Now I'm not discussing paranormal romance with racey bits. I'm thinking more about gothic romantic fiction that contains extremely dark themes.
It is basically a story that never, ever would have been deemed acceptable in the past.
I am basically endeavoring to re-invent the gothic romance genre because I feel it deserves re-inventing.
Yes, I've just written a dark-themed gothic romance novel and I've done just that. I had it in my head to do this for a few years.
You see I wondered why the gothic romance novel had fallen out of a favor. I remember reading about that and thinking, 'how sad!'
I felt badly it had because it is a tremendous narrative, I've always found it to be.
I just feel that the greats like Daphne DuMaurier and the Brontes, if they were writing today, would write much darker, touching on themes that would never have been considered to be acceptable.
Would love to know people's thoughts on this.