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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 7:25 PM, February 21st (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I read Twilight but was really bored. Nothing happened. Plot free zone. For largely sexless teen vampire fare I recommend the Vampire Academy series, aka "Buffy Goes to Hogwarts."

Wow, BDB is all homoeroticism all the time. At least I don't have to read about any more boring virgins. Girls. Boys are fine.

I keep getting the feeling from this series that except for the weird chicks like the Chosen the women, if you lined them up against the wall, would all look like they'd stepped out of a Talbot's catalog and would look hilarious beside these pierced, inked leather daddies. I would love to see that image represented honestly on one of these covers.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 7:34 PM, February 21st (Monday)]


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: 9:53 PM, February 21st (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yep, the guylove is really on simmer the whole time.
You just never know... will they? won't they?

Sometimes it gets close the edge of uncomfortable for me because, hey...I'm a chick and I want my hero to be into the chick.
But there's just enough of 'other' to make it deliciously tense.


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Default  Posted: 3:17 AM, February 22nd (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I did end up really liking all the Lords of the Underworld except the first one. The sex is really good in those, too. And the guys are total sweethearts.

I guess the BDB author got shot down by her editor over V so she's making up for it with Blay and Q-uinn. I just finished the last one last night, and they're obviously the only ship worth sailing.

Speaking of V, his big sex life secret was hilarious. Are you serious, a little bondage and flogging is supposed to be something edgy you have to hide from your friends? You're vampires, there's blood all over the place all the time anyway. I suppose the half-castrated thing might be something that would embarrass you but A. Lots of vamps went through that training camp, and everyone knows what gossips men are and B. Don't you wear skin tight leather pants all the time? Somebody's probably noticed you only have one nut.

Did not get the whole John/Xhex thing. I mean, ok, but...this was actually pretty okay paranormal romance until I guess she decided she wanted to write urban fantasy. Now it's a bad hybrid. The romance parts are still the only good ones. She should switch back.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 4:18 AM, February 22nd (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: 10:42 AM, February 22nd (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiassen. Bought the book thinking it would be good for middle school kids (author of Hoot and Flush) yet found out this is a totally fun, trashy, sex-filled murder mystery. NOT for middle school!

However, pure trash beach read and very funny.


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Default  Posted: 7:09 PM, February 22nd (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I just finished JR Ward's second novel in the "Fallen Angels" series, entitled Crave.

It was pretty lame. Poorly written and really, really cheezy dialogue that was cringe-inducing.

I have enjoyed the Black Dagger Brotherhood series for the fun and sexy plotline, but the Fallen Angels series is just not that good. I read the first one, too, and felt it lacking in good character development and plot. Oh well.


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, February 22nd (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Does anyone know of any really good angel series? I sure don't. Even nephilim or something?


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Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, February 22nd (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I posted earlier about the Nalini Singh angel series.
I'm kind of liking them.


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Default  Posted: 9:29 PM, February 22nd (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I just started #1 of the Singh angel series--there's a prequel, too. Are you very far into the series?

I have to say, any blurb that includes a phrase like "7 books in series" catches my eye. These sorts of books are a bit like Chex Party Mix. Don't even bother lying to yourself. Just buy the big bag.

So I'm trying to figure out the world. I'm glad not to be spoonfed ("show, don't tell, dear") but I keep thinking I've missed some detail that will make what I've just read make sense. It feels like starting in the middle of an established series, but it's not, prequel or no prequel. Or maybe I've damaged my brain and now suffer from reading comprehension issues.

Anyway, I like the angel characters. Not completely sure about the female lead yet. She's a bit standard ass-kicker-with-secret-heart-that-yearns for my taste, but I'm only a few chapters in.


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Default  Posted: 4:56 AM, February 23rd (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Somehow I missed that, will download.

I think I read a few chapters into the first Psy-Changeling...I remember the main character's mom dominating it which was weird to me so I dropped it.

Are her angels still working at corporate or have they gone freelance? I think I'd like to see them having to deal with being at corporate. Much more troublesome than freelance.

