Sunday, March 20, 2011

Random Romance Sunday: Plop, plop, fizz, fizz

The Book: Hot Winds From Bombay by Becky Lee Weyrich

The Particulars: Historical romance, Fawcett, 1987, Out of Print

The Blurb:

She is Persia Whiddington, astonishingly beautiful, voluptuous, and on the brink of womanhood.

He is Zachariah Hazzard, handsome, lustful, and ambitious, a sailor destined to be captain of a merchant vessel.

The night they meet, they find passion in each other's arms--with a tempestuous desire too briefly realized before fate wrenches them apart.

But always it is Zachariah on her lips, in her heart, in her soul, as a desolate Persia journeys from the cold climes of Maine to the seductive, sultry nights of Bombay... a turbulent adventure that will place her in terrifying danger, not knowing if ever she will see her true love again--if ever their love will rekindle that hot, soaring flame....
 Is It In Wendy's TBR?: Nope.

Any Reviews?:  Nada.  Zilch.  Nothing.  I even struck out on Amazon and GoodReads.

Anything Else?:  You can always tell you've got an Old Skool bodice-ripper on your hands by the sheer volume of WTFBBQ on the back cover blurb.  Persia Whiddington? Zachariah Hazzard? And seriously, only in a bodice ripper would you see a story set in both Maine and Bombay.  What next?  Chile and Russia?  Iceland and California?  Alaska and South Africa?

And this poor, unfortunate title.  It immediately brings to mind Indian food....and not in a good way.

As for Becky Lee Weyrich, she wrote several books, including a number of paranormal-y type stories back when paranormal meant slogging through a bunch of New Age, soul mate clap-trap that makes me head hurt just thinking about it.  In fact, Romantic Times gave her the Lifetime Achievement Award for New Age Fiction 1992 - which reinforces the notion that I should stay far, far away.  But given her Old Skool roots, her writing time travel and ghost stories back when not many authors were, I wouldn't be surprised to hear she's got a few fans floating around out there in RomanceLandia.  And if you are one of those fans, sadly RT reported back in February that Ms. Weyrich passed away.


nath said...

Unfortunately, even if I could find this book, I don't think I'd pick it up ^_^;

and LOL at your comments about the title!! So true ^_^;

Big Sis said...

LOL. My first thought after reading the title was maybe they shouldn't have eaten so much curry!

Wendy said...

Nath: It sounds way...out there, doesn't it? I mean, Maine AND Bombay? Really?

Big Sis: Makes me glad to be a 21st century girl. We have Alka-Seltzer :)

Tara Marie said...

I've been reading romance long enough to have read this one when it was new and I can say even then I would have passed on this one :)

Wendy said...

Tara Marie: Only in an Old Skool romance would you see the settings of Maine and Bombay together. In the same book. That still blows my mind.