Those of you who have read any of my blog posts know that I am very curious. This week, Allie's post about getting addicted to specific genre got me thinking. Like Allie, I will get stuck on a particular genre for a while. Sometimes it just takes one or two books to satisfy my itch then I'll move on. Other times I will devour everything I can get my hands on in that genre for months. I went on a naughty historical bent a few years ago that took almost an entire year to satisfy. Right now I'm on a BDSM kick.
Kallypso Masters Rescue Me series. And get this, the first book is FREE. Bonus! These are big stories, rich with vivid characterization. If you like your heroes dominant and your heroines to be brave risk takers, give this series a try! Right now I'm on book #3 and hoping Kallypso is writing her fingers to the bone getting book 4 ready for me. Kallypso, if you're reading this, I'm going to need to get my greedy hands on Savi and Damien soon!
Many readers also have what I like to call book crack. My personal book crack addiction is J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I have a love/hate relationship with Ms. Ward and what she does to my guys! Those are key words right there "mine." As a reader, I have taken a personal stake in what happens with these characters. There are times when Ms. Ward is particularly evil to the guys or their women and I get so angry that I am tempted to throw my precious iPad at the wall. One particular sin against the heroine Jane, I will never forgive her for. What she did to Jane, holy crap. My chest got tight, my breathing shallow, I broke out in a cold sweat and my stomach turned to rock. For me, the stories are a roller coaster ride and any books that can elicit such strong emotion in a reader are pure gold! Each year I anxiously await the arrival of my pre-ordered copy of the new book and then tell everyone not to bother trying to communicate with me before I surface after reading the last page.
For friend and fellow Sassy Seven author Desiree Holt, her crack is anything by Diana Palmer, which I love to endlessly tease her about. The Sassy Seven did a read aloud story time session from one of Ms. Palmer's books. The very snarky Allie Standifer is our favorite reader because of the vocal inflections and words she puts emphasis on get us rolling with laughter. Add in Palmer's rather T.S.T.L. young heroines and its one heck of a good time.