a blog for the paranormal romance lover
In this day and age of digital shopping, how are we supposed to find paranormal romance books we love when there are masses and masses of new romance titles every day?
In the old days, I would go to the library and look at the shelves, check out a book and see if I liked the author. If I did, then I would go buy all their books. And that was if my library carried romance. Or paranormal romance. Usually I would go to the bookstore and check out the new, romance covers and decide that way. But now, both of those ways of shopping for books have deep flaws.
With publishers shrinking their mid-list authors, the only new authors on the bookstore shelves are the same old authors. And bookstores do not carry very many indie-authors, the most prolific and inventive authors out there. As for libraries I found out that ours gets rid of books that haven’t been checked out in a year. That means many of my favorites won’t be there for new readers to discover. Or they only have books two and three, and I really want to start with book one. And libraries also are unable to include many indie authors. They have to discover them too!
So what’s the best way to find new paranormal romance books? And new paranormal romance authors to love?
If you want to try the newest romance authors you need to shop online. But if you go to Amazon, you are at the mercy of what they think you might like. My inbox is full of Amazon letters suggesting mostly books I’m not interested in. Here’s where my new way of shopping comes in.
Lists, like The Fussy Librarian, help readers discover new books to read. You may have heard of Book Bub or Kindle Daily Deals, but The Fussy Librarian is different. Not only does it sort the books into categories, like paranormal or mystery, but it also sorts out your heat and violence preferences. Here’s how they put it:
With millions of books out there, it can be time consuming to find the good stuff. We can help! Only The Fussy Librarian remembers what genres you like and your preferences about language, violence and sexual content. Like only cozy mysteries? We’ll only send you an email when there’s a mystery that doesn’t have sex, violence or profanity. Read everything? We’ll send you lots of suggestions each day. It’s that easy! http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/
This is terrific! Not only are my books sorted by the genre I want to read most, but I won’t be getting too many sweet novels mixed in with my spicy ones. Or vice versa, if you prefer the sweet ones, you won’t have to look at BSDM covers! It’s a terrific idea and I’m jumping on the bandwagon.
Tomorrow my paranormal romance novel, The Dark Huntsman, A Fantasy Romance of the Black Court, will be featured in a mailer from The Fussy Librarian.
Check out the Fussy Librarian today and see how to sign up for targeted emails that are aimed at exactly your reading preferences. Discover new books, romance, mystery, horror, and only get the ones in your inbox that you want. Click HERE to sign up today.
How do you discover new books? Do you subscribe to any mailing lists? Do you depend on Amazon to suggest reading for you?