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message 1: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments loved fledgling. but then i'm one of those people who thought ms. butler was a demi god. loved her

hated ivy's twisted vine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hate it!!!!


message 2: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Eugenia wrote: "There are so many books and some you get a thumbs up from everybody and then you read it and your like, it wasn't good at all. A little part of you wonders why everybody else seemed to like it.
"F..."



A Night to Remember by Eve Vaughn. I think I'm the only IRR reader who doesn't like this book. LOL.



message 3: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Justine wrote: "loved fledgling. but then i'm one of those people who thought ms. butler was a demi god. loved her

hated ivy's twisted vine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hate
it!!!!"


I don't think I'd like Ivy's Twisted Vine because I can't fathom the concept of her not knowing who her baby's father is. The thought makes me shudder (no offense to anyone).



message 4: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Eugenia wrote: "Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Eugenia wrote: "There are so many books and some you get a thumbs up from everybody and then you read it and your like, it wasn't good at all. A little part of you..."

That wasn't my problem with the book. Hidden babies are standard fare in Romancelandia. I don't like when heroines do that, but I don't hate it like my sister does. I just thought it was very vulgar in the language and it wasn't my cup of tea.


message 5: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Yeah, like I said, I'm in the minority on this. It was not good to me. I thought the hero was way too sleazy for my tastes. I realize that men act like that in real life, but I didn't feel any connection to him and I didn't care if he had a happy ending or not. I have a hot button and he pushed it. Plus I don't like erotic stuff and that one was erotic. Again, my personal tastes. Every one has different likes and dislikes.


message 6: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Then we are on the same page because we were not the right audience for the book. I didn't realize it was erotic when I bought it. Lesson learned.


message 7: by Yolonda (new)

Yolonda | 406 comments I like Marie Rochelle books, but I cannot stand the characters in Be With You and Taken By Storm. Those folks made me want to scream. The characters came across as extremely immature to me and got on my nerves. I just can't get into nasty & childish bickering cover to cover and then believe these folks somehow fell in love by the end. But I do like her Men of CCD series.


message 8: by new_user (new)

new_user All the Crystal Hubbard books I've tried so far. LOL.


message 9: by new_user (new)

new_user Well, I don't have anything against her or anything, but I just find her stuff bland and not very compelling.


message 10: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (last edited Jun 15, 2009 05:28PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Eugenia's right about Crystal. She appreciates having a dialogue with fans. She's a professional about her writing, yet she is a very kind person. I really loved Mr. Fix-It, not so much because I identified with the characters, but because it was so well-written and the characters were very fleshed out. I did like how Khela was a fountain of useless information, and how Carter was sick or yet at the same time took advantage of his good looks. I do understand how certain authors can lack appeal to you personally.




message 11: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Loni wrote: "I like Marie Rochelle books, but I cannot stand the characters in Be With You and Taken By Storm. Those folks made me want to scream. The characters came across as extremely immature to me and got..."

Loni I do think Marie would appreciate hearing your thoughts. I liked Taken by Storm because it moved me emotionally. I thought Storm was terrible in what he did, but his actions weren't brushed beneath the carpet. He had to deal with the consequences of his actions. Rally got on my nerves more than Storm because he didn't really seem to have a great motivation for his bigotry about not wanting to marry Sage at first because she wasn't Native American. She was part of his family for goodness sake. So far my favorite was Dangerous Bet. Troy cracked me up. He was so in love with Headley and he was going through all those changes.


message 12: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Eugenia wrote: "I have to say it's easier for me to figure out if something vampire/werewolf/shapeshifter and paranormal than it is for erotica. Some people you just know write so you don't have to worry like Mari..."

Now I'm extra careful and read reviews. One thing I like about some of my friends who read erotica/romantica, they will usually post what might be squicky to some readers in their review. I really appreciate that. Some of the storylines sound great, but I don't want to read that erotic stuff with it, so I don't read those books. I've gotten the impression along the way that Bridget Midway (who's very nice) and Marilyn Lee write erotica, and now I know Eve Vaughn does too. I do appreciate the heads up. I would have read Try a Little Tenderness but it has some erotic elements, so I'm going to skip that one. But I'll read Rock Star since that one isn't erotic.




message 13: by new_user (new)

new_user Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Eugenia's right about Crystal. She appreciates having a dialogue with fans. She's a professional about her writing, yet she is a very kind person. I really loved Mr. Fix-It, not so much because I ..."

