Trashy Novel Author

  1. I have read Kinsella, Weiner, Cruisie, and Evanovich. Do you have any other suggestions? I like them witty, too. I have had a difficult week at work and would like to read something chick-lit-y.
     
  2. That's funny - lately I've been reading the historical regency england romances to take my mind off of the stress from work and school. I found a whole bunch of them at my grandmother's house buried in her bookshelf. She likes to call them smut books :biggrin:

    I like the Janet Evanovich books - her Stephanie Plum and Jamie Swift series always make me laugh.

    How about Lori Foster or Christina Skye. I've heard she writes good romantic suspense books but I haven't read any them yet.

    I might have to stop by Barnes and Noble on the way home tonight!
     
  3. Amanda Quick is good (aka Jayne Ann Krentz-- I think)
    J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) for a great romantic suspense series
     
  4. Also- Emily Griffin
     
  5. Smut! That is so funny! Whenever I am reading and my husband walks by, he asks, "Is anybody throbbing, yet?"

    I need a distraction, and if there is throbbing involved, so be it!
     
  6. The first few Jane Green books and anything by Maggie Alderson (except her books about fashion, which are hilarious but just collected columns of her work).
     
  7. :lol::lol::lol::lol: My cousin was the one who introduced me to romance novels. I don't admit to my friends that I read it though :shame: My cousin and I love everything by Johanna Lindsey and Sandra Brown.
     
  8. Are these those books with the sex scenes in them?:p I flipped through one once, and found it interesting that something so explicit was marketed so innocently to women (I dunno...just like, that if a woman were reading a collection of erotic stories or watching porn it would be like, "omg *gasp*, what is she doing with that?", but if she's reading a romance novel with a rather detailed scene, it's like nothing (I dunno...just a random observation...please don't kill me...I have nothing against romance novels, erotica, etc...just rambling...))
     
  9. The ones I've read aren't necessarily explicit, just ridiculously dramatic. I do see what you are saying, but that has not been the case with the authors I've mentioned. It is usually some case of star-crossed couples who overcome every obstacle to find themselves in love. **key: swooning**
     
  10. I figured there were different levels of explicit-ness:p . I glanced through one once and the scene I found in it must have been rather high on the range of explicit-ness (it involved blueberry condoms, "happy penis cream", tingling gel, and all sorts of other things:p )
     
  11. The ones I've read are not that explicit. There are descriptions of the act here and there, but nothing like you described :shame:
     
  12. i just read Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass Or Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office. I seriously laughed out loud through the entire thing. my HUSBAND is even reading it, it's that funny. It is the wittiest chick-y type book i have read and i've read A LOT.

    www.jennsylvania.com is the blog her book is based on. Also highly entertaining.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451217608/002-6377792-1904032?v=glance&n=283155 amazon review
     
  13. Thanks for some of the recommendations here -I love reading trashy novels :biggrin:

    Told myself I'd get one of Jane Graves/ Jane Sullivan's books soon because I love reading about her cat Jessica:

    http://www.janegraves.com/dumbcatphotos.htm

    Jane writes on her site in a witty manner and hopefully this sense of humour is shown in her books.

    For great romantic suspense, no one can, IMHO, beat Mary Stewart (her romance novels were published in the 50s - 70s). If you can get hold of a copy of, say, "Nine Coaches Waiting", "This Rough Magic", "My Brother Michael", "Madam, Will You Talk" or "The Ivy Tree" (these are some of her titles), I'd love to hear your views on her style of writing.

    Witty regencies - Georgette Heyer.

    Highly recommended: Jill Mansell, Catherine Alliott, Jilly Cooper