Kindle Worlds: Fan Fic Paradise?


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Some TV shows are so good you never want them to end…

by Madeline Iva

What is Kindle Worlds? It’s a fan fic site – and we all know what fan fic is, right?

Fan fic sites are usually amateur, and also gay (unless you’re on Wattpad) and also sorta illicit.

However, as fan fiction has grown in power, prestige, and sheer audience numbers over the last decade, it’s gotten to be serious business. Like that little book that came out a few years ago called FIFTY SHADES OF GREY–remember that fan fic title?  Now agents and editors have acquired rising authors and manuscripts from the world of fan fiction.  Even TV shows are recruiting their fan fic writing audiences for characters and scripts.

Since the world of fan fiction has been turned sideways and upside down, KINDLE WORLDS has entered the scene. Run by Amazon, Kindle Worlds offers would be authors fame and glory, while offering us Gossip Girl addicts another hit of the perversity we lurv.  That’s the idea, anyway.

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Fan fiction is usually written and put out on the internet without the approval or consent of the author–

–but not Kindle Worlds.  They license the rights to legally use the characters, settings, and plots for fan fic purposes.

All the authors/franchise owners of the works available on Kindle Worlds have signed agreements with Amazon.  Thus, any fan fic author can use the characters and plot lines legally.  No moral qualms about writing *this* fan fiction.

If you check out KINDLE WORLDS, you’ll see they’ve got licenses for all kinds of groovy TV shows like Veronica Mars, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries. Huzzah!

It’s a world that you can imbibe narrative AND create it.  Instead of your story staying on the Kindle Worlds site, all of these stories are available on Amazon—just like any other regular book of fiction.

BUT WHAT HAS ALL THIS GOT TO DO WITH ROMANCE????

Some great ROMANCE authors have agreed to license their series to Kindle Worlds – including CJ Lyons, Barbara Freethy, Desiree Holt, and Roxanne St. Claire to name a few.RSC_BB_world_banner_315_180._V293641252_

Speaking of Roxanne St. Claire!

She’s made her BAREFOOT BAY world available to fan fic authors on Kindle Worlds, and our very own Kiersten Hallie Krum has just published her first romance as a part of Roxanne St. Claire’s Barefoot Bay series.

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So check out Kiersten’s first novel, WILD ON THE ROCKS on Amazon, and on Kindle Worlds.

Want more? Here’s what  Roxanne St. Claire says about her involvement in the Kindle Worlds universe.

Tell us if you’ve ever tried any of the Kindle Worlds books and what you think of the whole idea. And follow us at Lady Smut, where we occupy a special sexy world all our own…

Madeline Ivaimgres writes fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary romance.  Her novella ‘Sexsomnia’ is available in our LadySmut anthology HERE, and her fantasy romance, WICKED APPRENTICE, will be out Fall, 2016.

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6 Comments

  • Elizabeth SaFleur
    April 21, 2016 at 8:09 am

    What a cool idea. It breathes a second life into old favorites while ensuring everyone’s covered. Congratulations Kiersten!

  • madeline iva
    April 21, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Kiersten has drawn me not only to her own story, which sounds as sexy as all git, but to Roxanne’s original Barefoot Bay series. I’ve just got to check it out.

    • Kiersten Hallie Krum
      April 21, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Thank you! It’s been a fantastic experience. And WILD is indeed sexy as all get out. 😉 Also, I’ve been asked to write another one, so there’ll be a sequel to WILD ON THE ROCKS coming out in October…

  • madeline iva
    April 21, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    How exciting!

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