We have a cover!

We have the final cover art for the chick lit romance coming out on December 20th. It’s going out today for some pre-publication reviews. I’m really excited for this book! It’s sassy and fun.

 

 

Do Men Read?

Okay, that’s not really a fair question.

I know that men read. I listen to the Sword and Laser podcast and hear both men and women talking about science fiction and fantasy they’ve enjoyed.

But do men read love stories? And, if so, do they read them for the same reasons women do?

The reason I ask is that this company was started with the plan to accept and publish books with romantic heroes that women would find very appealing. However, we’ve received more than one inquiry from a man who has written a book focused on making an appealing heroine, a woman that they find sexy.

We’re not sure whether to expand into accepting these works.

I’ve always heard that men are more visual and more interested in video than in reading. I’ve been told that women read romance for the fantasy of it, to dream of men beyond the realm of the possible, but that men watch things to get the same effect.

Would men be interested in books catered to them with female love interests designed to be particularly appealing to men?

Would lesbians be interested in books with heterosexual relationships, but with female love interests who are played up more?

It’s difficult to explain what I mean by this! What difference does it make?

In most of the books we have, the point of view is mostly the woman’s as she looks for or is suddenly mixed up in love. The heroines are women we can relate to and their love interests are men that we wish we were dating.

What I’m looking at doing is acquiring books that are still love stories but from a more masculine point of view where it is the female who is a little…shinier than real life.

So, pipe up, men! Is this something you would like to see? Please let me know in comments, by email, on FB. Anywhere!

Get a free ebook in October

UPDATE: The new version of (W)hole is now available!

 

We are very excited to be re-releasing Ruth Madison’s seminal work, (W)hole, in October of 2012. It’s getting a new cover and professional proofreading, but it’s also being rewritten to include more of the story from Stewart’s point of view. It’s going to really enhance the reading experience!

Because many people have already bought the book, we decided to do a giveaway of the new version.

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