Hm, yeah, I haven't tried Mr. Fix-It. I'm tempted to try it just for the cover alone, LOL. But I think she's just not for me.

If they write for EC it's definitely erotica, LOL.


message 14: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (last edited Jun 16, 2009 03:33AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Well, I can understand if you are not into Crystal's books, but I do recommend Mr. Fix-It. I would like to read Tempting Faith.

As for Try a Little Tenderness, I won't get as much out of it as you, Eugenia, because I don't like the erotic content and you do. There are many other fishes in the sea, and lots of other virgin heroes.


message 15: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
I thought she wrote Doctor's Orders. I have that one on my wish list. Hmm, I'll have to download that pretty soon.


message 16: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
That's good to hear. Thanks, Eugenia.


message 17: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Eugenia wrote: "Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Justine wrote: "loved fledgling. but then i'm one of those people who thought ms. butler was a demi god. loved her

hated ivy's twisted vine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hate..."


it was too long and convulted plus the tension seemed rather contrived and manufactured as though it was just done to add pages. it took me a long time to read.




message 18: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Then we are on the same page because we were not the right audience for the book. I didn't realize it was erotic when I bought it. Lesson learned. "

i don't mind erotica i would only read a book though if it is a bw as the lead. i must admit that some of the talk does make me blush


message 19: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Yeah, like I said, I'm in the minority on this. It was not good to me. I thought the hero was way too sleazy for my tastes. I realize that men act like that in real life, but I didn't feel any con..."

You've lost me Danielle? which hero? the one in Ivy's hidden vine? better known as Ivy's tree that should have been chopped down and made mulch of?




message 20: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Loni wrote: "I like Marie Rochelle books, but I cannot stand the characters in Be With You and Taken By Storm. Those folks made me want to scream. The characters came across as extremely immature to me and got..."

it is interesting this. i know many readers love Marie's books... but I just can't seem to get into them. I do my very best to support all IR books and I do buy them to lend my support, but they just don't work for me. after reading the second in her ccd series i was going to tell her what i thought, but i've decided to leave it alone. As an example - there is the discrepancy of whether ccd is a million or multi million or billion dollar enterprise. such simple things are distracting for me. i'll say no more.


message 21: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments new_user wrote: "Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Eugenia's right about Crystal. She appreciates having a dialogue with fans. She's a professional about her writing, yet she is a very kind person. I really loved ..."

I didn't think Mr. Fix It was erotica. I like Crystal's books- I may not have liked her heroine in Crush, but I've like her stories over all.




message 22: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Justine wrote: "Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Yeah, like I said, I'm in the minority on this. It was not good to me. I thought the hero was way too sleazy for my tastes. I realize that men act like that in re..."

I was referring to the hero in A Night to Remember. I haven't read Ivy's Twisted Vine.


message 23: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (last edited Jun 18, 2009 07:57AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Justine wrote: "Loni wrote: "I like Marie Rochelle books, but I cannot stand the characters in Be With You and Taken By Storm. Those folks made me want to scream. The characters came across as extremely immature ..."

Marie's books appeal to me because they are like reading Harlequin romances, which are part of what got me into romances in the first place. I like how the story is focused on the hero and heroine's relationship, and it's not like a Guide to be a Black Woman. Those books that seem to have the Black woman as a laundry list of traits annoy me because I am a Black woman and most of the time I don't fit any of those characteristics. I have this strange feeling of non-identification when I read these rather stereotyped (not necessarily in a bad way) characters. I also like that she has different settings for her books. They are not necessarily urban. I also like her alpha males who usually fall head over heels although they fight it. But I can respect that she might not appeal to you, Justine. We all like different things.




message 24: by Justine (last edited Jun 18, 2009 10:47AM) (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Eugenia wrote: "You got to be kidding, Justine? For real? I don't see you blushing at erotica. LOL. Hey sometimes even I have to close a book up for a second and take a moment to get myself together, LOLOLOLOL.

