Laid Bare With Flair – Day 18!!

As you might imagine, I came home from National with more than a few books just so I could give many of them away to you all!

So, today’s selection is a grab bag of three books (I’m going to put them in a bag and grab them at random so it’ll be a surprise whatever I get – but all romance in any case!

To help me put together suitable groupings of genres – today’s question is: What’s your favorite romance genre? Contemporary? Sci Fi? Romantic Suspense? Paranormal? Historical?

I’ll randomize a winner from the comments tomorrow afternoon! Remember, you’ve got three days to claim the prize or I’ll re-draw. Good luck!

104 comments to “Laid Bare With Flair – Day 18!!”

  1. limecello
    July 20th, 2009 at 11:31 am · Link

    Romance – of course, but within romance? I like contemporary, historical – but regency – nothing before 1800 really, and no highlanders/scottish romances :X, and then, paranormals as well.
    Haha I’m such a picky reader- the geographic restrictions are because of dialogue :X I picture things in my head/hear characters, so if I don’t know what they sound like it really throws me off.

  2. Cathy M
    July 20th, 2009 at 11:35 am · Link

    Welcome home, Lauren. My favorite genre is paranormal, with romantic suspense a close second.

  3. Jeanette Juan
    July 20th, 2009 at 11:45 am · Link

    I love paranormal! Idon’t know why but I have an affinity for vampires and other paranormal beings.

  4. Raonaid Luckwell
    July 20th, 2009 at 11:55 am · Link

    Paranormal, historical, and suspense contemporary.

  5. Jane
    July 20th, 2009 at 11:56 am · Link

    My favorite is romantic suspense followed by historicals.

  6. Donna S
    July 20th, 2009 at 12:02 pm · Link

    Paranormal is my #1 fav followed by romantic suspense and contemporary.

  7. Sandy M
    July 20th, 2009 at 12:16 pm · Link

    Mine’s a tossup between historical and paranormal with some romantic suspense thrown in. Although I’m getting into urban fantasy more and more.

  8. Jody F.
    July 20th, 2009 at 12:23 pm · Link

    By leaps and bounds, my favorite is paranormal. That’s followed by historical, urban fantasy, and contemporary.

  9. Mari
    July 20th, 2009 at 12:26 pm · Link

    My fave is historical. I go on reading binges with other genres but historicals are my ol’ reliables.

  10. Paula
    July 20th, 2009 at 12:28 pm · Link

    Paranormal (and urban fantasy, if that counts as a separate sub-genre), followed by futuristic.

  11. Eshani
    July 20th, 2009 at 12:37 pm · Link

    Since about an year ago, I’ve been in love with paranormals. But I do like to spice it up a bit with some historicals =)

  12. kh
    July 20th, 2009 at 12:38 pm · Link

    contempory erotics, romantic suspense
    contemporys mostley

    welcome back
    sounds like a great time 😎 😀

  13. Pam S
    July 20th, 2009 at 12:51 pm · Link

    Oh I love all of the genres, it depends on my mood I guess as to what I pick up to read. I do have more paranormals though I think.

  14. Diane M.
    July 20th, 2009 at 1:00 pm · Link

    Paranormal. sci-fi romance and fantasy.

  15. Lisa F.
    July 20th, 2009 at 1:23 pm · Link

    I really can’t say that I have a favorite because I love all genres.

  16. Lori T
    July 20th, 2009 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Great contest Lauren! I would have to go paranormal, contemporary, and romantic suspense. Although lately, I have been reading some really wonderful young adult.

  17. Bella
    July 20th, 2009 at 2:04 pm · Link

    Yay Lauren, thanks for bringing goodies home for us!

    It wasn’t listed as a category, but of course EROTIC ROMANCE is my favorite! That was probably implied though, in which case I would say my favs are romantic suspense, paranormals, and westerns, though I will read anything that has a decent plot, good characters, and hawt sex.

    Thanks for the contest!

  18. Amy Kathryn
    July 20th, 2009 at 2:31 pm · Link

    At the moment, I am preferring either paranormal or historical.

  19. Estella
    July 20th, 2009 at 2:36 pm · Link

    My favorites are Paranormal and Romantic Suspense.

  20. Sue Brandes
    July 20th, 2009 at 2:47 pm · Link

    Romantic Suspense & Paranormal. I will read almost anything if it’s a good story.

  21. Gloria T.
    July 20th, 2009 at 3:05 pm · Link

    My favorites are romatic suspense, paranormal and historical with good plot and caracters

  22. alba
    July 20th, 2009 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Paranormal? Historical? Have to be my main choice right now vampires and werewolf’s Highlander’s they can all sweep me of my feet, sigh!

  23. Ley
    July 20th, 2009 at 3:11 pm · Link

    A true grab bag, huh? LOL
    Okay, genres. All of the above? Romantic suspense is probably my least favorite, unless we’re talking flat romance with nothin’ else. And paranormal/scifi/fantasy would be top of my list. But, really? I’ll try anything!

