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June 24, 2012

To All the Winners of the "One Last Lie" Giveaway - Please let me know what you think of the book.

So far the reviews have been great (Thanks, Brittney!) and I'm excited to hear what the rest of you think.

And if anyone wants me to do another giveaway... LET ME KNOW!

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Published on June 24, 2012 09:47 • 94 views • Tags: giveaway, one-last-lie, review

June 1, 2012

Can someone help me out here?

This "Genre" thing is driving me crazy.

My novel "One Last Lie" is a work of fiction - driven by suspense, drama and an unbreakable connection between two people.

However, since the publishing industry requires pigeonholing, I must classify my novel. I'm told by some it should be categorized as "suspense"... others "thriller"... and by many, "gay/lesbian" - since the main characters of the book are a gay couple.

Now, although the main characters are gay, the main plot revolves around a very mainstream subject: artificial insemination and the relationship with the woman who is carrying their child. There is no gay sex in the book (sorry to those who wanted otherwise), no "coming out" story and no "Oh my God, my son is gay" scenarios. It is about a couple that longs to have a child, finds the "perfect" woman to carry it for them and then relates the pain and heartache that follows.

If "One Last Lie" was about a heterosexual couple going through the same thing, it would simply be categorized as a "suspense/thriller". It wouldn't be classified as a "heterosexual thriller".

What do you think? What's my genre? What should I tell the world?

One Last Lie by Rob Kaufman
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Published on June 01, 2012 08:19 • 75 views • Tags: artificial-insemination, gay, genre, help, lesbian, mystery, suspense, thriller