Monday, December 31, 2007
Here are the reasons why I, personally, shouldn't have liked this story.
- A single title only about 10,000 words long (albeit at a reasonable price)
- A hero addressed as 'sir' (who hasn't been given the man broach by Queen Lizzy)
- Prose that borders on purple
- A plot that isn't much more than (werewolf) girl meets boy, boy bonks girl, girl is (really) impressed.
And here is why I actually loved it: Skylar Sinclair's writing is hot, full throttle and just, well, good. It verges on over-the-top, but any reader with a sense of humor will be able to just go with it. Take, for example, this description the heroine gives of her attire: "Tonight, I’d worn a short, tight black skirt that barely covered my pussy, bright red fuck-me pumps and a red low-cut top that showed off my ample, jacked-up to Jesus tits."
I have not enjoyed reading a story this much since... I can't even remember--maybe the first Anita Blake book before LKH demonstrated that she can't get hot sex and a good plot between the same covers. 'Sexual Spark' was well written and it was just so much damned fun that me, Google and a debit card will be having a look for anything else Sinclair has written very soon. The only thing I would have liked more was if this story was called 'chapter one' and there were three or four more to resolve the story and give me something to do with the rest of the afternoon.
If this is any indication of what Dark Eden is doing I will soon be a loyal customer--but please install a search box so I can look for books by author!