Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oldies but goodies

As I have mentioned numerous times, I started reading romance when I first discovered erotic romance.  I know it probably sounds a bit weird, but that is exactly how I discovered romance almost ten years ago.  However, my "taste" for erotic romance started waning about four years after I discovered the sub-genre, and I would dare say it pretty much disappeared about three years ago.  To put it bluntly, I started getting disappointed and quite bored with it, not to mention the fact that a lot of what is sold these days as erotic romance, is either erotica or porn, definitely NOT romance (erotic or otherwise).  This got me into thinking about the good ol' days in which I just couldn't get enough of erotic romance.

Back then there were only a couple of epublishers of the genre.  Ellora's Cave, Liquid Silver Books, Zumaya Publications (via their imprint eXtasy Books).  Of course, Ellora's Cave was my favorite.  Back then they didn't have a set schedule and they were not the big operation that they are now.  Fans like me, would check the website on a daily basis, hoping that there would be new releases for that reason.  Many of us used to hang out, so to speak, in the old Ellora's Cave chat yahoo group (not the current one, the current one was restarted after a big brouhaha by which the original group was deleted).  Many of us were fascinated with the fact that we could actually talk to our favorite EC authors there.  I did meet a lot of great people there, and also met there author Judy Mays, who to this day, I consider a close friend even though we have yet to meet in person.  Those really were fun days and fun times were had by all.  Good memories. 

Anyway, I decided that I am going to post reviews to some of my favorite titles.  They, of course, will be old releases from way back when.  Some of them may not be even be available for purchase any longer.  However, I have kept all of the ebooks that I've purchased over the years, so I intend to re-visit some old favorites for purposes of posting my thoughts on those titles.  I will also talk about some old favorite series, some of which were discontinued by their authors -- sad is me  :( 

Stay tuned for the Oldies but Goodies posts.


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