#LoveOzLit: Anne Buist and the genres she’s explored

Anne Buist on the genres she's exploredAnne Buist on the genres she's explored

Anne Buist is an acclaimed author of the Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist Series but I did know about her forays into other genres before finding her groove in psychological thrillers.

I didn’t realise how publishers still viewed erotica versus romance, with the noble hero and the happy endings (though to be fair, I am of the opinion a happy ending is always a good thing).

The ins and outs of publishing like this always fascinate me like this — what about you? Is Anne’s quote what you expected? 

Here’s a better question: what trumps erotica over romance for you? Or vice versa? 


  • Lily B says:

    that is quite interesting i did not know that about the publishing.

  • Honestly, I always saw erotica as a romance story but with a lot more sex throughout. More explicit, and that’s the main focus of the story. I don’t know though…it’s always interesting to see how publishing works!

    • Verushka says:

      I think i thought much along the same lines. And totally, all the bits like this are interesting,a ren’t they? I never would’ve realised some of the things that come out of these quotes.

  • Lola says:

    I feel like at times it’s unclear what consists of romance and when it is erotica. usually I see erotic romance as romance with lots of sex and erotica as books where the focus is on the sex, but really it seems that all the terms are used intermingled and even contemporary romance can have explicit sex scenes.
    It is interesting to hear how publishers work and this author her experience with multiple genres. And I agree I usually like a happy ending or a happy for now ending.

    • Verushka says:

      I agree it can get confusing. I think we all come up with our own way of making sense of things, even if they might not be the most accurate — or I am rather 🙂 The insight these quotes given into publishing really are getting better and better!

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