|My first published book -- Now revised and updated with a new cover|
I sold my first book in 1991. Back then, I was aiming for a sexier line to release it so there are more love scenes and "romantic" content than the books I write now. I call it sweet erotica. Still, at its core, it's a love story. When I first developed it into an ebook two years ago, I published it as it was originally written. Recently, since I'm developing my novels into audiobooks, I decided to revise and update it.
Updating involves more than adding cell phones, though the lack of them was a huge part of some plots back then. Updating includes editing out old cliches and dated references to what were then current pop figures. For me a huge element was whether or not I should reduce the romantic content and the length of the love scenes. At the end of the day, I cut some of it but I didn't want to tamper with the innate nature of the book.
When I developed a cover for the original ebook, I chose a symbolic one. With the edited version, I wanted the nature of the novel to be clear to readers. This is a sexy book, but the baby and the family elements give it a sweet flavor.
My revised and updated version kept the essence of a plot that deals with the hero aiding the heroine in giving birth. That miracle forms a bond between them. Their romance revolves around that bond, as well as the conflicts that could tear them apart.
I consider A MAN WORTH LOVING a classic romance and I hope you do, too.
©2013 Karen Rose Smith
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