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What are you reading now?
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Don’t go to your stack to talk about the best books you’ve read recently! What will you be curling up with today?

Because I’ve been napping so much lately, I chose a short story collection to read. And I must say, I’m enjoying it very much! This is the book:

Yes, Sir: Erotic Stories of Female Submission
by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Editor)
Pub. Date: March 2008
Trade Paperback, 210 pp

Okay, so I didn’t select it for enjoyment but because I’m working on a short novella with D/s flavorings and wanted to immerse myself in the language and lifestyle before charging forward. But collections like these are addictive—like boxed chocolates. Can you really stop at just one bite? The stories are sometimes strange but always stimulating. Since they are written in first person (at least those I’ve read so far), I feel as though I’m taking a glimpse inside someone else’s bedroom. Very, very stimulating…

Your turn.

Tell me what you are reading and what it’s doing for you.

16 comments to “What are you reading now?”

  1. Heather
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 10:19 am · Link

    Laid Bare by Lauren Dane. I just got a print copy and cant wait to curl up with it.

    I love the story so much.



  2. Delilah
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 10:22 am · Link

    Heather! Nice choice! I loved Laid Bare. Pretty cover too, huh?



  3. Aimee
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 10:47 am · Link

    I’m about 30 pages into Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts. Too early to say what it’s doing for me but the first 2 books of the quartet were phenominal and I’m guessing this one will be just as wonderful :)



  4. Rachel Kramer Bussel
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 12:24 pm · Link

    Thanks, glad you’re enjoying Yes, Sir. I just read The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell (teenage Carrie Bradshaw, interesting, more feminist than I expected) and am reading Goddess Boot Camp (a fun YA novel) by Tera Lynn Childs, after enjoying Oh.My.Gods., the first book.



  5. Delilah
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 12:32 pm · Link

    Aimee! My mom keeps recommending La Nora, but as strange as it will sound, I’ve very stubbornly refused to read even one. I think, deep down, I’m afraid I’ll be intimidated. :blush:

    Rachel!! How cool is this!? Will definitely take a look at your recommendations. Had to tell you I ordered He’s on Top today.



  6. Fedora
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 12:46 pm · Link

    Delilah, one of these days, try at least one of La Nora’s–she’s just got so many different kinds of books, you’ll likely find one that clicks for you :) Forget the intimidation factor and just enjoy the ride ;)

    I just got Jess Granger’s first two Beyond books, so I’m trying to decide when to dive in…



  7. Rachel Lynne
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 12:59 pm · Link

    I just read two Amanda Quick books to get myself back into the Regency mood so I can finish Magic and the Marquis. Slightly Shady and Late To The Wedding. Not as good as her first books but decent; a bonus was a plot idea sparked from something she wrote!
    I read my first Nora a few weeks ago; my sister-in-law insisted it was great and I’d love it. Well …, the plot was interesting, I love paranormals, but man, I do not like her writing style. Sorry but all that head hopping left me dizzy and I never felt like any of the characters were more than cardboard cutouts. I’ve watched two lifetime movies based on her books and thought they were excellent but I doubt I ever read another book; it’s that head hopping thing :( DD don’t be intimidated, you are much better, your plots are interesting and the way you dig inside your characters and make us feel what they do … awesome!



  8. Ilona
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 1:00 pm · Link

    Currentl yreading two ebooks and a print book but only one is an erotica. Spank Me – Twice has got me nipping in for a quick read inbetween the others every chance I get (blushes anyone?)



  9. Delilah
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 1:10 pm · Link

    Fedora! Maybe after I finish the next Viking book. I don’t want anything denting my confidence before I head into the deep with that book!

    Rachel! I LOVE Amanda Quick’s stories. They are among my favorite comfort reads. Nothing deep. Nothing too different story to story. I know exactly what I’m getting when I pick one up so don’t have to think.

    I’ve heard Nora headhops a lot. And you’re very sweet to tell me not to worry. :razz:

    Illoan! What are the non-erotic books? I love recommendations for those too. I have a spanking anthology I haven’t read yet, Spanked: a red-cheeked erotica. It’s another collection edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Guess I need to move it to the top of my TBR pile.



  10. Riley Quinn
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 1:35 pm · Link

    I recently started reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and just started book 4.

    I also just read Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn. It was really good.



  11. Estella
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 3:09 pm · Link

    I am reading Vanishing Act, book 15 of the Sisterhood series by Fern Michaels. It helps me escape the real world for a time.



  12. Jane
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 3:47 pm · Link

    The last few books I’ve read were romantic suspense, but yesterday I started Amelia Grey’s newest historical for a change of pace.



  13. SonyaM
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 3:53 pm · Link

    Just started What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips; only 20 pages in…we’ll see. This is different for me.

    Hope you have a GREAT week.



  14. savonna
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 6:07 pm · Link

    I’m reading JR Ward’s Lover Mine, the newest book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I’m 13 chapters in and I haven’t been swept up by the story yet. Not sure if it’s me or the book or a combination of the two!! I’ll keep plugging along, but no guarantees that I won’t cheat!



  15. Delilah Devlin
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      · May 11th, 2010 at 6:14 pm · Link

    Wow! I’ll have to ask this question again. Great feedback, ladies! Now if anyone has a suggestion for a great medieval historical, I’d love to hear about it. I miss Julie Garwood’s and Johanna Lindsey’s medievals.



  16. Sue Brandes
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      · May 12th, 2010 at 9:46 pm · Link

    I am reading Mutual Desire by Donna Grant. It’s 3 short stories in one book. The first story is a kind of a medievil one. I loved that one. The second one is good but; so far the 1st one is still my favorite. This is the first time I have read this author.