We, as authors, walk a fine line sometimes of writing what we believe are captivating stories, and inserting our own social and political views in a book. Sometimes, an author may not even know they are doing such a thing.
Take global warming, for instance. Some believe it and some don't. Now if a heroine is a scientist that believes in it and the hero is the lawyer for an oil company facing litigation for illegal dumping, that provides outside tension. Then they are drawn to one another and the sensual courtship begins. But, depending on your view of the issue of global warming, you may not find the heroine likeable in her crusade.
Would you pass a book up due to the subject?
I don't advocate an author avoid social issues in their books. Indeed, if they think they can create a compelling story and love the characters, then the book must be written. Potential controversy isn't a reason to not write what you want to write.
No book will ever please every reader.
Interesting books to read are dystopian romances. These books are set in the future where society has denigrated and is dramatically different than what we live in the present.
The first book I ever had published was a paranormal, dystopian romance titled, Dhampir Passions. I enjoyed writing this book in a far different style than I write today. Rather than being close and involved, the reader is like a fly on the wall, present with the characters but unseen.
Dhampir Passions blurb:
Genre: Paranormal erotica
Word count: 12,080
What are your thoughts readers? How do you feel about social issues in books?