Am I the only one these days writing about Indians/Native Americans in romance? I know there are a few other authors exploring this, but let me tell you, ON EAGLE'S WINGS remains one of my best sellers of all time. Is it the storyline? Or the fact that Eagle is one of only a scattered few Indian heroes in eBooks?
8.) Ghosts. With all the paranormal romances going on these days, you'd think the ol' haunted mansion ghost love story would have come into play by now. Where are they?
9.) Mystery romance. I'd love an "Agatha Christie meets Nora Roberts" type of story. Sure, there's romantic suspense these days, which may or may not have a mystery to solve, but I'm talking about the "old timey" Ms. Marple/Poirot kinda mysteries.
10.) Revolutionary/Colonial romance. My good friend Phyllis Campbell has written a Colonial romance, Pretend I'm Yours, which I've heard is an excellent read. Thank you, Phyllis! I've often wondered why there aren't that many romances in eBooks from this era, heck, in ANY format of book. I LOVE Colonial, as it's one of my favorite periods in history. I want more "Last of the Mohicans" type romances. :D
11.) High seas historicals. Yes, there are a few of these, but not enough. You'd think the whole "pirate mania" would have produced scads of pirate-y goodness, but eh, not really. Some, but not as much as say... shifter romances. And why does the ship captain have to be a pirate? What about some Horatio Hornblower heroes? Mmmm... Ioan Gruffudd...
12.) Canadian romance. Seriously, folks, I read one historical Canadian "western" with a Mountie for a hero and hot damn if I don't still remember that book to this day. Should we all be USA romance snobs? And in that same vein, what about Australian cowboy romances? Anyone remember The Man from Snowy River? *sighs dreamily*
13.) And last but not least, I'd LOVE to see some sheikhs in eBook romance. I know for a fact one is coming out this month from Samhain Publishing. WHEEEE!!! But ONE, folks? We're talking hot desert sands, sultry desert nights, and steamy, schwetty LUV. Oded Fehr, anyone? I've been pondering writing a sheikh romance for awhile now. I know of a few authors who write them for New York, but I'm thinkin' we need them in eBook as well. Of course, if I ever DO write any sheikhs, it would probably be in a world of my own creation, because I have some wild ideas for them that probably wouldn't gel with their history and religion. LOL
Anyone with me on my list of what I want to see more of in romance eBooks?!? :D