DarkUrbanFantasy.com (hereafter DUF) has never quite lived up to what I wanted it to be. That’s not a huge surprise – looking back now, I realize that I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted it to be. I just knew that my needs in a book site weren’t quite being met by what was already out there.
So the past few weeks I have been evaluating DUF and other book sites, from the big guys like goodreads to the friendliest little hobby blogs. I think I’ve come up with a set of features that provides some unique benefits within that continuum. With that in mind, I’m going to be rebooting this site to focus on those features.
Those other unique features? I’ll go into more detail as I get them hooked up, but it basically comes down to a focus on series rather than individual books (example: catch-up synopses), additional info to help you decide if you are interested in a series (example: how graphic is the sex), and more detailed and useful recommendations – because let’s face it, four stars and the ‘shapeshifter’ tag tells you almost nothing about a book.
This isn’t going to be an instantaneous process – it may, in fact, be a bit piecemeal as I get myself organized. But I will be keeping you updated via this blog as I go. After all, one of those unique features is me!
… although whether that’s a plus or a minus remains to be seen … <grin>