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Most of my books buying comes from social media. I don’t have the luxury of book stores with lots of English language titles and I was an early fan of the e-reader. I still have my first Amazon kindle; I now use kindle for my iPad. I decided to talk about two authors whose books that I discovered in my early years of indie reading from social media.
R. Lee Smith writes futuristic/SF/alien romances that are truly unique. For starters, her aliens are really alien. Insectoid, reptilian, night creatures. Despite this, R. Lee Smith manages to give them real depth and character. She writes books about telepaths and zombies too. I was captivated by the books because they were so different and not the sort of thing I’d even read from a mainstream publishing house.
Pepper Pace writes multicultural, IR, contemporary romances. There are always challenges for romance books with black female leads in mainstream publishing, but a lot of writers seem to have really thrived in indie and e-pub. Pepper Pace stood out to me because her characters are unconventional-homeless people, survivors of the Rwandan genocide; people living with disabilities. And she tackles also of issues most wouldn’t in a romance. And she tends to have working class characters too (rather than lawyers, billionaires etc. etc. )