“It seems that if you write a romance featuring Amish characters, it is automatically classified as “sweet” i.e. no sex and “inspirational” i.e. Christian. During the pre-order period on Amazon, A Forbidden Rumspringa has simultaneously ranked on these bestseller lists:
Books > Gay & Lesbian > Literature & Fiction > Erotica
Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Romance > Amish
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance >Inspirational > Amish
Er, that’s quite a combination, Amazon! For the record, A Forbidden Rumsprina is not sweet or inspirational. There is explicit sex, and while religion plays a major role in Isaac and David’s lives, this isn’t a Christian romance. I suppose I might be reaching a whole new audience thanks to Amazon’s algorithms, but I hope it won’t end in backlash from unsuspecting readers. I did add a note in the blurb that there’s copious butt fucking and no authorial bible thumping I might not have used those exact words, so we shall see. I’ve been fiddling with the keywords as well.”
read more about Keira Andrew’s new book and pre-order via This is not an inspirational #Amish romance.