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Amazon Keywords for Romance & Erotica Authors

Amazon Keywords for Romance & Erotica Authors

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Raise your hand if you despise keyword research…

Join the club, my friend! But have no fear, not only have I researched over 830 broad keywords for you, but I’ve listed all 80,000+ of their results right here in this book!

Inside you will:

  • have access to over 830 broad keywords that span the full length of the romance and erotica genres including: christian, contemporary, multicultural, mystery and suspense, new adult, paranormal and many more!
  • overcome the doubt in your keyword choices and discover the best way to fill your seven keyword boxes to ensure your book is placed in as many search results as possible.

What took months of researching can now be yours in seconds.

Satisfy your dreams of being the next Marie Force, Alexa Riley or other big name indie author by nailing down the elusive and all important keywords.





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Thinking Like A Romance Writer: The Sensual Writer’s Sourcebook of Words and Phrases

Thinking Like A Romance Writer: The Sensual Writer’s Sourcebook of Words and Phrases

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“This invaluable resource is a must have for any aspiring romance writer!”

In the world of romance writing, one of the most important components in an author’s repertoire is their use of descriptive words and phrases. This aspect of romance writing is so often neglected, usually with disastrous results; a novel that reads like a badly written script.

Fortunately, there’s now a way for any writer, regardless of their experience, to get a huge head-start writing in this profitable genre. It’s a secret resource that romance writers don’t want you to know about!

Dahlia Evans has compiled a romance writing thesaurus unlike anything ever published. This reference book is filled to the brim with words and phrases gathered from hundreds of bestselling romance novels. Using this book you will be able to describe intimate encounters of every kind without breaking a sweat.

Inside You’ll Discover:

# 8,500 words and phrases sorted into 37 categories.
# Thousands of words you can use to describe each part of the body.
# Words that describe each of the five senses; taste, touch, sight, sound, smell.
# Words to describe feelings and emotions.
# Words that describe facial expressions.
# Hundreds of words to describe intimacy.

‘Thinking Like A Romance Writer’ is the culmination of hundreds of hours of research and is a book destined to become a classic in the field of romance writing instruction.



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Romance Tropes and Hooks (Romance Writers’ Bookshelf Book 1)

Romance Tropes and Hooks (Romance Writers’ Bookshelf Book 1)

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Over 500 tropes and hooks to plot your next bestselling romance



Are you full of excitement at the idea of plotting a new story?
But what if you’re unsure where to start!

Have publishers and editors told you to start with the tropes and hooks?
But what if you’re not sure exactly what these are!

Where can I find a handy collection of tropes and hooks to be my go-to resource?

Romance Tropes and Hooks is exactly that go-to resource. It’s a valuable writing tool that every romance writer needs in her craft library for generating fresh story ideas.

Romance Tropes and Hooks will give you the inspiration to start crafting stories your readers will love with its extensive collection of over 500 tropes and hooks. Each has a description, and some include examples and variations.

Ask any romance reader what her favourite type of story is and she will no doubt be describing the tropes and hooks used in the story. Her preference may be for enemies-to-lovers stories, reunion romances, alpha heroes, vampires, arranged marriages, house parties or stories about Christmas.

A trope is a recurring plot device used to create stories that are familiar to readers. For example – enemies-to-lovers, reunion romances and arranged marriages.

A hook, on the other hand, is an element of the story intended to draw the reader in based on her story preferences. For example – alpha hero, vampire, house party and Christmas.

Because these story devices are the foundation of romance books, writers have the challenging task of using them in fresh ways, otherwise their story will simply become clichéd.

And so it is that an author’s skill is proven by her ability to take these classic tropes and hooks, and turn them into a story that is both fun and original.




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Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books) (Volume 1)

Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books) (Volume 1)

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What makes a romance novel a romance? How do you write a kissing book?

Writing a well-structured romance isn’t the same as writing any other genre–something the popular novel and screenwriting guides don’t address. The romance arc is made up of its own story beats, and the external plot and theme need to be braided to the romance arc–not the other way around.

Told in conversational (and often irreverent) prose, Romancing the Beat can be read like you are sitting down to coffee with romance editor and author Gwen Hayes while she explains story structure. The way she does with her clients. Some of whom are regular inhabitants of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

Romancing the Beat is a recipe, not a rigid system. The beats don’t care if you plot or outline before you write, or if you pants your way through the drafts and do a “beat check” when you’re revising. Pantsers and plotters are both welcome. So sit down, grab a cuppa, and let’s talk about kissing books.

For free Scrivener template and plotting printables to use with the book, please visit the author’s website: gwenhayes.com/free-stuff



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Writing the Romance Novel: Crafting a Love Story that Sells

Writing the Romance Novel: Crafting a Love Story that Sells

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“The one book no serious romance author should be without” – Dubuque Telegraph-Herald

Award-winning romance novelist Leigh Michaels walks you through each stage of the writing and publishing process. From the origins and evolution of the romance novel to establishing a vital story framework to writing that last line to seeking out appropriate publishers, everything you ever wanted to know about writing a romance novel is here – in “the definitive guide to writing the romance novel.”

Includes a new chapter on independent publishing.

A version of this book was published by Writers Digest Books under the title On Writing Romance.

Leigh Michaels is the author of 100 books, including Regency-period historical romance, contemporary romance novels, and non-fiction books including Writing the Romance Novel, On Writing Romance, and Writing Between the Sexes.
Six of her books have been finalists in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest for best traditional romance of the year, and she has won two Reviewers’ Choice awards from Romantic Times (RT Book Review) magazine. More than 35 million copies of her books have been published in 25 languages and 120 countries around the world. She has been published by Harlequin, Mills & Boon, Sourcebooks, Montlake Romance, and Arcadia Publishing, and has independently published her own work. She teaches romance writing at Gotham Writers Workshop: //www.writingclasses.com




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