I’ve been thinking about writing a romance novel about two siblings who fall in love. Please understand that I’m not talking about anything pornographic, abusive, or trashy. It would be a true romance, and hopefully emotionally stirring. It’s not about preaching either. I’m not saying that incest is good or bad. I won’t condemn my characters, nor will I give them unrealistic happiness. There would be loads of tension and conflict as they wrestle with social ideals of morality, the strain of secrecy on their relationship, and all of the rest of the problems that most couples experience. Basically, I have an interesting beginning in mind and the rest is wide open. It will be up to the characters to determine what they make of it. If there is a theme or point to the book it is the exploration of unlikely love, constrained by social standards. There are thousands of similar stories out there, but I’ve never encountered a romance specifically about incest that was told in an unbiased manner. If you know of a novel like this, please tell me. It’s a theme I’ve encountered briefly in certain novels, and each time it has piqued my interest. I’ve had the idea simmering on the back burner for ages, but only just recently I decided I want to write it. I’m not asking if there’s a market. I know there would be, despite what people might say, if the writing is good enough. The question is.. could I get it published?? Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is about as taboo as it gets, but the main character in that book is clearly a villain. Obviously the author wasn’t saying that pedophilia is ok. My book, however, could be misinterpreted that way, (to say that incest is ok) even though that isn’t the point at all. Perhaps I’m fretting needlessly… but if someone could link me to a likely publisher I’d really appreciate it!! Also… for the moderators: would it be ok for me to post a sample in the review room with an adequate content warning?