Hypothetical question for you readers. I know of several authors that have done this and am wondering what percentage would actually give it a try. Let’s say you have a romance author who’s released a number of books. The author has built up a sizable fan base as a result. Now comes the announcement that the romance author is going to release another book, only this one isn’t romance, but science fiction, or any other genre that is nowhere close to what romance is. Now, here’s my question. If you’re already a fan of this particular author, would you be willing to try the new book written in a different genre than what you’re already used to?
The reason I ask is that I have now fallen into this category. I’m a fantasy author and am working on a new book, namely the 6th Tales of Lentari novel. BUT, I’m also working on the first novel in an entirely new series in a new genre: mystery. What are the chances that you’d be willing to give the book a try? As always, comments are always appreciated. And don’t worry. You won’t ever hurt my feelings by telling me the truth. I value honest opinions more than anything.