Paranormal Romance Lovers is one of the more popular paranormal romance-related websites online today. Since going live in early 2015, the site has enjoyed continued growth both in the number of page views and new visitors each month. The same also applies to The Paranormal Romance Lovers' Newsletter which has seen a signifcant subscriber increase month-after-month!
Paranormal Romance Lovers offers authors affordable and effective marketing opportunities which are listed below. All will reach your target audience: paranormal romance readers and fans!
Author Contests and Promotions (NEW!)
Submit your book for our Free eBooks page (NEW!)
Five Questions With... (NEW!)
PNR Deals newsletter
Featured New Release newsletter
Free Book of the Month Club (NEW!)
Book Review Service
Banner Ads on PNR Lovers
Be sure to check back here often because we will be rolling out more marketing opportunities periodically!
Author Contests and Promotions - Cost: Varies
A new service Paranormal Romance Lovers is offering authors is the opportunity to promote their contests and promotions to our dedicated audience and mailing list!
Authors have the option to choose to have their contest / giveaway / promotion promoted either on our web site in the form of a post or via a dedicated newsletter sent to our mailing list or both!
Authors Contests and Promotions Options
Post on Paranormal Romance Lovers option - $20 US
This option will give you the opportunity to have a post created and running on our website during the length of your promotion. This post will then be promoted via our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest) on the first day the promotion post goes live on our site.
It will continue to be promoted via our Twitter account twice a day during the length of your promotion. If your promotion runs longer then seven days, we will promote your giveaway / contest on our Facebook page again and then again every third day till your promotion ends.
The post will stay on our site till the end of your promotion. Once your promotion is over, it will be taken down.
This option costs $20 US
Newsletter Sent To Our Mailing List option - $15 US
With this option, we will create and send a newsletter dedicated to your contest / giveaway / promotion to our mailing list during your promotion on a date chosen by you. The information used in the newsletter will be the same information you enter on this form.
For every seven days your promotion runs, we will send out a newsletter. For example, if your promotion lasts for sixteen (16) days, then we will send out a newsletter dedicated to your promotion two times- once on the day you initially choose to have the newsletter goes out then seven days after that. If your promotion ends before the second set of seven days, then it will go out on the last day of your promotion.
This option costs $15 US
You also have the option to purchase both of the above options for $30US. Combining both will expose your contest / giveaway to an even bigger audience, increasing more traffic to your site. This can also help you add more new newsletter subscribers in addition to more participants in your promotion!
You can see an example of this new service by visiting Enter To Win Elianne Adams' Rising Darkness Giveaway! post on Paranormal Romance Lovers
You can submit your promotion's information using the link below:
Submit your book for our Free eBooks page - Cost: FREE!
One of our most popular pages on Paranormal Romance Lovers is our Free eBooks page! Authors know how important it is to entice a new reader to try one of their books. Giving away a free eBook (especially the first book of a series) is a very reliable way to not only do that but to also generate future sales!
Submitting your book is easy. If you have a permafree book or a book that you will have available for free for over fourteen (14) days and you want to have it available for download from our Free eBooks page, just email us the link(s) where visitors can download your book- that's it! We'll grab the cover and synopsis from your listing.
Email your links to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and please enter "Free eBook submission" in the Subject line. In the body of the email, please list the links to be used, if it is permafree or the day it will no longer be free.
Once your book is added, we will promote it now and in the future on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram).
Sorry but no links to a site where the visitor has to sign-up for a newsletter will not be accepted. The links have to go to an online retailer or to a page on your site if you are giving it away for free with no catches (we will be checking!).
Five Questions With...
Five questions With ... is a new feature at Paranormal Romance Lovers' where authors who have a new release coming out or have a new book that just came out within the last four weeks are sent the same five questions which pertain to their new release.
This is a great way to expand upon and promote your upcoming / new release to our dedicated audience. Each question will give the reader more information about the book, better informing their purchase decision. So this is your chance to really sell your new release to those who may be new to your work or on the fence about buying it.
The only rule we have is your new release has to be less than four weeks old. This interview feature is for your most recent release- not a book from a couple of years ago.
This is totally free to do. Every Five Questions With... interview will be posted on Paranormal Romance Lovers and promoted through our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram). Your new release will also be promoted in the interview with links to where people can pre-order or purchase your new release. The cover of your new release will also be featured in the interview.
If you're interested, just send an email to email@example.com with "Five Questions With interview request" in the subject line. In the body of the email, please include the following:
Your author name
Title of your new release to be discussed
The date it will be released
Links where it will be available for purchase
We will then send you the interview questions within the next 24 - 48 hours. Once we receive your answers, we will then create the post followed by sending you the link for it once it is posted on the site.
Thanks and we look forward to helping you market your new release even more!
Author Services is aimed at authors with a WordPress site / blog. Many authors use WordPress to run their site but not everyone knows how to properly setup a WordPress site or know which plugins to use or how to optimize their WordPress site for security, speed, SEO, and the list goes on.
This service features packages geared towards alleviating a lot of frustration and time for authors while improving and securing their WordPress site. Each package focuses on a certain aspect of a WordPress site such as security, SEO, site optimization, and such.
