The great, the terrible, and the OMFG-WHY of POVs and Age Genres #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway #BookRecommendations
Perspective. Everyone needs some. And every story is supported by at least one. First or third, limited or omniscient, present tense or past, the perspective an author uses lays the foundation for how a reader will perceive the characters. Equally as important, although nowhere near as straightforward, is the age-focus consideration of a story. Does a book target young teens? College freshmen, or maybe seniors transitioning out into the real world? Some stories, even romances, address themes so mature that no 13-year-old should ever pick them up. So how do we know what we're in for as readers? The genre classifications of Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult romance light the way. Click to [...]
June 27, 2017
The lowdown & dirty on tropes & kinks #IndieMonth2017 #NSFW #giveaway #BookRecommendations
You practically can't read a romance story without tripping over tropes and dodging a few unexpected kinks. Who's complaining? Not GraveTells! Tropes often have a negative perception, but the truth is that these story devices are notable because they're effective. And while some readers may hear "kinky" and shudder, kink doesn't necessarily mean slavish, promiscuous, or riddled with pain. That said... Some topics in this post are NOT SAFE FOR WORK (NSFW). You have been forewarned. =) Click for giveaways and great new book recommendations!
June 26, 2017
Demystifying genres: PNR vs UF, erotic romance vs erotica, & looking at fave romance trends #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway
Genres, tropes, & POVs, oh my! Welcome to Week 2 of the GraveTells Indiependence Celebration! This week we're chatting about what's inside a story that makes it so addicting. Genres are the most obvious place to start, so let's talk about what's out there and what you love most! What makes a story urban fantasy vs. paranormal romance? How do you distinguish erotic romance from erotica? What are the most beloved sub-genres in romance? All that and more inside!
Sue “DaVinciKittie” Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger, reviewer, and podcaster, and is the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue’s editing blog, with insight and advice for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
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