Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Romance Readers by the Numbers

Romance Readers by the Numbers


Support for Indie Authors discussion (Goodreads)



Quick Article Takeaways:  

So how is the romance audience deciding on which new authors to try? 


  • recommendations from family/friends, reviews, price, teaser chapters and word-of-mouth are the leading influencers 

  • among readers of all ages, buying in the store is the most-mentioned (56%) way of acquiring romance books



  • age matters in terms of influence; younger romance readers are more likely to be influenced by Amazon ratings and book bloggers


Read the full discussion at 
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18400863-nielsen-data-re-romance-readers-reviews-
matter


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11 Secrets to Writing a Successful Romance Novel

11 Secrets to Writing a Successful Romance Novel


Best-selling contemporary romance author Jill Shalvis shares her tips.

Here's my favorite tidbit from article:  

"8. Try not to be intimidated by the stigma around romance novels. “There used to be a stigma to it that I never really understood because, if we’re talking about romance, we’re talking a love story, a monogamous love story that has a great ending. So I don’t really understand what the objection to that is. Are you objecting to a great relationship? Are you objecting to sex? I kind of doubt that.”


Read the full Cosmo article:  http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/books/a8660031/how-to-write-a-romance-novel/


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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Multicultural (BWWM) Romance -- "FROM THIS DAY FORWARD"

Multicultural (BWWM) Romance -- FROM THIS DAY FORWARD http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRG6HIS



BOOK OVERVIEW: 
Loretta thought back to the days when she felt pretty; she remembered a younger “her,” when she felt light-hearted and free. But life, household duties, being a single mother, and working her fingers to the bone for over two decades at a job that had been less than fulfilling, had taken its toll on her mind and her body …but not on her spirit, and not on her soul. 

She was glad she’d made the move to California -- because it was for her. It didn't have anything to do with anybody else. And, finally, she’d given herself permission to let that be okay.

She loved Bordeaux Valley, a little enclave of Napa County, filled with wine vineyards, a beautiful coastline, majestic mountains, and her childhood friend, Velma Jones. 

Nope, she didn't have one regret about picking up and leaving Detroit to start a new life. And meeting Alonzo Thornton, the handsome Italian vineyard owner --who had the unique ability to make her blush every time he glanced in her direction --had been a wonderful surprise.

But she and the intriguing man get off on the wrong foot when they meet in Baggage Claim in the tiny village airport near San Francisco. 

Will preconceived notions keep Alonzo and Loretta from exploring the depths of a fiery mutual attraction? 

Or will unbridled passion, stoked by being at similar points in life, be enough to move them in the direction of each other -- and maybe in the direction of forever?

_______________

BWWM Multicultural Romance





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Heart's Desire (PARTS 1, 2, 3): BWWM Multicultural Romance Series

Heart's Desire (PARTS 1, 2, 3): BWWM Multicultural 



https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_gnr_fkmr0?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3ATaribou+Moon&keywords=Taribou+Moon&ie=UTF8&qid=1495908496











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Happily Ever After: Multicultural Romance

Happily Ever After: Multicultural Romance, 

 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011ZHWWRA




Cassandra Black




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Multicultural Romance -- Matters of the Heart http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014N7ZJDS

Multicultural Romance, Matters of the Heart






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Monday, May 22, 2017

What Do Romance Readers Really Want?

What Do Romance Readers Really Want?


Here's an interesting article I found  by Darla G. Denton at https://darlagdenton.com/2015/02/25/what-do-romance-readers-really-want/ entitled

What Do Romance Readers Really Want?




Darla provided some great insight for us authors so we know what you really want in romance novels. 

Feel free to reach out on Facebook or Twitter letting me know the kinds of stories and situations you'd personally like to see in romance.    

 You can check out Darla's post above and elaborate further if you'd like.  I appreciate your feedback. 

Enjoy your day!

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