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Posted on Apr 20, 2012 7:15:05 PM PDT
Bitchie says:
I just watched the EL James segment on 20/20. While she DOES mention that it was Twilight that inspired her, nowhere did they mention that it originally started out as Twilight fanfic, and that Christian and Ana WERE Edward and Bella. But at least it didn't go down that mommy-porn road for once.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 1:30:30 AM PDT
Can anyone lend me Slammed or Gabriel's inferno please? thx:)

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 11:36:39 AM PDT
C. Tamburro says:
I just read Knight (The Unfinished Hereo Series) By Kristen Ashley... It felt like I was almost reading 50 Shades of Grey!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 12:09:04 PM PDT
Dori Owen says:
Would you mind sending "Insufferable Proximity" to me? pdf should be good....thank you SO much.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 3:03:55 PM PDT
kev says:
Sent dori.

Regarding knight, I didn't feel like it was anything like 50. It really bothered me that he was a pimp.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 3:06:49 PM PDT
HJ Leonard says:
kev - agreed. If 50 was BDSM lite, Knight was 50 super-duper lite. As in, practically non-existent.

I have always been a huge KA fan and supporter, but Knight really fell flat for me. Maybe I've just read too many real BDSM books and the like.

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 3:43:44 PM PDT
AC Young says:
I agree about Knight, and I couldn't get into him wanting to be called Daddy all the time. I just finished reading From Rags and enjoyed it. No BDSM if that is what you are looking for, but a great read. If any wants a loan, let me know. Looking for a new read as well. Thanks!

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 3:49:04 PM PDT
CeeCee says:
Shayla Black's Wicked Lovers. Start with WICKED TIES. Delicious. Decadent, Surrender To Me and Belong TO Me. They have more suspense than 50 Shades, but the writing is superior.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 3:56:00 PM PDT
CeeCee says:
Don't pirate. Authors write to make money. Amazon alerted.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 3:58:33 PM PDT
CeeCee says:
Downloading for free on most epupbud is pirated copies of the books and hurts the authors. Buy it.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 4:12:05 PM PDT
HJ Leonard says:
So what exactly are you alerting Amazon for? Was a book pirated from them? Or are you asking them to delete all of the threads that might have this type of post? Because that would be just about every thread on this forum.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 8:48:39 AM PDT
Lisa M. says:
Thanks to whoever recommended Annabel Joseph. I have read Mercy, Firebird, Comfort Object and Carressa'a Knees. Plan on reading more soon.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:01:14 AM PDT
Amy Harmon says:
I wonder what Stephanie Meyers thinks of Twilight inspiring Fifty Shades. Sheesh. I just couldn't take all the inner goddess stuff. Made me want to find her inner goddess and strangle her. Just not good, sorry - I almost hated them. I recognize that we all want to be loved madly, but this author needs to be spanked and sent to her room. Ha ha. Did I just say that?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:04:16 AM PDT
Amy Harmon says:
Hi M. Ladd. I appreciate what you are trying to say about the emotional connection and the growth in a relationship. The problem was, this book felt like smut - it was too much lip biting and inner goddess and not enough of the connection and growth that you refer to.... It wasn't so much the sex that bothered me, but the lack of development of the relationship outside of the bedroom or playroom.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:34:28 AM PDT
Nils says:
I HATED Ana too, so very much. That's why I liked Bared to You so much, it has the same feel, but less kink and the heroine was awesome, IMO. I felt the relationship was very codependent in 50, less so in Bared because they analyze everything to death in that book. But I did like that the h and H were EQUALLY messed up, not one messed up, one inexperienced. Just better balance to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:43:23 AM PDT
Kathleen says:
L. Mancl: I love Annabel Joseph, too. If you liked her books, you may want to try Kitty Thomas. They're a bit more "hard", but quite good. Also, try Joey Hills' Knights of the Boardroom series and Virtual Reality. Yum. Then, if you'd like to stretch into the PNR realm, Joey's Vampire Queen series is scorching hot and extremely well written.

Picky Chick and others: You're in the wrong forum if you want to dis FSoG. We're discussing similar books because we LIKED ELJames' series. There are plenty of avenues strewn across the internet to discuss the merits, or lack thereof, of FSoG.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 9:47:40 AM PDT
Tippi says:
I just got my order of the Fifty Shades trilogy. I always like to peek the end of the books I read to make sure there is a HEA or I won't buy them. I'm very disappointed, it doesn't look like there's and HEA in the 3rd book. Can anyone comment on this. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:53:47 AM PDT
Luv2Read says:
Tippi, you should read the books.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:56:29 AM PDT
Kathleen says:
CeeCee: LOVE most everything Shayla writes. :) But I don't think she's necessarily a better writer, just a different writer.

Agree wholeheartedly about pirating. Most readers don't realize the implications of downloading free books from disguised or ambivalent pirate sites. Goodreads has been guilty of this is the past, and authors have had to take issue with allowing pirated copies of their book to be posted illegally to Goodreads' site. Authors work very hard for a living. Respect them by buying or legally borrowing their ebooks.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 10:07:31 AM PDT
curlygirl says:
Tippi- there is ABSOLUTELY a HEA! Not sure what you were reading. Read the books. You will enjoy!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:09:35 AM PDT
Kathleen says:
Tippi, there is a super-happy ending in the third book! No worries.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:38:05 AM PDT
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Amy Harmon says:
I noticed three out of four appreciated the comment. I thought this was a discussion??? Sorry - I will go now....

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:46:08 AM PDT
Lisa M. says:
Thanks Kathleen, I have Joey Hills already on my wishlist. I will look into Kitty Thomas.

Also, I agree on the rest of your comments. I am on this board to find other similar books with a HEA and the D/s to go with it. I loved FSoG. To each their own I guess.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:52:26 AM PDT
Dori Owen says:
Thanks so much again, kev. Appreciate it. Am new to this discussion and really have appreciated all of the "if you liked FSOG" recommendations. I did indeed love FSOG and am *slowly* finishing #3 cuz I don't want it to end. Have spent way too much on Kindle downloading some of the recommended reads :) and am off to my fave used bookstore later to look for more.

Thanks to everyone for the titles and authors.

I really have no negative criticism about FSOG---my life has practically come to a standstill reading the three this week...I nearly had a heart attack yesterday when book 3 blanked on my Kindle. Had to call Amazon to fix and teehee tell them what book it was. At least it wasn't hard core :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:55:25 AM PDT
Nils says:
That's always so embarrasing. I had to call support when I couldn't download "Rock Chick Reget" correctly, and they just sort of paused when I gave the title. And I died a little inside, even while thinking how much worse it could have been.
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