Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Book Slut

I started reading when I was three, everything I could get my hands on.

Mythology was my first love, then science fiction. You grok?

I had a very brief flirt with romance as a tween but I HATED my aunt's stuff. It seemed like in all her books, the poor, helpless, STUPID, doormat couldn't do anything but take all the crap the so-called hero threw her way and be grateful for it. Oh and her long suffering acceptance always won her the ass in the end. Never the well-intentioned, caring person who would have given her HEA, no no. Jerks-are-Us all the way.

So romance and I parted company while I explored fantasy and westerns. Yes westerns. Louis L'Amour rocked. I would love to see his stuff turned into erotica. Omg, make a bunch of it M/M and I promise the fan girl squees would bring down the house.

As a teen I was given a copy of The Flesh Peddlers. Gross, but I learned there was a whole new world out there to explore. Curiosity has ever been my biggest downfall.

I had discovered porn in all its glorious forms. What I loved the best though was all the stories written by people who really liked who they were and what they were doing. I was hooked.

Don't get me wrong. I have over 1500 books in my home and less than 100 of those are erotica. (I have a special USB just for all my lovely adult stories). My reading habits are eclectic and so is my collection, but my true love is erotica.

So I was wandering the Internet as I am wont to do and I ran across a blog. Don't remember what it was about but left a comment and won a copy of Maya Banks book Be With Me. I thought Romance, what the hell am I gonna do with a Romance book? Then I read it. Seems romance has taken quite a turn in the years I was ignoring it.

I spent the next couple months checking out the easy to find stuff. Historical and contemporary stories with a M/F theme. Not bad. Some of it was quite entertaining but I still found my attention wandering. Then I ran across Samantha Kane and her M/M/F historicals. Much better.

Samantha had "Manly Men" and they were hot. I loved the fact that they were tough and emotional. These men dealt with society on their own terms and were so compelling while doing it. I knew I had to have more and if the female was dropped by the wayside....well, stuff happens. :)

I love my M/M stories, I will read most anything in the genre. I have my light and fluffy authors. My serious authors. My funnier than hell authors. It's all good for me. My first love though are the M/M BDSM and D/s stories. They make me feel good all the way down to my toes.

Since I read 1-3 books a day, I will be talking about them alot. Ok, so I talk about everything alot, but my books I cannot go without.

Sassy

1 comment:

Beth Wylde said...

Ahh book Slut, I love that term. Often I go a bit further and just label myself a book whore. Lovely addiction isn't it. I love this blog. Awesome. Keep up the amazing work.
Beth
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