Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger

Posted October 16, 2015 by Suzanne in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 5 Comments

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My Secret Shame; My Burning Love

I know, I know, it’s a very dramatic title for a blog post, but if I can’t be honest here about my little secret, where else can I? Okay, I think I just need to say it…take a deep breath and finally confess…

I love corny romance. The cornier and more absurd the better. It gets me every time. Especially the sci-fi ones. 7 ft aliens with massive *ahem* equipment stealing 5ft nothing humans and having a dirty frolick around the universe? Come. To. Mama. I can’t get enough of it. A snarly yet ruggedly handsome man, who just happens to be a vegetarian vampire-shifter and just needs the love of a good woman to get over his horrible past? Gimme gimme gimme.

Okay, this may not be a secret. In fact, I’m sure it isn’t; my love burns too brightly to be contained. I may not always rate the books 5 stars when I review them, but don’t doubt that the flaws that made sure it didn’t get those 5 stars, are probably the reason I picked it up in the first place. Contrary and I suppose unfair as that seems, next time you see a 2 or 3 star review from me, especially when it has a cover that looks like a horny teenage girl with one too many viewings of Star Wars under her belt has created, you’ll probably notice that I guiltily relished every single word.

What draws me to these books? I’m not sure, but they are such blatant escapism that they allow me to turn off my normally highly skeptical and at times hyper critical mind off. Something that when I’m reading something that isn’t (at times) patently absurd, I can’t do. But, when you have massive blue aliens with two cocks (one day, someone will write this…and I will read it gladly!) or aliens with chest vaginas (this one actually happened!) then it’s hard not to either stop reading immediately or turn all higher brain functions off, sit back and enjoy the ride.

So, there’s my reading secret…let me hear all about yours!

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Ha! It’s not a secret of mine that I love cheesy romances. Maybe not Sci-Fi ones but I do love the corny, Hallmark type romances of the virginal do gooder heroine that falls in love with the hot billionaire alpha hero. Completely eye roll worthy, I’m sure but I don’t care. I love this sh*t. Ha.

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I like these stories too…vicki lewis thompson has a nerd series and katie mac’s hereoes and heroines are always fun

Deborah
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Deborah

Oh, yes! I love them too. Even the sci-fi ones. Especially the sci-fi ones.

Timitra
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Timitra

I don’t share this particular secret but I do love terribly rated movies

Amy R
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Amy R

I love drunken weddings in Vegas to strangers.