As part of the blog tour for her new ebook, Flutter of Luv, L M Preston has stopped by to talk about romance and YA...
A Sprinkle Of Luv
Most Young Adult novels have a sprinkle of a crush, love and attraction. With a majority female audience it’s perceived that love and attraction is a strong part of youth. And lets face it – it is.
WHY PUT SOME IN
Because it appeals to both male and female readers as long as it doesn’t consume the type of book when writing a Young Adult book that isn’t specifically a romance. I get many beta readers for my books, both male and female requested a bit of a love interest. It adds another dimension to the plot.
A SPRINKLE without SEX is good too
I personally don’t believe sex is necessary in a Young Adult book to such graphic detail unless it moves the plot. Adding a love interest, sex, physical aspect can turn off young readers. Writers should focus on the story they are trying to tell and not on how they describe sex in a scene for shock value. Readers can pick it up and may be turned off.
HIGH Emotion can LEAD to ATTRACTION
When writing a Young Adult book with a sprinkle of romance, there is no need to throw it in the readers face. Let it develop, do it with style, and make sure that your readers fall in love – as the characters are falling in love.
DON’T Count ON LOVE TO SAVE YOUR NOVEL
If you are not writing a Young Adult Romance, and you are putting in your sprinkle of love, don’t expect that to make your novel appeal to the young adult crowd. These readers want it all. They crave adventure, drama, mystery, love, and great pacing. So when you mix up your recipe to deliver a masterpiece for your willing and eager YA audience, make sure you don’t sell them short on depth and a great plot.
by: LM Preston,
Friday, July 27th, 5pm - 6pm, use hashtag #FlutterOfLuv and follow @Lm_Preston
Saturday, July 28th, 12pm-9pm EST
Party on Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/340720479326022/?context=create
Blog Tour Stops:
ini Blog Tour:
LM Preston’s Ramblings - 7/13/2012
Indies Unlimited - 7/13/2012
A Little Bit Of R&R - 7/13/2012
Doreen McGettigan - 7/17/2012
Writer’s Alley - 7/17/2012
I Want To Read That - 7/18/2012
Cheryl Rainfield - 7/18/2012
The Daily Harrell - 7/19/2012
Word Forge Books - 7/20/2012
Searching For An Escape - 7/21/2012
The Write Game - 7/23/2012
Stephen Penner - 7/24/2012
Black Words White Pages - 7/26/2012
Curiosity Key - 7/27/2012
SomeoneWhoActuallyCares - 7/27/2012
LM Preston’s Ramblings - 7/28/2012
Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways - 7/23/2012
Tribute Books Mama - 7/24/2012
The Character Connection - 7/25/2012
The Plot Thickens - 7/26/2012
City Girl Who Loved To Read - 7/27/2012
Twitter Release Party! - 5pm-6pm use hashtag #FlutterOfLuv
FACEBOOK Release Party! - 7/28/2012