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message 1: by CaliGirlRae (last edited Aug 29, 2016 08:57AM) (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments After the discussion about Clean Romance going out of style, I wanted to post this because I've been seeing clean romance books popping up in a few places. I thought I'd share for those who are having a hard time finding new books to add to their shelf. :-)

Resources to Find Clean Romance Books

Twitter
Hashtag #SweetRomanceReads
https://twitter.com/hashtag/sweetroma...

Hashtag #CR4U (Clean Reads For You - includes all Fiction)
https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&a...

https://twitter.com/SwtRomanceReads
https://twitter.com/SweetRomanceRds

Websites
Sweet Romance Reads.com
http://www.sweetromancereads.com

Clean Romance Books
http://cleanromancebooks.com/

Clean Indie Reads
http://cleanindiereads.com/

Christian and Clean Read Suspense
http://www.thesuspensezone.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/clean...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/94430...

Blogs
http://www.iamareader.com/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/sweetromanc...


Goodreads

~~~Groups~~~
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

~~~Listopias~~~
Clean Non-Christian Historical Romance
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Clean Kindle Unlimited Reads
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9...

Clean Contemporary Fiction for Women
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...

Best Clean Thrillers and Adventures
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

Clean Romantic Comedies
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...

BEST CLEAN ROMANCE/SUSPENSE BOOKS
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Clean Regency (or around then) Romance Novels
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

Clean Romantic Adventure
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...

"Love Finds You" Romance Series
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

LDS Romance
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...

Clean Romance Contemporary
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...

Clean Humorous Historical Romances
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

CLEAN Romance Books
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...

Best of Amish Fiction
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...

Clean Non Religious Cowboy/Western
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

Best Clean Non Religious Romance
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

Clean/Secular/Non Religious Reads
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

G & PG Authors
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...



Clean Romance Book Awards

Swoony Awards
https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...


message 2: by C. (new)

C. | 289 comments Too bad they are all Social Media, have no intention of EVER joining those, for any reason! :[


message 3: by Anna (new)

Anna Faversham (annafaversham) | 244 comments For readers like C, would it be helpful to encourage clean authors to advertise their books more on the Author Promotions and Excerpts thread? We could also ask them to give some idea of the level of language etc.

I don't do twitter, facebook, etc. because I don't have the time to keep up with everything.


message 4: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments C, that's fine! In fact many of these pages, including Twitter, you can click to view the thread & posts without joining. I send my husband links from there all the time and he refuses to join, but can still see the posts. I thought I'd leave the link there just in case you'd want to check them out to see what is posted. :-)

Anna, that's a great idea! I can post a link to this group using the hashtags and try to usher some authors to post over here. That way this can be a one-stop shop so folks won't have to dash around. I like the idea of knowing what to expect in the books as well.


message 5: by C. (new)

C. | 289 comments CaliGirlRae wrote: "C, that's fine! In fact many of these pages, including Twitter, you can click to view the thread & posts without joining. I send my husband links from there all the time and he refuses to join, but..."

Wow, that's cool then, thanks!


message 6: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments No problem! :-)


message 7: by Cherie (new)

Cherie | 3 comments Thank you for these resources. Also, since I do not follow Twitter, etc., the news about searching without signing up is a relief.


message 8: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments Anytime! Glad to be of help. :-)


message 9: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments Just added the Instagram link for Sweet Romance Reads. I'm not part of that site but can still view the posts. I figure it'd be fun for those who love to ogle pretty book covers like I do! :-)


message 10: by Odelia (new)

Odelia Floris (petrao) | 11 comments I have just started a new Facebook group, Historical Romance and Women's Fiction for the Discerning Lady. It is for authors and readers of sweet/clean secular and non-secular historical books. Readers are invited to discuss and recommend books, and authors to post about their new release or free/discounted novel. Books can have passion, but not strong language or graphic sexual content.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/94430...


message 11: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments Added it to the list. Thanks for mentioning it, Odelia! :-)


message 12: by Groovy (new)

Groovy Lee I'm like C and Anna. I don't have time to keep up on social media. I have the sorriest facebook page in history.

But thank you, CaliGirlRae for this. I can't wait to start reading these and advertising where I can.


message 13: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments My pleasure, Groovy! :-)


message 14: by C. (last edited Aug 22, 2016 01:30PM) (new)

C. | 289 comments Plus we can't leave out what a resource Goodreads itself is with 'Clean ' reader's groups, such as this one, also~ Clean Reads

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

and the group I created~Clean, Non Religious-Reads

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/....

All can be found by doing a search for 'Clean Reads' under 'Groups'.

Then there are all the wonderful Listopia Lists!

When you scroll down on the book page of many books, just before the reviews, you will see the Listopia Lists the book is listed on. Whenever you go to one, you may also put a search in the search bar for other lists that you would be interested in, such as 'YA Historical Fiction', and it will give you the results.
I have a Listopia Lists folder I created in My Favorites, with over 200 Listopia Lists saved.... I am a Listopia List 'Hoarder'
lol!

Here are my specifically clean ones, and the last 3 I created myself.BTW, for those who want Christian, just include the word in your search.

Clean Non-Christian Historical Romance

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Clean Kindle Unlimited Reads

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9...

Clean Contemporary Fiction for Women

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...

Best Clean Thrillers and Adventures

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

Clean Romantic Comedies

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...

BEST CLEAN ROMANCE/SUSPENSE BOOKS

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Clean Regency (or around then) Romance Novels

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

Clean Romantic Adventure

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...

