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Subject: erotic romance
Date Posted: 7/24/2009 11:39 AM ET
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I just got into reading erotic romance.  It seems there a shortage on exotic romance in this website.  I even tried buying on Ebay but the final bidding is a little to high for a used book.  After about a week of bididng, I finally won "Forbidden Pleasure" (Yeah!) but don't feel like paying $12 w/shipping for a book that I will only read once.

Why is there a shortage on erotic romance?  Does the publishers only published limited amount? 

 

edit: misspelled and how can I delete this post?



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Date Posted: 7/24/2009 11:44 AM ET
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oppies,, didnt know there's a post already about exotic romance....

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 11:45 AM ET
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I'm guessing that you mean erotic romance - not exotic - since Forbidden Pleasure by Lora Leigh is erotic romance.

The problem is that you aren't the only one into reading erotic romance.  It's a very popular genre right now, which is one of the reasons that almost all erotic romance books are wishlisted on PBS.   Another reason is that most of these books are trade size - and therefore cost more up front to buy.

And yes, there are already several posts on this subject which may give you some tips on finding erotic romance books.



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Date Posted: 7/24/2009 11:53 AM ET
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Thanks Lynn, for pointing out the correct word for it.  I always thought it was "EXOTIC" hehe   

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 12:35 PM ET
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The other reason is many of us buy ebooks off the publisher's websites and they can't be swapped.  It's cheaper and you don't need an e-reader because most formats available include Acrobat, and that reader is free.  Several websites even let you go back in and reload the books months after purchase and allow you to choose the format after purchase and even permits downloading mutiple formats.  Others have 5 day limits on down load rights and limit the format to just the one you choose prior to purchase.

Ellora's Cave is at  www.ellorascave.com  Releases on Tuesday, Weds, and Fri

Samhain is at  www.mybookstoreandmore.com New releases Tues or Weds with occasional 1 books new listing on any day, they also have many non-erotic titles

Loose Id is at  www.loose-id.com    New releases mostly on Tues

Siren is at  www.bookstrand.com  New releases Tues and randomly

New Concepts is at www.newconceptspublishing.com  New releases mostly once a week, but not every week, on Tues or Weds.

Cobblestone (mostly short stories and novellas) is at    www.cobblestone-press.com  New releases on Tues and random

Phaze books can be found at  www.phaze.com   I'm new to Phaze so I don't know much about them.

There are many others, including traditional print publishers, but all of their stuff is better bought in print IMHO and I don't buy from their sites. 

The e-publishers almost all release titles every week.  Print books are usually 6 months behind the e-book.  Not all titles go to print.  Novellas and short novels are the most common formats and frankly short ones are overpriced.  Siren is the only one that gives actual word count, the other just rather broad ranges.  To put things in perspective, a typical novel would be 80,100.000 words (250-400 pages depending on typeface and print size).  Long books are called Plus Novels and the would be the thicker 500+ pages or less in trade paperback size - the over size books.  Samhain has the best website and Ellora's Cave is second.  Siren's is bland but totally accepable, their download policy excellent and I love that they include word counts and info on the types of sex so I can chose what suits my preferences.

I mostly read the ebooks on my laptop, which beats buying yet another $500 elecronic devive with dedicated formats - or the bizarre 'dekindle' actions wher Amazon can erase your books.  I also buy PDF.  I work with it all the time so I'm very comfortable with it.  Other Adobe Digital Reader or Mobi-Books.  I tried several free e-reader software downloads and hated them.  Yes, they felt more like books, but I didn't like how they operated.  But again, I work in Acrobat Pro, so I know the software.

Hope this helps!

 



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Date Posted: 7/24/2009 12:41 PM ET
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Buy the way, I routinely review erotic romance, mainstream romance, and mystery and action thrillers on my blog.  The link is below in my signature.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 12:56 PM ET
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There is also the issue that alot of bookstores won't carry the books.  Silly but true.  So folks have to order on line. 

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:22 PM ET
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I know my local used book store doesn't stock erotic romance.  She won't even put Blaze books on her shelf.  I know because after my last garage sale, I took in a box of Blaze books that didn't sell and she said she'd be happy to recycle them but she didn't sell books like that at her store.

Anyway, my point (I think I had one lol) was that maybe there aren't a lot getting posted because they are harder to find without buying new.  I know I post a lot of books I find at thrift stores and UBS and library sales and this genre is not one I come across at those places very often.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:40 PM ET
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Jena, I checked your wl to see if I could help you out, but you only have one book on there!

Start adding books girlfriend, you can have 200 on there:)

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:44 PM ET
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I saw that too Janet.  She needs some serious construction.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:49 PM ET
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Janet,

I dont have any point and thought it would be useless if the book is available and I wont be able to get it.  Plus, I havent read this website rules/restriction and not active enough to know how everything works.

