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Erotic Romance Isn’t Erotica But No One Seems To Know That But Me ;-)

I guess that means I’m living in a fantasy world all my own. However, I’ve never believed erotica is erotic romance, and despite the way the market has gone over the last ten years or so, I haven’t changed my definition of erotic romance–although it seems like everyone else has.

The days of one-woman-one-man are long gone, and fun hot sexy romance novels have been replaced by stuff that’s just too out there for me.

In the context of fantasy and sci-fi romance, I’m much more open to variety. But in the context of historical or contemporary romance, I tend to veer strongly toward real-world romance, albeit a lot spicier. Meaning I don’t want weirder stuff, I just want more tension, more heat and just plain more of it!

It has me wondering if there’s a place for my views or this site in the erotic romance market these days. Then it hit me that of course I’m not alone. I might not hold the majority opinion, but that doesn’t mean my view has no value. And that, my friends, means I’m not compromising what I call erotic romance and conforming to the opinions of booksellers who’ve begun stamping the erotic romance label on any book with sex in it that they’re trying to sell to romance readers! They don’t fool me, and I don’t care what the label says.

New Review of Virginia Kantra’s Forgotten Sea

I just added a new review to the site, a book I enjoyed reading over this past weekend. Here’s an excerpt of the review and a link to the whole thing. If you like fantasy romance (paranormal), then you should check it out. Forgotten Sea Cover Image

Forgotten Sea Review

With the newest Children of the Sea novel, Forgotten Sea, Virginia Kantra follows up on an open plot element from Sea Lord, a previous book in the series.

Although Forgotten Sea isn’t as sensual as the other Children of the Sea books, the romance is just as compelling. The book introduces several new elements to the world Kantra has created…. more

The Nook Holds its Own as a Great Ebook Reader and a Good Deal

Barnes and Noble's Nook ebook reader

The Nook ebook reader is a great option for reading your romance ebooks. Click the image to visit Barnes & Noble's Nook page.

The Nook

The Important Details

  • The Nook has a 6″ touchscreen
  • The Nook has the longest battery life of any similar ereader device, with a battery life of about 2 months on a single charge
  • The Nook weighs only 7.5 ounces – less than almost any paperback
  • The Nook has social features built in such as Nook Friends, allowing you to share your reading with your friends and even lend them qualified books
  • The Nook has Fast Page™, which allows you to touch and hold the side button to quickly scan through a book’s pages so you can get to where you want as quickly as possible without having to know what page number to go to.

For details or to buy a Nook, check out Barnes & Noble’s Nook page.

Want a Simple, Affordable Ebook Reader? The Kindle is a Good Deal

Amazon's Kindle Ebook Reader

Sleek and affordable, the Kindle is ideal for reading erotic romance books. Click the image to go to Amazon's Kindle page.

I’m a big fan of ebook readers these days. The Kindle is at an all new low price, a price that makes it an ideal choice for an inexpensive ebook reader gift, for yourself or someone else.

The Kindle

The Important Details

  • The Kindle weighs less than 6 ounces
  • The Kindle is small enough to fit in a pocket
  • The Kindle has a 6″ screen size, which is about the size of a page from a paperback novel
  • The Kindle’s E Ink display makes you feel like you’re reading from paper and doesn’t fade away in sunlight like an LCD display
  • The Kindle has built in Wi-Fi so you can download your books without having to plug in a USB cable to transfer books to the device
  • The Kindle has finally become compatible with the ebooks available from the R.E.A.D.S database and public libraries so you can borrow books and read them on the Kindle reader

If you want more information about the Kindle, visit Amazon’s Kindle page. There you can compare the different versions and decide for yourself how “tricked out” you want your ebook reader to be. Personally, for reading, I like the simple version, although the touchscreen is a nice addition to the basic version you might want to consider.

 

Lara Adrian’s ‘Deeper Than Midnight’ Spicy Paranormal Romance

Deeper Than Midnight is the new Lara Adrian Midnight Breed novel, making it book #9 in the series.

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Buy Deeper Than Midnight

The Midnight Breed Book #9

Another novel in the Midnight Breed’s series from Lara Adrian, Deeper Than Midnight came out at the end of June, for those who weren’t paying attention. I’ve just put up some information about this book on HEA Romance if you’re interested or just a fan of the series who missed the release.

As the ninth book in the Midnight Breed series, this book continues the saga and lead up to what is likely to be a major event in a future book. If you’re a fan, you’re going to have to read this one. :)

Currently, I’m working on expanding the new romance book releases 2011 page on my other site, so if you have books for that site, read the guidelines and then get in touch with me.

