Search (Fiction)

Please use the form below to search for book recommendations. The first four fields are required, while the rest are all optional. Having said that, keep in mind that if you only fill out the top four fields, you are likely to get a pretty broad range of suggestions. If you take the time to select an option for each of the other fields, we can make a much better recommendation for you. We will take the criteria that you give us and identify books in our database that most closely match your information. The more information you provide, the better our recommendations will be.

Each section below is grouped in the order of importance for refining your search to something specific. As you get to the bottom of the list, the questions don’t have nearly as much relevance, but they can still help to refine your search a little better. Now then, what kind of book would you like to read today?

Section 1 – Story Type

* Select a Genre that you would like to search through.


* Tell us what kind of sub-genre you would like to see in your story.

(This is a pretty long list, but please take the time to review the options, because we will be trying to match your choice as closely as we can.)


* Select the primary story element that you would find most interesting.


* Select a secondary story element that you would be interested in seeing.



Section 2 – Main Character(s)

What gender would you like to see for the main characters featured in your story?


What race or class would like to see in the main characters featured in your story?


What kind of relationships would you like to see between the main characters featured in your story?



Section 3 – Antagonists and Obstacles

What gender would you like to see for the main antagonists featured in your story?


What race or class would like to see in the antagonists featured in your story?


What kind of relationships would you like to see between the main characters and the other protagonists/antagonists featured in your story?


What kind of obstacles would you like to see in this story?



Section 4 – Tolerance Levels

What level of violence are you comfortable with for this story?


What level of romance would you like to see in this story?


What level of sexual situations are you comfortable with in this story?


What degree of Magic or Sorcery would you like to see in this story?


What degree of Science or Technology would you like to see in this story?



Section 5 – Tone and Setting

What kind of tone would you like to see in your story?


What kind of setting would you like to have in your story?


2 Responses to Search (Fiction)

  1. Bethany says:

    I tried this many times and each time it couldn’t find me a best choice even when I tried no preference for most of the options.

    • Steven Drennon says:

      Hi Bethany,
      Your results will largely depend on a combination of the the Story Type (Section 1) and then the preferences you choose in the other sections. If you choose Fantasy for all four option in Section 1, you will see dozens of choices under “Our Best Recommendations”. If you change any one of those, the number will drop.

      In order to make it into “Our Best Recommendations”, a book must score a 90 or better on our scoring algorithm based on your selections. Anything less will drop it into one of the other groupings. Another possibility is that we just don’t have that many books in the Genre or Sub-Genre you chose. As our catalog size increases, the likeliness of us providing a recommendation will increase.

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