Shifting POV from One Paragraph to the Next: I've been under the distinct impression that this practice went out of style years ago. Editors have told me repeatedly--"don't do it!" I've learned my lesson so well that when I notice this in a romance, I cringe and want to take my red pen and edit the book. I'm reading one now by a prolific author with a reputable publisher (no, it's not NR). But my goodness, I've not seen one quite this bad. There are no breaks from one POV to the other, and there may be as many as a dozen shifts within one chapter. Honestly, I simply cannot understand how this happens. Are we shifting away from pure POV with a return to more lax rules?Merging of Erotic and Non-Erotic Novels: Not too long ago, eBook publishers mixed erotic with non-erotic. I believe there was an outcry, because most created new imprints for their erotic imprints. Good, at least we know what we're buying. Not so fast, because the trend seems to be reversing once again, except this time with a twist. I read that an author may label her book "hot" (erotic lite?), when in truth it is only sensual/sweet: Quote: "When my books were rated a 3 on the hotness scale, they barely sold. But when I upped them to 4s and 5s, they sold like hotcakes." (Get it? Hotcakes?) Does the reader, then, know the difference? Does she comprehend that she is reading sensual/sweet but thinks it's erotic? Are the lines becoming blurred?
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THIS IS WOMEN'S FICTION, A WHISKEY CREEK PRESS NOVEL
THE COVER IS ONE OF FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE ARIANA AWARDS
FROM EPIC-ARTIST: GEMINI JUDSON
IT IS IN A CATEGORY CALLED "MAINSTREAM/NON-FICTION."
SEE? THERE'S NO CATEGORY FOR "WOMEN'S FICTION."
Decades-Old Novel Re-Released With a 2012 Cover But With No Updated Text: Enough said.
Celia Yeary-Romance...and a little bit 'o Texas