LOL funny story - she was at the library, had an overdue trashy book. The wrinkled up old prune at the counter said, in a LOUD voice so everyone in line behind could hear, "You still have an overdue book. THE VAMPIRE AND THE VIRGIN. THE VAMPIRE AND THE VIRGIN was due 11 days ago." W turned all kinds of shades of red; one doesn't necessarily want all of one's fellow library patrons to know that you've been enjoying THE VAMPIRE AND THE VIRGIN for 11 extra days.
All old prune-face needed was a megaphone!
2 DSs, ages 7 and 5
But MG is full of the same negotiations about sex, 30 pages of debate and then 5 pages of sex. I did like it, think I stopped around #4. IIRC a female who is not Merry is actually allowed to exist as neither a villain nor a Merry-supplicant, which is refreshing.
CB, your wife might want to give BDB #3 a shot. His name is unfortunately Zsadist, but it should really be Mhasochist. I can help her find a sanitized version if necessary. Truly, the name Fury is displeasing, but when considered beside Phury...yeah. I can't tolerate Vicious, though, so he is just V. Every time I saw "Vishous" my brain thought "Vichyssoise." It's difficult enough to turn off one's absurdity filter so one can ignore the fact that he's a 300 year old leather daddy vampire who is too embarrassed by the fact that he is MISSING ONE NUT to take off his pants in front of anyone. Combined with Vichyssoise, it was just...
But srsly, if I was a 300yo vampire I would have plenty of other worries, and certainly being nut-challenged wouldn't still loom large in my psyche.
Oh whooops, spoiler alert: V only has one nut. Ruined it for n00bs, sorry.
Anyway, the Zsadist book is good, if you like extreme manpain, which I do. Poor sufferin' bastards.
Singh has two series, Psy-Changeling and Archangel. Have not read the former, have the latest Archangel lined up but having a hard time remembering where the last one left off so keep planning to re-read that one.
[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 6:13 AM, October 20th (Thursday)]
I can't stand the Anita Blake and won't read them ever since she became some kind of super slut in whatever book it was. From then on they were just an excuse for her to sleep with everything that was breathing (or not) in her general vicinity.
I do like the JR Ward. I just ignore the names.
I emailed Elizabeth Hoyt this morning and pleaded with her by all that is holy to PLEASE tell me Winter is a virgin, and she emailed back and said that he is...at the beginning of the book, at least!
That is awesome!
I'm so happy you enjoy her as much as I do.
We need the psychological torture, man!
Suffering intense body shame for centuries when it can be fixed by surgery (possible for decades now) just seems silly to me, like a creature wearing a mask that never comes off because s/he's ashamed of a large, deformed nose. A couple grand, a few weeks of discomfort, and voila! - life changed forever!
Then their lives are opened for other reasons of angst.
I think she intended him to be gay and the publisher nixed it, so he ended up with a woman who seemed manly to him, which is not at all offensive! If I had known you can flip gay guys just by being manlier I would've maybe learned about cars and team sports! Later on she managed to get some actual gay guys in there, probably because she sells so well.
I still liked the series through his book, though.
NewAttitude, I need something to read. I gotta have a hit, and I can't get my own hit because it'd take a hit for me to get it together so I could take a hit.
Plus, I can't let the deepest, most intellectually stimulating thread on the site just *die*.
ETA: Wait. I COULD READ BARRONS AGAIN. IT HAS BEEN LONG ENOUGH.
[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 2:15 PM, December 14th (Wednesday)]
You already sucked up my Sylvia Day suggestion.
I haven't read anything new that YOU haven't read in the last couple of days.
So I guess I'm voting Barrons.
Besides, he's such a densely packed guy that you are sure to glean some new nugget about him no matter how many times you reread.
I look forward to the report.
In the meantime I will begin to source new materials for you.
Lothaire is out next Tuesday! Lord_v is so excited! We pre-ordered it on Kindle even though it's $12, because as he pointed out it's really just $6 a piece.
I have been reading traditional Regencies to de-porn a bit. Recommend The Fortune Hunter, Diane Farr. Had never heard of her, but she had her rake hero inform the heroine that reformed rakes make the best husbands, and the heroine rolled her eyes and informed him there are no such things as reformed rakes, which is meta and hilarious. Also trying to read the Alien Huntress series, figured I'd start with the latest since it showed up on a virgin heroes list on GoodReads, but I am afraid the guy is a salamander, which is a smidge of a stumbling block.
[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 7:47 PM, January 2nd (Monday)]
There are no salamanders.
I think Demonica is, in itself, a rewarding series to read and it certainly doesn't hurt since they are being featured in a major way in the Lords.
I just read the latest Caris Roane and really enjoyed it.
Deporning is a valuable thing to do.
I liken it to the bread and water at a wine tasting.
You have to cleanse your palate, you know.
<snorts and retreats>
I remember my Mom discovering me reading something of hers when I was 17 and she nearly stroked out! Of course that was because she had already read it and that was where I got the idea...*wink*
Her books follow a common heroine, Skye O'Malley, through her life, basically and her numerous well-endowed husbands. I think she has a few other books with distant relatives of Skye as the main characters, but dang, if Skye doesn't do it for ya, I don't know what to tell you.
If you want something more ordinary and modern day with a little twist of Dom/Sub thrown in, try 'Fifty Shades of Grey' by E.L. James. The title comes from the main character saying he is 'Fifty Shades of fucked-up'. This started out as fan fiction, believe it or not, titled 'Master of the Universe' and the original characters were Twilight related. The author became so popular she was formally published. This is the official Amazon description:
When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
It's a trilogy, so you also have 'Fifty Shades Darker':
Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.
Hope this gives you some new reading material!
[This message edited by GullibleGirl at 12:22 PM, January 4th (Wednesday)]
I don't think I could re-read Skye now, though, because she's a baby. She's only 15 at the start of that series, and Niall is like 36. Even Geoffrey, who is my personal favorite, had to be 30 to her, what, 18 at that point? Fucking Adam may be older than Niall. I hate Niall. It's amazing how I didn't notice that when I was 12. I think it's because in my teens I wasn't aware of the ages of adult men. I figured all the adult men I knew were super super old, probably in their 50s, even if they were only 30. It didn't occur to me that I was reading about a girl 3 years older than me with a guy who was the same age as my friend's dad.
50 Shades of Grey and the sequel were awesome, I enjoyed them very much! I didn't know there was going to be another, though, I'll look out for it.
[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 1:58 PM, January 4th (Wednesday)]
You people scare me...but in a good way!
ETA Maybe I shouldn't look for these book recommendations on audiobook? I might get arrested for listening to such vile things!
[This message edited by jadedheart at 9:19 AM, January 5th (Thursday)]
Barrons is the gift that just keeps on giving.
I'll be in my bunk.
[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 2:27 PM, January 5th (Thursday)]