Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Erotica Romance Novel: Hard and Fast, Series: Fast Track, Author: Erin McCarthy

“Your nipple is perfect. Like a little raspberry, tart and rosy.”
     She could honestly say no man had ever said that to her before. Kind of liking the idea of being tart and rosy, Imogen said, “Thank you. I have two.”
     Ty gave a soft laugh. “I know. Is the other one jealous?”

Ty is the male lead in Erin McCarthy’s book, Hard and Fast. I love all 3 of the Fast Track series books out so far but I think Hard and Fast is my favorite. There are special things about the relationship of Imogen and race car driver, Ty that I don’t want to spoil for anyone who hasn’t read the book yet.

Who else but Erin McCarthy can combine beautiful Shakespeare passages that weren’t familiar to me, lovable characters, funny compelling plots, with scenes that range from lust-tingling to nipple-hardening to where-the-hell-did-I-put-my-vibrator?

“I’m not sure I should get closer. Are you going to punish me?”
     The way she said that - her eager, throaty voice immediately shifting the exchange from playful to sensual - had Ty grinding his teeth to keep from groaning out loud. “Do you need to be punished? Have you been bad? Did you knock me into the water on purpose?”

That’s from the camping trip. It’s sizzling sexy, laugh out loud funny and emotionally touching as the hero and heroine get to know each other. When you think about it afterwards you can only admire clever Ms. McCarthy.

“Her dress was bunched around her waist and his mouth was already on her, nipping and licking and sucking. Her hands did wind up on his head, gripping his hair tightly as the passion, the pure physical delight, intermingled with the emotion of realizing that she loved him. Ty flicked his tongue over her, in her and she came quickly, overwhelmed by everything she was feeling.”

I need a cold shower. I’m overwhelmed just typing.

How far do you like sex scenes to go? Ride off in the sunset kissing? Gratuitous mentions of hard nipples and damp panties? Something in between?

“He grinned and gave her a kiss that made her hair and her toes curl and everything in between go hot and damp.”

Oh yes, Erin McCarthy’s book Hard and Fast is full of ‘tingle with lust’ type passages.

(And BTW if you want to really 'tingle with lust,' just take a look at the book covers.)

If you like that kind of thing, which I do, I highly recommend the whole Fast Track Series:
1 Flat Out Sexy; 2 Hard and Fast; 3 Hot Finish; 4 The Chase (out 4/5/11) and 5 Slow Ride (no release date yet).

There may be more because her website lists this as an ongoing series. Me and my vibrator certainly hope so. Let's hope so.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I want read my first blog post; pretty please with cream & sugar on it.

I’m an avid reader. I read romance of all kinds and chick lit with some cozy mysteries thrown into the mix.

I find much of real value in fictional novels.

Sometimes I read a sentence or a paragraph and it resonates with truth.

“If you can’t be a good example, you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.” (1)

Other times I might chance upon a passage that is worded so well it makes me shiver with pleasure or howl with laughter or tingle with lust.

“Around her she can feel a soft, rustling awareness, as if the plants are talking in very quiet whispers. What do plants think about?” (2)

Still other times I find words; new words I love; vaguely familiar words I like but never use in everyday conversations.

Recently I encountered this word in a certain novel and now I know that I have a ‘quixotic’ (3) nature; which is sometimes good, sometimes not.

I enjoy curse words and new ways of cursing without curse words.

A favorite novel taught me that the original Wonder Woman used the phrase “Sufferin Sappho” when she wanted to curse.(4)

Novels also introduce me to new music or remind me of old music I’d forgotten.

‘Kirsty MacColl’ (4 again, same novel)  was new to me.
‘Ever Fallen In Love With Someone by the Buzzcocks’ (5) was familiar and loved but forgotten.

Artists are also mentioned in novels.

‘Johannes Vermeer’ (6) is featured in at least two novels.

Novel characters watch movies, too.

What famous novel character loves the movie ‘Ghostbusters?’ (7)

These treasured words, sentences, paragraphs, phrases or passages, music, artists or movies that I find while I’m reading are going to be the offerings of my blog.

I invite you to show up when you can; with or without findings of your own. Be you a lurker or a commenter, you’re welcome here.

I‘m going to post the first comment with my answers to 1-7. Are your answers the same? A different author? A different novel? Did I stump you?

Next time we’ll talk about that ‘tingle with lust’ thing; just for learning purposes. Yeah that’s right; learning purposes.

Cyber-see you then.