We all have them! Those books that may not be well written or even all that great but there is something about them you can’t put down. Perhaps this is the Black Dagger Brotherhood crack that JR Ward sells (sooo addictive even as she constantly stiffs the m/m) or the heroin like books from Laurel K Hamilton. Or even the sparkly vampires of the red apple.
But what about m/m erotic romance titles or authors? I’m not trying to slam anyone but there are some authors that are good for stroke fiction or something to get off to, or even those books that are poorly written but you just. cant. put. them. down!
One of these authors has to be Stormy Glenn. Now not to malign the author but she publishes multiple times a month with at least three different publishers and having read some of the stories, they feel repetitive and pushed out too quickly. Often plot, characterization, and writing all fall by the wayside for predictable situations and stereotypes in my opinion. Yet these books sell like drugs to the public who devour the comfort reads like they may disappear tomorrow. Stormy Glenn has a seemingly massive following and I have to think she’s a guilty pleasure read for many.
So far I think Mary Calmes is a guilty pleasure read and perhaps Crystal Rose. Both of those had serious writing problems but sucked me into their stories so much I loved them. This could tie into my love of Bravo reality shows but nonetheless I did quite enjoy reading these two authors. I admit feeling some guilt since I could see the numerous problems but I just didn’t care.
So what about you? What are your guilty pleasure reads?
And do you feel guilty at all about liking them? Or are you proud in your choices?