I’m so flattered so many people are willing to buy my books without reading descriptions, but please, PLEASE don’t do that. I’m in the process of creating sweet, clean reads of my classic books, and I make it clear in the book description every time I publish one of these, so you don’t accidentally purchase a title twice. Although The MacKinnon’s Bride and Page are FREE at the moment, and I don’t worry as much about these, I do still get incensed 1-Star reviews from readers who had to “buy” these titles twice. Not only does it make me feel bad, considering I’m doing this for you, it makes me feel bad for you as well, and it does make me reconsider the wisdom in creating these new editions.
So why am I revising these books?
Throughout the years, the one thing some fans have lamented was the strong language present in the original editions of my legacy books. Some readers also preferred not to read explicit love scenes, which are a signature of the period in which the originals were written. Also, keeping in mind that I didn’t want my own daughter to read my books until she turned 18, I remain sensitive to readers who wanted to experience my historical romances without compromising their personal values.
Bottom line: If you’ve already read The MacKinnon’s Bride (or any of my legacy books), the story itself will remain unchanged. However, if you always wanted to buy a copy to share with your daughter or your niece, now you can. As long as you’re asking for them, I’ll be adding new versions of all my classical romances in this new “Sweet” genre, so that readers can enjoy all my legacy books, no matter what your reading preference. But I will ALWAYS label these very clearly, so please, please, be sure to read the description on all new books.
But if the titles are different, how can you tell these apart?
First and most important, while the title is different, the character names are not different. Also, in the description for each and every one of these titles, you’ll see in the very first line, in bold print, something like this: “Page” is the SWEET/CLEAN edition of “The MacKinnon’s Bride” by Tanya Anne Crosby –revised by a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter. Also, for branding purposes, since my daughter Alaina does alter the voice slightly to fit a younger market, I have added her name to the byline and to the cover. You should be able to spot these Sweet, Clean reads very easily.
I so much appreciate that I have so many readers who will click the buy button without reading the descriptions. I love you guys for trusting my storytelling so much that you don’t feel you need to know the nitty gritty details, but please, please do read the descriptions so you don’t find yourself purchasing a second copy of a book you’ve already read.
If you have any suggestions at all about how to make this even clearer, I’d love to hear it.