Our powerful state-of-the-art search engine can help you find almost everything you’re looking for with a few keystrokes, but it does take some getting used to.
Here are some tips to help you get started using the search box:
Searching by Book Title
When searching for a specific book title, you will get better results if you put it in quotation marks, especially if the title contains any of these three words: and, no, or. That’s because those three words can be used to broaden or narrow your searches and so the words themselves are excluded from searches. So if you are looking for the book No Escape, you must type this: “No Escape” (quotation marks included) rather than simply this No Escape (without quotation marks).
Special characters, such as ampersands and apostrophes are ignored by the search engine.
Searching by Character Name
If you remember the heroine’s name but not the book title, you can simply type the name in the search box and all books whose blurbs contain that name will appear. Again, you will get better results if you put the name in quotation marks, especially if you want to broaden or narrow your search.
Searching by Author
You can put the author name in the primary Search box, but it will be treated like any other search term. For example, if you type Diana Hunter as your search term, the search will find all books with Diana or Hunter in the title, books with those words in the blurb, and books for which Diana Hunter is the author.
You will get best results if you use the "Authors" button in the second menu bar. That will take you to a list of all author names. You can then enter an author name to search for, or can select by first letter, or can scroll through the whole list. You can also sort and display the author list by first or last name.
Searching by Other Attributes
You can use the lines and themes to search for books in each subject grouping (sci fi, paranormal, etc.) but you can also use the search box to find, for example, books that contain a werewolf or a vampire simply by typing these words into the search box: werewolf vampire. If you want to find a book that has a werewolf and a vampire in it, you must put both terms in quotation marks connected by and. This is exactly what you would type into the search box: “werewolf” and “vampire”.
Sorting Your Search Results
Use the sort by box to sort your search results by relevance, newest first, oldest first, and alphabetically by title. Relevance sorts will give you the books most closely matching your sort terms first. Use the Show box to show 25, 50, 75 or 100 books per page.
Search for types of stories using the top and left navigation:
Using the top and left navigation bars is a multi-step process of narrowing down, by imprint, format, line, theme, price, length and other variables.
First, select Imprint from the top navigation bar. From the drop-down menu, pick which imprint you want (Romantica, Exotika, EC for Men, Blush)
This will bring you to a page with all the books in that imprint and a left navigation bar that shows you how those books are categorized and allows you to further narrow your search by various criteria. The numbers in parenthesese tell you how many titles match each criterion.
For example, if you want to view only ebooks, select Ebook first under Format. This will take you to a page that shows you all of the ebooks in the Imprint you selected. Now you can select an item in another category. For example, if you want to view only new releases, select New Releases under Lists. This will take you to a page that shows all the recently released ebooks under your selected imprint. From there, you can select a line or a theme.
Note that you can select only one item at a time. Each time you select a new item, you will get a new page that shows you all the titles that match all the items you have selected so far, and shows you all the other items and categories you can still choose from to further narrow your search. All the search criteria you have selected display above the left navigation bar. For example, if you have selected Romantica, then Aeon, then Ebooks, it will say this above the left nav bar:
Imprint: Romantica> Line: Aeon> Format: Ebook
To start a new search, simply select Clear All at the top of the left nav bar.