Yeah Eugenia girl, ain't that something? Now giving it some thought it's not so much the description of the act... It's more the words coming out of the woman's mouth. I can hear my mother in the back ground saying "potty mouth". And I simply can't concentrate on what I'm reading with her voice in my head making those sort of comments :-)




message 25: by new_user (new)

new_user LOL. What bothers me is the sweet talk. Now that I take exception to.


message 26: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Spoiler alert!!!!!!!!! Spoilert alert!!!!!! Spoiler Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!


Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Justine wrote: "Loni wrote: "I like Marie Rochelle books, but I cannot stand the characters in Be With You and Taken By Storm. Those folks made me want to scream. The characters came across as ext..."

i have some of the same feelings as well. and that's exactly what i mean with marie's books. i don't see myself behaving in any way like her heroines do.

take the second book in the ccd series. the heroine cannot get pregnant and she knows this. the hero mentioned right at the start that he wants kids. but does she tell him about her "elephant". nope. Of course it all works out miraculously in the end but it left me saying "no way jose?!?!?" "what da hell"





message 27: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Justine wrote: "Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Yeah, like I said, I'm in the minority on this. It was not good to me. I thought the hero was way too sleazy for my tastes. I realize that men act..."

oh i didn't think he was a slut. i like the book. a tad graphic and potty mouthed heroine but the hero was all right for me

the only thing is that the hero on the cover looked absolutely nothing like how the hero was said to be. i mean look at his nails. he bites em!!!!!!


message 28: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Justine wrote: "Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Yeah, like I said, I'm in the minority on this. It was not good to me. I thought the hero was way too sleazy for my tastes. I realize that men act..."

between you and me - you are not missing anything by not having read "IVY'S Tree that should have been chopped down"!

But this is only my very personal opinion


message 29: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (last edited Jun 18, 2009 10:59AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
I don't like the bedroom talk too crude in the book. It's not that sexy to me. There's a thin line where it makes me uncomfortable. I start to feel like I'm watching a porn movie.

Justine, Sam Starrett made me reevaluate my dislike of heroes with bad mouths. He drops the f-bomb all the time. It became endearing to me. (Shrugs shoulders). Now I can tolerate a hero with a bad mouth a little more. I don't like him to be too crude when talking to the heroine or about her. That's ick to me.

It depends with the heroine and the situation. If she's a cop or in law enforcement or in the military, they curse a lot. Just part of the job and the environment.

I admit females that I know that have really bad mouths and are very casual about it, it strikes me as weird. I just wasn't raised to be that way so seeing that in a female doesn't seem right. But I should warn you I was always told to keep my legs crossed and other ladylike things growing up. Being a lady was drummed into me.




message 30: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "I don't like the bedroom talk too crude in the book. It's not that sexy to me. There's a thin line where it makes me uncomfortable. I start to feel like I'm watching a porn movie.

Justine, Sam..."


Right Danielle. It's the crude bedroom talk i find unnerving

If there are lots of Fs in the book, I don't read it. To me that's a sign that the writer or person using them do not have a good command of the language. I move on!




message 31: by new_user (last edited Jun 18, 2009 01:47PM) (new)

new_user Well, naturally the hero shouldn't disrespect the heroine, but sometimes the hero comes off more natural when he cusses now and then. Not everyone goes without cussing like we do, LOL. At the same time, in a bedroom scene, that kind of language can be powerful, if that's the word, LOL, particularly if you don't cuss IRL. xD


message 32: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
new_user wrote: "Well, naturally the hero shouldn't disrespect the heroine, but sometimes the hero comes off more natural when he cusses now and then. Not everyone goes without cussing like we do, LOL. At the same ..."


I'm no hypocrit. I've been known to cuss occasionally. I do have a temper that gets out of control at times. Cussing is a stress reliever. I've dropped the f bomb a few times as well. But when every third word is a cuss word, then I feel that is an issue, along the lines of Justine, with the lack of language skills. Yeah, that's why I can handle a potty mouth hero or even heroine if it's intricate to his/her personality and part of the characterization. But like you said, in the bedroom, I want him to be more reverent (the best word I can think of).



