Spotlight on Indie Romance: 2018 Round-up.

EG Manetti

It has been a great year for reading. So many wonderful romances in all sub-genres produced by Indie authors. For the last post of 2018, my selected favorites.

First up, my personal favorite: Science Fiction Romance (SFR). SFR comes in many flavors; military, settlers, cyborgs, alien-heroes, alien-villians, even alien-shifters. Carol Van Natta‘s Central Galactic Concordance series falls mostly into the military trope, but adds in a bit of cyborg, and in Pet Trade: A Central Galactic Concordance Novella, some settler-romance and a wonderful menagerie of genetically engineered pets. An injured veterinarian and a cyborg with unusual pets must join forces to save their town. It’s a deadly adventure—with pets—in the fringes of space.

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For those who enjoy more light-hearted romances, romantic comedy remains one of the most popular sub-genres.

In Bella Love‘s Outside the Lines, accountants…

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Romance that goes bump in the night

Featuring my Crescent City Arcana series and books by my fellow Otherworldly Romance Reads admins. 🙂 Thanks, E.G.!

EG Manetti

One of the most wonderful aspects of the independent publishing revolution are books that don’t fit the traditional publishing mold. Enjoy reading paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction? Want it mixed with romance, suspense, action, plot twists, and steamy times? Once, such genre mashups were about as common as unicorns. Today, there are so many options, it can be hard to choose. In honor of Halloween and all things that go bump in the night, here is a trio of indie published urban fantasy and paranormal romance authored by my friends Marie JohnstonRachel Chanticleer, and Veronica Del Rosa.

Another wonderful aspect of the indie revolution; free and cheap e-books.  The one’s in this trio range  from $0.0 to $3.99 (Less than a Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte).

Marie Johnston  pens steamy paranormal romance with a wicked bite because as all paranormal lovers know, a good vampire story never…

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Love Paranormal Romance, SciFi Romance, or Urban Fantasy?

If you're a fan of Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction Romance, or Urban Fantasy with romantic subplots, I'd like to invite you to join Otherworldly Romance Reads on Facebook! This shiny new readers' group was created by authors Veronica Del Rosa, E.G. Manetti, Marie Johnston, and myself as a haven for those who love sexy alphas, … Continue reading Love Paranormal Romance, SciFi Romance, or Urban Fantasy?

Remembering Favorite Books from Childhood #UpbeatAuthors

This week at Upbeat Authors, the theme is about reading and nostalgia. Specifically, recalling your favorite book or books as a child. I have a few I remember fondly, but the one that came to mind first was Birdsong Lullaby by Diane Stanley. Yes, I still have my copy! Diane Stanley wrote and illustrated this … Continue reading Remembering Favorite Books from Childhood #UpbeatAuthors

#amwriting #romance The Best of the Worst Sex Scene Writing Contest

This looks like so much fun!

The Craving Chronicles

DID YOU KNOW...Have you ever read a sex scene that was so awful, you were laughing on the floor? If your answer is yes, do you think you can write one that’s worse? We mean better. No, that’s not right. Cheesier. Funnier. That’s it!

Introducing our First Annual “Best” of the Worst Sex Scene Writing Contest.

RULES: This contest is open to published and non-published writers. We are looking for the most over the top, gratuitous sex scene you can possibly write. Make it moist, make it drip, make it cringe-worthy, make it juicy, and make us laugh. (Please keep your entry rated “R” or “NC-17”. We will accept raunchy and naughty, but not extreme or hardcore entries. )

Submit your 500-1000 word sex scene to today, the last day we will accept and post entries on our blog ( is 11/30/17. The entry with the most comments on…

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Simple Ways to Show Love #UpbeatAuthors

I was introduced to Upbeat Authors through Paranormal and Contemporary Romance author Rosanna Leo's posts, and I'm excited to be a part this group of supportive fellow writers. Each week, I'll be joining them with my own contributions based on the week's theme. This week's theme: Simple ways to show the important people in your life … Continue reading Simple Ways to Show Love #UpbeatAuthors