Mitgliedfeeling.is.first

Profilbild
Sammlungen
Tags
NF (540), Harlequin Presents (355), romance (328), contemporary (223), Category Romance (192), fiction (156), antipodean (130), modern fiction (129), contemporary romance (115), New Zealand (93), series romance (92), fantasy (81), paranormal (78), angst (70), mystery (69), paranormal romance (62), urban fantasy (60), dark fantasy (60), series (53), Harlequin Romance (49), PNR (47), book smugglers (47), adult (42), Asia (41), supernatural (41), Smugglivus 2009 (40), magic (39), vampires (39), Asian setting (37), thriller (34), Heroes R Us (34), historical fiction (32), shapeshifters (32), BDSM (32), demons (32), speculative fiction (32), werewolf (31), kickass heroine (30), Crime & Mystery Fiction (30), England (29), alpha male (29), erotic (29), dark urban fantasy (29), weres (28), psychic (28), adventure (28), comedy (28), large and in charge (27), intrigue (27), humor (27), female protagonist (26), erotica (26), horror (25), world building (25), military romance (24), action romance (24), detective (24), (24), folklore (24), sex (23), terrorists (23), contemporary fantasy (23), Regency (22), romantic suspense (22), mate (22), hardboiled (22), suspense (22), Four Star Badass (21), Canada (21), military (21), Will They Or Won’t They (20), Bernard Cornwell's History Book Club (20), Hero Secret Service (18), British (18), dominant (17), in hiding (17), dark (17), alternate history (17), Navy SEALs (16), mysterious government agency (16), polyamory (16), modern fantasy (16), alternate reality (15), America (15), gene research (15), hybrid (15), PTSD (15), Celtic (15), genetic engineering (15), historical fantasy (15), maledom (15), master (14), historical romance (14), It's Not You It's My Enemies (14), discipline (14), submission (14), bdsm (14), Plucky Girl (14), mythology (13), Science Fiction Romance (13), fae (13), brotherhood (13), revenge (13), Back to Back Badass (13), bondage (12), assassins (12), conspiracy (12), wolf (12), fairies (12), Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter (12), violence (12), science fiction (12), noir (12), ghosts (12), Sidhe (11), alpha (11), inheritance (11), faerie (11), m/f (11), politics (11), murder (10), vampire romance (10), California (10), transformative romance (10), hero-in-pursuit (10), 15th century (10), witch (10), elves (10), redemption (10), fey (10), royalty (10), unseelie court (9), shifter (9), renaissance (9), Cold Blooded Torture (9), mature (9), Manipulative Bastard (9), erudite (9), menage (9), court intrigue (9), mercenary soldiers (9), british (9), 20th century (9), scotland (9), evil queen (9), betrayal (9), court (9), gothic romance (9), mary sue (9), shifters (9), fantasy romance (9), pixies (9), faerie porn (9), strong female (9), glamour (9), romantica (9), Demon (9), captive (9), Mad Scientist (9), unseelie (9), seelie (9), queen (9), special forces (9), sexual violence (8), magicians (8), futuristic romance (8), fairy princess (8), heroine in danger (8), alpha female (8), shapeshifter romance (8), arrow (8), st. Louis (8), Shifter Porn (8), sciffy rom (8), Lady Killer In Love (8), Rebellious Princess (8), Action (8), Italy (8), illinois (8), fantasy fiction (8), futuristic (8), Omega (8), special ops (8), Middle Ages (8), high court (8), ghost walkers (8), belgium (8), werecat (8), goddess (8), special powers (8), immortal (8), House of Niccolò (8), goblins (8), kidnapped children (8), sadism (8), psy (8), detective fiction (8), merchants (8), shapeshifter (8), leopards (8), bodyguard (8), shapeshift (8), changeling (8), Britain (8), blood (8), wizards (8), trauma (8), silence (8), ghostwalkers (8), demon (8), secret legacy (7), lycanthropes (7), clones (7), Australia (7), old school alpha hero (7), police (7), historical (7), occult (7), coming of age (7), dhampire (7), Wrench Wench (7), Jail Bait Wait (7), Comedy of Manners (7), melbourne (7), exorcist (7), m/m (7), antiques (6), estranged (6), high fantasy (6), pulp (6), racy romance reviews (6), alternate universe (6), Girl Next Door (6), novel (6), sword and sorcery (6), American South (6), books on TV (6), waif to wife (6), between the wars (6), companion by duress (6), fantasy contemporary (6), widow (6), Bon Temps (6), American (6), strong heroine (6), detailed description of outfits (6), lovejoy (6), english village (6), TSTL (6), secret child (6), shoe porn (5), telepath (5), comic (5), guardians (5), gentle giant (5), nora bonesteel (5), http://onlythebestscifi.blogspot.co.uk top ten 2012 (5), british class system (5), forced reconciliation (5), history (5), DA (5), north carolina (5), slayers (5), intergenerational saga (5), ballads (5), warriors (5), skiffy rom (5), grand melodrama (5), hbo series (5), Louisiana (5), appalachia (5), violent (5), private investigator (5), Denver (5), epic (5), multiple viewpoints (5), elitest book reviews (5), moon maiden (5), American fiction (5), English (5), new Southern regionalism (5), grim (5), fantasy mystery (5), don't you dare pity me (5), southern (5), best of 2009 (5), true blood (5), anti-hero (5), house story (5), barrier maiden (5), loup garou (4), krondor (4), riftwar (4), male point of view (4), midkemia (4), apprenticeship (4), long lost love (4), Fantasy Series (4), American Fantasy Fiction (4), epic fantasy (4)
Wolken
Tag-Wolke, Autoren-Wolke, Tag-Spiegel
Medium
Gruppen
Beigetreten
May 18, 2007
Über meine Bibliothek
My library contains a high percentage of older Harlequin Presents romances. In the 1980s and 1990s, some HP writers created heros who were alphas without being "alph-holes" and heroines who were intrinsically feminine. I value skilled craftsmanship and character building, keen emotional drama and the rapture of an HEA within a 2 hour reading experience. I hope to recommend books that especially please me. If you find that you share my taste, you will discover wonderful writers and passionate stories!

I use tags from "TV Tropes" web site, and occasionally the review site that referred me to the book.
Über mich
since feeling is first
e.e. cummings

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis
++++++++++++
"The vestigial tale"
By Joel Achenbach
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Story-loving isn't just culture; it's biology. The human brain has evolved in such a way as to enable the construction and comprehension of narratives.

We experience our lives in narrative form. Steven Pinker, Harvard's guru of evolutionary psychology, says our interest in stories comes in part from a "thirst for gossip" -- we need insider information about our social world. Narratives give gossip shape and meaning. And stories let us experiment, safely, with novel social arrangements that might otherwise blow up in our face.

Pinker on fiction: "Fiction may be, at least in part, a pleasure technology, a co-opting of language and imagery as a virtual reality device which allows a reader to enjoy pleasant hallucinations like exploring interesting territories, conquering enemies, hobnobbing with powerful people and winning attractive mates."

Profile art cropped from pen-and-ink by James Montgomery Flagg.
Ort
foothills of Helikon
Beliebte Autoren

Mitgliederverbindungen

Freunde
Interesante Bibliotheken