New Book from Shannon K. Butcher in the Sentinel Wars Series

Shannon K Butcher Sentine Wars Blood Hunt Bookcover Shannon K. Butcher has a new book coming in August as part of the Sentinel Wars series. The book is called Blood Hunt and it’s the fifth book in the series.

If you want to read a description and find out more about the book before it comes out (or after), just click one of the links.

Blood Hunt at Amazon

Blood Hunt at HEA Romance

 

The Sentinel Wars Series Books

  1. Burning Alive
  2. Finding the Lost
  3. Running Scared
  4. Living Nightmare
  5. Blood Hunt

On the Hunt by Gena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Andersen, Deidre Knight

On the Hunt releases early next month and I’ve been lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this Signet Paranormal Romance for review from the publisher. Here’s what I think so far…

ON THE HUNT book cover

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On the Hunt

An Anthology by Gena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Andersen, Deidre Knight

I read Gena Showalter’s Ever Night from On the Hunt this morning, and although I haven’t had the opportunity to read the other stories in this book, I have to say, I think the book is worth buying for that story alone. Ever Night is excellent. The novella (~109 pages) caught my attention immediately and was an exciting, sexy, fast read that I did not want to put down (so I didn’t). ;-)

In Ever Night, Rose meets Vasili on the night of her eighteenth birthday when she discovers she’s a Dimension Walker, someone who travels between our dimension and another involuntarily once a year, every year. The other dimension is a nightmarish place.

The story is short, and because of that, I’m not going to give away anything else about the story, except to say that Vasili was spectacular and Rose was a heroine I could care about, strong, but not overdone, and interesting. I enjoyed all the characters in Ever Night and I hope to see them again in a full-length novel sometime…

I’ve bought several but never read any Gena Showalter books before. Looks like I’m going to have to pull them out and read them very soon. I think I now know why she’s such a popular author with spicy and erotic romance fans.

I think if you’re a Gena Showalter fan, you’re going to want to buy On the Hunt.

Other paranormal romance fans are sure to want to buy On the Hunt too!

This anthology promises to be worth the time invested and fans of the genre are almost certainly going to enjoy this book.

Now, off to do some work and maybe I’ll even have time to finish reading this book later tonight!

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My NOOK eBook Reader Review

I’ve had my NOOK for 4 or 5 months now and so I wrote a review of the device and put it on The Erotic Reader website (and my crime / mystery books website) for anyone thinking about buying it or the Kindle.

(I don’t own a Kindle.)

Here’s my Nook review and here’s my page about the Kindle.

Anyway, I thought someone else might be interested in hearing a little more about the NOOK (and the Kindle) and since erotic romance readers often have to buy ebooks if they want to keep up with the works of all their favorite erotic romance authors, having an ebook reader is a great benefit—and much better in my opinion than reading from a computer screen! :-)

It’s nice to be able to read whatever I want, whenever. But…those gorgeous book covers…

I have no interest in showcasing risqué book covers to my children, the receptionist at my dentist’s office, the people sitting near me in the school bleachers, or anyone else, no matter how much I might choose to ogle those same covers in private. ;-)

As pretty as many of the covers of erotic romance often are, they aren’t tame and they aren’t always appropriate in public places! But I still like to be able to read whatever I want when I’m in those places.

I read on the Nook a lot and love it for night-time reading using my lighted NOOK cover. I also enjoy reading fan-fiction, long blog posts, and online stories on it. I use Calibre to format the content into epub documents and put them on my Nook for later bed-time reading, because it’s not just books I abhor reading on the computer.

I’m a huge fan of reading at night when I’m trying to settle down. :)

Read my review of the NOOK ebook reader, or visit my page about the Kindle ebook reader.

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Coming in January – Hot New Releases!

Here’s a quick round up of the books I’ve listed on the site that are coming in January!

Jean Johnson’s newest book, Finding Destiny, is an anthology (I adore anthologies, have I mentioned that?) and it’s already in my to be read pile, along with A Werewolf in Manhattan, The Seduction of Miranda Prosper, Must Love Kilts, Ravished by a Viking, Indulgent, and Immortal Champion.

Several of these books are by authors I haven’t read before, but I’m feeling adventurous as the new year comes in!

I’ll update the ebooks links as they become available on ebooks.com. (They have multiple ebook formats, and their epub format works with the nook.)

Harlequin Blaze Books Update – December 2010 & January 2011

I brought the Harlequin Blaze books up to date today. I even added some through February 2011. :-) I have my friend Heather to thank, because she was kind enough to send me much of the information so I could update the database. Thanks Heather! I appreciate all your help!

December 2010

January 2011

Enjoy!

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