Karma♥Bites’s Mercurial Reads

Eclectic, cross-genre mood reader (but of late, mostly erotica, romance & para/UF—including m/m & ménage).  At times, the realities of life & work tend to dictate how UNreal a world I choose for an escape.

Fair warning:  I may walk like a lady but I cuss like a salty sailor. ^.~


Currently reading

How to Howl at the Moon
Eli Easton
Progress: 23 %

Lisa Henry, M. Caspian

Joey W. Hill

Amelia C. Gormley
Progress: 57 %

The 7th Woman (Nico Sirsky, Chief of Police)
Frédérique Molay

Temptations Box Set (Temptations, #1-2) - Kristin Michelle Adams INCEST IN BOOK #2... POORLY WRITTEN

NOTE: This review is based on my DNF of “[b:Temptations|17213326|Temptations (Temptations, #1)|Kristin Michelle Adams|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1358732582s/17213326.jpg|23696445]” (book #1) and a sample read of “[b:Woody|17285802|Woody (Temptations, #2)|Kristin Michelle Adams|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1359181492s/17285802.jpg|23905366]” (book #2, which bizarrely showed up as an Ammy rec). I’m grateful that I only wasted my time and not my money. Nonetheless, none of the reviews posted thus far mention this so reading the sample wasn’t a complete waste of time.

Firstly, Chapter 1 of “[b:Woody|17285802|Woody (Temptations, #2)|Kristin Michelle Adams|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1359181492s/17285802.jpg|23905366]” CONTAINS INCEST (twin sisters engage in sex with each other). Anyone can confirm this via Amazon’s Look Inside function (just click on the book cover). See e.g., Paragraphs 7 and 8.
ETA: Because someone claimed that there was no incest, just kissing, here's one example to prove she lies:

Although my reading includes a wide range of (real) erotica, I’m not too partial to F/F and would appreciate some warning, especially if that F/F scene involved sisters. Maybe others may define incest only as penetrative sex but my personal definition is broader and covers sexual activity. YMMV and that’s fine. Just want others to know because there is nothing in the book description or elsewhere to indicate that this book contains incest (or a ménage, for that matter).

Secondly, IMO, both “[b:Temptations|17213326|Temptations (Temptations, #1)|Kristin Michelle Adams|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1358732582s/17213326.jpg|23696445]” and “[b:Woody|17285802|Woody (Temptations, #2)|Kristin Michelle Adams|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1359181492s/17285802.jpg|23905366]” represent substandard writing as it relates to basic grammar, punctuation, and syntax (sentence structure). The writing style is both amateurish and juvenile. And apparently, nothing was done by way of proofing or editing the books prior to putting them up for sale.

I can’t be bothered to type out some examples so again, feel free to check the preview via Amazon’s Look Inside function (or see my review of “Temptations”).

Others may not have problems with incest and/or shoddy writing. And that is perfectly fine. Every reader has his/her own tastes and standards when it comes to choice of reading material. Just thought people should know differing opinions so to make an informed buying decision.