I made a list (don’t I always?) to share with you:
- Anything that has to do with a circus. I hate clowns—they freak the hell out me—so circus books are a definite no no. Plus a lot of weird stuff goes on in these circus books. Everyone is always a pervert, murderer, pedophile, skat lover, and there’s almost always animal abuse which I most definitely can’t stomach.
- Any sort of pedophilia, incest or child abuse.
- Either hero or heroine having kids (hate hate hate kids in romance novels). Any blurb that starts “Divorced mother/father of four...” I run away from.
- Any woman that’s a bodyguard/cop; I really hate this. Authors try to make these heroines strong and independent and they usually end up coming across as petty and annoying.
- Anything preachy, religious or too conservative. Except for biblical fiction. Love this genre. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant and anything by Marek Halter is wonderful.
- Native Americans. A blurb that says anything along the lines of “feisty farmer’s daughter falls into the hands of Chief Red-Hawk-Flies.” *gag*
- Secret babies/toddlers/teenagers. Why must they publish stuff like that? Who are these women that keep pregnancies secret let alone freaking 15-year-old kids?
- Secretary/maid in love with the boss.
- Crippled/scarred main characters.
- General fiction set in present or future times. I love anything historical/war related/Bible related, etc.
- Kidnapped maiden taken to sheik, pirate, prince, etc. Actually, any “maiden” books are on my rocky list LOL.
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