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Which POV Do You Prefer?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Posted in: Reader poll


This is a brand new reader question over at Let’s Gab.

You can choose from:

 First person
 Third person

I definitely prefer third person, although I have read some amazing first person books. If I recall correctly, Katherine Allred’s The Sweet Gum Tree, was told in the first person, and I loved it loads.

If you haven’t already, go and vote, and don’t forget the other reader polls on the sidebar.


This is another question over at Let’s Gab.

The choice of answers are as follows:

Shape-shifters – If I had to choose, I would definitely say this one, if only because of Nalini Singh’s books.

Vampires – I hate vampire books with a passion now, and find nothing sexy about ingesting blood.

Demons – Urrgh, I don’t get demon books at all

Angels – Not my cuppa

Witches – Nope

Ghosts – Nope

Fae/Fairies – I always equate fairies with children and I’m not really comfortable with reading about them having sex.

Psychic elements – I quite like, as long as the books are contemps.

OK, your turn now. If you haven’t already, go and vote. Don’t forget the other reader questions on the sidebar.

“Which Genre Do You Like Best?”

Sunday, March 23, 2008
Posted in: Reader poll


OK, that’s another question from The Reader Poll over at Let’s Gab.

The choice of answers are:


Romantic Suspense




Urban Fantasy

Young Adult


I chose contemporary. This would have been followed closely by romantic suspense.

European Hystericals tend to bore me because more often than not, some of the authors who write the EH’s that I’ve read thus far, write with an American ‘voice’. Lisa Kleypas’ historicals are fab, but I think this is because she has such lovely heroes and her heroines aren’t quivering wrecks.

I love watching period pieces though, can’t get enough of them.

Incidentally I watched the latest version of Pride and Prejudice with my mother last night, and we both loved it. I was never that big a Colin Firth fan (I liked him just fine as Darcy, but I wasn’t overwhelmed), so it wasn’t a stretch for me to enjoy the new Darcy. Keira Knightley did a good job too, even though I generally try to avoid her films if I can. And no, I haven’t watched Pirates, and probably wont.

Anyway, I digress…

To this day, I still have no idea what urban fantasy means, so I avoid any books labelled as such like the plague.

I like watching sci-fi movies, but can’t bear to read them, and most paranormals with a few notable exceptions (Nalini Singh’s books), annoy the f*ck outta me. Especially when the world building is ridiculously complex.

Have I already mentioned how much I hate vampire romances? Urrrggghh.

Anyway, if you haven’t already, go and vote now, and don’t forget the other polls on the sidebar.

Where Do You Purchase Your Ebooks?

Saturday, March 22, 2008
Posted in: Reader poll

No not, how you read them, rather, where you buy them from.

That’s another one of the poll questions over at Let’s Gab.

I’ve listed the choice of answers below, along with my own brief comments.:)

Samhain Publishing – Yes, they know how to edit, and their covers don’t suck arseholes
Cobblestone Press – I’ve been hearing too many dodgy things about them lately, so I’m avoiding them like they got cooties.
Ellora’s Cave – Only if it’s sent to me as a freebie
Liquid Silver Books – Yes, but not for a while
Whiskey Creek Press/Torrid – Nope.
Wild Rose Press – Hmmm, never bought anything off them, and probably never will
New Concepts Publishing – Never purchased anything from them, and thanks to Madris DePasture, I never will.
Changeling Press – I’m still boycotting them. Too much cover suckage
Forbidden Publications – Who?
Awe Struck – Nope
Amber Quill – Nah, not my cuppa.
Mundania – Too many crazy arsed Literotica writers at Phaze
Cerridwen – Nope. Used to, but I rarely remember they exist these days.
Wings E-Press – Who?
Fictionwise/Ebookwise – Occasionally
Eharlequin – Occasionally, if I want something fluffy to read

Hey Anne, you included Forbidden whatsitsface, and forgot Loose-Id? What’s up with that? 🙂 Also, you may want to add another option for those people who don’t read e-books.

OK, now it’s your turn, if you haven’t done so already, go and vote, and remember to vote in all the other reader polls on the sidebar too.


That’s one of the questions that Anne’s asking over at Let’s Gab.

She has a reader poll on the sidebar, so go and vote ASAP.

You can choose from the following answers for the book cover question:

Yes. It’s only a cover.

Only if the cover is tastefully done.

Yes, but I’d cover the cover.

I only buy books with appropriate covers.




My answer was, yes, but I’d make sure that nobody saw the cover.

My local surgery is not the place where I would want to showcase the cover for Big Spankable Asses, know what I mean? *Shudder*

That cover was enough to put me off even finding out what the book was about, let alone buying it.

Other Reader Questions Include:

Are you satisfied with the number of contemporaries releasing as of late?

Which Genre Do You Like Best?

Do you judge a book by its cover?

Which types of paranormals do you like best?

How often do you read romantica (erotic romance)?

Where do you purchase ebooks?

She’s provided multi-choice answers for all of the above questions, so go and make your vote count!

If for whatever reason your vote doesn’t register, just post your answer on here, but try to at least vote over there first.