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User Topic: Trashy book recs
ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 3:26 PM, January 10th (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Kresley Cole, son, I am disappoint. This book is not even close to being worthy of Lothaire. Some other basic bitch of a vampire, okay, but not the Enemy of Old, for cryin' out loud. Don't spend 9 books alluding to grand schemes and have it turn out his goal is just a standard type of goal that anybody could have.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 5:11 PM, January 10th (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Nooooooooooo!!!!!


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Default  Posted: 11:45 AM, January 11th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What makes it worse is that there are a couple of Lothaire/Nix scenes, and even in those brief interludes YOU CAN SEE WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

*sobs*
*is inconsolable*


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 11:48 AM, January 11th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I absolutely cannot bring myself to buy this book, then.

I will wait until it comes into the store and reluctantly read it with hanky in hand.


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 12:16 PM, January 11th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yeah, don't. It's hardcover, even.

It would be okay if it wasn't Lothaire. Still her worst book, but not an affront to my sensibilities and the crushing of my long-held hopes and dreams.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 12:16 PM, January 11th (Wednesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 1:13 PM, January 11th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Well who are we going to hang our literary hat on now?
Who is the next great hope that we are dying in an agony of suspense to read?


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 2:23 PM, January 11th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thea Harrison. Sylvia Day. Virgin!Winter. LotU Paris. And new KMM Fever trilogy begins fall 2012 (Dani - boo; Christian MacKeltar - yay!; Ryodan - Meh). There's another Fever trilogy after that that's BACK TO BARRONS!

Oh, and Kristoff and Furie of course, it's not like I'm abandoning Kresley Cole. I knew in my heart the second I saw it wasn't Nix that Lothaire was not going to work out. Kristoff and Furie should work out well, though.

End of this month is the new Kate Pearce but I don't know if you've been reading her. It's another one of those MMF Regency setting things that I enjoy to an unseemly degree. I have to say though, when she hit the book in her series where the hero was the major villain from previous books she did a GREAT JOB. If you can ignore the basic premise of the series, which is some weird sex club thing, and just enjoy the weird sex club thing, it is *aces*.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 3:11 PM, January 11th (Wednesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 2:42 PM, January 11th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Virgin!Winter. LotU Paris

Ooooh, yeah!

doh.


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Default  Posted: 5:57 AM, March 19th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Holy shit, people.

CHARLOTTE STEIN.

She is unbelievable. There are no words. I can probably Kindle-lend a bunch of this stuff.

Sheltered, Control, and All Other Things are...read this woman, folks. She is joining Megan Hart and Cara McKenna in the triumvirate of awesome.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 6:14 PM, March 19th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

OOH, how does the Kindle lending work? I'm up for it.


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Default  Posted: 6:22 PM, March 19th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

If Lady V suggests it then I am reading it. Off to look up info on CHARLOTTE STEIN!


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Default  Posted: 6:49 PM, March 19th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Do you have to read these in any particular order?


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Default  Posted: 6:49 PM, March 19th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Do you have to read these in any particular order?


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Default  Posted: 8:14 AM, March 20th (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

They're all stand alone. Of the three I mentioned, Sheltered is probably the most traditional romance-y, and is m/f. The couple is young, but they have to be for the story to work. It's swoony romantic.

Control is...when I say "femdom" I don't mean like whips, bondage crosses, and leather corsets, because I despise props and costumes and sets in these things, gross. It's just that any hint whatsoever of domliness that is not guy-domliness is unusual and so stands out.The dynamic, though, is that there are two guys, one a little domlier (but really quite switchy), the other quite subby (but has an inner switch). So it's more like, the femdom aspect is...mental and emotional. I don't know how to explain it other than that. Just know that you are not going to encounter any kind of pain things etc. There's a threesome aspect to it but it's not a threesome *romance*, and there's no mm to it. Except mentally, perhaps. It's also much pornier than the rest, starts out almost feeling like Mary Gaitskill or something, but no, it's a romance.

All Other Things is a threesome thing, the dudes are clearly Michael Fassbender and Armie Hammer (I die) and it's highly romantic, but there's one mm thing in there. Let's just say that there is IMO one reason and one reason only why reverse cowgirl would get a thumbs-up from me, and this is it. Otherwise it is not just a pointless position for me as a hetero female observer, but an actively intrusive "bitch will you gtfo of my way, I can't even *see* him" one. And Fassy has lines that are just mind-blowing.

But the important part is that the mental and emotional arguments are beautiful, everything feels authentic, *highly* romantic, the dialogue is sexy and heartbreaking, the sex is scorchingly hot, the guys are *swoon* (but mostly beta types, and if not beta then sweethearts, no arrogant douchebags at all) and she has a clear grounding in the genre because there are quite a few meta elements. Commentary and critique, if you pick up on it.

The Kindle lending thing is that if you have a Kindle account some of these are things I can lend, probably only one time each. PM me the email attached to your account and I'll send you a list of what I can lend. It's usually "loan once for a period of 14 days" thing.

I also have a lot of Cara McKenna and Megan Hart that I can lend once each. The latter might not be to everyone's tastes, but CM's "Willing Victim" was the best thing I read in 2011.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 3:51 PM, March 20th (Tuesday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 8:20 PM, March 25th (Sunday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just making sure this thread is properly bumped to where I can find it.

T -2 days.


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Default  Posted: 4:12 AM, March 26th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I will be up at my usual 3AM EST. That seems to be when Amazon pushes pre-orders. I guess it's because that's midnight PST.

I re-read select scenes yesterday in preparation. I'm sure there's some sort of paranormal plot going on in there, but tbqh I have paid it no attention whatsoever.

Let's hope for at least 3 more select scenes in this one before their messed-up asses fuck it all up again.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 4:03 PM, May 26th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

In yet more Twilight fanfic goes legit news...

Gabriel's Inferno, by Sylvain Reynard, which is based on a fic called The University of Edward Masen by Sebastien Robichaud...who is a dude. A dude in his 60s. And is not gay, which I mention even though I would be more surprised to learn he was, since to my knowledge gay men don't have the same sort of prurient interest in straight hookups that I - I mean some people - have in theirs.

Again, did not realize it was repurposed Twific when reading it. It's actually good! A guy wrote it! Yes, the heroine is a drippy virgin who bites her lip too much, but the guy is entirely relevant to female interests, which was super shocking to me. He writes like a woman. See, Cixous and Irigaray were right!


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 5:50 PM, May 26th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You have to check out Bared To You by Sylvia Day it's similar to Shades .

Both Eva and Gideon are f 'ed up from past abused.

I have to agree about Barron's he's to die for.


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Default  Posted: 6:52 PM, May 26th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I started it and couldn't get into it, and I adore Sylvia Day. I think I just can't read first person POV anymore.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 7:19 PM, May 26th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

That's how I felt about the Fever series, I picked up Darkfever and put it down because of the first person veiw, but everyone was raving about the book on Amazon.

Read it and it was downhill from there couldn't put the book down.

Gideon from Bared is just as intense as Barron's focused only on Eva.

I had a wicked dry spell until
Shades and Bared came along.

The next author I'm looking forward to reading comes out later in the fall.

Another author you might like is Shannon Mckenna.


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