As regular readers of dangerously sexy already know, I bought an ereader and began making the the transition to paperless reading, except for library books. It’s a gradual process. I started reading ebooks three years ago, using my PC. I upgraded to Adobe’s Digital Editions down the road and used it exclusively for a couple of years.
Kindle came along. Eventually, the selection was too good resist. So, I downloaded the Kindle for PC and acquired a couple of titles. Recently, I bit the bullet and bought a Kindle. I love it. Though, it is a bit spooky how thoroughly Amazon tracks my reading. This morning, I opened up the PC Kindle, because I’d left the ereader in the living room, to check the Troubleshooter titles I’d already downloaded before purchasing another.
When I clicked on cover and the screen asked if I want to go to where I’d last read on my other Kindle. It was a lot like itunes synching the digital music library with the ipod, but in reverse. As with virtual music, many factors played in the choice of a virtual book provider, but it was and is selection that ruled the decision.
Share the love, do you read ebooks, listen to emusic, or are you a traditionalist?
The other week, I shopped for groceries. Wandering off to the grocery store is definitely part of my real life. Although I’ve made the trip more times that I want to think about, it’s always different. The other shoppers are much more entertaining than the produce.
Watching couples, of all ages, is my favorite part. Best of all are those fully engaged with each other that I can study without being noticeably rude. Aside from the obvious differences of age, race, and gender, they fall into two groups–those that match and those who don’t.
The closely matched crowd have an easier connection. This makes sense to me. Hooking up with someone fundamentally similar to you works for those rare souls happy with themselves. The opposites attract group have a rockier road. This makes a stronger bond than the same types, but only if the lovers find the tricky balance that allows them to love and respect differences without compromising their own self worth.
Naturally, conflicted couples make better stories.
The appeal of the alpha male never grows old for me. Whether reading or writing, this is my favorite flavor of hero. If he’s wounded and flawed all the better. What could possibly be better than an alpha? Why not two alphas…..
This is the appeal of the menage story. But, alphas don’t share. Hmmm. Hence the need for special circumstances to resolve this logic problem. The success of solution rests on believability, or at the very least the reader’s willingness to suspend disbelief. Which in turn rests on the fragile foundation of hundreds of details.
Recapping–stories need taut pacing, but not too taut. Honorable, sympathetic character, but they still need flaws. A logical, yet fresh and unexpected plot. Evocative, but believable settings. And a rich tapestry of emotion that keeps the reader riveted.
Dalila’s Choice is the first installment in the dangerously sexy futuristic series. The Enyo Chronicles. The other day, I ran across a four and half tombstone review of the story at Bitten by Books . :mrgreen: