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Now Available…Reflected in You by Sylvia Day (paperback release)

Reflected in You in now available in paperback. You can find my review of Reflected in You (Crossfire Series #2)- Sylvia Day –>here.

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Posted by on October 23, 2012 in Book Review, Books

 

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My thoughts on the Fifty Shades Trilogy

So I was at work the other day, and a few of my coworkers were discussing the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Some had read them, others were starting, and a few had not.

Yes, I have read them, one a day for three days. As agreed by a majority of bloggers and reviewers, yes I concur the writing itself is amateur at best. At some times the writing and dialogue was so repetitive, I wanted nothing more than to dive into a thesaurus or take a sharpie and edit myself. All that being said, I actually rather enjoyed the story.

Take away the fantasy virgin and the billionaire and you are left with the relationship between the main characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, and the myriad of emotions and countless trials they faced that is far more stimulating than the sex scenes themselves. Opening up the reader to think about their own relationships and creating a path for discussion and exploration.

As far as erotica, yes there was sex and the elevator, but my imagination and I am sure countless others have a greater imagination. Maybe, it was the controversy surrounding the books that brought readers to E.L. James, or the Twilight fans, but either way the success of Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy cannot be ignored.

If you are looking for superior award winning writing, amazing sex scenes, and realism, you will not find it here. But if you are looking for a decent romance with some steamy sex and a mild mystery, then the trilogy will meet your expectations and hopefully open your mind to exploring some fantasies of your own.

Some better reading I would suggest for their overall quality, including plot and sexual content…

Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey

The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Book Review, Books, Random

 

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Trilogies and More

Sometimes reading just one book is not enough. So lucky for us authors give us trilogies and more. Here are some of my favorites:

Trilogies and more:

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind

The Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich

The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

The Earth’s Children novels by Jean M. Auel

The Kay Scarpetta novels by Patricia Cornwell

The Temperence Brennen novels by Kathy Reichs

The FBI Series by Catherine Coulter

The Ameila Peabody novels by Elizabeth Peters

The Darkfever series by Karen Marie Moning

The Kushiel series by Jacquline Carey

The Book of Deacon Trilogy by Joseph Lallo
And some trilogies and more in the making:

The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie

The Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh M. O’Brien

The Gracling novels by Kristin Cashore

The Incarceron Series by Catherine Fisher

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Books

 

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