  24. Andrea
    July 20th, 2009 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Oh, this question is actually really hard for me. I love pretty much all the genres with paranormal at the top. I love the idea of a miscellaneous grab bag – it’s so mysterious! 🙂

  25. Pat Cochran
    July 20th, 2009 at 3:16 pm · Link

    Favorite reads: historical, romantic suspense,
    contemporary, westerns, most everything
    except paranormals, sci-fi, and fantasy.
    ( although I have read at least one of each
    of the last three, just to see what they are
    all about!)

    Pat Cochran

  26. Heather F.
    July 20th, 2009 at 3:32 pm · Link

    My favorite romance genre is paranormal. I also love romantic suspense and contemporary, sci-fi and fantasy.

  27. Elaine G
    July 20th, 2009 at 3:50 pm · Link

    my favorite genre is paranormal.

  28. delitealex
    July 20th, 2009 at 3:56 pm · Link

    My fave romance genre is paranormal but I love to read all of them.

  29. MichelleK (mishcara)
    July 20th, 2009 at 4:19 pm · Link

    My favorite is paranormal and paranormal…oh and did I mention paranormal? 😀

    Thanks for thinking of us! Hope you had a great time at the conference.

    MichelleK (mishcara)

  30. Jessie
    July 20th, 2009 at 4:38 pm · Link

    I like them all it really depends on my mood. I do love a good romantic suspense though

  31. Diane Sadler
    July 20th, 2009 at 4:47 pm · Link

    At this time my favorite is paranormal; I do however read romantic suspense.
    I hope you had a great time at the convention and thanks for bringing back some goodies for all of us.

  32. Shelly A
    July 20th, 2009 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Lauren, I bet it’s nice to be back home. Actually I love to read so I’m not particular in which genre I like best. I guess my order would be – contemporary, westerns, paranormal and historicals. 🙂

  33. Mary Preston
    July 20th, 2009 at 5:43 pm · Link

    I love Historical Romance. A different age, different way of life. Love it.

  34. Rita A
    July 20th, 2009 at 5:53 pm · Link

    paranormal, I love ghosts

  35. Carrie
    July 20th, 2009 at 6:22 pm · Link

    My favorites are contemporary and historical. (But I read everything else too!)

  36. Amy S.
    July 20th, 2009 at 6:28 pm · Link

    paranormal and contemps

  37. Susan K
    July 20th, 2009 at 6:29 pm · Link

    Right now I like Contemporary best but I used to like Paranormal.

  38. stacey smith
    July 20th, 2009 at 6:48 pm · Link

    My fav is Paranormal and urban fantasy is good to I like them all but thouse are my fav’s

  39. catie james
    July 20th, 2009 at 6:49 pm · Link

    I love all genres (Urban Fantasy is usually my favorite), but right now I’m on a historical romance kick.

  40. Martha Lawson
    July 20th, 2009 at 7:21 pm · Link

    romantic suspense, paranormal, contemporary, and historical!

  41. Virginia Hendricks
    July 20th, 2009 at 7:21 pm · Link

    Tough choice. I think I’m starting to get into Contemporary, although I do like a good historical romance every now and again

  42. Caffey
    July 20th, 2009 at 7:39 pm · Link

    Again welcome back Lauren!
    Oh I’ve so been on a historical and paranormal reading spree. So I love those and too these sizzling reads like yours! Oh and too Urban Fantasy! Thanks Lauren.

  43. Carol Woodruff
    July 20th, 2009 at 7:45 pm · Link

    My favorites are contemporary romance and historicals, especially the regency period.

  44. Mary G
    July 20th, 2009 at 8:14 pm · Link

    Comtemporary first but if its a fave author I’m not afraid to explore.

    July 20th, 2009 at 8:40 pm · Link

    Okay, if I HAVE TO pick my fave it is Romantic/suspense. (the steamier the better)!! I do however, read all of the above!! 😉

  46. Laney4
    July 20th, 2009 at 8:50 pm · Link

    I like romantic suspense — especially if humor is used well. I like quick-wittedness in person and on paper. I still read lots of contemporary romances, not a lot of historical ones, and only a few paranormal and sci fi. Variety is the spice of life!

  47. Michelle B.
    July 20th, 2009 at 8:52 pm · Link

    I love the paranormal genre, particularly anything with shifters. Also, quite enjoy a good sci-fi.


  48. Karin
    July 20th, 2009 at 9:10 pm · Link

    My current favorite sub genre is paranormal. However, romantic suspense is very close behind, and my favorite shifts on occasion.

  49. Pam P
    July 20th, 2009 at 9:34 pm · Link

    My favorites are split between historicals and paranormals, then sci-fi.

  50. Terri W.
    July 20th, 2009 at 10:15 pm · Link

    Welcome back Lauren!

    My favs are split between paranormal and romantic suspense and then contemporary.