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User Topic: Trashy book recs
NewAttitude
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Default  Posted: 7:57 AM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I do believe I was about 21 when I read Kinsale also.


I am glad that there are authors who have veered away from 'formula' romance and have taken risks with their writing.
Too many of them are not rewarded the way they should be simply because different is perceived by a lot of readers as 'bad'.

It's nice to see readers who are willing and enjoy taking chances with writers who aren't traditional in their craft.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You really should try one by her called for some reason "Flowers in the Storm" even though there are neither flowers nor storms. It's about a guy who has a stroke and can only speak in mathematical equations since that was his area of genius so the family has him put into an asylum, where a mathematically inclined Quaker spinster (I love Quaker spinsters, they're the best kind of spinsters in romance because their dads are super nice and supportive of education) is The Only One Who Can Understand Him.

Here is another very unfortunate thing about first editions of her stuff: I'm pretty sure Fabio was on the covers. And I'm not talking Fabio the way guys talk about Fabio being on the cover, i.e. they think every romance novel has a guy on it and that every guy is Fabio, but the actual Fabio.

I had to razor Fabio off to deal. I had guy roommates in college and there were no ebook readers. I had to be very, very careful with what I left around. I have actually experienced having them toss a book back and forth between them over my head while they read excerpts out loud. They were very tall. Then they made up a character named Fabio on our MUD and wouldn't stop harassing me.


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: 11:42 AM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

@ Fabio

I've had someone call me their "Book Sherpa" before.


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 12:07 PM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

OMG, I love it. Book Sherpa is *amazing*.


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: 2:10 PM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It was great.
I wanted to trademark it but there are a couple of random blogs out there that have that phrase in them so I lost out.

Seriously though about readers and authors needing to take a risk... if someone doesn't come up with something really original soon I'm going to lose it.
I swear I'm going to write a book incorporating all the 'hot' themes going on right now...

My hero will be a modern day cowboy who has left the ranch to become a Navy Seal and while he is off fighting overseas he touches a magical object and becomes a time traveler that ends up in medieval Scotland where he is mysteriously turned into a vampire by a group of evil monks who are working to bring down the king.


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 2:14 PM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Are cowboys in? UGH. Hate. But you know, the two big historical American genres are cowboys and Civil War and I hate both of them.

Is it first person? That determines who the heroine is, of course. If she's first person she's a

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FirstPersonSmartass

If not she's a Basic Bitch who is surprised to learn she has great tits.

But if you could just develop a work ethic you could take the Supernatural Skittles pattern and do your own version and have four books out inside a year and you know good and well you and I and everyone else would read it, bitch about it, read it, bitch about it, etc.

It would be so *easy* if you could just finish *one*. It's a *formula*. Then you just execute. R&D is done already, you just need to make it through production and then the O&M period is a breeze and then you get paid for a CW series that never gets produced.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 2:17 PM, February 16th (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: 2:16 PM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Great!
I'm planning my retirement already.

I think we have totally lost everyone else on this thread.


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Default  Posted: 2:18 PM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

That just means we're winning.


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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Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 2:22 PM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

But now seriously, how can you be surprised to learn you have great tits? You could be surprised to learn you have *bad* tits but how dumb do you have to be to not know you have great ones?

Between his conversion to vampirism and his defeat of the evil monks he goes down first and with great enthusiasm. Actually recent developments indicate he goes down first, second, and third. Excellent news.


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: 2:28 PM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh Lord...

I'm at work and I'm dying.

*note to self... read no more of this thread until after 5:30*


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Default  Posted: 2:40 PM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Aishliynne glanced down and suddenly noticed him noticing the creamy expanse of her D cups swelling out of her black La Perla bra. Then she noticed him noticing her pert nipples perched atop them like flawless cherries and wondered why boobs keep getting compared to ice cream cones in these things. Then his hand slid inside her matching La Perla panties.

"Why is someone who doesn't know she has a fantastic body wearing $300 in lingerie under her clothes when she wasn't even expecting anybody to see it?"

"Shut up, First Person Smartass, the heroine of this book is a Third Person Basic Bitch."

"I'm just pissed off because if I was the lead I wouldn't be getting laid for like three more books."

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 2:42 PM, February 16th (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: 10:35 PM, February 16th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

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Default  Posted: 7:55 PM, February 20th (Sunday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The f---

Vis-ous is...bi, I guess?

Not that I don't like it but warn me, lady. Now I have to INTERROGATE THE TEXT FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.


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: 10:02 PM, February 20th (Sunday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

LOL!!!

There are some surprises that should not be ruined.


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Default  Posted: 3:25 AM, February 21st (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I totally skipped #3 because strangely I have a more difficult time taking the name "Butch" seriously as a lead than the others, but I guess I have to read that one now. Dammit.


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: 3:50 AM, February 21st (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am finishing up the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. I don't like them all but I am in love with Clayton Danvers.

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Default  Posted: 10:29 AM, February 21st (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

With her as well as Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson) I admire the worldbuilding but I feel nothing for the pairings. There's nothing to ship. I find WotU a very cold series in a way.

And of course too much were. Tried the Kresley Cole series, and boom, immediately I'm forced to deal with the Werewolf King. Whiiiiiiine.


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: 11:28 AM, February 21st (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm reading the new Kresley Cole right now and finding it interesting but I'm only about 1/3 the way through.


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Default  Posted: 2:33 PM, February 21st (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Not very trashy, but the youngsters in the office suggested the Twilight Series.

Easy reading, but not terribly racy.

Maybe I've been ruined by reading Erica Jong in my youth.


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