Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Boom



That makes me think of The Hunt for Red October’s soundtrack. Shite, I am already off course with this blog. I am going to get back on the straight and narrow or as close to it as I get.  Today’s blog is brought to you by books. And by books I am talking about my lovely, lovely smut.
Have you ever read a book or genre that made a huge impact on your life? I never thought I had but as I look back I realize there are some books that I still think about and others that made me grow into a different person.
The first book that I remember reading was Harry the Dirty Dog.  Boom, I fell in love with reading that quickly. I have always read but that was the first book I can remember reading on my own.  I hung out in the library and just read any book I could get my hands on. Most did not have a huge impact but I still enjoyed them.  The first book that really made me think about life was Across Five April’s. I read this book in I believe when I was sixth grade. I absolutely loved this book. It was about a boy growing up during the Civil War.  We were reading it in class but I couldn't wait for everyone else to read it so I read it that weekend and then I read it again in class. I moved on from this book to The Once and Future King. I think everyone has read this one. It was the real beginning to my love of romance.  By the time I was done reading it I was hooked and couldn't stop reading my romance books. The next book in my saga was one that I cannot for the life of me remember the title of but it was set in England during World War Two. It was about a girl who was torn between two best friends. She loved them both but one was the love of her life and the other was her best friend. The best friend dies and leaves her his most prize possession, which became the car of my dreams, an MG. I have been looking for this book for years!!!  If you know this book I may be come your best friend for life. But once again I have veered off the path.
Now I kept reading romance books and have loved most of them but one introduced me to a world beyond anything I have ever known. I am talking about Decadent by Shayla Black. You all know the story, if not I guess you will be lost or you can go and find the blogs where I talk about it.  Anywhoo, this book changed my life. It opened doors that I never even knew existed. Now I can’t even find that door.
Reading erotic romance has made me a stronger person. I am not sure what about these books made me decide that I could be who I am and not be ashamed of it but they have. I am now proud to call myself a Righteous Pervert. I have learned to take a chance and talk to people that I really don’t know.  I have become friends with some amazing women and men.
I think the biggest impact that erotic romance has had on me is the fact that I now count a few people that I never would have had the guts to talk to before as friends.  I am talking about authors.  I have always put authors above just about any other person on my list of heroes. They are some of the bravest people I know. They put not just their words but their heart and soul into their work then give it to the world to read and judge. This takes guts and more courage than most people possess. I probably sound like an ass kisser, but do you have the courage to do something like that?  I know I don’t and Mia, this does not count so shush.
Books, have given me the fortitude to be who in my head I have always been but never wanted to show anyone. I am now proud to let my freak flag fly. I have never really been an approachable person and I really don’t like most people but books have shown me that sometimes if you take a chance you can find, if not love, then at least some of the most important things in life, friends.

Sinfully Sarcastic,
Shmuttmeister

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for that Tina, I pray one of the readers knows that books because it sounds great. I will have to look for Decadent, Sophie Oak is to blame for having me in your life. Her book Small Town Siren was my first erotic book, and she also mentioned the pervs, thanks Sophie Oak. Thanks to you as well Shmuttmeister you are a legend i am honoured that you most of the time tolerate me. :P
    Great Blog

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    1. No, you need to look for Wicked Ties because it is the first one in the series. I had no idea till I was about 1/4 of the way through the book. Thank you for always commenting on my blogs.

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  2. sounds like a challenge to the other readers - Help Tina find the title of that book!

    As for me, I was never a reader as a kid. My parents didn't take me to the library unless I had to do a project at school and I needed a book out for research. I was 13 when I got the book that turned me into a bookworm. My cousin from England (who is a teacher) came over to visit Canada for a while. He had a copy of Raymond E. Feist's Magician and he lent it to me one day when I was bored and wanting something to do. That's all it took to get me into reading! A day of boredom and a cousin lending me his book. He wound up giving me that book before he left to return to England. I now have book shelves full of all sorts of genres- Fantasy, mystery, drama, romance, suspense. I was able to travel to England last summer and I met up with that cousin again, and I thanked him for giving me that book. He is the spark that set off my love of reading and I will always love him for that. :D Thanks Neil.

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  3. Well said! I have always been an avid reader since I was a child. I was the kid that has a book in the bedroom, the book bag, living room, etc. reading three/four books at once. My best friend and I would read and have our own two-person book club. Erotica has definitely given me a new world of reading and I am very thrilled to say a new circle of people that I love to chat with.
    Thank you!!

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    1. I love that Yvette !! We love chatting with you too

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  4. I was never a reader until my ex( the one i am living with now) would orate and if he was not home i would pick up the book and start reading it was a sci-fi boo called Her Majesty's Wizard By Christopher Stasheff. I found the book at used book store a couple of years ago and bought it for nostalgia. unfortunately i can not get him to read my bdsm erotic books out loud but he is reading Kim Harrison Hollows series when me and his wife are home. my normal reading set was historical romance, but in 2006 my best friend (not of Internet) gave me some paranormal books J.R. Wards Black Dagger Brother Hood Series, then i bought Sherrilyn Kenyons Dark Hunter Series and through her now gone web boards(BBS) I met Tina Luna and Tara, (there are others not of the Perves) Thank you Tina, Luna and Tara For introducing me to the world of BDSM in books. I also now know I AM NOT A FREAK (In the Bedroom) but a SUBMISSIVE PERSON.
    Thank you Guys

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    1. Nope there are lots of us freaks out there and we have all found a home :)

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  5. Tina have you tried ARE? to see if anyone out there remembers this book

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  6. I can remember hiding under my covers with a flashlight and my latest library book until the wee hours of the morning. Bedtime meant nothing to me if there was a new story to read, a new adventure to explore, or a new romance to embrace. I'm a reader first, and a writer second. Books were my escape while I walked through seven layers of hell with a therapist and drugs that kept me from going off the edge, now they are my constant friend, and comfort if I feel like I'm on shaky ground.
    I too am a "freak" because I adore erotic romance. I love the dance of sexuality and pure unadulterated LOVE for another human. I also kinda love the hot men. ;)

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    1. Wow, so beautifully said one would think you were a writer

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  7. Tina, you're the kind of reader that authors love. You're open, forthright and passionate! Thanks for always sharing your thoughts.

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