I know what you mean, though, Inchy. You get the sense that maybe there's enough there to satisfy. I keep putting off watching some tv series (notably The Wire) because as long as they go unwatched I know that if I work off the DVR backlog I can always go watch The Wire, which must be amazing since half the known universe says it's the best show ever.

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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: 8:43 AM, February 23rd (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've read all of them so far.
I like it enough to keep going even though there are a lot of questions.
I rather like that she kind of dumped us into the middle of things without too much explaination because it gives me a lot to figure out in my head. lol

I also like that the hero is almost an 'anti' hero even though he is an angel.
He seems like a very cruel man but you find that he is just completely closed off after being around for so long.
In the third book you just aren't sure sometimes if he is going to kiss the heroine or kill her.


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I'm about halfway into the first and am enjoying it.

I did find last night that Laura Kinsale published a new book last year so read that. It's very sweet. It also reminded me that she's probably largely responsible for my sympathy toward men who are failures. Most of her heroes have had some sort of crisis of manhood wherein they've deserted the field of battle, metaphorically or literally. They have accumulated (or were born with) certain signifiers of confident, assured masculinity but they feel like frauds. They're never mean or angry, they're not magnificent bastards, they're just afraid that they're going to be found out. That's always been very touching to me, and that's why.

So fuck you Laura Kinsale, thanks a lot for all these losers I've dated. Somehow my magical healing vagina didn't magically heal them out of their loserdom. You *lied*, Laura Kinsale, you *LIED*.

It would probably have helped if I could've discerned between the ones who possibly just *felt* like frauds and the ones who actually were.

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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: 2:31 PM, February 24th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

just downloaded my first karen moning book

thanks for the good leads.


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Default  Posted: 8:32 PM, February 24th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Glad you are enjoying them LadyV.
Apparently your magic vagina was a nonfunctioning unit until later in life.


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 8:32 AM, February 25th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yeah, originally it was single class as a fighter but then later on it dual classed as a fighter/mage which meant it had to quit wearing armor. Of course mages don't have healing spells, either. Shoulda played a paladin from the start, I guess.

Haha, Raphael is an angel who says cock instead of using stupid euphemisms. My kind of guy. She of course has a "core," which means that I wonder if they're having sex or attending Pilates class.

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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: 7:16 PM, February 26th (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I love that about Raphael. Seriously, what could be better than a dirty angel?

I've often wondered about the difference between a "core" and a "center." I tend to think a "core" would be used for intercourse and a "center" what one focuses on during oral, but they seem to be used interchangeably.

And then there's one's "heat," as in "his fingers found her heat." Oh, there it is! I was sure I'd left it on the counter with my keys, but it was in my bag after all.


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Suspicious  Posted: 7:43 PM, February 26th (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm seeing a lot of "her core was glistening" type things so I think core is perhaps the whole spread.

There just isn't a word for girl stuff that is as satisying as cock.

I'm ready for Illium and Jason to get some. Her setup means that she could jump forward and have Evelyn or even Zoe as a heroine. Only reason I can think of to spend that much time thinking about an offstage infant is that it's setup.


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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, February 26th (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm so glad you are enjoying them so far.


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Default  Posted: 8:25 PM, February 26th (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Apparently Jory Strong also writes about angels but I just read a story in an anthology and thought it was the biggest load of tripe I've ever seen.


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Default  Posted: 9:29 PM, February 26th (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I really would not have knowingly picked an angel book out of the pile, for fear of tripe and even more diabetes than Twilight induces, but the author was recommended by a co-worker and I just grabbed the first "book one" I saw.

The whole "no one else is gettin' much" thing is starting to concern me a bit. It's possible I have Anita Blake triggers. I'd have to stop reading the series altogether if the "negotiating sex" tripwire got set off.


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Default  Posted: 10:45 PM, February 26th (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I didn't find it to be that way.
I can't stand the Anita Blake series... gack!
lol

JR Ward has an angel series out.

There is another new series that is just starting with a brand new author...first book...

http://www.carisroane.com/


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