I also like sharing what I have read via Goodreads, but now I’m wondering if I should even bother.
Many authors beg for reviews, but apparently they only want good ones, right? So if people only say good things about the book, but never any bad, why have reviews at all?
I do try to be fair and list WHY I don’t care for a book and I never trash an author. I know how hard it is to write a book. Doesn’t mean I like them all, though.
I really don’t want to stop rating books, but if it’s detrimental to my new career, I might just have to. What do you think?
In the meantime, here’s what I read during the last week:
Sep 10: “Shades of Dark” by Linnea Sinclair. This is the continuation of the story that began with “Gabriel’s Ghost,” a sci-fi romance. Blurb on back: Before her court-martial, Captain Chasidah “Chaz” Bergren was the pride of the Sixth Fleet. Now she’s a fugitive from the “justice” of a corrupt Empire. Along with her lover, the former monk, mercenary, and telepath Gabriel Ross Sullivan, Chaz hoped to leave the past light-years behind--until the news of her brother Thad’s arrest and upcoming execution for treason. It’s a ploy by Sully’s cousin Hayden Burke to force them out of hiding, and it works. With a killer targeting human females and a renegade gen lab breeding jukor war machines, Chaz and Sully already had their hands full of treachery, betrayal--not to mention each other. Throw in Chaz’s Imperial ex-husband, Admiral Philip Guthrie, and a Kyi-Ragkiril mentor out to seduce Sully, and not just loyalties but lives are at stake. For when Sully makes a fateful choice, changing their relationship forever, Chaz must also choose--between what duty demands and what her heart tells her she must do. I really enjoyed the first book (even with all that sci-fi stuff and unpronounceable names) because I liked Chaz and Sully. So it was a no-brainer to read more of them. They are the kind of couple I enjoy reading - fighting against a common enemy while figuring each other out. I could probably come to love reading sci-fi romance, or even plain sci-fi, if I could get past all the strange spellings (it’s what pulls me out most of the time). At least on TV and in the movies, the names are pronounced for me (of course, then I have no idea how they’re spelled! Haha!). I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.
Sep 12: “The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo” by Kerrelyn Sparks. This is the fourteenth book in the Love at Stake series, a paranormal romance. Blurb on back: Dougal Kincaid has something to prove. After being injured in a battle with the Malcontents, he’s ready for active duty protecting unsuspecting mortals from these villainous vampires who want to rule the world. But first he has to get control of himself…because just the sight of a certain lovely doctor has his injured hand doing some peculiar things, not to mention the sizzling sensation that burns along his dragon tattoo… Vampires? Vampires?! As a scientist, Leah is having trouble believing that these immortal creatures exist. But there they are, standing in front of her, asking for help in solving a genetic puzzle that can save mankind. There’s even one in a sexy kilt! Just one look into Dougal’s gorgeous green eyes set her pulse racing. But can she trust him--and the overwhelming desire that refuses to be ignored…? You’d think with 14 books in the series, I’d get tired of reading them, but NO WAY! I loved this book just as much as the other 13! I did not want to put this one down. Good thing I accompanied my husband to his class on Thursday (so I could have dinner with him after). It gave me many enjoyable hours to read (of which I finished the last few pages when we got home). The romance was great and I fell in love with the characters. I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads.
If you have an opinion regarding my little rant, I would appreciate hearing it. Really!