Monday, July 16, 2012
People tend to have a favorite "theme" in the genre of their choice. Whether it is "cowboys" or "shifters" or "cops" or "rockers" or "you name it!" For me personally, I LOVE rockers! There is something about a bad boy playing guitar that makes me hot. (Sorry, carried away there. Don't mean to give tmi by saying HOT. hehehe) I used to date a guitarist a while ago and there was something in the way he held that thing low on his hips and moved his fingers... *pant pant*
So I guess it is no surprise that my favorite "theme" as it were is ROCKERS!!! It MAY stem from the fact that I can't play worth sh**. I am not musical but I have always wished I was. I would love to play guitar. Or bass, or drums. (I like a hot drummer!) So maybe when I read I am imagining all the things I wished I could do? Reasonable, right? In one way or another we read to escape our own little world and experience a different one. Maybe in MY imagination I'm a Rock Star? (LOL, yeah, okay...)
But I love Rock Stars. I HAVE voted on the list of best Rockers! I have not read all the ones on the list, obviously, but I will update my personal opinions as I read through the list. I have said this countless times: I LOVE LISTS! Why? I use them! I check out Goodreads list of lists often to think about what to read. YES, I take recommendations from friends. I also add books that "friends" have enjoyed. I ALSO add books that friends have hated just so I can see for myself. I read books sometimes just for the experience of saying I read it! (ie. 50 Shades of Grey on my list now.) But time and time again I go to Goodreads lists because OFTEN, the lists are really accurate with my personal opinion! Of course there are those times where When Love is Not Enough is #30 on a LIST and I disagree! (It should be WAY higher! *hint*) But I look at the lists to motivate me to pick something.
Do you read the lists? Do you VOTE on lists?
With ROCKERS I have only read 6 and am currently reading the one. No Fear more than likely will be on my list so I added it anyway even though I'm not done.
#1 - Conquest. I really liked this book. I would give it more stars if I could. (You can read my review here.) Hot, sexy, and just an all around F*****' good read! And the SONGS SJ Frost wrote into it- excellent!!
#2 - American Love Songs. Just over the weekend the story popped into my head again and I was thinking, "Maybe I should read it again?" I have the paperback. AND I have an eBook. I am drawn tot the innocence and sweetness (can I say that) of Jake and Parker.
#3 - The Curtis Reincarnation. Alec/Tyler is endearing and sweet and I liked the plot a lot. Definitey a book I will reread! Very good story!
#4 - Heaven. Jet Mykles is something else when it comes to writing sex. Johnnie is a very sexy character and I liked the way he came after Tyler.
#5 - No Fear. Well, I haven't finished this one YET so It may move up on the list once I'm done. So far, lots of sex. I don't read a book just for the sex. I like it, of course I like it, but there HAS to be more to the book than that. So far, the plot isn't developing but I am only on chapter 4 or something. We shall see.... brb on this one!
#6 - The Missing Butterfly. Good plot. I liked Cassidy a lot! It was short and there was some cheesiness to the band name but I still could not put the book down.
#7 - Purgatory - Luc was not as strong a character as Johnnie. I guess I just couldn't get passed that.
I will have to read all the Jet Mykles series. I own a couple more (Hell and Faith) but haven't gotten to them. I can't ONLY read Rocker books. That would be boring. I mix them up. I also have Keys to Love in my TBR file so I will be reading more of SJ Frost as well.
What do YOU like about Rockers? What are YOUR favorite ones? I have Adder on my tbr list. As well as Moonlight Becomes You. If you have any suggestions, send me a book recommendation on Goodreads!
I will probably have to WRITE a rocker book eventually! The only problem is I know squat about musicians. Maybe I can find one to hang with and learn some of the ins and outs! (Research is essential!)
>At the moment I am TRYING to write an EPIC love story as I work through Darian's part of my trilogy. The Cost of Loving is still out there hoping to be picked up. I have it submitted to one publisher with an "unofficial" submission to another. There MAY be another publisher who is willing to take it. Not sure. I will HOPEFULLY know where the sequel to WLINE is going in a month or two!
>My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap! is still waiting on edits and cover and whatever else before publication. I guess it's in the "queue" and all. I think I dreamt about Cole and Ellis last night. Hmmm. Is that telling me I need to write MORE of them? Maybe I just need to read MRJWC again and refresh my memory of how much I liked it? CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT THIS YEAR!!!
>Other news.... Not a lot going on. I am writing. I am trying to read. Life is crazy and I don't always have time for either. i normally do a blog twice a week but I didn't have much to say last friday so I missed blogging. I WANTED to finish No Fear before I did this blog but that didn't happen. Oh well.
I hope all my readers and fans are doing well =D