Have you ever gone to the bookstore and while browsing the romance section, found yourself being watched by Snooty Book Person X? You know the one, you're scanning the covers with all those glorious pectoral muscles and he/she/them walk by with some large hard cover about some political agenda or some a dry biography about someone really old and crusty! They see what aisle you're in and roll their eyes!
Or worse yet, You meet someone there you know. Someone from church or work, or the PTA! (dun dun dun!) "Oh look! Fancy meeting you here!" "What are you reading? Oh!(eyes widen, look away! ) Isn't that kinda...smutty/trashy/shallow? " Or you meet the Preacher's wife, and she's got some "Raising Kids God's Way" kinda book, or something, and you find your self hiding your paperback with the six-pack cover behind your sweater, or under the magazine!
I get that! I tend to carry a book with me in my purse everywhere I go, and sometimes I forget to take it out when I go to church. (I'll not be doing any reading for fun in there, as that's not what I'm there for...but there my book comes tumbling out of my purse right in front of "Sister (fill in the blank)" I can then feel her sniff, and I can almost hear her lips pursing and her eyebrows rising the her hairline! (You'd think, I just opened up a dime bag, and offered the kindergarten class a joint!) (Which, for the record, I have never done! Just so you know!)
We all have those people. Your's might be a mother-in-law, or Coworker, or even Husband/boyfriend/significant other. So for all of us out there, who read romance. Who insist upon our Happily Ever After, with a little eye candy on the cover. Who don't mind a little nookie described in our books, cuz well, we just do. I offer you the following quiz. Think Cosmo quizes. It is offered to you by Dear Author! For my purposes, I've substituted answer #4, with Mind Your Own Business and you'll see why. It's just my preference and if you don't like it....Mind Your Own Business. (Ha!) Enjoy!!