Friday, November 1, 2013
My Favorite Author: Eden Summers
I just couldn't resist making Eden Summers this month's pick for My Favorite Authors! She's the newest addition to my list of favorite authors AND my "Signed Book Wishlist" and all because of a chance I took a few months ago.
So I let her know I was very interested, never expecting that I would be given a chance, I mean, why would I? She doesn't know me from Eve and she already had some fans interested in the book. I didn't think I stood a snowball's chance in hell because that's usually the case with me.
I GOT LUCKY!
I was so excited, and a little nervous (as I often am when asking or being asked to review a book) about trying something new, especially in contemporary romance. Some people may not have a problem with it but I don't like giving negative reviews! So here I was trying to find out as much information on Eden's writing style as I could, and believe me it wasn't easy, I'm still new to this blogger world and my circle of blogger friends is very small (but awesome).
The ARC for Blind Attraction arrived in my inbox a few weeks later and I just couldn't wait to get started. I pretty much devoured Mitch and Alana's story in a short time. I was impressed with the storyline, especially *SPOILER* when Alana temporarily loses her eye sight and has to not only depend on Mitch for a while, but get to know him without his looks clouding her judgement** I loved the dialogue and interactions, not only with Mitch and Alana but with all the characters! Whenever there were two or more members of Reckless Beat together it was always a smart ass, laugh out loud good time and that's just as important as the sex scenes, which were hot! So yeah, I was addicted to this series right away and mentally stored away the fact that there would be more books to come.
After reading Blind Attraction (my review can be found here), it took me a while to buy another of Eden's books. Not because I didn't want to, but like MANY book addicts, I'm cash strapped. So when my birthday rolled around in September and was asked what I wanted, I said "Books. Or Amazon Gift Cards so I can buy books." Frankly I was surprised that they listened to me because this isn't the first time I've asked for books. That's when I bought Sneaking a Peek (my review) and Ravenous (also reviewed), two of Eden's novellas. Hopeful but wary, I started to read them, and once again was impressed with the mix and balance of humor, witty dialogue and of course, the hot sex scenes. I don't like "Fade to Black" sex, or "Blink and You Miss It" sex, let alone boring sex scenes, but I also don't like over the top descriptions and sex scenes in every chapter, unless it's erotica, because then I know that's what I'm in for. After reading these two novellas I was convinced Eden was one of the few authors who could write a sex scene that was both erotic yet tasteful (at least to me).
I'm horrible. This book isn't even out yet and I'm already anticipating the next book in the series. I'm such a groupie. Proud of it too.
The winner at the end of this month will receive their choice of e-book by Eden Summers, that includes Passionate Addiction so get to entering and come back daily to increase your odds of winning!