We realize that some of you are butt-hurt about OFS’s epilogue, so let me be as clear as possible (because hinting didn’t work): online version of OFS is rated PG13 because we know for a fact that children are reading it. So the online version gets a PG 13 Princess Bride type of epilogue, just like it gets a downgrade on gore. It is mentioned that people are killed, but there is no detailed description of blood, bile, or lovely odors of ruptured guts. This isn’t us denigrating romance genre or dissing our adult readers. This is us not wanting to put vivid violence or a sex scene online where literally anyone can read it, especially within the frame work of this story.
I don’t like it.
President and Vice President of Ilona Andrews, Inc. were consulted on this and reached an unanimous decision. Sorry, but you are not a member of the board. 🙂
But you put hot snippets up sometimes?
Yes, because kids don’t typically read the blog. It’s boring. Innkeeper has strong archetypes, accessible language, and is lavishly illustrated. We didn’t count on this, but we are glad to have all readers of all ages and we are attempting to find a middle ground for a very wide audience. The ebook will have a warning that the content is a little more adult, although we won’t be pushing it to Hidden Legacy levels. If their parents choose to buy the ebook, that’s a different story.
By the way, Clean Sweep didn’t even get an epilogue until book version. 🙂
On a related level, we had toyed with the idea of putting Hugh’s book up chapter by chapter, but in light of our current demographics, we are soooo not doing it. If it will be posted, we’ll have to do it on a password-locked member site.