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In this day and age, in order to sell books, we authors have to take out ads. All those newsletters you subscribe to for free and discount books are paid for by authors who need to list their books. Amazon now charges authors to show our books to potential readers. Kobo also has an ad program. If B&N has a program I am unaware of it; they seem closer and closer to going out of business. I used to sell a few books per month on B&N, but now selling anything there is a rare occasion. All these ad requirements means authors make less money–or no money if they don’t do ads and don’t sell books!

When Fairy Bite is released, I will attempt to support sales with an Amazon ad. In order to do so, I need author names for books that are similar to Dragons of Wendal, DraginKin and Fairy Bite. This is where you come in. Those of you who have read Dragons of Wendal or DragonKin–please leave a comment telling me the names of any authors who write similar cozy fantasies! They can be cozy paranormal mysteries too or even romantic, cozy fantasies. Any book with the same “feel.” I need LOTS of authors–in the neighborhood of fifty or so. I have a list of about ten so far, but that won’t show the ad very often. More is better!

Thank you!!!

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Posted: March 11, 2017

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  1. Perhaps my feeling is not very exact but I get the feeling with the new Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews, Silver Hollow (Paranormal Cozy) by Leighann Dobbs, Magical Cures by Tonya Kappes

    Comment by Marisa — March 11, 2017 @ 1:38 pm

  2. Thank you–it doesn’t have to be exact! These are VERY helpful. Thank you for taking time to send me the suggestions!!!

    Comment by Maria — March 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

  3. Heather Webber/Heather Blake, E.J. Copperman, Bailey Cates, Molly McRae, Casey Daniels, Sofie Kelly, Juliet Blackwell, Nancy Atherton. Carolyn Hart has a series that features a ghost who solves crime. These are all more cozy mystery/paranormals. Of course, there’s always Jim Butcher, but he’s more hardcore.

    Comment by Dee/dragons3 — March 11, 2017 @ 5:49 pm

  4. Thanks Dee! Yeah, *maybe* Under Witch Moon could use Jim Butcher as a related genre, but probably not Dragons. He does use an odd sense of humor in the books, but I’d say they are more urban fantasy. Dragons doesn’t have that urban feel.

    Great list of authors to use! Thank you!

    Comment by Maria — March 11, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

  5. Intersting suggestions by others. I’ll have to think more. Yours are really the only fantasy books I read but then again I read mysteries that are also fantasies. I’ll go through my book list and get back to you. See the thing is Maria, in my mi d you are unique and nobody else writes like you. I’ll come up with some authors I enjoy as much as you. Have recently been reading Sarah Addison Allen and like her books as much as yours.

    Comment by Margaret — March 11, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

  6. Margaret, you’re such a sweetie! I do think there needs to be a ‘cozy fantasy’ category because that’s what this series is, but a lot of readers barely know that ‘cozy mystery’ is a category! There are cozy fantasy books out there, but they end up in categories such as cozy mysteries or just plain fantasy or romance. It’s been very difficult to find the audience for this series because the categories don’t allow it to fit neatly into one!

    Comment by Maria — March 11, 2017 @ 6:28 pm

  7. Forgot one author — Mercedes Lackey — some of her series are similar to yours — The Elemental Masters, although they may be closer to the Moon Shadows books, and the Twelve Kingdoms series. Not as much mystery as yours, but similar feel in fantasy.

    Comment by Dee/dragons3 — March 11, 2017 @ 6:59 pm

  8. I’m sure Jim Butcher’s fans don’t just read Jim Butcher type books. It wouldn’t hurt to add him to the list. Any kind of fantasy author will do. There’s always crossover.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — March 11, 2017 @ 7:23 pm

  9. Love Mercedes Lackey!

    Margaret, I have less faith in crossover reading these days, although you may be right. 🙂

    Comment by Maria — March 11, 2017 @ 7:27 pm

  10. I’m another Mercedes Lackey fan. Since there are few mainstream published authors that tickle whatever it is that her books do for me, I started looking at indies, among which I found your books.

    I agree with the others that your books are a bit of a genre unto themselves, here are other indy authors that, for me, anyway, hit the same spot:

    Megg Jensen (Cloud Prophet trilogy, Dragonlands series)
    Sabrina Flynn (Legends of Fysrta series)
    Christopher Bunn (Tormay trilogy)
    T. L. Shreffler (Cat’s Eye series)
    Moira Katson (Light & Shadow trilogy)

    This next one’s a little more contemporary fantasy, but I think it’s an OK fit:

    Christina Bauer (Angelbound series)

    Comment by Difflugia — March 13, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

  11. Difflugia–Thanks very much for those names! They will be critical for making this series work!

    Comment by Maria — March 13, 2017 @ 1:41 pm

  12. For no reason other than the categories in my head, Sally Berneathy is in the same category. It’s more tone than book category, but it also could be because I just saw her new book this afternoon. It may be a stretch, but she had a series with a dead beat husband who won’t leave even after he’s been dead for a while.

    Comment by Anonymous — March 13, 2017 @ 9:10 pm

  13. Added!!! Thank you!

    Comment by Maria — March 13, 2017 @ 9:16 pm

  14. okay, long ago I promised you a list; here goes (some of these are really stretching the “fantasy” bit but you can always toss out the ones you don’t want)
    Ellery Adams
    Madelyn Alt
    Donna Andrews
    Nancy Atherton
    Stephanie Barron
    Carrie Bebris
    Juliet Blackwell
    Heather Blake
    Stephanie Bond
    Lynn Cahoon
    Karen Cantwell
    Shirley Damsgaard
    Casey Daniels
    Melanie Jackson
    Darynda Jones
    Alice KIMBERLy
    Victoria Laurie
    Molly, MacRAE
    Shirley Rousseau Murphy
    Leigh Perry
    Michelle Scott
    Connie Shelton
    Shanna Swendson
    Mary Janice Davidson
    Jasper Fforde
    Susanna Kearsley
    Ashley L. Knight
    Angie Sage
    Sarah Addison Allen

    Stop you’re killing me has these listed in paranormal mystery category – there are heaps of them there – take your pick:
    http://stopyourekillingme.com/GenreCats/Paranormal.html

    Comment by Margaret — March 15, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

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