Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Your favorite books, please

 I would love to know what your favorite books. Not the ones you’re currently reading. I’ll tell you mine if you’ll tell me yours! I was interviewed recently and this was one of the questions. It really made me stop and think. The hostess made it plain she wanted my all-time favorites.

My answer, and it took a little while for me to consider, was Pride and Prejudice, Shana, Flowers in the Storm, anything about King Arthur, Anne Rice’s Exit to Eden, Susan Johnson’s Again and Again, and Mary Balogh’s The Plumed Bonnet.

As you can see, that’s a mixed bag. And now it’s your turn. Please tell me some of your all-time favorites. Are you as eclectic as I seem to be, or do you stick to a favorite genre?

I can’t resist plugging my latest book from Ellora’s Cave, which is erotica and the second in my series on sexy elves with pointed ears. This is about the daughters of Lars and Sophie, the protagonist of Fiery Pursuit. The girls get in so much trouble they almost bring and end to the family. Of course I couldn’t quite have that, as what would happen to my series?

Here’s an excerpt, this one a scene between Court and Hanna. You won’t believe what happens next but I’ll tell you anyway. Hanna walks away from this man she loves.

Hanna did as she was told, lying back and admiring every move of his muscled body as he stretched on beside her, even though he on the hard floor. He raised himself on one elbow and began to play with her nipples, which immediately hardened. She’d felt them harden in her dreams, but she’d never envisioned the way it felt to have her lover tweak and pull on them into they were elongated and so sensitive she moved restlessly. Then he let his hand wander down to her waist, caressing her navel with his lips and then going lower. He completely surprised her by taking her sensitive clitoris with his mouth. Shocked, she tried to push his head away, but he caught her hands and laving her with his tongue until her hips started moving restlessly.

“Now,” he whispered. “Right now.”

Raising his hot body over hers he let her hands free. In in a quick motion he inserted his cock into the tip of her cunt, going slowly at first. She felt a slight pain as something inside her seemed to give way, and suddenly Court pushed that big rod all the way into to her body. She gasped at the shock of being so filled. Surely he’d pushed himself clear to her navel. He started to withdraw, his beautiful eyes concerned and guilty and she smiled and held him still.

“Don’t stop, Court. Do anything else you want, but don’t stop.”

He stayed where he was for a moment, looking at her anxiously, and she pulled on him impatiently. Evidently what he saw in her face reassured him, and he smiled and pushed his cock all the way in again. This time waves of pleasures exploded through her body, stronger and stronger with each of his pounding strokes. She tried to watch his face, but her desire soon began to make her writhe against him, forgetting all else in the pleasure of his powerful thrusts. Suddenly she felt her world explode in a burst of passion like none she’d ever dreamed, and she screamed and then went limp.

With a victor’s smile, Court pounded into her two more times before he collapsed, groaning his own release in a loud masculine version of her scream.

He lay on top of her until both their breathing slowed. As he started to lift his body from hers, she clutched him to her.

“I like you just where you are, Court. Don’t leave me.”

He kissed her sweetly, but still started to draw away.

“My love, I’ve just had the most incredible experience of my life. But I fear I pounded you into a pulp. Let me go before I attack you again.”
Now it's your turn. Please comment and tell me at least some of your favorites.


Tina Donahue said...

Dicken's "Great Expectations" - what imagery. "Ramona" - such a sad story about how times were in old California. "Marathon Man" - I guessed the 'big reveal' and was delighted that I had. "The Exorcist" - scarcy stuff, even more so than Stephen King. "Odd Thomas" - cried like a baby at the end. Recall the emotions till this day. "Other People" - wow, what a book, what an author Sol Stein is. "Ordinary People" - so sad and realistic. "Hearts" - laughed and cried during most of it.

Kathleen O said...

Picking fav books, is like picking which niece or nephew I love more... hard to choose.
You picked one of my favs Shana and another I love was Skye O'Malley by Beatrice Small. I love all the Virgin River books by Robyn Carr and who could not love Pride and Prejudics..
I love your new book... It's going on the tbr list...

Fiona McGier said...

"Greek Mythology" by Edith Hamilton. "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. "The Naked Ape", "Intimacy" and "The Human Zoo", by Desmond Morris, the cultural anthropologist. "Stranger in a Strange Land", by Robert Heinlein. These are the books I've read repeatedly and enjoyed each time.

I like books that make me think in new directions about the human condition. That inspires me in my own writing.

Fiona McGier said...

Oh! I almost forgot...The Dragonriders of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey. I've read the first 4 or 5 books many times. I love her world-building!

jean hart stewart said...

Wow, it's so great to hear such varied responses. Made me think of a lot of good books I love but can't list them all. Thanks so much for letting me in your mind a little...

Fran Lee said...
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Fran Lee said...

At eight, my favorite book was "Winnabojo", and at 13, my favorite book was "Anastasia"...but when I turned 14, my favorite book changed to "The Shiekh" by E. M. Hull...the forerunner of today's erotic romance.

jean hart stewart said...

Love hearing about everyone's favorite books. Gotta look up The Sheiekh...