Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Anti-Book Club Discussion

Since she had boxes and mail to pick up at the Bat Cave, I saw the Lil' Sis yesterday. She brought with her the copy of In Too Deep by Portia Da Costa I loaned her to read, complete with the threatening Post-It Note I put on the cover telling her I would skin her alive if anything "bad" happened to my shiny, beautiful, pristine, OCD-looking autographed copy. I'm happy to report she returned it unharmed.

Warning: Minor spoiler in this conversation involving one of the hawt scenes in the book. It doesn't give away any major plot point, but if you want to know nothing - consider this your warning. You can read the full non-spoiler Super Librarian review here.

Lil' Sis: You were right. I read it in like 2 hours.

Me: So...what did you think?

Lil' Sis: I was sort of surprised it was published by Black Lace. I mean, it wasn't slutty at all!

Me: LOL - Yeah, that's why I said on my blog it would be a good book for newbies to erotica.

Lil' Sis: Yeah, I mean I figured since it was Black Lace, the librarian would have been banging everybody to try and figure out who Nemesis was. The IT guy, the other librarian, some of the library patrons, the Professor.....

Me: ::trying not to laugh hysterically while driving down busy So. Cal. freeway:: And that scene where she "takes herself in hand" (edited for blog content - I was more crude in real life) she would have thrown open the curtains and let the neighbors watch!

Lil' Sis: And then opened the window to yell to the whole neighborhood they should come on over!

::More giggling ensues::

Me: So did you like it?

Lil' Sis: Yeah, I liked it quite a bit. OMG, that scene where the Professor is "taking himself in hand" (edited for blog content - my sister was more crude in real life) and Gwendolyn spies on him? OMG - hottest scene ever! I kept waiting for him to turn around and catch her watching him! OMG - hot, hot, hot!

Me: I know! That was my favorite scene too!

Lil' Sis: I agree with your blog review. Definitely not erotica. This one is definitely an erotic romance. Gotta be sure to add that romance in there.

Me: Well, I'm glad you liked it.

Lil' Sis: I did. Thanks for loaning it to me!


Lil Sis said...

Wow - our conversation sounds better with the edits. :) I think I also mentioned she would have been with ladies too - especially the ones joking around about her "crush." :)

Kwana said...

I enjoyed listening in. Thanks!

Liza said...

I need to give this one a try. Love the discussion.

Portia Da Costa said...

Hey, thanks SuperWendy and Lil Sis! Loved your booktalk about ITD and am well chuffed with your conclusion that it's erotic romance rather than erotica. :)

I used to write fairly slutty BL, where the heroine banged everybody in sight, regardless of gender, but nowadays I'm pretty much all about the big hero/heroine lovesexy relationship rather than freestyle shagathonics. It's harder to write, I think, but more rewarding in the long run.

ps. the little cloakroom, where the Prof 'does his thing'... That's a real place in a library I used to work in. Alas I never saw what Gwen sees though... ;)

Jill D. said...

I've got this one coming to me in the mail as we speak. I can't wait to get my greedy little hands on it. Your so lucky that you have someone to discuss your books with. Kudos to your sister for branching out!

Wendy said...

Lil' Sis: Yeah, I figured there wasn't a need to type up our truck driver vocabulary on my blog ;-)

Portia: LOL - OMG, I am so stealing "shagathonics."

Jill: Lil' Sis and I mostly share suspense and erotica books. She tip toes into romance occasionally (erotic romance, romantic suspense) - but I seriously doubt she'll ever be raiding my Harlequin collection!

Portia Da Costa said...

Apparently you can get ITD free today, from Random House, as a celebration of Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Erotica

Just for 30th January, although I'm sure the other days have super goodies too!

Portia Da Costa said...

Agh, I got the wrong end of the stick there... it's apparently a prize draw not a giveaway and starts with ITD on the 1st February...

Sorry for the confusion folks. Got a bit over excited there... LOL