Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lord Of The Abyss by Nalini Singh

Royal House Of Shadows, Book 4

Liliana is the ugly, and slightly deformed, daughter of a man called the Blood Sorcerer. She casts a spell and ends up in the Black Castle. Not only does she drop out of nowhere, but she drops almost in front of the Guardian of the Abyss. Instead of killing her, like I thought he should have considering his reputation, he throws her in the dungeon to decide what to do with her later. Why? Because she doesn't cower in fear.

I can dig that but it's been done a lot. Anyway ... We find out that Liliana is on a mission to keep the kingdom of Elden from dying and the way to do that is to get this Guardian to remember his old life.

Liliana is described as being dark skinned, hooked nosed, whip backed, and has one leg shorter than the other, but the Guardian ends up thinking she's the most beautiful thing he's ever seen. Of course. This, plus her tales, cause him to begin to remember his life and fall in love with her in the process.

Once all that lovey stuff is worked out, they start their journey to Elden to face Liliana's father and reclaim the land. Thankfully I 'saw' every single detail of this novella. It was quick but it wasn't lacking anything. I could do without the sex. I'm sick of sex in books. I just want to read the story, get in the middle of a fight, and have a good nights rest. I don't understand but anyway ... Aside from the sex, the novella was actually pretty decent. I'm still not a big fan of Nalini's work, but maybe I'll get there one day.

3 Stars
Liliana (Dark Skinned) Guardian (White?)

Book Sex

I may regret my words but I can't stop myself right now.

I am frustrated beyond mention.

Why is it so hard to find a decent paranormal that is not drowning in sex? I'm beginning to think that Paranormal and Erotic mean the same thing. WTF, why? I am sick to death of the words 'cock' and 'pussy.' Authors that I've read in the past have slapped me int he face and can't seem to stay away from it. It's like ... Oh ... This person has a new book out, can't wait to buy it ... Then part way through, cocks are being thrown like rocks to a glass house.

I'm willing to bet these are the same people who read 50 Shades of Grey but yet won't allow their husbands to watch porn.


It's no secret that I can't stand erotic books but why can't I stand them? It takes away from the story. You're gonna cut from the action, much like a commercial, to have sex, then tuck yourself back in and go back to telling stories. GTFO.

My tolerance for this is very low. Obviously.

Some I can get with if it's written in a way that's not nasty. LA Banks is by far my favorite. I read all of her sex scenes. R Tezak is a newer favorite if I'm going to deal with sex at all. Great Paranormals with very little to no sex ... Jane Yellowrock, Hunter Kiss, Shadowchasers, Black Suns Daughter, Lightning Rider, Santeria Habitat, Anna Strong. Probably a few more, but damn ... Just those few out of all the Paranormals that are out ...? *sigh*

Every time I get disappointed I say, "I need to finish writing my own book," and then my ADD kicks in and I start doing 3 other things and I get lost. *sigh*

What is the point of this rant? None at all ... I need a nap.