I've recently finished the following books: Heartless (paranormal/steampunk), Evolution Expects (steampunk), and DoubleBlind (sci-fic), and I'm feeling more than a little exhausted. Especially in DoubleBlind the pace was unrelenting. I could have done with a few quieter moments in there. Which is why I'm looking forward to diving back into contemporary romance, where the heroine isn't constantly under attack from vampires or alien monsters, and the sewers of London aren't inhabited by killing robots. The tension in contemporary romance comes ultimately from the emotional risks the characters faces, and that's what really resonates with me. A good contemporary romance is the ultimate comfort food.
Speaking of contemporary romance, WHEN HARRIET CAME HOME is now on pre-sale at most ebook stores, and I'm getting nervous!