Perhaps this rant is a by-product of paying more attention to online markets, or maybe I've just been fat napped by a bunch of aliens and am now paranoid about everything.... Nope, definitely... probably the first one, but I seem to be seeing a lot of ads online for e-books that frankly just look terrible. Now, let me just say if you've written one of these books I apologize now, I don't really mean to offend anyone, but this phenomenon is really bugging me, and in no way shape, or form do I think your book (which I've probably never read) is terrible.
You're probably wondering right now why I'm perplexed at seeing terrible sounding books adverted all over the world wide web right? I mean it's definitely not a new thing. So why is it bugging me?
Well, we all know that writing tends to trend for what's hot at a given time, or what's not. But lately, my feed seems to be overly clogged with titles that seem to point to mythical creatures like dragons, shifters, vampires, all being alphas and all hunting for a mate. I'm seriously beginning to wonder when I'll see a title involving an alpha zombie, maybe they could call it, A Bone to Pick. It would be a cheesy as hell cover to, and still probably sound more appealing to me than a werewolf biker whose a misunderstood bad boy that just needs his mate.
Don't get me wrong, I love a good supernatural tale, or even one involving the before mentioned vampires, zombies, werewolves, or dragons, but it's getting to be a bit too cheesy or maybe just formulaic for my tastes. I think I'll just have to get lost in some Neil Gaiman for a bit.
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