Friday Booktalk

This last week I read Nalini Singh’s Slave to Sensation and I absolutely loved it.

She’s created a paranormal universe that is fresh and interesting, her characters are three dimensional. I love the chemistry between the hero and heroine. The sex was extraordinarly well written and integral, the storyline was clever – Slave to Sensation was definitely worth the hype. Absolutely fabulous book (and so of course I had to grab Visions of Heat from amazon and I hope it gets here today)

I also finished Lucy Monroe’s Ready

I’d been told by several people that I should check her Bravas out so I grabbed Ready, Willing and Able.

Ready was an entertaining contemporary thriller. The suspense plot wasn’t overly heavy but it was interesting and I liked how Monroe used the elements in Lise’s past to create the stalker.

The mercenary stuff – well here’s the thing, big tough men are sexy. They are! So take the thug out, give em an air of mystery, some money, and make them good guys but shadowy instead of criminals and it’s a winning formula. That’s what Monroe does and it works.

It did make me think a lot about use of language in sex scenes and how my own perceptions have changed over the last few years. I may write about that later…

I’m about 3/4 through Jackie Frank’s Jacob and I’m finding it hard not to want to put away the laptop so I can sneak off to read it. I’ll write more about this one next week after I finish but it’s another really unique take on paranormal romance.

3 comments to “Friday Booktalk”

  1. kris
    March 16th, 2007 at 10:07 am · Link

    I loved all three of those books! I haven’t gotten to Nalini’s newest, Visions of Heat, but I did read Willing and Able and they were excellent as well.

  2. Charlene
    March 16th, 2007 at 10:13 am · Link

    I really enjoyed Jacob. And Lucy Monroe rocks! I’d be very interested in your thoughts on language. I have a few of my own.

  3. laurendane
    March 16th, 2007 at 1:31 pm · Link

    Kris – sometimes I see a lot of hype about books and I read and shrug my shoulders but with both Jacob and Slave To Sensation – the hype was totally warranted. I have You Don’t Know Jack up next after I finish with Jacob and then I’ll get to Greywalker and then Willing. I try to mix up the contemps and the paranormals, LOL.

    Charli – Jacob is so clever! and yeah, the language thing has given me an idea for tomorrow’s post, LOL.