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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane) (Volume 2)
Richard Gleaves
Progress: 85%
One Blood
Qwantu Amaru
Progress: 30%
Foxglove Summer: A Rivers of London Novel
Ben Aaronovitch
Progress: 57%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 47%
Lava Storm In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories) (Volume 1)
Paul D. Scavitto, Sharon Willett, Stephanie Baskerville, Robert Tozer, Shae Hamrick, Christian W. Freed, Rebecca Lacy, Douglas G. Clarke, Mike Boggia, Sylvia Stein, Gail Harkins, Glenda Reynolds, Lynette White, Randy Dutton, Joyce Shaughnessy, Amos Andrew Parker, Laura S
Progress: 76%

At 60%

Circus of the Damned - Cornelia Grey

Why, WHY did you have to ruin it!


What is it with writers recently that they get past halfway in a perfectly good story, then decide to go porn and have a graphic sex scene that makes it unsuitable for younger readers? This book would have appealed to a wide age group, but they've just cut off a significant segment.


If I want to read about who did what to whose body parts and the shuddering climax moment, I'll look under Erotica. It's supposed to be a Horror for chrissakes. I don't mind that it turned into a Romance so much, but how the anal muscle feels as it tightens around his cock is going too far.


I could tell early on that Cornelia Grey was a pen name for a male writer, as if the name itself wasn't a dead giveaway for a psuedonym, but it really, really didn't have to be that graphic.


This is what makes me careful about reading recent Romance novels. Many of them have one totally pornographic scene in a book that isn't otherwise Erotica. WHY?!?


I think it cheapens the book. I'm not a prude, but have some taste authors!