S.G. Browne

A Book By Any Other Name…

When I chose the name for my second novel, Fated, I didn’t consider whether other novels had been published under the same name or what the content of those novels might be. It was, I felt, simply the best name for my novel.

However, a search on Amazon reveals that quite a few other novels have been published under that same title. And every single one of them is a paranormal romance novel.

There’s Fated – A Doomsday Brethren Novella by Shayla Black (a paranormal romance)

And Fated (The Eternals) by Carolyn McCray (touted in the book’s description as the #1 historical and fantasy romance)

Then there’s Fated: The Cascadia Wolves Series by Lauren Dane (apparently a hot, sexy paranormal romance)

There’s also Fated (The Bloodstone Saga) by Courtney Cole (the second novel in her paranormal YA series)

And finally Fated by Rebecca Zanetti (another paranormal romance, this one with vampires)

Now, I don’t consider MY Fated to be fantasy romance, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, or any of their relatives. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but as far as I’m concerned, I’ve written a dark comedy and social satire with a romantic storyline. However, I realize everyone has their own opinions and perspectives, and that’s fine. And considering the company I’m keeping, apparently my title lends itself to hot, sexy, paranormal romance.

I’m thinking I needed more beefcake on my cover.

Filed under: Fated,Fiction,Movies and Books — Tags: — S.G. Browne @ 7:42 am


  1. Ummm…. beefacke… in a man-suit of course ;)

    Yes, when I tell people to read Fated – I have to give your name as well. I learned the 1st time that there was a few others out there. I’m sure there is no comparison!

    Comment by June Kramin — October 4, 2011 @ 7:48 am

  2. Your Fated is the only one I have read. Personally beefcake would put me off. I know…never judge a book by the cover…but then I’ve never been attracted to Fabio or typical “girly” romance novels, so I guess I do judge many books by their cover art. I checked out the books you listed and perhaps I could read the one by Shayla Black. It had the most promising opening lines and that’s where I judge my “need to read”, though her book’s cover doesn’t appeal to me.

    Comment by Peggy — October 4, 2011 @ 8:18 am

  3. Yes, June, in a man-suit. And I didn’t realize the plethora of books that shared my title until a few months ago. Oops.

    And Peggy, beefcake would put me off, too. For more than one reason. But I found it amusing how many of the books on the search page for FATED had just that.

    Comment by admin — October 4, 2011 @ 8:29 am

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