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Old 08-07-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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What's up with all the tacky western romance novels?

I'm seeing a bunch of tacky western romance novels being purchased for public libraries. So what's up with it all? Romance is bad enough, but to add in a western setting, this just goes beyond normal tacky.
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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I'm seeing a bunch of tacky western romance novels being purchased for public libraries. So what's up with it all? Romance is bad enough, but to add in a western setting, this just goes beyond normal tacky.
Well I would guess that libraries are buying them because Romance is a popular genre for books (Romance has a huge ebook audience compared to most genres) and they see a demand for them. Have you tried reading one?
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:53 PM   #3
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I'm seeing a bunch of tacky western romance novels being purchased for public libraries. So what's up with it all? Romance is bad enough, but to add in a western setting, this just goes beyond normal tacky.
I don't know, but I like tacky horror novels - when I'm not reading literary fiction.

Some people like wet, sloppy kisses while a horse looks on; while I like wet, decapitated bodies with forward-shuffling zombies!

Go figure!


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Old 08-10-2009, 12:55 PM   #4
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Please try my tacky western romance novel -- it has cowboys, miners, indians, bad guys, a range war, cattle stampedes, and great sex -- for the bargain price of 99 cents!
http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-Hearts/dp/B0017I7XY0/ What more could a reader need?
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:10 PM   #5
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Tacky western romance novels - what we called "bodice-rippers" when I worked in a bookstore - sell very well.

People like them.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:20 PM   #6
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Where there's horses there's tack.
I imagine cowboys were especially tacky.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:29 PM   #7
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Where there's horses there's tack.
I imagine cowboys were especially tacky.
Oh, Pancho!

(Oh, wait, you're in UK. You've probably never seen that show...)
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:32 PM   #8
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I have no problem with it. Just don't expect me to read it. (Unless there isn't anything else to read.)

And I won't read anything by anyone named Kaitlyn, Jaid, or Jordyn.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:47 PM   #9
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Please try my tacky western romance novel -- it has cowboys, miners, indians, bad guys, a range war, cattle stampedes, and great sex -- for the bargain price of 99 cents!
http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-Hearts/dp/B0017I7XY0/ What more could a reader need?
Some people do like them (my sis-in-law, her mother, and my mother).

Unfortunately, my mom has a Sony and can't read the Kindle version. My sis-in-law and her mother still read pbooks.

Are your books in pbook or any other formats? Have you suggested them in the Kindle forums here? Maybe even put the link in your signature?

Edit: Just found today's posts about your books and where it was added to the Kindle list of books.

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Old 08-10-2009, 02:04 PM   #10
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Please try my tacky western romance novel -- it has cowboys, miners, indians, bad guys, a range war, cattle stampedes, and great sex -- for the bargain price of 99 cents!
http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-Hearts/dp/B0017I7XY0/ What more could a reader need?
Sword fights. A reader definitely needs sword fights.
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I'm seeing a bunch of tacky western romance novels being purchased for public libraries. So what's up with it all? Romance is bad enough, but to add in a western setting, this just goes beyond normal tacky.
Sanctimonious much?
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:14 PM   #12
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Please try my tacky western romance novel -- it has cowboys, miners, indians, bad guys, a range war, cattle stampedes, and great sex -- for the bargain price of 99 cents!
http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-Hearts/dp/B0017I7XY0/ What more could a reader need?
All I need is to have it in EPUB or LRF format....
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:48 AM   #14
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Ya know what bugs me most about romance books?

They often beat the PANTS off my book in download/sale numbers! Like, how RUDE!
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:13 PM   #15
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"Ya know what bugs me most about romance books?

They often beat the PANTS off my book in download/sale numbers! Like, how RUDE!"

Ha. The flip side is that the romance market space is very competitive. EVERYBODY is a romance writer! Unbroken is 99 cents on Kindle, to get noticed in the crowd. I can say that low pricing works, as the book is consistently in the top 10 westerns (hourly chart), and now hits the top 100 historical romance list occasionally.
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