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Old 10-12-2010, 05:14 PM
 
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Jackie Collins, Nexus Confessions etc.

Can you recommend any?
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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Nope? 11 views, no one likes 'em?
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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Why is it when women read them, they are "erotica," but when men read them, they are "porn?"
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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I am a male, old, and I discovered in the Sci Fiction / Fantasy section of my local bookstore an author Rachelle Mead. She seems to have combined Fantasy / mild erotic / romance / supernatural along with a touch of humor to keep the pace of the plots moving right along.

But here's the thing.... Fantasy and Romance type novels are all about make-believe right? I mean, vampire, succubus, demons, and such are as believable as extra good looking hard body with six pack abs who are unattached, hetro, heads-on-straight nice guys, and ultra sensitive and supportive to a young woman's professional career plus helps with the household chores, this is also believable, right?

BTW: about as much "literary Meaning" as watching a rerun of your favorite "Friends" TV episode, and just as likely to trigger junk food cravings.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:17 PM
 
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Why is it when women read them, they are "erotica," but when men read them, they are "porn?"
I am a woman and I don’t think that.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Jackie Collins is great for a long-haul flight or a day at the beach when you don't want to use up too many brain cells. I don't know that I'd call her writing 'erotic'..more like 'raunchy'. 'Erotic' would be something like 'The Story of O' or the Anne Rice 'Sleeping Beauty' novels. But one persons eroticism is anothers' er.....hmmm.
The only thing I get hot for when I read Collins is champagne. Her characters are continually drinking it which leaves me extremely thirsty. (as opposed to hot and bothered).

Last edited by jacq63; 10-13-2010 at 11:19 PM.. Reason: thinking about champagne too much.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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I like erotica. I haven't read a Jackie Collins book in years. I don't care for ooey gooey romance books.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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I like erotica. I haven't read a Jackie Collins book in years. I don't care for ooey gooey romance books.
Me neither. I do like Jackie’s stuff though, it’s so Melrose Place-y.

I just started reading a book called Girl with a One Track Mind. It’s not so much erotic fiction as it is detailed sexploits.

Here’s an excerpt, you’ll see what I mean:

http://girlwithaonetrackmind.blogspot.com/2005/02/sex-episode-3-teaser-and-right-time-of.html
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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Sorry, I didn't mean Jackie's books were mushy gushy. Hers always have a better story (stories) than most "romance" books. I was just somewhat surprised that I haven't read one in so many years.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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Have you read any of the Nexus Confessions books?
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