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When She's on Top by C. X Brooks coming Sat. 4/14 from BlackOpalBooks.com


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Has Romance Fiction Abandoned Grown-Ups?


     Try finding a mainstream contemporary romance novel without one or all of these three adjectives sprinkled throughout the dialogue and narration. Regardless of the characters' stated chronological ages, so many of them talk, think and act like hormonal teenagers. 
     Must the explosive growth of the teen, young adult and new adult publishing markets thrive at the expense of the variety and volume and caliber of fun fiction content for grown-up readers? Established bestselling adult fiction authors have been converted (drafted/coerced/brainwashed?) into becoming YA writers. The results have been mixed, often yielding characters and stories that in no way reflect an author's previously established storytelling greatness. 
     Isn't it possible and profitable to meet the demands of the rapidly growing markets for younger readers while also continuing to meet the needs of grown-up readers who've outgrown the exclamatory angst stage in life and in their preferences for entertainment content? 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Ladder: Holding On and Climbing


My personal belief is that every person is of equal intrinsic value to the enrichment of civilization regardless of gender, skin color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, social class or religion. Unfortunately, present-day society uses a more convoluted formula to assign value to people.
(Originally created in 2012 at the beginning of my own learning curve regarding the complexity of gender identity, listing Trans and Intersexed under sexual orientation was not done with malicious intent.)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Dodging Eros Launch: Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway Jan. 2016

More details are coming soon on the Dodging Eros: Grown-Ups Getaway Giveaway Facebook page.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Brain Escape Coming Soon

New fun fiction for grown-ups to ring out the old year and start the new one is coming soon. ARCs, promo and giveaway details TBA.