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So Many Pies, So Few Fingers

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I read it.

I didn't really read anything in the romantic scale due to misconceptions about the content of all romance novels: "Dumb virgin gets swept away by brute." Stormy one day gave me a book that was nothing like that. It even had sex! Real sex! Then I was like, "hmmmm."

I read a few other books that in retrospect would be considered, "racy."

Then I got my iPhone. The best thing about my iPhone is the Kindle App. The best thing about reading a book on my phone is that you can't see the cover, you don't even know I'm reading a book.

*light bulb*

So yeah, it pretty much sparked a literary smutastic revolution.

After a year, I'm starting to get pretty damn picky. *giggles*

For one, I'd like romance novels to stay in their damn lane. If you call yourself erotica, then I expect wall-to-wall fucking with a decent cover story. I have to say, I'm highly impressed when the wall-to-wall fucking is actually the story, and a wonderful one. I've read a few like that. Impressive stuff.

Now, the whole purpose of this rant and everything I've said before it comes to down to this point:

An initial, detailed, tryst, followed by whining, lying, deception, guilt, regret, and ignorant bullshit, concluded with a final detailed sex scene...

It's not even fucking romantic. It's irritating. I spend the whole book wanting to grab the main characters and throw them into a splatterpunk horror story. (Which I also enjoy reading via my phone.) But, since Rampant Stupidity isn't actually a genre, I guess it falls under romance.

Why I hate romance with blinding red hell fire.

*deep breath*

K, I know categorization is a 'fine line' and all, but the above example? Totally not a gray area.

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Back ~45 years ago I was first exploring porn movies. Censorship was waaay waaaay too heavy back then. The movies were more revolting than erotic. In most all of them, the sexually active female star wound up dead, diseased, in prison, or physically abused at the end of the movie to show what happens to "bad girls".

I'd love to get your recommendations on erotica. Seriously.

I detest romances, too.

Tell me what you enjoy reading about, and feel free to do so via e-mail if you prefer. *chuckles*

Also, if you're a member of goodreads, there's a group called "Kindle Smut" and we review 4 books a month. Everything from the supernatural, multiples, LGBT, BDSM, light to dark... and all the ways those can overlap.

For instance, I've read some stories, firmly in the smut category, that have made me put the book aside because of how emotionally dark the story was. Fear, crying, holding my heart and wincing in pain...

Others are... very low brow entertainment. *chuckles*

If you're feeling exploratory, here's my 5-star books:

Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas and As She's Told by Aneke Jacob <- These are emotionally taxing because of the psychological terror / tension / escalation. Also very heavy in BDSM themes. Deep end of the pool, really.

The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton <- I cried my way through this book. It's a beautifully written tragedy.

Comfort Object by Joseph Annabel <- A great 'erotica romance.' And that's me saying this. I expected stupidity and was pleasantly disappointed. There was its normal share of drama, but between two very well understood characters. If more romance was like this, I'd read it.

Requiem for the Devil by Jeri Smith-Ready <- Less erotica, more romantic, but it's about Lucifer, so I was game. It ended the way I figured it would, but I deeply enjoyed reading the story. It was very well told.

Edited at 2011-01-22 02:30 am (UTC)

It's a whole new field of inquiry for me. Most of my exposure to erotica has been through (mostly bad) fanfic. Some of them can write hot, most do not, sad to say. I've learned one thing: I dislike "IKEA" sex- tab 'a' into slot 'b' and so-on.

I like it hot, fresh, and melty-good. :-)

Here are a few others for you to check out and find your preference:

Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
Master of the Mountain by Cherise Sinclair
Crossing Borders by Z.A. Maxfield
A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
Without Reservations by J.L. Langley
Decadent by Shayla Black
Surrender by Kimberly Zant
Animal Attraction by Charlene Teglia
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

... from my 4-star pile.

wow, I've read a lot of this stuff. Hehe.

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