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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What I've Been Reading

I'm still in the process of moving...but I have to take time to read or I get cranky...

If you're looking for a great paranormal series, I can recommend Jaci Burton's Demon Hunting trilogy. SURVIVING DEMON ISLAND and HUNTING THE DEMON are the first two books in the trilogy and they're out now. Burton's heroines are beautiful and sexy yet are strong and are kick-ass women as demon hunters. There's some gore, but it's not too graphic and it's always those nasty demons who become gore-bait. And let me tell you, these books are HOT and it's not from them being set in the tropics! :) Book three in the trilogy is due out in the summer of '08.

If you're a Harlequin Presents fan, I recommend veteran author Sandra Marton's Billionaires' Brides trilogy. THE ITALIAN PRINCE'S PREGNANT BRIDE was an August release, THE GREEK PRINCE'S CHOSEN WIFE is out now in September, and THE SPANISH PRINCE'S VIRGIN BRIDE is available in October. This trilogy sizzles, and the three alpha heroes are to die for!

Demon hunters and billionaires...gotta love 'em!


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What has gone wrong with my genre????

So, I read the "trashy" ones. I want to get that out front. The more heaving bossoms the better, the sharper the sword, the higher the squirm factor, I NEED THE SMUT!!! I also like a clear line between what is smut and what is not. It has gotten so hard to tell the difference these days. Now, to be honest, I love a good romance with an alpha male and plenty of sexual tension along with the "deed" getting done. I don't want continuous sex and I don't want gratutious getting it on. I want it to mean something to me , oh! and the characters, of course! I like my contemps to have the tension and all that. I want my "romantica" to have that, as well, just a little bit more dirty! Gimme the details!

Ok, so smut might be too strong of a word. I like the sensual aspect and the sex, I just don't want it without feelings from the participants. It seems that more and more, the publishers that I loved for their blending of the romance and the erotica have forgotten what they originally created. I just read a book( and no! I will not tell which one) that was a proported romantic erotica story and there were little to no emotions. They were hinted at, but never explored! How unsatisfying!

If any authors or publishers are out there reading, please take note of my plea. We really do like to read about the "good" stuff, but we want it wrapped in a pretty package with a bow. It can be rife with grief and drama, there can be trials and tribulations, but give it to us with love, passion, emotions! Stimulate me, in my heart, in my head and well, the other places!

Thanks for listening to my rant!


Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Reading? Or not?

Okay so school has begun. I know for alot of readers it began a while back. But for me school just started this week. So I'm curious do your reading habits change when school starts again? Do you read more or less? Do you find the types of stories you read changes? What are you reading?

I'm about to start a historical romance. I know that my reading habits will change with school starting. Mostly I'll have a little time during the school hours to read once I get over the thrill of shopping without kids that is.LOL I can't say the types of stories change, at least no more than normal.

So what's on your bookshelf? What are you reading now? What will you read next?


Sunday, September 02, 2007

sexual tension?

Recently in a yahoogroup I'm part of, a discussion was started as to what works for sexual tension in a romance. It got me to thinking. Some authors are experts at creating sexual tenion without the actual act taking place. Some stories seem to fall short on the tension but have tons of sex. That doesn't work for me. I want the tension and I want it to mean more than just sex. But I still haven't been able to come up with an exact reason some stories work better than others in the sexual tension aspect. It's something I believe I'll have to think on more. But I'd like to know what you all think makes a story's sexual tension work. Are there things authors do or don't do that make things work better than others? Are some stories trying too hard to be sexy and fall short? What book you think of as the best for sexual tension, with or without the acutal act taking place?

hugs until later,