Friday Booktalk

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Lacy Danes’ What She Craves is now out! For some reason, Amazon is dinking around and hasn’t sent me a copy but as luck would have it (and I need to say this in the interests of disclosure anyway), I know Lacy and she sent me a copy via pdf some months ago so I’ve read it, neener neener (and get moving Amazon, I want my copy!)

WSC is a collection of three novellas – all historical erotica, each has a slightly otherworldly feel but the last one, Night of the Taking, is the only one that’s a paranormal.

Lacy’s writing has a lovely, erotic tone with a modern edge. My favorite story of the three, Checkmate, takes a character from Lust’s Vow (story one) and makes him the hero. The game of sexual chess with human pieces is echoed in the subtle back and forth between Cora and Rupert.

There’s no denying WSC is a sensual collection that’ll leave you hoping Lacy’s next contribution comes out from Aphrodisia very soon (as it happens, she’s got a story in Sexy Beast III with Kate Douglas and Morgan Hawke that releases in September!)

You can check out an excerpt and other info at her website!

And I finished Mistral’s Kiss last night while finishing up my time on the exercise bike. Straight away, I liked it. I thought the sex was necessary as we’ve known since book one Merry possesses fertility/sex magic. I look at all the kerfuffle over LKH and shrug, folks, if you don’t like the books or the sex, why do you keep buying them?

Anyway – the one chief complaint I’ve got is that these books are too short. The last two or three books should have been one book. It’s not just that it’s a lot to pay for a hardback, it’s that the story arc should be all part of the same book or it’s too jerky and doesn’t flow well.

I was entertained. I’ll continue with the series. I felt bad for Mistral at the end but I was overjoyed to see the emotional connection between Merry, Doyle and at the end, Frost. I’m a huge Doyle for king girl and while I was disappointed to see not a single Doyle/Merry sex scene, I was very happy to see Merry admitting her feelings for him.

Was it as breathtakingly unique and original as Blood Lines? Well, no. But not much can be.

6 comments to “Friday Booktalk”

  1. cathy
    March 2nd, 2007 at 5:57 pm · Link

    First off, I am still a big LKH fan, and auto buy everything. I really liked Mistral’s Kiss too, and agree that she could have combo’d the last two. But I love Merry’s men, ( Doyle still my favorite),and can’t wait to read about Frost. Amazon is sorely needing a review for What She Craves, you should post. Have a great weekend.

  2. linda bass
    March 3rd, 2007 at 4:33 pm · Link

    :???:OH I GOT TO HAVE THIS LAUEN, PICK ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. LacyDanes
    March 3rd, 2007 at 10:05 pm · Link

    Thanks for talking about my book sweetie!~

    You said some really nice things… I’m glad you liked it.


    Hugs and Kisses,

  4. monique
    March 3rd, 2007 at 10:15 pm · Link

    I am a huge LKH fan, what’s the deal with any brohaha? Just don’t buy the books, others such as myself will. Do you read any of her Anita Blake stuff? I am kinda wondering where it is going. Micah was just o.k. for me. It did not enthrall me like the previous did.

  5. rhian
    March 4th, 2007 at 7:52 am · Link

    Looked for this in bookstores yesterday. Did nae find. Dang it. Did find NEW Rebecca York and Nalini Singh. Hmmm – shifter stories. Yay.

  6. laurendane
    March 4th, 2007 at 4:43 pm · Link

    Rhian, I don’t know! It still hasn’t shipped from Amazon for me but I know Lacy says there’ve been sightings at local bookstores around here.

    Monique – Sometimes I really love novellas, sometimes not. I thought Micah would have been better as a part of a novel but was too short to really do it justice.

    Lacy – you know I think WSC is marvelous! I can’t wait to have you sign my copy on the 13th!

    Linda – there’s still a chance to win an ARC – tomorrow I’ll be at the Samhain Cafe for a LM day and I’ll have a few contests then.

    Cathy – I just haunted LKH’s site today looking for the first chapter of The Harlequin or info about Lick of Frost but the Fae stuff on the site is sorely lacking and no first chapter yet. By contrast, I did see the first chapter of the new Sookie book up at Charlaine Harris’ site, yay!