Ok,, I am going to add more in my wishlist today... ;)

 

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:51 PM ET
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I need to remove "forbidden Pleasure" from my wishlist.  I end up buying the book from ebay.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 2:30 PM ET
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a lot of ERs are in trade paperback which have a smaller print run than a mass market paperback. there are people who balk at buying trade paperbacks since they are about twice the price of a mass market for a 300 page bk

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 3:55 PM ET
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I find the WL lines move pretty quick for the erotica books.  So load up your WL. You can always remove a book if you find it somewhere else but in the meantime you will be moving up the line.

Check out the games forum.  There are a lot of games that revolve around WL erotica books.  Also hang out on the forums. A lot of us will post directly other regular forum posters to help save on postage because we like eachother. Also when you post to a regular poster you know it'll get accepted and not go through several dead accounts first.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 5:01 PM ET
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i am knew to this, gotta read some more to see how this works.  I saw people talkin about this on an amazon.com discussion so thought I would try this out.

 

I am lookin for erotica books also.  i have a ton at home. seems to be a shortage on here.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 5:11 PM ET
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A lot of erotica readers join in the various games and swaps going on in the Games forum and save their erotica for that.  Or post to a buddy's WL directly.

Some do get posted into the system but they're usually snapped up pretty quick.  I was just browsing the front page and noticed that Come and Get Me by Alyssa Brooks was just posted and is available.  I posted an erotica book yesterday afternoon to my bookshelf.  Only copy in the PBS system, no WL for it, and it was requested off of my shelf within 4 hrs.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 7:44 PM ET
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Here's one.

Just now taking sign ups.

*Unconventional Erotica Swap X* - Taking Signups!
Created by: Cyn C. (Cyn-Sama) - RI

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:47 PM ET
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I just got word that the next round of the Erotica Virtual Box will be starting up on Monday so that's open for another day or two to sign up.

Date Posted: 7/25/2009 12:17 PM ET
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"The other reason is many of buy ebooks off the publisher's websites and they can't be swapped.  It's cheaper and you don't need an e-reader because most formats available include Acrobat, and that reader is free.  Several websites and even let you go back in and reload the books months after purchase and allow you to choose the format after purchase and even permits downloading mutiple formats.  Others have 5 day limits on down load rights and limit the format to just the one you choose prior to purchase." (reacherfan1909)

 

I have to agree with reacherfan1909 - I started ordering ebooks from the publisher's websites BEFORE I discovered PBS and it's been worth it.  Like her, I have them on my laptop rather than buying expensive electronic devices.  I've recently put some on my WL...just in case they're available ;-P!  Received a few in the past few weeks.  So I encourage you to add to your WL!

 

FYI - I went to B&N and Borders this week - they had a few eroticas on sale for $4!  I guess it would depend on location since the B&N closer to home hardly have any eroticas on their shelves - but the one closer to work had books by Jaci Burton, Joey W. Hill, Jasmine Hayes, Sasha White, just to name a few.  Some I've already read, so didn't bother to get.

 

Date Posted: 7/25/2009 1:37 PM ET
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Definitely put those you want on your WL! I've gotten 5 posted to me through the system in the last week or so. Not typical- but so nice when it happens! LOL

Date Posted: 7/25/2009 5:05 PM ET
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Books A Million carries a few. Look in the romance section, at the beginning or end of the shelves. They are always the ones that are Trade Size.... Got to love how those publishers help us get our fix, but charge us a buttload by making the books bigger than we need.....
Date Posted: 7/25/2009 5:17 PM ET
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I agree with people that said join swaps because I got SO many of WL books from there. Plus playing the game is fun since some of those ladies over there are REALLY funny.

One "negative" thing about the swaps is that you end up adding WAY more books to your WL because you discover so many new authors and books....LOL

Date Posted: 7/25/2009 5:35 PM ET
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Alibris (dot com) often has some priced in the $1.99 to $5.99 range. In addition to used books, they also have overstocks [remainders, returns, or 'hurts' (with bumps, folds, small tears)]. The alibris site is a little difficult to browse, which makes finding the the lower priced items very time consuming, but usually when I find one at a discounted price, the site recommends other similar titles/prices. If you buy directly from Alibris they have free shipping for orders of $49 or more and there are always coupons available.

Amazon and Barnes and Noble (dot com) sometimes have erotic romance titles by some of the more mainstream publishers in their bargain book section but they tend to sell out pretty quickly.

You can sometimes find good prices on Half ( dot com), especially if you can order more than one from the same seller and save on shipping.

Even Elloras cave (dot com) has sales. I spent entirely too much money on  a huge sale they had last December, but I still have a pile of books I haven't read yet.

 



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Date Posted: 7/25/2009 8:38 PM ET
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I have just recently got on the band wagon for erotica.  I have a UBS that I frequent quite often and they actually have a "porn" section!  But it is very small.  Some of the authors of erotica also write in other genres (romance, paranormal...) so they try to keep all of the books of an author together.  But I always check the "porn" section, just in case.  The UBS also says that they can't keep them in stock because they also do mailings.  It is becoming a big genre for them.

Date Posted: 7/29/2009 12:16 PM ET
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