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Question of the Week: Does a book have to have kink of some kind (BDSM, etc.) to get you hot? Or will detailed vanilla love scenes work just as good?
No. But I do have a weakness for a sexy Dom who knows how to use a flogger. I love almost all genres of romance. It's a mood thing for me. Sometimes, I'm in the mood for something light--I'll pick up a book by Jill Shalvis. Sometimes, I'm in the mood for something a bit darker and pick up Madeline Sheehan. And then there are days I need a laugh along with a fast-paced plot--hello, Darynda Jones or Janet Evanovich.
But let me be clear here--not ALL authors know how to write BDSM. And I do have my fave authors out there that make me take a cold shower and even sob a bit--Tymber Dalton, Roni Loren, Cherise Sinclair--just to name a few.
And you don't have to talk dirty to be considered hot or to make me all hot and bothered. I have two great examples of that--Kresley Cole's Young Adult, The Poison Princess and Darynda Jones's Death and the Girl Next Door. Their heroes are swoon worthy and had me weak in the knees.
What about you? What makes you swoon and/or is a huge turn off?
I'd love to hear from you.