Thursday, August 14, 2008
cold love scenes
Well, I'm going to get bitchy here today. Look out! LOL Sometimes you just have to speak your mind, know what I mean?
:::you've been warned:::
So, I've been reading this book. It's been good so far. Three authors in one. I love those. It's like a nice little helping, ya know? Sometimes you don't want to read something big and heavy. Sometimes you just want a hot little story to get you through the day.
This is such a book...until the final story. This author (who shall remain nameless) can't write a love scene to save her ass. I know, harsh. But it's true. I'm sitting here reading and realizing that I'm actually skimming the love scenes. LOL When was the last time that happened?! Never! It's a first for me to actually be so bored with the sex that I'm literally yawning as I turn the pages. How annoying!
The worst part for me, as an author I tend to look up to most NY authors. They've been down the road of rejection and came out with contract in hand, smiling all the way to the bank. I aspire to get published with a NY publisher some day. But as I'm reading this cheesy, supposedly scorching love scene I'm wondering which editor was in rush and needed an author to fill a spot.
I don't know which annoys me more. The fact that she's probably raking in the money, considering the other two authors in this anthology rocked my freaking socks off, or the fact that this probably won't be her last book with this gigantic company. I mean, really?!
Has that ever happened to you? Felt somewhat let down, shocked, even downright pissed when you read a crappy story? That’s it? That's what I'm supposed to aspire to? Who are you kidding with this drivel?
The thing is, she's not new to writing. This isn't her first time out of the gate. I expected more from this seasoned pro, I really did.
And, no, don't ask me, because I won't say names. Not even in private! I'm not trying to ruin anyone, just voicing my opinion as an author and a reader.
Well, there is one good thing to report. I have a hot little Lora Leigh book in my greedy hands. That should put the sparkle back in my eyes! Yay!
NOT hot and bothered
Magically appeared by Anne Rainey at 8:39 AM