I’m a romance book junkie! I can’t get enough. I read all kinds of romance: historical, suspense, humorous, sad, BDSM, erotic, cowboys, sports, paranormal, and everything in between. I love the build up, the tragedy, and the happily ever after or happily for now.
What don’t I like? Book Blurbs that represent a book as being a romance novel or novella, but then include graphically violent scenes that include things such as rape. There’s nothing romantic about rape. The one exception is when the story mentions that a character has been violated in the past and it is done as part of the character development.
However, CONSENSUAL simulated rape in a kinky BDSM scene in a novel can be hot if written well.
A reader’s reaction to a book starts at the book blurb. It puts the reader in a particular mindset and sets up expectations. When the book doesn’t meet those expectations it can be disappointing. If the book goes off into a completely different direction, it can either be great or can be a bust. That’s a serious risk. Beware, the result can be a scathing review. It’s the bad reviews that make more of an impression than the good reviews.
I’ve been an avid book reader for years and I’ve been blogging about books for one year. I try to be very fair about my book reviews. I make it a policy not to bash authors or books.
Please don’t misrepresent a story with a falsified book blurb.