Can you still read when your eyes cross because you just can't stop?????
Oh, I've been a Baaaad girl. So far, I've downloaded 9, count them, 9 ebooks and it was easier than I ever imagined. My very first is one I've hankered after for about 6 months. New computer = new options. Ever hear of Jaid Black? Well, once you read her, you don't forget.
My first ebook was the Empress' New Clothes.
From there, I had to get the other 7 stories related to the
Trek Mi Q'an universe. This was my first exposure to Erotica.
I liked it! And if you say "Oh, I'd NEVER read that!", well,
that's your choice, but don't knock it if you haven't tried it.
I think Ms. Black exhibits a wonderful talent for story telling, world building and sensual exploration. I mean, what relationship between man and woman in the real world only happens behind one closed door? Picture the three monkeys with their hands on their heads covering eyes, ears and mouth. Some in the industry seem to take that stance. For them, it means "See no sex, Hear no sex, Speak no sex" ..... um, reality check folks. Romance in cultures around the world differ from American romance. Some story lines that others on our planet take in stride, would probably shock the curls off an American and some that that WE think are shocking are....well, normal and quite possibly ....unexceptional...... Romance is a beautiful concept and I'm glad we have authors who explore all aspects and believe in it enough to share those dreams with us. I'm a reader...and I appreciate their efforts.
Another ebook I just read, Today in fact is Never a Sunset by
I believe it just came out today. I've already downloaded and read it. It is a short romance story with a hunky vampire as the male lead. I enjoyed the story and the chemistry between Michael and Victrina. I only wish it were longer because I really got into the story. Check it out!
These two, by Lucy Monroe I also read. I admit that when I first started reading Harlequins, I loved those Greeks. But as young as I was, I noticed that they always seemed way too mean to be a loving Alpha. Got kinda stressfull.
I really, REALLY liked
Lucy Monroe's version of not
only the Rich Greek Alpha Male, but the female lead too. She is no longer the weak, young, gullible TSTL heroine(?) of old. Am I ever grateful for that! Harlequins sure have come a long way!!! Let the choir sing! Thanks Lucy....
Last but not least is Adventures of an Ice Princess by Liz Maverick.
This was a fun story. Not what I expected due to the line on the mid left .. "She'd go to the ends of the earth to find love."
I thought the glimpse of Arctic living was a novel idea for a story and the three female characters worked well with and off each other. I think Liz's sense of humor is a riot and enjoy not only her books but her blog too. With that said..I must be frank. (really? I thought I was Michele....) I am of the mind set that requires a HEA. This book does not give me the one I was expecting. True, no one wants to be nor should they expect to write a "predictable". Freshness should be embraced and encouraged, but sometimes it jangles a reader when they are stuck in the "Great Romance Expectation." rut. That describes me, I guess. After reading all those other books prior that were chock full of HEA's , spice and great romantic titillation, Liz's book threw me for a loop! You just never know with Liz Maverick. Guess that's what makes her so good.
P.S. I am adding this in edit mode: Just took a look at Liz's blog. I wrote about this and her answer made a world of sense. Seems the "line" I referred to is called a "tag line"...(I love learning new things) and it was originally supposed to say, "When life hands you lemons, make frozen lemonade". No mention about true love at all!!!! That makes me feel so much better AND it was SO nice of her to answer. I told you I liked her blog! *goofy grin* Now that all is back in balance in the literary universe, I can end my day on a satisfied note. THANKS LIZ!!!