One of the main concerns an author has, other than telling a boffo story, is getting people to actually buy and read her books. Which means the book needs to be found and picked out of a crowd of others. This is challenging enough when a book is in a genre the reader already enjoys; they know where to go to get their favorite sort of stories.
But what about when a reader is ready to try something new or venture outside their comfort zone? What’s the best way to go about finding new material? Relevant books and authors have to pop up when a curious reader plugs particular terms into a search engine. For standard genres like science fiction or romance, there is no lack of places to get suggestions. For science fiction romance, it becomes a bit more difficult, but if you’re reading this you’re already on a fabulous SFR site and know where to find more.
But I write lesbian science fiction romance. Talk about a niche genre. How could a reader find *the* story that will begin their journey of lady love in space, on another planet or in an alternate universe?