Dy's Take

October 2, 2009

The Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson

Filed under: Erotica,Skip It — Dy @ 17:48

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I read this one based on a friend’s positive review. My feelings were not as positive.

I always complain about the lack of plot in erotica (it would be nice to have more of one most of the time.) This had a decent plot, but the overall poor writing overshadowed it. While kids are taught in elementary writing to use vivid dialogue tags, the bottom line fact of the matter is 90% of the time it’s better to just use “said.”  That little word disappears where the others stand out and are often the weaker choice. Also: adverbs are weak writing. -ly is NOT your friend. .

Just sayin’

For me this book was also lacking in the relationship department. Too unromantic to be a paranormal romance, too tame to be erotica. It was barely R-rated. Which is fine, but not what I was expecting based on how it was advertised. Throwing in a few dirty words does not erotica make.

I checked out the whole series from the library, but the other two are going back unread.

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