If you know me at all… you know that I am an avid reader. I read and listen to books every day without fail.
Even on the day I had my operation, I was reading hooked up to a morphine pump in the hospital room.
You know that I am a lover of Paranormal Romance, especially in the vampiric vein, so to speak.
Nothing gets my heart beating faster than a tall, dark vampire hero!
Okay, before I get started with my post, I know those of you will vehemently disagree with me.
So, for the record, let me state this…
I definitely don’t begrudge anyone their 50 Shades of Grey.
That is not my vexation or angst.
My chagrin is that I have a policy to read a book cover to cover. The past several books I have started on my blessed Kindle, I have had to put down because the writing bothered me.
The story troubled me so much that this morning, after I closed my Kindle on yet another book characterized as a romance, I wanted to write why my coveted policy is being abandoned.
I thought romance was attraction, friendship, wooing, a little intrigue, heroism (both hero and heroines) and danger in the mix, but most of all, in the end it was about… LOVE!
However, what I believe to be romance is not the case in all books classified as romance.
I feel some romance novels are based or about meanness, possession, domination, callousness… and then – oh by the way – I love you, if you obey me?
What the heck? Exsqueeze me? Baking Powder? (borrowed phrases from one of my fav movies, Wayne’s World.)
This is my way of stating that I feel in my heart that romance is not a one-way street – my way or the highway, so to speak.
However, romance is different for all of us – some want friendship and romance that turns into love, and some want dominance and chains that melt into love.
Hmm, I was curious and looked to the definition of romance.This is what Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary stated:
a (1) : a medieval tale based on legend, chivalric love and adventure, or the supernatural (2) : a prose narrative treating imaginary characters involved in events remote in time or place and usually heroic, adventurous, or mysterious (3) : a love story especially in the form of a novel
b : a class of such literature
I am vexed – the books I have shut off my Kindle all have romance in the description. I am not saying that they are wrong.
I will just have to do more research before hitting the “Buy it in 1-click” button on Amazon. No one’s fault but my own.
what’s your definition of romance?
Lots of love,
March 8, 2015 | Categories: Paranormal Romance, REVIEW, Uncategorized | Tags: Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Arts, Author, Book, Books, Emily Guido, light bearer, Light-Bearer Series, Literature, Love, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, The Light-Bearer Series, Vampire, Vampires, Young-adult fiction | 25 Comments
D is for DESERT
In THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES, Tabbruis awoke in the desert outside of Mt. Sinai. I picked this desolate place because so much history happened there. Again, I have my K-12 Catholic Education kicking in here. He was helped by a boy named Joseph… if you get it, you have had a little biblical instruction yourself! Tabbruis was utterly alone and did not remember Heaven, Charmeine or anything. Can you imagine waking in a place and knowing nothing of your past or who you are?
E is for EXCESSIVE
Okay Tabbruis and all the Blood-Hunters in the series are rich beyond belief. Charmeine is not one who like excess. Does that seem weird? In today’s world, it does. Charmeine doesn’t mind the simple life. Her priceless things are the ocean and roses. She is not one to indulge. However, Tabbruis wants to spoil her. He wants to show her every wonder the world has to offer. I would call Charmeine “Low Maintenance,” courtesy of her humble upbringing. In Tabbruis’ defense, wouldn’t you want to give the love of your life every happiness you could?
F is for FORMIDABLE
The forces against Charmeine and Tabbruis, and the rest of the gang at the Castle are deadly. I can’t explain how ugly and monstrous these creatures are. They have no sense of fair play. The Elder Council is beyond corrupt, they have Humans, Light-Bearers, and even their kin, the Blood-Hunters in a grasp of terror. It is Charmeine and Tabbruis’ task to rid the Earth of them. But how? How do you bring down a power-player who holds all the cards?
I hope you enjoyed this dalliance! I know that I did. I love to tell you about my passion.
Lots of love,
Love this song, kind of reminds me of the romances in THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES!
February 3, 2015 | Categories: Paranormal Romance, Uncategorized | Tags: A-Z with THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Angel, Angels, Arts, Author, Blood, Book, Books, Charmeine, Emily Guido, Facebook, God, Heaven, light bearer, Light-Bearer Series, Literature, Love, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, PDMI Publishing, Romance, Tabbruis, The Light-Bearer Series, Twitter, Vampires, Young-adult fiction | 8 Comments