You can find out more about our Author Services on our Author Services page.
PNR Deals Newsletter -- Cost: $13US per submission
The PNR Deals Newsletter is open to Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Sci Fi Romance titles. Submitted titles can be any of the following:
A new release
Free for download without signing up for a newsletter
This newsletter will only go out on Fridays and will be a short newsletter focusing on the books being promoted with any advertisements being placed at the end of the newsletter. You can also include if your title is in the Kindle Unlimited program.
With this newsletter, you can book additional PNR Deals newsletters promoting the same title for only $6.00 for each additional newsletter using the same form!
Each submitted book will be heavily promoted via our social media channels which includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest on the day the newsletter goes out.
We will grab your cover from Amazon unless it is a box set. We request a flat version of your box set cover be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the email your author name and the name of your box set.
To submit your title for our PNR Deals Newsletter, just click the link below and fill out the short form:
Once we have checked your submission, we will send you a PayPal invoice which must be paid before your submission is added to the PNR Deals Newsletter.
Featured New Release newsletter -- Cost: $23US per submission
Updated February 8th, 2018
The Featured New Release newsletter is solely dedicated to one new release in the Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Sci Fi Romance genres.
Here is a run down of the features we now offer in the Featured New Release newsletter:
- Synopsis (under 150 words)
- Buy buttons for all the major vendors including whether the book is available in KU
- Include a book trailer which can also be added to our YouTube channel (Optional)
- Only one title will be promoted in the newsletter
- No advertisements will be included in the newsletter
- The price your book will be priced when the newsletter goes out
- Include a personal sales pitch from you- the author. (Optional)
- A post promoting your new release on Paranormal Romance Lovers
Each submitted book will be heavily promoted via our social media channels which includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest on the day the newsletter goes out. This newsletter only goes out on Tuesdays.
You can learn more about this new newsletter as well as submit your book by visiting the link below.
Once we have checked your submission, we will send you a PayPal invoice which must be paid before your submission is added to the Featured New Release newsletter.
Newsletter Sponsorship newsletter -- Cost: $30US
"Just wanted to let you know that by lunchtime my Newsletter Sponsorship newsletter had paid for itself and I had 90 new subscribers to my mailing list. Definitely worth it--thank you!"
-- Liza Street (author of The Sierra Pride series & Corona Pride series)
This special newsletter is dedicated solely to one author! With this newsletter, you have the opportunity to include the following:
Your author bio / profile
Your social media and website links
Your newsletter link
A special section where you can promote a book by including a short synopsis and an excerpt from it along with links where it can be purchased
Up to four books including their short synopsis and links where they can be purchased
This newsletter goes out on Thursdays to our subscribers.
To book you own Newsletter Sponsorship newsletter, just click the link below to view our booking calendar for this newsletter to see what dates are available. Once you have selected your dates, you can click the link below the booking calendar to fill out the new and improved Newsletter Sponsorship newsletter submission form:
Once we have checked your submission, we will send you a PayPal invoice which must be paid before your Newsletter Sponsorship newsletter is scheduled.
Free Book of the Month Club
Starting on the first of each month and ending on the last day of the month, a new free paranormal romance title will be available to new Paranormal Romance Lovers' newsletter subscribers when they sign up. The same title will be available to current subscriber's via a link sent to them on the first day of the month.
The limit to free books offered every month is two.
This is a great opportunity to reach a growing subscriber base with a free book from your series who may not be familiar with the series or your work. Plus- who doesn't love free books!
This will be done on a first come, first serve basis. Submissions must be made by the 20th of each month in order to be included in the selection for the following month. For example, if you are wanting your free book to be available to our newsletter subscribers in October 2017, then you have to submit it to us no later than September 20th, 2017.
This is totally free to do. This helps us increase the number of newsletter subscribers and it helps you by marketing your series and yourself to a huge number of paranormal romance fans!
To submit your book, send an email to email@example.com which includes the following:
"Free Book of the Month Submission" in the Subject line
The title of your book
The month you want it to be available to our subscribers
The ePub and/or Mobi version of your title
We will grab your cover from Amazon.
We will host the files ourselves using a secured hosting service. Once the month your book is available is over, we will delete the files.
If your submission doesn't make the first two of a month, then we will notify you and offer you the opportunity to be included in the following month's Free Book of the Month entries.
Send any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Series Spotlight -- Cost: $25US
Series Spotlight is a great way for paranormal romance fans to learn about and / or discover new paranormal romance series!
As you know, the majority of paranormal romance titles are part of a series. Our goal with the Series Spotlight feature is to make it easier for fans to learn about a series as well as more about the individual books in each.
As an example, you can view our first entry, Return To Avalore by Elianne Adams
What Does A Series Spotlight Page Look Like?
Each series which becomes of our Series Spotlight will have its own dedicated page. On this page will be the following:
The series title
The series summary
Up to six books from the series. Covers for each book will be displayed along with a synopsis (including reviews) under each.
Links where each individual title is available for purchase or download. You are only allowed to submit links for Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Kobo
The bottom of the page will focus on the author themselves. We will list any links to posts on Paranormal Romance Lovers which pertain to the author (such as interviews), their website link, their social media links, and their newsletter links.
