Which is something I’m a little conflicted about. I don’t believe that there should actually be a “gay ghetto” in the romance department of your bookstore. In fact, my entire reason for writing romance with same sex couples has to do with the basic principle that people love who they love. And that’s cool.
There’s no reason to suggest that my books shouldn’t be snuggled right up against all the rest of those romance novel bad boys to stand and fall on their own merits. But say you go internet shopping with the idea in mind that you want to read a gay romance novel, and you don’t know who I am yet, but you read my buddy M. Jules Aedin, say, or Lex Valentine, or Ethan Day or Carol Lynne, to name a few and you want others sorta kinda like them, in that you want your men to find love with other men… well. It’s handy to have my novel in the category genre, romance, gay. That’s all.
And to begin with, when ePistols at Dawn landed at Amazon, it was categorized as simply romance. So unless you knew what you were looking for you weren’t likely to fall over it. But its designation has officially been changed to gay, and I’m not unhappy about that. Because when you’re at the store, and your eye can be caught by it’s attractive, edgy cover, which will maybe draw you in to pick it up and check out the blurb, it’s harder to get noticed on Amazon. And it’s even worse, for some inexplicable reason, at Tower Books online, where all my books are categorized under Christian, biblical. (This was rather a surprise, especially when I realized I was doing pretty well on the bestseller list in that category.)
Even more exciting, though, is the news that ePistols got a terrific review from Two Lips Reviews where Angelina, the reviewer says,
“ePistols At Dawn has firmly put Z.A. Maxfield on my list of authors to look for!”
You can read the rest of her insights HERE.
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To buy in Kindle from Amazon, go HERE
Just finished reading epistols (finally!) and was wondering if you plan on writing Will’s story?
Z.A. Maxfield says
I am working on a story for Will. I have the first chapter complete, and I was surprised by how dark it had to be in the beginning. (No idea why that surprised me, because Will is my character after all) It isn’t going to be easy, Will’s almost magical, like a flamboyant Jeeves character who always has everything under control. It’s going to be interesting to test the limits of that.