Besides my writing, I have another guilty pleasure, mainly because it seems like antithesis of my style. I write really contemporary stories and I've been told I have kind of an edgy voice. So why do I love, love, love historical romances? The lush usage of language, the clothing, an author's masterful way of sweeping me away to another time and place...historicals just enthrall me. I hope to write one of my own one day, even though it's at the absolute opposite end of the spectrum from my natural style. But I think it's good to try to stretch yourself from time to time. I'm doing that now with a m/m/f menage I'm writing. I've never worked with three POVs before, nor have I ever written any m/m scenes. It's been fun to try something different.
What about you? Do you have a guilty pleasure? Not that there's anything to feel guilty about with liking historicals, but I think it might surprise a few of my friends. Your guilty pleasure can be a certain genre of book you like, a favorite TV show you don't tell too many people you enjoy (Jersey Shore anyone?) or even some decadent high calorie treat you indulge in on special occasions. It can even be something a bit wilder. This is a judgment free zone. ;) So c'mon, spill!