Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Blogging A to Z - Y is for Younger Readers

Y is for Younger Readers

I'm using the letter "Y" to announce that I'm revamping my vampire series - The Night Roamers - and offering it to younger readers. In all honestly, it was mainly written for ages seventeen and older, because of the language, violence, and steamy romance scenes. I'd even put a disclosure in the book descriptions, warning that all four books were meant for older readers. Now, we're not talking about erotica, just scenes that I wouldn't feel comfortable letting my own daughter read, who is almost thirteen. I just wouldn't.

Well, after receiving several emails from readers (many of them thirteen!) telling me how much they've enjoyed the Night Roamers, I've decided to create a censored version of the series and offer it to tweens and young adults (I will still keep my original as well).

 I will be removing anything that couldn't be shown on the Disney Channel, and releasing it within the next couple of months.  I will leave in words that many teens do use like "Crap, butthead, heck,"  to make it believable. But, I think I'll be able to sleep better at night knowing that the series can still be enjoyed by younger readers without the adult content. Anyway, here is the cover for my censored version (also less provocative than my current).  Coming soon!

6 comments:

  1. This is a great idea of how to get double play out of a book! You can even skew younger if you have a story that younger kids might like without the questionable content.

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  2. That's a great idea and much appreciated - esp. to a mom of young teens and tweens. :) Visiting from A to Z. http://iamclothedwithjoy.com/2014/04/29/yuck-ocupado/

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  3. I am also a mother to a 12 year old... and when I started getting emails from 7th graders telling me how much they enjoyed the book, I had to do a face-palm..lol... I have always put a warning on the description ... but sometimes I think it draws in the younger ones because of it.

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  4. Of course you know how that is... they may still be attracted to the "racier" version and not the "kid" version....

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