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chrisbean4



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: CD........ Reply with quote

CD, I can't thank you enough for your rec of INTO THE DARK LANDS. I got it in the mail Monday and I am already half way through it and LOVING it! I am going to order book #2 tomorrow. Thanks so much for posting it on here. I would have missed a great read if it weren't for you.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to be of service, Chris! Before you know it, you'll be reading book 4... When that happens, I'd be really interested to know what you think about the ending.

Fantasy was my first love even before I got into romance. I love this series so much because it combines the best of my favourite genres. Unusually for both, it made me think a lot about the nature of love: about how much of yourself you can, or even should, change for the person you love. And whether love itself can be monstrously selfish as well as a force for good.

I think that because it's fantasy, not romance, it can get away with having a lead character as extreme as Stephanos. In some ways it's a shame that romance as a genre is not able to take such chances but there you go.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Pushing boundries Reply with quote

CD wrote:
Glad to be of service, Chris! Before you know it, you'll be reading book 4... When that happens, I'd be really interested to know what you think about the ending.

I think that because it's fantasy, not romance, it can get away with having a lead character as extreme as Stephanos. In some ways it's a shame that romance as a genre is not able to take such chances but there you go.


You've really made me want to read these. I'm on the waiting list on PaperbackSwap for them but come payday I may try to pick them up at the store.

My interest in fantasy/romance was probably started in grade school when I read Magic Elizabeth and later when reading Pope and Norton and Lackey. I didn't get into straight romance until years later. And when reading romance I prefer historical and paranormal to modern day romance.

Some romance authors do push the envelope and usually end up getting alot of buzz (not always approving). Take Laura Kinsale and Shadowheart, for instance. The hero was a former assassin who will do anything to regain his familys' position. The love scenes in that book were hot, hot, hot, but because they pushed the boundries a lot of people were turned off. That's a shame because the story was marvellous and the love scenes fit the characters.
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