Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Light or Dark, You Can Get Lost with Katy Madison...

Some people are salty, crunchy snackers and some people are sweet tooth snackers.  I am a salty crunchy snacker.  Chips, pretzels, goldfish—nom, nom, nom.  Some people are night owls and some people are up at the butt crack of dawn and chipper!  Generally I hate those people.  I am definitely a night owl.  And they say romance readers fall into Bronte camp (preferring dark, broody, and angst ridden stories) or the Austen camp (witty dialogue, a comedy of manners, and nothing more at stake than pride or feelings) and I like them both.  Worse that that, I write them both. 

I love dark gothics, where the hero may be a really flawed and scared man-sometimes literally. Usually the stakes are high.  Lives are on the line as well as sanity and freedom.  My books with Avon fall firmly into this camp.  The world is dark and gritty.  TAINTED BY TEMPTATION has a hero who is believed to have murdered his wife.  And the heroine really has no place left to go.

In ALL ABOUT SEDUCTION, the heroine’s husband is a man with dark secrets the story brings to light.  And the heroine is forced into doing things well beyond her comfort zone. 

But I also love light and fluffy stories where there is plenty of humor to be found between the pages.  My regency novels fall more into this camp. 

I’ve regained the rights to my first novel THE WEDDING DUEL originally released from Kensington and released it in e-book.  It is the first in Dueling Pistols series, stories that start with a duel and end with I do.  And it all falls to a pair of wildly inaccurate and cursed pistols that promise true love to the winner, but it is never quite clear who is the winner, and the path to true love is bound to be fraught with major misunderstandings, miscues, and all the kinds of mayhem that can ensue when a couple of people have nothing more important to do than fall in love—or try to not fall in love—or shield their heart from hurt, when they already have fallen.

Recently, I’ve released an updated version (author’s cut) of THE SECOND SHOT—the second book in the series.  (Formerly THE WEDDING AFFAIR) And while there is a murderer running around, the story has a light tone, and neither the hero nor the heroine is ever in any real jeopardy. 

Coming soon from Harlequin Historicals will be BRIDE BY MAIL, which falls more into the lighter realm.  So whatever type of story is your poison or pleasure, I hope that I have stories that will appeal to you. 

Find out more at http://www.katymadison.com/


  1. Thanks for sharing your books again, Katy--but also a bit more incite to you!

    Welcome and bet of luck with all your books!


  2. Hi Katy!

    I'm a salty and sweet snacker myself. The whole peanut butter and chocolate thing. M-mm! Have you ever tried a chocolate cupcake with crispy bacon crumbles on top? O-M-G.

  3. Jillian, about that cupcake, I... don't know what to say.

    Welcome, Katy. As a reader, these e-book days in which all these backlists become available again is pretty much heaven! Expensive heaven, lol!

  4. I am a sleeper! Thanks for asking!
    Congrats on the new ebooks. I am loving all my favorite authors putting their backlist books that I cannot find on ebooks! My nook has been on overload!

  5. Now I do like peanut butter and chocolate, I'm still noshing on my peanut butter M&Ms from X-mas, but the bacon/chocolate I don't know. I kind of like my bacon by itself. Seems a shame to spoil it by eating other things with it. Although I do like bacon on salads and baked potatoes. Mmm, maybe I'll have to try it. Bacon and chocolate. =)

  6. I like both light and dark stories. I have had your books on my wishlist for a while now, especially TAINTED BY TEMPTATION.

  7. I enjoy both, I like to switch my romance around a lot.

  8. Okay, how about Apple Pan Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting. Check it out: http://www.clockworklemon.com/2010/10/apple-pancake-cupcakes-with-maple-bacon-frosting.html

  9. Looks fantastic! Can't wait to check them out!

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