There have been so many conflicting reports on Lisa Kleypas’s upcoming novels, that I had to ask the Avon Board…I posted to Lisa and asked whether the new books would be romantic suspense (many were upset at this prospect). Lucky enough for me, Lisa posted a response…here you go:
Hello, I hope you're doing well! I've been so immersed in writing my first contemporary, I've neglected a ton of things I need to do. Housework was the first to go *g*. I can't wait for you to read this book--for me it has been an incredibly exciting project, with much deeper characterization than I've ever done before. It is not romantic suspense--I'm leaving that to authors who are more accomplished at that, including the fabulous Xtina Dodd. I'm describing my book as an adult Cinderella story set in Texas, with a wide range of characters and a healthy dose of glamour. And there is a very strong love triangle, in which my heroine has to choose between two different but equally sexy guys (Oh, the agony!). What I have found really interesting is that my heroes seem to be very, very similar to my historical ones--I think they have the same kind of vibe and the same proportions of strength and tenderness. The dialogue is different of course, but the love scenes are just the same. Well, I'll go back into my cave and write some more . . .
I’m not going to lie. I’m happy she’s writing more books, but contemporaries? Hey, it’s Kleypas and I have no doubt it’ll rock, but I love historicals so much. The book does sound pretty spicy and I look forward to reading it, hopefully in this century (Avon might be planning a 2999 release for all we know…douche bags!). But don’t worry, Lisa has admitted that she hasn’t given up on historicals just yet…expect more to come!
UPDATE: book will be published by St. Martin's Press, not Avon, which means...WE WILL READ THE BOOK IN THE NEAR FUTURE...hopefully this year!