Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) September 3, 2004
The members of the Dark Romance Novel Group will release their first Dark Romance Anthology, called The Abyss, November 15, 2004.
Nancy Fulton, founder of the group, says "As authors, our sales figures tell us there is a huge appetite for romance novels with more serious themes. We know many readers just can't find the kind of romances they want to read in the bookstore because large print publishers can't afford to take a chance on heavier books. We know this anthology will help readers find the writers they are looking for."
Many leading ebooks authors have contributed stories for the anthology including Brenna Lyons who has published more than fifty romance novels through a half dozen royalty paying electronic publishers. Brenna says "Not every hero is sweet and cuddly. Women aren't always attracted to the good boy. Sometimes, the most poignant love is a doomed love. Sometimes, there is no happily ever after. And, sometimes the story isn't really compelling unless it all goes wrong."
Andreya Stuart, author of six dark romances, says "Its not about writing grim romances. Its just about having the freedom to tell a story like Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights in a modern way."
Rob Preece, an innovative electronic publisher and self-published author says "I write the books that I need to write. Some day, one of those books might be one that fits with what New York is looking for--or not. I know from my mail that there are a lot of readers out there who like what I write."
Charlotte Boyett-Compo, author of more than a dozen published popular dark romances and with fans numbering in the thousands says, "I don't care for light and fluffy, boring and frilly romances. I want a hero with a bite to him and a heroine who has better sense than to get her shapely ___ into trouble at the drop of a hat or propagate The Big Misunderstanding. I want a villian who isn't always what he/she seems and I want themes that are not cookie-cutter, cut-and-dried pregnant cowboy tomes that make me want to fling the book against the wall."
Nancy Fulton goes on to say, "Some of the best work a writer does can be found in their short stories. Unlike books, short stories often spring into the writers head all at once, demanding to be written. There isn't much of a paying market for short stories, so these works are created almost exclusively to record the kind of waking dream many authors have from time to time. These pieces are crisp, clear, concise and the best possible calling card for a writer's work."
The first Dark Romance Anthology, called the Abyss, will be available in November through bookstores worldwide and on Amazon. Contributions for the work come exclusively from the 100+ members of the Dark Romance Novel Group. Information about the group and links to its writers can be found at http://www.Dark-Romance.com
For additional information or to prepurchase a copy of the book visit http://www.Dark-Romance.com
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