Hmm

It’s been a weird start of the year considering the books I choose to read. I find myself not wanting to struggle every week with how many books I can read. And how satisfying it is for others, but not for me. My mental health needs a break.

Saying no to Authors, to stories that are not interesting or relevant to me. Plus some covers, romance covers who tend to be the same over and over again. With no taste at all.

Somehow I feel this genre is getting to a level of destruction, what it was and what it is now.

It’s like social media, “my story is better than yours”, “I can write”, everybody can. Is it good enough? Word blocks, signature blocks, theme blocks, genre blocks… I wrote it first, bla, bla, bla.

People free provocations which make no sense in the end because they don’t know what started it.

So I’m getting more and more selective. One book, two a month. Or none if I don’t feel the pull.

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Sylvain Reynard announces …

Sylvain Reynard announces release date & title for 4th book in the Gabriel’s Inferno series!

Seen first here:

https://www.hypable.com/sylvain-reynard-gabriels-promise-release-date/

Unexpected by Aleatha Romig :: Cover Reveal ::

UNEXPECTED, a stand-alone sexy story, is coming to all platforms for the PRE-ORDER price of only $0.99.

On release day, that will change to the permanent price of $2.99 (STILL an amazing deal).

AND…in case you missed it… UNEXPECTED will contain the prologue to book one of my brand new dark romance trilogy with a new anti-hero, alpha who will push your boundaries and melt your panties!

NOW… for you… here’s more about UNEXPECTED.

Paul

What will happen… when Jenn learns the truth that has been brewing deep inside me?
when she learns my desires have been restrained?
…when containing them is no longer possible?

Will she flee when there’s no place to run?

Traveling to the isolation of a tropical island, we agree to lay our marriage and our future on the line. It’s the only way to face the demons—my demons—that threaten our life together.

For us to make our marriage work, we must break down barriers, reveal the hidden places, and shine light where darkness has taken root.

This reprieve from life is meant to be about us, our marriage, and our future.

It is…until the unexpected happens…

Will our marriage survive? Will we?

 

This suspenseful, steamy stand-alone novella follows Paul and Jenn Masters,

characters previously introduced in the novella UNCONVENTIONAL. This quick,

spicy story may be read completely on its own or even before UNCONVENTIONAL.

 

If you enjoy a fast and furious, heart-thundering ride that leaves you breathless and

perhaps a bit hot and bothered, check out New York Times bestselling author

Aleatha Romig’s THE VAULT novellas: UNCONVENTIONAL and UNEXPECTED.

 

Have you been Aleatha’d?

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The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters

The Son & His Hope

(Spin-off with Jacob Wild (Ren & Della’s son) and can be read with or separately).

Genre: Coming of Age Romance

“Things you should know about me from the very beginning:

I was born to true love, witnessed the destruction it causes, and vowed never to let such agony happen to me. I am not a story-teller like my father. I am not a writer like my mother. I am just a son—their son.

I am happy being alone.

And that is all I ever want to be.”

JACOB

The day he was born, Jacob learned his hardest and longest lesson.

It wasn’t a lesson a boy should learn so young, but from his earliest memories he knew where happiness lives, so does tragedy. Where love exists, so does heartbreak. And where hope resides, so does sorrow.

That lesson carved him from the kid to the teen to the man.

And nothing and no one could change his mind.

HOPE

I first met him when he was fourteen at a movie premiere of all places. A movie based on his parent’s life.

He was stoic, strong, suspicious, and secretive.

I was only ten, but I felt something for him. A strange kind of sorrow that made me want to hug and heal him.

I was the daughter of the actor hired to play his father.

We shared similarities.

I recognised parts of him because they were parts of me.

But no matter how many times we met. No matter how many times I tried.

He stayed true to his vow to never fall.

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Women’s fiction – Women’s writing

Curious about it so I’m researching…

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Women’s fiction is an umbrella term for women centered books that focus on women’s life experience that are marketed to female readers, and includes many mainstream novels.

Different from:

Women’s writing, which refers to literature written by (rather than promoted to) women. There exists no comparable label in English for works of fiction that are marketed to males.

Wikipedia

The Romance Writers of America organization defines women’s fiction as, “a commercial novel about a woman on the brink of life change and personal growth. Her journey details emotional reflection and action that transforms her and her relationships with others, and includes a hopeful/upbeat ending with regard to her romantic relationship.”

At the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, women’s fiction is described as a story where the plot is driven by the main character’s emotional journey. Women’s Fiction includes layered stories about one or several characters, often multi-generational that tackles an adult character’s struggle with world issues resulting in emotional growth. It may include elements of mystery, fantasy, romance or other subgenres, but is not driven by these elements. The writing is high quality and accessible. Upmarket fiction often falls in this category, and is appropriate for book clubs.

First,

In the indie ebook world, the genre is king… How Indie Genre Fiction Ebooks Are Thriving Online 

In both traditional and indie publishing, there is substantial gender-based sorting of authors. Both types of publishing sort authors into genres, but in traditional publishing there is also an additional pathway for allocative discrimination related to publisher type… Comparing gender discrimination and inequality in indie and traditional publishing

Moving away from the word Women…

People read fiction to travel to fictional worlds, where one’s responsibilities are few and one’s experiences are many. But fiction also enables us to change our personality… Change Your Self: Read Fiction

… it appears that the science fiction genre prompts a style of reading that is less attentive to characters, more attentive to the world of the narrative, and yet results in poorer overall comprehension… The perception of literary merit seems to be tied to the inclusion of explanations of a character’s thoughts and feelings, and not the absence of such explanations… The Lowbrow Status of Science Fiction 

What are you researching?

My Review – Cursed Heart by Kim Loraine

Cursed Heart (The Siren Coven #2)Cursed Heart by Kim Loraine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Don’t you love a good curse?
And if you are a witch cursed to die at 27 and do it all over again.

For thousand years, some say it would be a lesson, for her… living many lives left her hollow.

Something happens and Helena and her Siren Coven sisters dive in to the end of their reincarnation.

Helena takes a fierce challenge to protect her sisters.

Tamiel, one of the fallen angels, cursed to live as a vampire, spends again, thousand years, searching for his soulmate.

One day he finds her at 27 but has no time and she dies right in front of him. He waited and waited to find her again. Damn if he isn’t going to get her this time.

But that feared and fierce Helena was up to his challenge?

Oh the Sex scenes were great until they were interrupted. I could hold a curse as well.

A good ride I might say, a great story to follow! Waiting impatiently for the audiobook!

Fallen angels for the win!

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Cursed Heart is Live!

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A fallen angel.

A witch doomed to die.

A love written in the stars.

Cursed Heart is live on Amazon and FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Get your copy now!

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Books by Kim Loraine

Paranormal Romance

The Siren Coven

Eternal Desire

Cursed Heart

The Fallen Angel Trilogy

Waking the Watcher

Denying the Watcher

Releasing the Watcher

The Fallen Angel Trilogy (The Complete Series)

Contemporary Romance

The Golden Beach Series

Restoration

Renovation

Foundation

Resonance

Redemption

Resolution

Devotion

Love at First Sight Series

Until the Stars Fade

Stand Alone Books

His Whiskey Sour