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So you’re reading an author-your pick. One you love to devour and eagerly await every new release.
They can’t come soon enough and yet when they do you can’t help but read every single page that night. Or a new one you’re currently devouring, because wow this author is great and how did you never know about them before? Where have they been hiding?
They write only a certain kind of book, one which you love. (Historical, paranormal, contemporary, humor, whatever) Then all of a sudden, there’s a new book but it’s different. It’s new. It’s not at all what you expect. It’s not what you want. You don’t read this kind of book.
Do you read it? Do you buy it?
With tentative steps, you reach for it, wondering if you’ll like this strange new thing.
That’s the question isn’t it. Do you read an author or do you read the genre? I jump genres. I’ll drain a genre dry before I move onto another, and then might not go back to it for years. Seriously, I wrote a Civil War story last year for an anthology but until then it’d been over a decade since I read a Civil War romance. Same with vampires. I read and read and read them—a new author came out? That book was mine. Now, I tend to steer clear of them, unless it’s a really unique concept.
Even authors I loved, I don’t read any more because I read so much of that particular genre. (Laurell K. Hamilton springs easily to mind.)
What about you? Does it not bother you? Are you the type to ONLY read a particular genre? Historical, vampires, humor, etc? If an absolutely favorite author wrote something completely different than you read but you LOVE this author, will you jump with her/him?
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Sex and Subterfuge is the story of Lucien Harrington and Morgana Blackthorne.
A master magicker, Morgana Blackthorne has a tenuous hold on her following. When a strange Englishman arrives on her doorstep with news of other druidic magickers, and magicker problems, she’s intrigued but suspicious. There hasn’t been contact between the American and European druids in over a hundred years. Plus she has her own worries and doesn’t need the handsome earl adding to them.
Lucien, Earl of Granville, left England to seek out the Blackthorne Druid line and discover what they’ve been up to since contact was lost. Once he and Morgana meet, their mutual attraction distracts him from his purpose. Embroiled in her problems, he finds himself more concerned with her welfare than is practical for a passing affair.
When I invited you into my bed, it never occurred to me I wouldn’t want you to leave.
There are darker forces at work and the hunger of a weak magicker desperate for power. Will Lucien convince Morgana of his true feelings before things spiral out of control? Or will the surrounding subterfuge tear them apart?