Friday, September 23, 2011

Release day

You can pre-order my latest novel THE FIELD TESTING OF THE KAMA SUTRA, the first in the SPIRIT OF RESEARCH SERIES now.

This is a sexy romantic comedy with a fantastic plot I hope everyone loves. Please let me know after you have read it.

I want to offer a special thank you to all my friends who have made this possible.


Thursday, September 15, 2011



I know everyone will have a different take on this, but it is true that many readers want different things from the get-go. Some want to learn who the characters are and to have a reason to pull for them before they are subjected to life’s trials. Other readers want to jump into the action and learn the background in steps when it is absolutely necessary.

Giving technical background information is helpful to some readers and loses others. Not adding the enticing details robs some readers of their enjoyment and feeling that they can step into another world. It is the perfect balance which wins the most readers.

I’ve heard many writers say that if you only read the entire book you will see why I did certain things as I did. If you have a loyal reader base—this will happen. If not, the reader will scan kindle for another date to spend time with.
So, with this as an introduction—what are your expectation as far as pace is concerned in a great book?


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What readers expect Series

 Who exactly are the readers?
       I think the first question to ask is who the readers are that the writer is targeting, or, in reality, is buying the books. For those that write romances and especially sexy or erotica the people buying may surprise many people. For some people the F word is a big turnoff and to others it is the reason they buy. In my case I try to write true life and what is real in the world and if it the word fits to portray the characters it is used. Therefore, if the word Fuck offends you this may not be the site you will like. For many writers a pen name is used to distinguish the different genre written which I think is a great idea. 

       To build a list of what readers expect I think it is only appropriate to determine who the readers are first.  So, while I hope to hear some great comments on this, please be thinking of what will be the top ten expectations of readers as we get more into the series. 

       The following article is a good way to enter this discussion.  For authors with a following, please let me know what you think. For readers, please share your feeling also. Why do you read a good sexy romantic novel?

Who are the Readers for Erotic eBooks?

Author: Carmella Borchers

There are many people who enjoy reading romance novels. Many surveys were taken regarding the audience of romance novels, and the results showed that approximately 65% of readers of romance and love stories were females. This survey also showed that because girls and females are considered more emotional as compared to men, they tend to like romantic stories. This can also be displayed with a simple example: girls are generally not very fond of action movies; rather, they tend to prefer soothing and calm movies, such as romance ones. Girls also prefer family movies in which no action or violence is involved.

However, that is not to say that men don't like romantic love stories too! The difference is that men tend to enjoy a romance novel only when it has some erotic essence in it. The male gender is generally considered more aggressive than the opposite sex, and therefore a simple emotional novel may make them feel bored. Erotic eBooks offer the thrill of the dangerous, providing cover for liking the romantic pieces.

Since books used to only be available as paper-back and hard-back books, people in previous days used to tote a bag full of books with them while traveling distances. But now this dynamic has been changed, and now a large portion of people prefer reading Romance Books Online rather than buying a hard copy. To make tasks even easier, they either use electronic text book readers like the Kindle, which are capable of downloading any type of e-book, or they may carry their laptops/notebooks with them which may have gigantic storage areas to store hundreds of thousands of ebooks. Another advantage of carrying laptops or notebooks is that readers can also install text aloud software applications in them. These applications are quite lightweight and handy to use. The main feature of these software applications is that they can store the entire text in their buffers and can read the same aloud so that the user can hear the entire story instead of reading it. This saves a lot of time for the user and also enables him/her to enjoy romantic stories, even when there is no source of light. In fact, many people find Romance Novels more enjoyable when they hear them with closed eyes and without lights.

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About the Author

Carmella Borcher is the author of this article and is an avid fan of romance novels - particularly erotic books and erotic ebooks.

Friday, September 9, 2011

welcoming post

Hello my friends and readers.

I'm in the process of building this site, so be patient with me as I learn how to develop it. You know I would much rather be writing, but I want to stay in contact with everyone and give you to ask me questions and be a part of my life as a writer.

Check back soon as see what it looks like.

Beth Gray