By Author Erotica Kendall Grey Romance Series

“Strings” Hard Rock Harlots series by Kendall Grey

**Warning – This book is NOT for everyone! Hell, it’s probably not for most of you. However, I am standing by my promise of only posting books that I LOVE on Lisa’s Reads, and I LOVE this book! That being said, if you are averse to crude, rude, or graphic language, if you get upset by descriptive and lewd sex scenes, if you don’t like men degrading women in order to look cool, if you don’t like women using men for sex….well…you may want to stop reading here. Because “Strings” has all of these things! If you aren’t scared yet, please read on…you won’t be disappointed.”

Sometimes, I find my books based on word of mouth suggestions, other times, I find them by browsing on Amazon. I usually look at the book covers, or at the product description and then if I’m on the fence, I will look at the reviews. I love to look at the negative reviews as much as I do the positive, because sometimes, I can tell if I will like/love a book by what it was that another person hated about it. Does that make sense to you? Here is an example – I was once looking at reviews for an erotic romance novel, I read the positive reviews and the books sounded good, but it wasn’t the positive reviews that convinced me to click “buy” it was the negative review. It was the person who gave the erotic romance book 1 star because (and I am not making this up!!) the sex was too descriptive!!! Heeheehee!! I still laugh when I think about that. Seriously, who buys an erotic romance novel and then 1-stars it for descriptive sex? I found myself laughing out loud as I clicked on “buy” button. And to answer your question, yes, I loved the book.

To those of you who have been fans of Lisa’s Reads for a while, you have probably noticed that I have done a lot less posting over the past few months. Now, I could certainly list some pretty good excuses for my lack of blog time, one of which is that I had written my own book, but that isn’t necessarily the reason for the “dead” air on my page. The reason for my blog neglect, is that I have had difficulty finding books that inspire me to write to you. Sure, I have read the books that have topped the charts, but, just because they are selling doesn’t mean they are fabulous! (That is just my opinion, of course.) And, just because a story doesn’t hit the top doesn’t mean it isn’t wonderful. I feel like I have read the same story over and over again…so, in order to stay true to myself, and to you, the quantity has lessened but the quality hasn’t (once again, my opinion *wink). (more…)

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Bookclub By Author Fiction Heather Gunter Romance Romance/Series Young Adult (YA)

“Love Notes” by Heather Gunter

*Disclaimer – In the following post, I am going to use generalizations such as “we,” “us,” and “our” – please know that I DO realize, not EVERYBODY feels the same things and the same way. I do, however, have a feeling, that there are more of us that can relate than those who can’t. If you are one of the lucky people who cannot imagine what it feels like to share in any of the experiences below, count your blessings, baby – because you are one lucky girl! xo

Do you remember the first time you looked in the mirror and didn’t like the image staring back at you? What about the first time someone said something hurtful or unkind to you? Probably not. For a lot of us, that experience happened when we were far too young to even realize what was going on, so we put those feeling in our proverbial back pocket and let them stay there. We continue to go through life – experiencing ups and downs. For some of us, there may be more downs than ups, for others, we may just spend more time focusing on the downs then enjoying the ups and after a while, our pockets begin to droop and those feelings begin to find their way out, impacting each of us in various ways. For some of us, we use food (either in excess or in sparsity), for others – drugs/alcohol, for some, we become aggressive, while others completely introvert, some use our bodies for the attentions we felt we lacked, while others try to become invisible to the world around us. We look around and see our friends or our “not” friends, and they seem to be so happy and alive and content and we think to ourselves, why can’t I feel like they do?

The older we get, if we are lucky, smart, and touched (no not in a physical way) by the right people, we can learn to believe in ourselves, start listening to the positive more than the negative, and start to love who it is that we have become. We can also learn that if we don’t like where we are, we possess the strength to change and move on (more…)

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