Good Afternoon my fellow readers!
I hope everyone is having an enjoyable first week of September. September is my favorite time of the year, not just because it is my birthday, but because it is the month that Autumn begins and the lovely cool weather starts drifting in and the trees begin to turn their beautiful colors of red, orange and yellow. Not to mention, it is the best time of the year for bonfires, good conversations with friends, Fall Equinox celebrations, fall festivals, hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkin and pecan pies, hot chocolate, and reading that favorite romance novel while cuddled up on a favorite chair/sofa with your dog (if you have a dog, I have two).
Now, I know some people don’t like romance novels and that’s ok with me. I actually like all sorts of genres from romance, sci fi, fantasy, mystery to classics. I have my favorite books and my favorite authors, but mostly I really like romance. Why? Because romance has it all. If I’m in the mood for sci fi, there’s a romance novel for that. If I want fantasy, there’s a romance for that too, or western, or paranormal, or erotica, or mystery, or suspense, or historical; you name it, it’s in romance. In fact, in most all genres, the romance, the sex, the love affairs, the relationships, all sneaks in there. It’s the human condition. We all want love and we like to read about it.
In romance novels, there’s something for everyone, from the sweet and innocent to the down and dirty, but don’t forget to heed that author’s note. If the author says, it’s not recommended for those under 18, he/she means it. If the author says, this novel contains adult themes and explicit sex, he/she means it. Nothing gets me more aggravated than when an author gets a negative review because he/she has too much violence, vulgar language, or sex and that author warned readers of this. I mean really, if you don’t like to read that type of content, then take the author’s warning seriously and don’t read the book. There are plenty of romance novels out there that are clean, sweet and very suitable for teens, young adults, and those who want innocent. The author doesn’t want you to read something you don’t like. It makes him/her feel bad that you spent your money on something you didn’t enjoy reading. As an author, I don’t want that. Most authors are fairly good at writing their story’s description and letting readers know what to expect. So, if you don’t like historical romance with sex scenes, a bit of violence and the occasional bad word (like my book), don’t read it. Don’t waste your time or your money and don’t slam the writer for writing something you knew you weren’t going to like. Find something you do like. There is so much to choose from in this genre and from other genres.
My rant is done, onto Wednesday’s Featured Author: Renee Rose
Renee Rose writes mostly dark, erotic romance. She is on the kinky side, so beware of that. Yes, now you know why I wrote what I wrote above. This is my warning: Renee Rose’s stories are dark, they are kinky, they are violent, and there is strong language. So, before you run out and get one of the stories I’m going to mention, you are for warned ahead of time. And don’t blame me that you didn’t like it because of said violence and kinky sex, I warned you!
I came across Renee Rose when I was looking for more sci fi romance to read. I have been on a sci fi reading jag this year and I will feature some other sci fi romance writers in the near future and I have in previous blogs. The series of Renee Rose’s that caught my interest is the Zandian Masters Series. I believe she began this series in 2016 and the first book in the series is His Human Slave. The series is about aliens whose planet had been attacked and stolen from the Zandian people. Those who were able to escape were mostly males and they are planning to retake their planet. In the first novel, the prince, Zander, buys Lamira, a human slave (Earth has also been conquered and humans enslaved) for a mate. One thing leads to another and they fall in love. The next story in the series is about Lamira’s mother, the next, her sister and then the following ones are about other characters and the storyline moves along. There is a lot of discipline and spanking in this series of novels. There are plenty of alpha males with submissive, but daring and defiant, females. Despite that the story line and the characters are a bit thin and predictable, I like the series, but then I like erotica and dark themes. These books are relatively short and easy reads with a happy ever after at the end. And although I wasn’t as fond of the last two books in the series, His Human Vessel and Her Mate and Master, I’ll read the next one. Just remember, this series is heavy on the sex and violence. So, if you don’t like that sort of thing, I suggest reading something I have featured in the past.
Renee Rose also writes many other series and short stories, and yes, I have read some of them. I have recently read the Alpha Dom’s series which is about werewolves finding their mates. This past spring, I read another series she and several other writes participated in writing, the Pra’kir Series. This is another sci fi series and Renee Rose wrote the novel Her Alien Masters in this series. This series was interesting and worth reading as I did enjoy it. Renee Rose has also participated in several anthologies. Her most current is Royally Mine. Her newest release is from the Bad Boy’s Alpha series, Alpha’s Danger. I have not read this series as of yet, but I plan to eventually.
Personally, I do like Renee Rose’s stories. They are fast passed, short, and fun to read. They are usually uncomplicated plots with fun but simple characters, and great for reading at night after a long day. However, please keep in mind that her stories are on the dark and kinky side and are very explicit. Her writing is erotic dark romance. If you are not fond of this type of story, please do not read it. It will not be enjoyable for you. Try something a little tamer to read such as something by Ruby Dixon or Anna Hackett or Anna Carven, all good sci fi romance writers without quite the dark kink, but still with hot, sexy scenes in their stories.
Whew, this was a long blog today. I hope you enjoyed it and find Renee Rose as fun to read as I do. Please feel free to make author suggestions for me to read. I like all kinds of genres and as you must have figured out by now, I love to read. And you never know, you might find your favorite writer on Wednesday’s Featured Author blog.
On Friday, I will post another exciting excerpt from my novel, Signs of Love and Deliverance in hopes to tantalize you into reading it. Hey, come on, I need more readers! Download a sample, you just might like it. In the meantime, enjoy your week and keep on reading!