Disovered your book Paradise Rules in clearance bin @ Borders … I am now in a post orgasmic coma! I loved every single moment of the journey. My greatest bargain of the year. I think I’m in love! Hungry for more I am off to purchase Sweet Restraint no matter the price it is so worth it! Muah!
I haven’t changed much in the last year. I like all kinds of erotic romance and haven’t read anything yet that crosses the line of what I’m comfortable with (I’m sure there’s stuff out there, I just wouldn’t be likely to pick it up in the first place.) I have been reading slightly more romantic suspense lately, but that may be because there’s more of it around. I love paranormals and continue to read a lot of those. I like the trend to mix historicals with other genres, like erotic or paranormal.
I think in the past year I’ve read more in different time periods and subgenres–in particular, I’ve read a lot more historicals (especially Westerns, for some reason) and actually tried some paranormals. I think part of it has been in part to getting to know more authors and books in chats and such and there is a whole world out there that I didn’t really know much about previously! Personally, although I do enjoy erotic romance, I don’t necessarily feel a story needs to push the envelope for me to enjoy it–sometimes I actually prefer a little less graphic detail as long as the story and character development are excellent. I don’t think that extreme and graphic sex is a substitute for those at all. As for limits that make me uncomfortable, I don’t enjoy stories where inflicting pain is a part of the relationship–that’s just a personal preference that I don’t like to cross.
During the last year I have read more erotica than previously. :blush: I love a good story and if it includes sexual situation that’s fine with me. I don’t want a book that is just sex with a few words thrown in. It has to be a compelling story where the sex enhances the story. I started reading romance in 1978 with Barbara Cartland books – there was sex in the books – but it was most definitely inferred and not spelled out…Over the decades ( Alas I just turned 50) I don’t blush as easily as I once did…And to be honest the books I read is really all the sex I experience any more – my hubby is older…I guess it boils down to this – I don’t buy the books I read for the sex, but it sure don’t hurt that it’s there. 😉
I think that my tastes have not changed in the past year, but have definitely broadened since I first started reading romance et a few decades ago. I continue to look for well written stories with well fleshed out characters that I can get involved in, whether they are tying each other up in dungeons or enjoying Regency picnic.
Yes, actually, they have. Before I started talking to an extremely talented group of people (you know who you are), there were certain kinds of books, genres if you will, that I would never have read; bdsm, same-sex, menage, that sort of thing. Also, before starting my relationship with them, I would never have read a graphic novel that was based upon a full-length novel before. I would definitely say that I have become more open minded during the last year.
My reading habits have changed some over the last year-I’ve been reading steamier novels containing more explicit sex scenes in them, but there is a line that will turn my stomach and that is the bdsm culture that deals with pain as a form of pleasure. I have actually gotten sick to my stomach reading some stories for review purposes, not knowing that they were bdsm and had to force myself to finish the anthology so I could do my review. It was extremely hard as I just wanted to vomit and throw the book across the room.
I don’t think my tastes have changed much in the last year. For me, a good story is always more important than genre or ‘heat level’. I look for a story that grabs me quickly and has well developed characters. With those elements in place, I know it’s going to be worth my time to read.
my tastes in romance and erotic romance have not really changed at all in the past year. I loveany erotic romance books, any heat level but the hotter, the better. I do not find a problem with an author”˜pushing the envelope. I have a choice to read anything I want and if it sounds good, I will read it. A book must have a story line of some sort. As long as the story is good and the sex is written into the story, anything goes. There is no limit that if passed would make you uncomfortable so long as it fits in with the book.
Ooo, I wondered if you’d do a tropically inspired book after your trip. Glad to know it inspired you!
Have my tastes in romances changed over the past year? Not really. I’ve been a huge fan of paranormal, contemporary and futuristic romances for years and that hasn’t changed. They’re still my favorites. I enjoy reading romances of all heat levels too – even a few that leave things at the bedroom doors have been so well written that I don’t miss the erotic edge of others. I try to be an equal opportunity reader – if the book is well written and has an interesting plot, I’ll give it a try. 🙂
I can’t wait to see the cover for DARING TIME! I hope that it lives up to the story itself!! If so, it’s going to be one sizzlin’ piece of artwork!