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When is the last time you purchased a book from an independently published author? If you’re just buying books from the Big 5 or 7, depending on which stats you read, you could be missing out. Independently published authors are the fastest growing segment of the book industry, and they are writing stories and self help books and nonfiction about every topic you could possible think of.
1. The Variety Is Endless.
The variety of books is endless. Independently published books now make up about 30 percent of the total market, and indie authors are writing everything. If you want an LGBT book set in space, there’s an indie author that wrote it. If you want a vampire romance set in the 1800s, there’s a indie author that wrote it. If you want a space nightmare, it’s out there. If you want a fetish book about worm sex, some independently published author is or has wrote it.
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How many books do you read a year? According to Statista, 9% of individuals read up to 3 books each year. Thirteen percent of individuals read up to 5 books per year. Twenty percent of individuals read up to 10 books per year, and 17 percent of individuals read up to 15 books per year. This means that 59% of the population reads books and 41 percent of people either read more than 15 books per year or 0 books per year. The truth of the matter is that everyone should read more fiction books because they will stimulate your brain, improve your creativity and expand your critical thinking skills. You may even be warding off dementia.
1 . You’ll Expand Your Vocabulary
Reading fiction can help you expand your vocabulary faster than reading a dictionary or thesaurus, and it will give you the ability to use the new words. This is because fiction writers often strive to use the most accurate word available to describe a scene, character emotion or action. Some new words I’ve run across while reading fiction include maudlin, abominable, repugnant, unprepossessing and nefarious. If you know what these words mean, that’s fantastic, you can learn even more. If you have never heard of or used these words, you can learn the definitions of these, use them and learn the definitions and uses of even more words.
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Romance and Erotica: How Do They Compare?
The genres of Romance and erotica are similar, but also very different. Romance tends to have a plot that centers around a relationship. Erotica may or may not have a plot, depending on the author. There's a subgenre called romantic erotica, which contains the same plots as a traditional romance book but the sex scenes are explicit as if it were an erotica book.
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About to lose his home to foreclosure and unable to pay mounting bills, unemployed nurse William Wilson applies for a fertility specialist position with Elite Surrogates and Adoption (ESA) that seems too good to be true. Not only is he not expected to explain the reasons he left his previous hospital position after twenty years, he is offered above-average hourly pay and an extravagant sign on bonus. Both are explained during Wilson’s nontraditional employment interview with HR Manager Sadie Jones, where he is asked to prove that his sexual abilities are up to par with ESA's standards. The author's description of Wilson's first encounter with Sadie will leave the reader wanting more. Sadie's apparent experience with testing potential fertility specialists and Wilson's willingness to do anything it takes to secure employment with ESA suggest that their initial chemistry will continue to build as the story unfolds.
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People are always looking to arouse their desires. One of the ways that has become popular is the literary genre paranormal erotica. The genre is filled with magic, cursed people, and romance. This is the genre of someone who wants to see romance happen where science fails to explain what is happening. Another way that people are drawn in is when authors have a new take on old legends. All of this accounts for a popularity that has kept mythology alive and writers still delving into the myriad of possibilities. One simply has to pick up a Laurel K. Hamilton novel to see how far someone can go.
Erotica and Romance
Erotica goes beyond romance in several ways. In a romance, love is what carries the story forward. Yes there can be sex, but that is out of the love between the protagonist and there significant other. In erotica, sexual situations spur the movement. In Laurel K. Hamilton books, her heroines save their world by having sex for various reasons. The characters may fall in love, but the sexual component is what drives the book going forward. Love may get discussion time, but it is not the reason for saving the world.
Romance and the Paranormal Appeal
Mainstream romance has helped many people to become interested in vampires. Magic has been talked about since the dawn of time. Incorporating such topics into sexual desires is not new. Erotica is more than just literature and art helps make it more real. Many people enjoy artwork that incorporates the paranormal. Artists like Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell have had long careers on creating the fantastical. Many of their pictures use examples of when science is not involved with the fun. That is why many books of the genre finds artists that can match the pure titillation of the subject of the book.
Paranormal erotica has many avenues to express itself. Someone can get their first taste when studying mythology from several areas of the world. The continuation is most likely not going to be studied in class, but still has a draw in the modern world.