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ladyvorkosigan posted 2/7/2011 11:27 AM

Give me some.

No historicals.

Man with whom I will fall in love. (I'm not expecting Barrons but you know, *sort* of like that). Falling in love with a book character is basically the only thing that will lift me out of this mood. I wish I could have Barrons anew.

No Black Dagger Brotherhood, their names are too absurd for me to tolerate and she is singlehandledly responsible for the worldwide shortage of the letter "h."

YA is acceptable.

Okay go!

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 7:54 AM, August 13th (Saturday)]

brooke4 posted 2/7/2011 12:26 PM

Lynn Michaels, Mother of the Bride
Rachel Gibson, True Confessions
Jilly Cooper, Rivals
Jean Stubbs, Kelly Park

Any of them work with clotted cream.

story to tell posted 2/7/2011 15:44 PM

Any of them work with clotted cream.


NewAttitude posted 2/7/2011 16:18 PM

Maybe the Archangel series by Nalini Singh?

they are sooooo trashy but the hero is scary.
He is all powerful and even though he comes to love the heroine you still don't know even in book three if he is going to kiss her or kill her.
He can go either way at any time.

I know how you feel about cats and dogs in your romance so you may feel the same way about winged things, though.

NewAttitude posted 2/7/2011 16:21 PM

another author well known for writing dangerous bad guy/heroes is Anne Stuart.
But I cannot tell you if she is a good writer or not because I haven't read them.
I just hear all my customers talking about how they don't know if the hero is a good guy or a bad guy in her books.

ladyvorkosigan posted 2/8/2011 17:49 PM

In my desperation I am now reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

I have them as text files so I am changing the names of the heroes. I am removing the extraneous Hs. I can deal with "Rage." I cannot deal with "Rhage." Fuck me running with a chainsaw, what a bullshit thing to name somebody.

NewAttitude posted 2/8/2011 19:39 PM

I read them but get sick of hearing about the baby powder smell all the time.

punky posted 2/8/2011 23:17 PM

Black daggers and baby powder...what???

Crossbow posted 2/8/2011 23:40 PM

W loves trashy books!

Katie Mcallister
Tate Halliwell
Lara Adrian
Melissa Marr
Jayne Ann Krentz
Lynsay Sands (Argeneau Series)
Kerrelyn Sparks

Those are her favorites for really trashy. She likes Paranormal Romance.

She says that for "total fun trasy, Michelle Bardsley does not disappoint."

Dakota Cassidy is total trash but fun.

So there are some thoughts.

ladyvorkosigan posted 2/9/2011 04:26 AM

Why do they smell like baby powder? Do they have to coat themselves in it to be able to get in and out of their leather pants?




Zsadist (if that's how you spell it) is quite a conservative and sensible spelling, comparatively speaking.

Of course I think I may skip ahead to his book because he seems the most tortured.

The girls sure are boring, though.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 4:37 AM, February 9th (Wednesday)]

NewAttitude posted 2/9/2011 08:03 AM

The bad guys smell like baby powder.
After a while you hear about it over and over again.

MzMagoo posted 2/9/2011 08:14 AM

The Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon is good if you like paranormal stuff.

ladyvorkosigan posted 2/9/2011 12:05 PM

Why do they smell like baby powder? Are you talking about the Lessers?

I tried to read one of the Dark Hunters and was distracted by the fact that the guy watched Buffy all the time. I love Buffy, and I love guys who watch Buffy, but I find it very distracting when the hero of a romance novel basically stops his life every Tuesday night from 8-9 EST so he can watch Buffy. I mean *I* stopped my life every Tuesday night from 8-9 EST to watch Buffy but still. Takes a lot of the mystery out of this here supernatural badass dude when he has strong opinions on the Angel vs. Spike issue.

Now of course the truth is that *Spike* would watch Buffy. Buffy would be Spike's favorite show, and he'd talk to the television and give pep talks to Spike and encourage him to face reality and stop chasing after her.

It makes me so sad to think that I'm never going to meet any book guys that are going to compare to Barrons. It feels like the death of my reading life. I know I'll never love this way again...

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 12:11 PM, February 9th (Wednesday)]

NewAttitude posted 2/9/2011 12:47 PM

Yes, the Lessers and I don't know why they do.
It disturbs me.

There will be another Barrons type that will come along.
Of course, he still will never be quite as good as THE BARRONS but there will be another one.
It will be satisfying, but only in the way of having Weight Watchers ice cream instead of Ben and Jerrys.

ladyvorkosigan posted 2/9/2011 13:07 PM

I'm not kidding you ladies when I tell you I am having a deep, serious emotional problem letting go of Barrons.

I keep wanting to stalk him, but who am I to stalk? The probably perfectly nice lady from Georgia who invented him? What would I do with her once I had her captive? Go all Misery on her and demand she write fic with me in it? I'm not good enough for Barrons, it would never work.

It is so difficult trying to figure out how to stalk and obsess over *imaginary people*. At least when I was obsessed with Mr. Sark from Alias he was played by an actual actor so I knew who to stalk. Poor kid.

circe posted 2/9/2011 16:38 PM

Who is Barrons?

punky posted 2/9/2011 19:05 PM

Not for nice, polite girls to read, though...

ladyvorkosigan posted 2/9/2011 19:09 PM

Barrons is the answer to Fuck/Marry/Kill. All three parts.

wincing_at_light posted 2/9/2011 22:26 PM

All of my novels are trashy.

ladyvorkosigan posted 2/10/2011 04:44 AM

I'm pretty sure I've searched your work diligently for 9 foot tall horned demon beasts who live off of hearts and bone marrow and never lose their erections. Did I overlook something?

So I'm looking into Anne Stuart and Imma need her to write some paranormals because I just can't do Regencies right now. I will probably move back into Regencies at some point but right now I really need the hero to say filthy, filthy things. Normally I'm a witty repartee kind of girl but not right now.

I don't understand why all romantic suspense can't just be paranormal. Romantic suspense but supernatural. It's the easiest thing in the world, just make 'em a demon or something. Anything can be improved by the addition of demons or similar. Give me a text file, I'll fix the shitty names and turn some people into demons and all will be well.

However I do think I may love her if she's writing deliciously evil heroes because she's a grandma and that's pretty badass, being a grandmother and still creating deliciously evil heroes. Respect.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 12:09 PM, February 10th (Thursday)]

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