message 33: by new_user (new)

new_user LOL. I don't cuss myself. I don't generally feel the need, but it wasn't enforced on me by my family or anything. (My parents couldn't enforce anything on me; luckily, they didn't have to.) In fact, my bro has a mouth like a sailor too. ;P


message 34: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
My mother didn't get on us about cursing. It just wasn't done in my house. We certainly couldn't take the Lord's Name in Vain or call people liars, and we had to say pass gas instead of the other terms. My mother is pretty genteel. I've always felt not ladylike for her standards (I'm a bit of a tomboy in some ways). I can curse in front of her now, and it's usually on accident. She curses more now that she's older and more than my sister and I. I'm not sensitive per se, about cursing, Eugenia. It just doesn't appeal to me to hear nothing but curse words coming out of a person's mouth. It's not a judgment. It's just about what is comfortable for people. My father wasn't a big potty mouth. He might say an occasional word, so it might be why it's just doesn't appeal to me to be around men who curse incessantly. I have friends that curse a lot, and I don't give them a hard time about it.




message 35: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Eugenia wrote: "Justine wrote: "new_user wrote: "Gatadelafuente (Danielle) wrote: "Eugenia's right about Crystal. She appreciates having a dialogue with fans. She's a professional about her writing, yet she is a ..."

oh i've not read that as yet eugenia. is it an ir?


message 36: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments new_user wrote: "LOL. I don't cuss myself. I don't generally feel the need, but it wasn't enforced on me by my family or anything. (My parents couldn't enforce anything on me; luckily, they didn't have to.) In fact..."

I've only ever used the big F once in my life. And it was in the midst of doing the eh nasty. It sort of just slipped out. I never used it after, it just didn't sound right


message 37: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Eugenia wrote: "LOLOLOL, I like the 'potty mouth', I never had that problem from my mom, LOL.

see i was brought up in a very religious family. there was no cursing. i've never heard anyone cussing in my family except for one cousin who lets a shit out once in a while. hmmmm i sometimes wonder how all of us children were born coz i'm sure no one had that "it thing" (sex) in my family.



message 38: by Justine (last edited Jun 18, 2009 05:41PM) (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Eugenia wrote: "Justine wrote: "Eugenia wrote: "You mean "Doctor's Orders" Justine? If you mean that one yes she wrote it's a short e-book from Red Rose Publishing like $1.99 really cheap. I'm just amazed at how smartly she did erotica, I'm a little blown away.

ah ok- i may check it out then. she is a good writer i find. her stories are well researched and they make sense. I loved her Lena




message 39: by Justine (new)

Justine | 1275 comments Eugenia wrote: "Oh yea, don't use the curse word if you sound funny saying it, it's just not right. Leave it at your plain speech. I hear people use mf, and it's like 'no, you sound corny, stop it'.
It's really f..."


Do you know I used bloody one day with my family in england! my gawwwwddddd you would have thought I had smacked the queen upside her big head!


message 40: by new_user (new)

new_user LOL. But you know, in other languages there is not the slew of cuss words that you find in English to describe a woman. That's why I think it's pretty arrogant for the US to call itself the most liberating for women, etc.


message 41: by Arch , Mod (new)

Arch  | 6620 comments Mod
I don't cuss and I don't like when people cuss, especially around me. I'll ask them not to cuss around me.

I even hate to see when Sam cuss. I don't believe that all Navy Seals, Cops, etc. cusses. I can't stand to see a woman cuss either. Alyssa has cuss a few times, because of Sam. He would get under her skin.




message 42: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Sees Love in All Colors (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 7314 comments Mod
Sam grew on me with his constant use of the f-word. It became a part of his personality that I embraced after a while. He doesn't mean to be offensive (which I know you know). It's clear he can't help being a potty mouth. :)


message 43: by Arch , Mod (last edited Jun 19, 2009 07:15AM) (new)

Arch  | 6620 comments Mod
Sam had to have learn how to cuss in the Navy or maybe prior to the Navy, but he didn't learn that from Uncle Walter.

I can't wait to read about Sam in Hot Pursuit. I want to see the action Sam.


message 44: by Arch , Mod (new)

Arch  | 6620 comments Mod
I can't make a person do anything, but I can ask them not to do it around me.


message 45: by Arch , Mod (new)

Arch  | 6620 comments Mod
It's not about hanging around people. I can be on my break at work, eating my lunch and someone can come to the break area to ask me something or tell me something and they might cuss. I will ask them not to cuss.




message 46: by Arch , Mod (new)

Arch  | 6620 comments Mod
That's why we are all different.


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