"Love Finds You" Romance Series

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

LDS Romance

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...

Clean Romance Contemporary

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...

Clean Humorous Historical Romances

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

CLEAN Romance Books

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...

Best of Amish Fiction

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...

Clean Non Religious Cowboy/Western

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

Best Clean Non Religious Romance

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

Clean/Secular/Non Religious Reads

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

And check out my bookshelves on my Profile page.


message 15: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments Oh! How can I forget GR! Thanks C! Mind if I copy paste your list up top?


message 16: by Groovy (new)

Groovy Lee C., I agree, this is a good list. I copied a few for future reading. And this also reminds me of the importance of ratings. On another forum, there's a thread about ratings, reviews, whether or not they make any difference. To me, this shows that in some ways, they do help your books. My books do not have nearly the ratings of the ones on these lists, and I know I'll won't find any of my titles there.

All I can do is keep working. But a good list, C.


message 17: by C. (new)

C. | 289 comments CaliGirlRae wrote: "Oh! How can I forget GR! Thanks C! Mind if I copy paste your list up top?"

No, I don't mind at all. :D


message 18: by C. (last edited Aug 22, 2016 02:42PM) (new)

C. | 289 comments Oh, and I forgot the Goodread's Group~SWEET ROMANCE READS

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...


message 19: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments Just added both. Thanks so much for the list and groups, C! I think I'm going to pick some new reads from there myself. :-)


message 20: by C. (new)

C. | 289 comments You are most welcome. I really enjoy helping others discover new authors/titles, and I always end of finding more for myself, as well.


message 21: by Polo (new)

Polo | 1 comments CaliGirlRae wrote: "My pleasure, Groovy! :-)"

Thank you, so much. This is great big help.


message 22: by C. (new)

C. | 289 comments Just found another 'clean' Goodreads group~G and PG Authors
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...


message 23: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments So glad these resources are helping. And thanks to folks like you, C. I'm finding some great reads myself!

ooh! I'll update the list with that new group linkie. :-)


message 24: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments Adding this website to the list for folks who are looking for clean romantic suspense (and straight suspense) books.

Christian and Clean Read Suspense
http://www.thesuspensezone.com/


message 25: by C. (last edited Aug 25, 2016 09:42AM) (new)

C. | 289 comments Cool, I wanted a source for clean suspense! :D
I hope they are not all Christian, though. I've read and loved lots of those and Amish too, but since becoming a non-believer a Naturalist, all that god-talk/religious proselytizing is just hard to take, haha, so I now prefer 'clean' but secular/non religious reads.


message 26: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments I think it includes both since it says Christian and...

But you can probably double check with the site admin. She seemed pretty nice from her posts and I'm sure she wouldn't mind clarifying.


message 27: by C. (new)

C. | 289 comments Thanks, I will check it out.


message 28: by Darlene (new)

Darlene Panzera | 25 comments Thank you! These lists are a great resource - very helpful!


message 29: by Donna (new)

Donna Weaver | 3 comments C. wrote: "Cool, I wanted a source for clean suspense! :D
I hope they are not all Christian, though. I've read and loved lots of those and Amish too, but since becoming a non-believer a Naturalist, all that g..."


Have you heard of the Sweet & Sassy Anthologies?

There's also a clean romance group on FB. There might be some religious books in there but I think a lot of them are just secular clean reads.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/14353...

Of course, I'm finding that what some people consider clean, others do not. For me, a clean read doesn't include open door sex and language and violence are extremely limited.


message 30: by C. (last edited Aug 28, 2016 08:01AM) (new)

C. | 289 comments Re: Donna I agree with your description of clean.

No, I hadn't heard of the Sweet & Sassy Anthologies. Thanks.

I am not a FB user for the clean reads group.


message 31: by CaliGirlRae (last edited Aug 29, 2016 06:15AM) (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments Thanks for posting this Donna!

I also agree with that description of clean. I keep coming across new romances that are peppered with tons of language (more so than I remember mainstream romances having in the past few years) so I'm especially grateful to find a niche of clean romance books that fit this description. It gets tiring mentally filtering out the stuff I don't want to read on the page.


message 32: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments Darlene wrote: "Thank you! These lists are a great resource - very helpful!"

Yw Darlene! Glad they help. :-)


message 33: by Donna (last edited Aug 29, 2016 07:43AM) (new)

Donna Weaver | 3 comments Oh, and I just remembered the Swoony Awards groups on Goodreads. These are ultra clean.

Here's a link to the list (based upon year).
https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

Here's their criteria (that doesn't mean people don't nominate books that don't qualify--so check the reviews).

Eligibility
-Only books published xxx – xxx are eligible.
-Clean – No sex or closed door, no/low innuendo
-Mild/no language
-Mild/low violence
-Full length novels, novellas and short stories are all eligible


message 34: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae (rae_l) | 96 comments How cool is this! Thanks Donna. Starting an 'awards' category for this. :-)


message 35: by C. (last edited Aug 29, 2016 09:08AM) (new)

C. | 289 comments Aww this year's Swoony Awards doesn't specify clean "Secular" reads like last years did! :[

2015 Swoony Awards

The Swoony Awards are a reader’s choice award recognizing excellence in clean secular fiction. We wanted a way to show our appreciation to these awesome authors who write the kind of books that we love. It’s also a great way to find new books and a good go-to when looking for something fun to read.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...

Most sources of cleans reads include Christian ones, so I feel we need more that are strictly 'secular/non religious', which is why this group... and my own were created.


message 36: by Donna (new)

Donna Weaver | 3 comments good idea!


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