By: Sara Miller
If you are lucky over the course of your life you could describe your journey as fitting into many different book genres. I think this is one of the reasons there are so many genres and sub genres there has to be something for everyone in different walks of life. For example over the last 10 years of my life things have went from college age new adult, to Military Romance to a MC romance to rebuilding life after a relationship fails due to cheating to finding love again in a country setting to a medical tear jerker Yes, I have lived through more than probably my fair share of genres (I will tell you my life is far from boring!)
They say a reader isn't content with just one life when we experience thousands within the pages of the books and characters that we love. Nowhere to my knowledge is this quite as prevalent than in the Indie world. These books have a realness in their words and situations because the authors take from their experiences and put in thoughts and recommendations from their readers. I can't tell you how many times a day where I see a post asking for help naming a character or asking for input on how a situation sounds best, readers have the power to live forever through an author's words and we wield this power in so many ways.
Its a very symbotic relationship -- a lot of indie authors begin with a story in their heart and a dream to change their genre in life (most authors have a day job, families and other commitments to keep up with before working on their passion projects) then they take that leap of faith and hit publish then things are in our hands! Through word of mouth and reviews we can help them live their dream and perhaps change their life completely. I changed my genre yet again almost a year ago and achieved my dream of beginning my own book blog almost a year ago so I could shout from the rooftops (or my Wordpress app!) About the books I love and the amazing people behind them. They are Mothers and Wives, Single women who are taking the world by storm, men who have braved the world of romance to give us a new voice. All of these people who are committed to living the dream of genre hopping in their own lives. I yearn to take the road less traveled, I support Indie authors. (You can too!) Get out there, read a book, spread the word, message the author, get involved with a blog! The possibilities are endless and the power is ours to change our genre in life and someone else's with our words.
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book"
-Melannie S for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
For The Love of Hockey | January 2016
The Price of Love | 2017