Thursday, May 24, 2007

Brenda Joyce 'Dark Seduction'

HOLD THE PRESSES! Check out this awesome 'movie trailer' of this book! Wait for it to load, it's worth it.

Okay, first, this author is a very successful writer and I am not. That having been said, there's a place for porn and as a long time romance reader, I'd like to defend the genre by saying, romance novels are not the place. I can't add much to this quote, "This was how she wanted to die...while riding his huge hardness into eternity" I use the term porn instead of erotica to emphasize the incredible silliness of this novel. I will admit I usually dislike a modern heroine and a historical hero; the resulting clashing slang is terribly distracting; but when you find yourself snorting out-loud at a book, things aren't going well.


Claire is a modern day rare bookseller. Her shop gets broken into by a demoness named Sibylla who is looking for a page out of an ancient manuscript. Next Malcolm stops by and gets into a little sword fight with another Highland Master in her kitchen. Malcolm decides Claire is in some danger and takes her back to 1400's Scotland. This could all be promising but the execution is lacking. Beyond the over the top super-sexed nature of the 'Masters,' Claire (and the plot) keep taking these little jaunts in different directions that seem to serve no purpose and are very jolting and distracting. The interaction of our hero and heroine are pretty much limited to sex, sexual longing and sex. Terrible, terrible book.

So why did I finish the book. Did I mentioned porn has it's place?

2007 Paranormal Historical: 0 out of 5

2 comments:

Anne said...

Hmmm, for some reason, your review makes me want to read this book. Hubba, hubba!

Romance Reader said...

Some English major you are. I got a comment! I got a comment!