Today’s books are two fabulous historical erotic romances from Aphrodisia – Kate Pearce’s Simply Sexual and Lacy Danes’ What She Craves!
Ten years as a sex slave in a Turkish brothel left Lord Valentin Sokorvsky with an insatiable appetite for sex. Now the time has come for him to marry, but finding a woman who can satisfy his lustful desires proves a challenge…until he meets Sara and all he can think about is having her lie under his rock-hard body, begging him to taste and touch her…Sara Harrison knows she should be shocked and scandalized by Lord Sokorvsky’s bold advances, but instead she is secretly aroused by this sensual, seductive man. For beneath her calm and composed manner is a wanton woman who longs for a man’s intimate caress. She is most willing to be educated in the art of sensuality, to receive and give pleasure and to succumb to the wild desire that knows no limits…
WHAT SHE CRAVES
Checkmate Courtesan Cora Durand longs to find a man to satisfy her own hidden desires. Rupert Roland has dreamed of having beautiful, defiant Cora at his carnal mercy, and when each gets their wish, the outcome is pure ecstasy.
Lust’s Vow – Hannah Rosworth’s late husband claimed that she was too sexually inexperienced for his tastes. But Kenneth Walker, an infamous rake, can see the fire beneath her sedate exterior. And at the season’s most decadent orgy he’ll show her how to give and receive the ultimate pleasure.
Night of the Taking At the Festival of Catus in a small English village, local virgins take part in a mysterious, erotic ritual. Jessica can hardly believe she’s been chosen, but the irresistible green-eyed male who claims her will use any wickedly seductive means to prove that she is his mate and his queen
YOUR QUESTION: What is a book you reach for when you crave a comfort read?
I’ll choose a winner at noon tomorrow!
November 26th, 2008 at 6:18 am · Link
Good Morning Lauren:
I usually reach for one of what I call my “keeper” books that I have read previously but never get tired of. Coulters’ Woman by Maya Banks is a favorite.
However, there are a few others that I also reach for.
Thank You again for the contest!
Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
November 26th, 2008 at 6:47 am · Link
It depends on my mood…depression seems to come with a need for historicals (be they novels actually during historical times or those just dealing in such subject matter); grief/overwhelmed by life/personally struggling? Break out the memoirs. If I’m feeling sentimental or getting in touch with the ol’ inner child–young adult. Of course 99% of the time, I’ve got my fingers in at least five different novels of varying genres… 🙄 😀
November 26th, 2008 at 7:03 am · Link
I go for a “keeper” or a Harlequin that I have stashed in the closet. If its a keeper I sill sometimes just read the part that I know will make me feel better.
November 26th, 2008 at 7:17 am · Link
E-book Tri-Mates by Lauren Dane, Fire and Rain by Lauren Dane.
Print books – Mackenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard, Colter’s Woman by Maya Banks, Wild, Wicked & Wanton by Jaci Burton, Thrice The Night by Lauren Dane.
November 26th, 2008 at 7:19 am · Link
I would have to say it would really depend on my mood b/c I have alot of books I might turn to when I am looking for a familiar read. It could be a way back like Victoria Holt which were the first English Historical Mysteries I read or a familiar Julie Garwood or Catherine Coulter or Linda Howard or one from now that has become a favorite.
November 26th, 2008 at 7:51 am · Link
I reach for the “keeper” drawer, Yes I actually have them in a drawer 🙂 that way I would never mix them in with any other book I read and pass along.
In that drawer is anything from Brenda Joyce’s Master’s of time series, Jean Johnson’s Sons of Destiny series, Lauren Dane’s Witches Knot series, and a few others by Cheyenne McCray, Julie Garwood, and Hannah Howell.
Out of all of those I think I would reach for The Bride by Julie Garwood first.
November 26th, 2008 at 8:04 am · Link
I reach for a book from the keeper shelf. My top choices would be The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt and Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn.
November 26th, 2008 at 8:18 am · Link
when i want a comfort read… Julie Garwood. I love her highlanders. the secret and ransom are my absolute favorites of all time never get old
November 26th, 2008 at 8:35 am · Link
One of the Mackenzie books by Linda Howard.
November 26th, 2008 at 8:41 am · Link
One of my favorites is Linda Howard’s Dream Man.
November 26th, 2008 at 9:07 am · Link
I reach for a real old book called Rebel Temptress by Constance O’Banyon. It has always been one of my favs.
November 26th, 2008 at 9:35 am · Link
A comfort read…hmmmm.
Comfort when I’m horny? Any one of Lora Leigh’s Breeds, particularly one of the Pride books, such as Harmony’s Way.
Comfort when I’ve been reading waaaay too many menage books? One of Hannah Howell’s historicals, like Highland Barbarian.
Comfort when I’ve been reading too many sweet romances? Something hot, like one of Lauren’s Chase Brothers books, or Maya Banks…anything by Maya.
November 26th, 2008 at 9:52 am · Link
A Superromance. Now I’m reading CHRISTMAS IN KEY WEST by Cynthia Thomason. 😀
November 26th, 2008 at 9:56 am · Link
For a fun read that will get me smiling I’ll read for a Jill Shalvis. For a more suspence filled read I’ll reach for Suzanne Forster
November 26th, 2008 at 11:00 am · Link
Oh Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. That first huge tome of the tome size series is like sliding into a good old warm bath of Scottish goodness.
November 26th, 2008 at 11:47 am · Link
I grab one of my favorite Johanna Lindsey books like Tender is the Storm or Angel, they always make me sigh happily at the end!
November 26th, 2008 at 11:58 am · Link
The dictionary. 😉
November 26th, 2008 at 12:43 pm · Link
Usually when I want a comfort read, I want cheering up, so I reach for Jennifer Crusie. And usually re-reading one of her books isn’t enough, and I’ll make my way through her entire collection in about a week and a half. 😀
November 26th, 2008 at 12:49 pm · Link
One off my keeper shelf–something that includes some funny–Jennifer Crusie, SEP, or Julia Quinn top the list 🙂
November 26th, 2008 at 12:59 pm · Link
I know it sounds snooty but my fave is JANE EYRE. Either that or the EYRE AFFAIR. I see a theme…
November 26th, 2008 at 1:05 pm · Link
my comfort book has got to be . . . hmmmm, this is a hard question – haha.
Prob. Where the Heart is!!!
I love that book and have read it at least a dozen times.
November 26th, 2008 at 1:17 pm · Link
a comfort read for me is Debbie Macomber’s books. Love her writing.
November 26th, 2008 at 1:30 pm · Link
“When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times” by Pema Chodron
November 26th, 2008 at 1:31 pm · Link
Although I might re-read one by Hamilton, Briggs, Harrison or Jim Butcher, I’m really much more likely to dig thru the to-be-read stack and read a new one instead (too many books, too little time!). Just not non-fiction or something dry – possibly Andrew Greeley or Susan Wittig Albert if the Rachel Caine or Patricia Brigg’s still on that stack don’t grab my attention.
November 26th, 2008 at 1:32 pm · Link
If I’m in the mood for a comfortable bit o’fluff =) I usually re-read a few of my favorite regency romances. They always have a happy ending!! 😀
November 26th, 2008 at 1:38 pm · Link
Night Magic by Charlotte Vale Allen is an old favorite that I’ve read many times.
November 26th, 2008 at 1:56 pm · Link
I usually head for my Nora Roberts, Lauren Dane, Maya Banks or Christine Feehan books to read I had some minor surgery yesterday so when I finally got home, first thing I did was get my comfort books 😀
November 26th, 2008 at 1:56 pm · Link
Get a Clue by Jill Shalvis always cheers me up.
November 26th, 2008 at 1:59 pm · Link
I recently re-read GET A CLUE by Jill Shalvis. You cannot feel sad while reading that book. It makes me laugh every time. The scene with the day glo pink vibrator, classic!
November 26th, 2008 at 2:36 pm · Link
In the last year, when I was looking for a comfort read, I usually reached for Jill Shalvis’s Shadow Hawk. It definitely helped me defuse during my Master’s exam prep this past spring.
November 26th, 2008 at 2:52 pm · Link
It’s probably a Nora Roberts’ (silhouette) title or a LaVyrle Spencer fav!
November 26th, 2008 at 3:00 pm · Link
Julie Garwood’s “Saving Grace” or any of her other historicals and anything by Lisa Kleypas.
November 26th, 2008 at 3:05 pm · Link
Nora Roberts. Practically anything of hers. Julie Garwood and Linda Howard are also some of my comfort reads.
November 26th, 2008 at 3:32 pm · Link
one of my comfort reads is “Marley & Me” by Josh Grogan… it is such a great book! i love reading books about pets… those are pretty much the only other types of books i read besides romances.
November 26th, 2008 at 4:08 pm · Link
I usually reach for a Harlequin.
November 26th, 2008 at 4:54 pm · Link
Mackenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard!!
November 26th, 2008 at 5:51 pm · Link
I tend to go to Nora Roberts…and oddly enough Laurell K. Hamilton. Hmm….weird combo.
November 26th, 2008 at 6:40 pm · Link
I love Ransom by Julie GArwood. I also like to rereaad JD Robb, Wen Spencer and a few others.
November 26th, 2008 at 7:36 pm · Link
I reach for books that draw strong emotions from me. Authors that have that power over me are Linda Howard, Diana Palmer, Laura Kinsale and Lynne Graham.
November 26th, 2008 at 7:58 pm · Link
Anything from Linda Howard, B A Tortuga, Lauren Dane –
November 27th, 2008 at 5:29 am · Link
Sandra Brown Tempest in Eden
November 27th, 2008 at 6:40 am · Link
My favorite comfort reads are anything by Julie Garwood or Judith McNaught
November 27th, 2008 at 7:59 am · Link
Comfortable books would have to be Linda Howard or Lisa Jackson. Some times it’s Iris Johansen or Sherrilyn Kenyon for that comfort fix.
November 27th, 2008 at 9:34 am · Link
I love pulling out old Joey Hill books, re-reading parts that just tug on my heartstrings. I also love to reread the Alexander McCall Smith Precious Ramotswe detective series. Those are life affirming books!
November 27th, 2008 at 10:51 pm · Link
I have several comfort reads…I really love the Linda Howard Mackenie series and it always makes me feel happy. Plus new favorites like J.R. Ward and someone who wrote about these amazing Chase brothers. I know this it two late, but I thought that I would add my favorites in.