Ahem… now that I have your attention, let me tell you first and foremost that I have shamelessly tricked you to get you onto my blog today. That tactic is called a “bait and switch” for those who don’t know, and it’s all part of the social experiment. Yes, it’s a known psychological fact that certain words and phrases trigger automatic reactions in humans. I know. I studied psychology for a few years.
Throughout the month of March, I’m going to be conducting two experiments, which means the purpose of this post is twofold.
FIRST – I’m going to track which of my posts get more hits – the ones with raunchy, quirky titles, or the ones with normal, intelligent titles.
SECOND – For those of you that hang around and read this far, I’m offering a choice regarding romantic fiction. I recently had two books release within days of each other. One was contemporary romance. The other was paranormal romance. I want to see which one sells better.
So to you, my readers, I present said choice. I want you to do two things now. First, I want you to choose one of the books below and buy it. Then after you read it, I’d like you to come back and leave me a comment telling me which one you chose and why. If you’re willing, I’d also like for you to tell me what you liked and didn’t like about the book. If you choose to buy and read both, PLEASE come back and tell me which one you liked better and why.
Anyone who participates will be entered into a drawing (details to come!) at the end of March.
The point of this experiment? To see which of the romance subgenres has a bigger following. So, ladies and gentlemen…
MAKE YOUR CHOICE:
Something In the Air
Purple Sword Publications
Release Date: February 6, 2013
Kelly Ray Patrick is a sweet, southern girl who has never been lucky, either in finances or in love. But as the recent co-recipient of a lottery jackpot, she and her friends have set out on a Valentines-themed singles cruise in the hope of relaxing and meeting Mr. Right. Only, to Kelly Ray’s surprise, Mr. Right appears to be her best friend, Dominic James. Nic appears to be feeling the effects of the trip as well, and has discovered his own interest in Kelly Ray.
The only thing stopping them: their friend, Trevor, who has been carrying a torch for Kelly Ray since they were all kids. Will respect for that friendship be enough to stem the budding relationship, or will they throw caution to the wind and indulge in their desires?
Unemployed museum curator Lily Redway responds to an advertisement in the newspaper, thinking she is applying for a job. On the other side of that small, black-and-white box awaits two things: a fantasy world come to life, and a man named Rowan Keir.
Rowan is a man with many secrets. He is a shape-shifter, a descendent of old world mythology, and the guardian of a rare and valuable Nordic artifact. He is also being hunted by the god Loki and has spent the last six-hundred years outsmarting and outrunning him.
With the fury of Asgard on Rowan’s trail, Lily finds herself caught up in a real-life fantasy story, a love triangle, and an ages-old war that pitches her into a different world and one very hard truth:
All is fair in love and war.