How Do I Submit My Series?
A special form has been created where you can submit all of this information and send it to us. Follow this link to access the form.
There is no need to send us any images. Once you submit your series information, we will review it to ensure we have everything we need and that your submission is free of any errors. We will then send you a PayPal invoice which must be paid before we add your series to our Series Spotlight section.
What If My Series Has New Titles Coming In The Future?
We will gladly add your future titles to your Series Spotlight at no additional cost. You will just need to email us with the new title's information. This includes:
The series title
The title of the new book
Links where the new book is available for purchase / download
Synopsis of the new book (under 250 words)
Is There Anything Else I Should Know?
We do have a couple of stipulations as to what is acceptable:
The series has to have, at least, two books already available through either Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, or B&N
The series has to be in the paranormal romance genre.
And that's it!
Book Review Service - Cost: $10US per review
After some tinkering and retooling, Paranormal Romance Lovers' is happy to announce the relaunch of our book review service!
What's different this time around?
This time, we have a team of experienced and prolific reviewers eager to review your books!
Each reviewer has been writing and reviewing books for, at least, a year. Their reviews can be seen on Amazon, GoodReads, Facebook, and other social media channels.
Due to the number of reviewers we have, an author's book can be reviewed by multiple reviewers if they wish!
How does it work?
Authors who wish to have their book reviewed have to first fill out our Book Review submission form.
Once the form is submitted, the author then has to email us the mobi file version of their book. We prefer to have a mobi and ePub file version of the book if possible. The file(s) can be emailed to email@example.com with the Subject line "Book Review submission from AUTHOR's NAME". We will take care of the rest.
How much does it cost?
Each review is $10US. You can order up to four reviews for a single book.
What happens after I submit my book?
We aim to have a turnaround time of two to three weeks for a review. Once a review is turned in to us, we will post it on our site with links to purchase the book, on GoodReads, our Facebook page and group, Twitter, and Instagram. This will be done for each review done for your book! We will also be sending out a new newsletter to our subscribers called Paranormal Romance Lovers' Recommendations which will include reviews with purchase links.
Additionally, our reviewers will post their reviews of your book on Amazon, GoodReads, and their own social media channels. So the more reviews you have done, the more marketing your reviewed book will receive leading to more name recognition and sales!
Sounds great! What can I submit to be reviewed?
We only accept books which are available for purchase (it can be a new release or one from your back catalogue) or pre-ordering. This means we can't review any ARCs or books given away for free in return for signing up for a newsletter. We also are not accepting box sets. We have nothing against box sets. But they tend to have a larger page count and the content can vary making them difficult to review.
To submit your book, just fill out our Book Review submission form. The link is below:
You can send any questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Banner Ads on Paranormal Romance Lovers -- Cost: $20US per banner
Paranormal Romance Lovers is now offering authors the opportunity to promote your books on our site with banner ads at a very affordable price!
How It Works
Paranormal Romance Lovers is currently renting banner ad space in two locations:
The first location is a 300 x 250 banner ad location located at the top right, above the side bar. According to a study conducted by Google, this location is the most popular banner location based on the number of impressions and resulting clickthroughs. This banner ad displays regardless of what post or page you are on while using the site.
The second location is a 728 x 180 banner ad location found at the bottom of every post. This banner ad location is only visible when a user is viewing a post.
Because of the banner ad rotation system we use, Paranormal Romance Lovers can place any number of banner ads in these locations. Each banner ad has the same priority, meaning no one banner will be displayed more than another. Each banner will go into rotation with the other banners. This guarantees each banner will appear numerous times throughout any given day depending on the number of visitors viewing the site. You can expect your banner ad to appear well over 2,000 times in a 30-day period!
How Much Does It Cost?
Each individual banner ad location (300 x 250 and 728 x 180) costs $20 US for a 30-day time span. Your 30 days can begin at any time so you can have it run when you are having a promotion or a new release, for example. If you don't have a graphic, we can create one for you for $35 US. This price does not include your $20 US for the 30-day banner ad period. You can view examples of our past banner ad work on this page. Email us if you wish to learn more about this service.
That sounds great! How do I get started?
The first step is to fill out this short form. Once filled out, you will then be taken to another page where you upload either your 300 x 250 or 720 x 180 banner ad and that's it!
What happens after I submit my banner ad?
Every banner ad has to be reviewed before it goes live. We don't foresee any banner ad being declined due to content. But to make sure it doesn't happen, here are the reasons we would decline your banner ad:
Hate-related or Offensive imagery
We expect the banners submitted to us to be in good taste and very similar or the same as the covers used for your books. If your banner ad is declined, then we will contact you regarding why it was declined.
If there is no problem with your banner ad, we will send you a PayPal invoice. Once payment is made, we will add it to the banner ad rotation for that banner location beginning on the start date you selected. Depending on the number of banner ads in rotation for that particular location, it may take a couple of hours for your banner ad to appear. Just rest assured that it will.
If you have any questions, you can send them to us at email@example.com. Thanks and we look forward to your responses!