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Your enjoyment depends on what you're looking for...,
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This review is from: Fairyville (Berkley Sensation) (Paperback)
If you are looking for pure erotica, this might be the book you're looking for. If you're looking for pure erotica with a very strong homosexual edge, Fairyville is almost assuredly the book you want. If you are looking for an in-depth, imaginative fantasy world with a touch of erotica, like Demon's Daughter, or it's sequel, Prince of Ice... you will be disappointed. Unfortunately, I was looking for the latter.
The erotica was very detailed, raw, emotionally exploitive, and not what I wanted to read. Unfortunately, I did read it, captured by Ms. Holly's very real talent with the written word, then felt ashamed of myself afterwards. I had the uncomfortable feeling of being an unwitting voyeur watching friends during their most intimate moments, and would not like to repeat the experience.
So, curtains closed, I believe I'll now return to more comfortable genres.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2011 2:20:51 AM PST
I must admit that I was into Emma Holly after reading Prince of Ice (Demon's Daughter was okay). I've read several of her books, but Prince of Ice made me seek out all of her works. I read the cover of Fairyville and thought, "uh, I think I should pass".
Thank you for your review, because this book appears to be all that I thought it would be. Just reading the back cover killed my interest in future EH works. This sounds narrow, I KNOW. The homosexual scene in Prince of Ice was titillating, but I cannot say it's something I seek out in books (as a straight woman).
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2011 2:42:20 AM PST
I don't think it sounds narrow at all.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2011 12:19:27 PM PST
Thanks Wooddavis. By the way, I noticed that you and I have the same taste in authors/books. I took your advice on Patti O'Shea's The Midnight Hour. It was a solid read, but I'm surprised that you were so hyped on it. The overall story was good, but the execution needed refinement.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2011 12:59:29 PM PST
You're probably right about the execution of The Midnight Hour (I had to re-read my review just to remember the book - not a really good sign.) I think my overall enjoyment stemmed from the fact that it was just plain different - the hero as a cartoon? Really imaginative. Lately, all popular books seem predictable and interchangeable.
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