Friday Booktalk

Lori Devoti’s Love Is All Around – I picked this one up on a whim and I’m so glad I did. This is apparently her first novel and I really enjoyed it.

Great setting in the Ozarks, great characters, funny dialog – and wonderful sexual tension without a lot of sex (which takes a lot of skill)

It’s a quick, fun read with a smart, strong heroine and a really dreamy hero. I’ve got her Nocturne on my list now.

Sasha White’s Bound Up front – I love Sasha White – both as a person and an author. She’s a genuine person, warm, funny, and a great writer. I picked this one up for a re-read because Trouble is out very soon!

Bound is my favorite Heat title so far. Sasha writes about D/s in the way I like, in that she gets into the heads of the people involved and because Bound is in first person, it’s really intimate that way.

The sex is amazingly well written and scorching hot. It’s not for the faint hearted, Joe is a dom and there are some terms that I personally wouldn’t want to hear from my partner but it’s totally clear it works for Katie and it’s not abusive. White walks a fine line but she does it extremely well.

I highly recommend Bound and I can’t wait for the next book – Trouble which is already having sightings on shelves apparently!

I started Richard Morgan’s 13 and so far I’m loving it but I also got Lisa Renee Jones’ Hard and Fast last night while riding my exercise bike and it’s soooo good!

2 comments to “Friday Booktalk”

  1. Karen Erickson
    August 3rd, 2007 at 10:50 am · Link

    Loved Bound – just bought Trouble a couple of days ago. It was already on the front table at my local Borders! Whoo hoo!

  2. Sasha
    August 5th, 2007 at 11:54 am · Link

    Thanks Lauren, so much for the kind words. Bound was my first full length novel and I’m always thrilled to know that Katie’s story got to people. There are things in it that I was told shouldn’t be in a romance, or were pushing the envelope too far, but like you siad, it all worked for Katie, adn I didn’t want to flinch at it. So hearing that it’s clearly not abusive is music to my ears.

    As is that TROUBLE is out. I think I need to visit some bookstores today too and see if I can find it. 😎