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Initial post: Jun 11, 2012 5:26:42 PM PDT
Bitchie says:
I searched through the forum, I saw a couple similar threads, but they were all at least a couple of years old, so I'm starting fresh.

I've been reading book 2 of the Between the Lines series by Tammara Webber, and liking the Graham parts, so I wanted more like this. Alternating POVs or even full out told from her hero POV.

Contemps, PNR, or YA preferred, and I want the guy to be really in love.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 5:43:05 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2012 5:43:41 PM PDT
SheReadsALot says:
Perfect Chemistry has alternating POV's

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 5:55:32 PM PDT
Bitchie says:
Oh thanks I have that one on my Kindle already! Is the whole series alternating POV?

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 6:05:26 PM PDT
SheReadsALot says:
I only read the first book, so I can't be too sure. The story's not too bad.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 6:36:41 PM PDT
Sandra H says:
The Bro-Magnet (A Nice Guy Romance Novel) pretty cute-you could easily see it being made into a rom-com.
Point of Retreat (Volume 2) sequel to Slammed

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 8:10:12 PM PDT
Bitchie says:
Point of Retreat was great, I'll check out bro-magnet.

Come on folks, any more?

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 9:26:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2012 9:28:15 PM PDT
read4fun says:
Fragile H POV
What A Boy Wants H POV
The Vincent Boys h/H POV
The Vincent Brothers (The Vincent Boys) h/H POV
Almost h/H POV
Going Under h/H POV
Sophie & Carter h/H POV
On the Island h/H POV
They all have HEA

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 11:04:55 AM PDT
Ok, seriously - what is with B&N?! I looked up What a Boy Wants and The Bro-Magnet, and, as usual - they are not sold anywhere on B&N. I love my Nook but am so tired of books recommended here that are not even available on B&N! Sometimes there are freebies on Amazon that cost $ on B&N - I get that - but when the book is not even in their system, then I'm ready to just pitch the Nook! Anyone know what is the deal?!!

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 11:16:19 AM PDT
Bitchie says:
I don't buy from B&N so I couldn't tell you.

I found another that has kind of alternating male and female POV, and it was really good: Her Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye. She's the one that wrote Hearts in Darkness a while back that so many of us loved. I don't think I liked this one quite as much, but it was really good, and now I'm off to read more of her stuff.

I so love getting glimpses into the man's head, knowing how he's thinking and feeling.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 2:19:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2012 2:20:23 PM PDT
Authors who've decided to be part of Amazon's KDP program for self-pubs have to agree to exclusivity for any book they make part of the program (one of the perks is being able to make books free for a few days every several months which is why there are so many self pub freebies now). There are also other exclusive e-book contracts with Amazon's publishing branch that call for exclusivity. For awhile there weren't any Medallion Press e-books on Amazon because they were pulled along with all IPG titles after a contract dispute with Amazon.

I just found out The Book Depository (recently bought by Amazon) is no longer going to be selling e-books because it's too much hassle with too many formats (uh-huh - nothing to do with them selling non Amazon formats) and after a certain date you won't be able to download or re-download e-books you bought.

E-books have become more than a format war it's become a content war.

Google "apprentice alf" add those plug-ins to Calibre - and free up your e-books so they can be converted to any format and read on any device.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 2:35:06 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2012 2:38:05 PM PDT
Anne Hine says:
Hi, I'm coming in cold - never participated on a forum before - would love some thoughts on this subject, I'm writing a contemporary romance right now and hope to have almost all from H POV - just a little worried - do you find it can trip up your reading if hero starts acting a little "out of gender"? I'm nervous about putting myself inside a guys mind - can I actually portray how a guy thinks? I usually do both POV's but this time want to concentrate on the male
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 2:40:05 PM PDT
Bitchie says:
I think you just have to know your characters, and stay true to them. If you have a hard, alpha male suddenly sobbing all the time, that won't feel true tot he character.

I also think some authors get into opposite POVs better than others. Look at all the m/m romances- the biggest majority of them are written by women. While some of them, the guys do seem overly sappy, and at times girly, there are just as many where the men always seem manly and true to who they are. So I can't really say if YOU can portray how a guy thinks, you just have to try it out, then have someone else (someone not afraid to be honest with you) tell if you got it right.
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