Monday, October 4, 2010

A Guest Post!

This guest post comes from my most bestest friend in the whole wide world Natalie who actually just started her own blog because she loves to copy me  :P  Check out her page at Endlessly Autumn.  She loves books just as much as I do but she reads them twice as fast (jerk).  Not to mention she puts up with my obsessive need to find the books with no flaws at the book store so how could I not love her?  Take it away lover!

Fairyville by Emma Holly

Sexy, contemporary fun from the USA Today bestselling author of All U Can Eat.

Meet Zoe Clare, a medium who has no trouble communicating with the dead. If only she could get her feelings across to Fairyville’s most eligible bachelor, Magnus Monroe. Fortunately, a tryst with an old flame sparks jealousy in Magnus, which gives Zoe satisfaction—in so many naughty ways.

I am guest blogging at the request of my BESTEST FRIEND IN THE WORLD. This is my first blog appearance, so please, be kind.

I have a disease and unfortunately, it was communicable, as I caught it from my dear friend. She impulse buys books and truly judges books by their cover. I saw the cover of this book and was intrigued. That interest led to a little more research which then led to a purchase. 

If I didn’t love book so much, I would BURN this one. But hey, I did the next best thing with it…

After reading the USA Today review, and finding this book on the bargain shelf at Barnes and Noble, I thought, “Why not?”

Let me tell you the many reasons WHY NOT. 

Let me start with this. I enjoy a good “porn” book as my friend likes to call it. However, I enjoy a good M/F “porn” book. I’m not a homophobe by any means; I simply don’t enjoy reading about it. It’s just not my forte. 

Zoe has lusted after Magnus for many a moon, only to hear the stories from other town floozies about his wild sexual prowess. Zoe, who has been pining after him for years, decides to put her sultriest foot forward and finally receive some of that good, good love. Unfortunately that “good, good love” that she has been dying for…ends up being bootylicious if you follow my meaning. In fact, the ENTIRE book is erotic anal, definitely not what I am looking for in a read. I found the back cover and reviews extremely misleading and regret having spent any money on this piece of…work.

I truly believe that there should be some kind of warning when buying a mature adult read. I personally don’t want to read about what two guys, two guys and a girl, or even what a girl and a guy do in and around THAT region. What, can’t you put a stamp on it! Geez!

All in all, I found my self skipping the pages that made me cringe and only got about six pages of story…none of which were good. Emma Holly, I will never buy one of your books again, bargain shelf or not.

This book has been haunting my shelf for a few months now, and like I said earlier…I really needed to get rid of it but can’t bring myself to throw it away or burn it. I certainly won’t take it to half priced books, as I wouldn’t want someone else to fall into the same trap that I did…I need to save them from themselves. So last night, after a wonderful evening at my friend’s house, I decided to sneak into her library, which is OVERFLOWING with books she hasn’t even read yet and file it away alphabetically, hoping she wouldn’t find it until the year 2013. I may have spilled the beans with this guest blog, but I can laugh just imagining her face.

I’m thoroughly disappointed that this book released on my birthday, but can get SOME satisfaction knowing it became my friends “present”. 

Evil laugh goes here…

Thanks lover pants!  I do have to thank you for at least filing this "present" in alphabetical order. But you totally cheated as I was intoxicated when you snuck this book in my shelf.  It's really too bad that you didn't like this.  I mean the cover is stunning if I do say so myself.  Maybe we can just tear out the pages and put the cover on a different book?  Eh...too much work.


a!k0 said...

LOL porn book, awesome... o.O cant get enough of those...

Natalie said...

OMG STAY AWAY!! I really didn't like it, but to each their own. :-)

a!k0 said...

haha, act never been a big fan of it so...ill stay away XD

Chazz said...

Why is it when I scrolled down before reading this my eyes happened to fall on "Erotic anal"
Seriously! LOL

Anyway, thanks for the follow and I'll be sure to come back and visit!


Anonymous said...

That was very entertaining I must say. I had a good old chuckle.

I'm a pretty open minded person who doesn't cringe easily with that sort of thing (only if it's full on romance and then I cringe), but in saying that I think having a warning on some books is a great idea because not everyone is going to like the same thing. Granted you could just stay away from it, but I've been misled myself (completely different genre though) and it can happen way too much.