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26 September 2014 @ 01:30 pm
I have made a purchase!  
Friends, Romans, Fl*sters let there be joy unconfined! For after a long drought of not buying or reading books I made a wee purchase.  I brought myself a little something for my Kindle, and at first I was guilty even mortified by this purchase.....because *gulp* it seems I have brought a romantic novel!

Now anyone who knows me, will testify that I try my best to fly against the convention that women love romance!  For instance I won't watch Rom coms. or weepies. I can't be doing with the coy glances and heaving bosoms so beloved of the romantic genre. It's just a quirk of mine, something that I thought I'd never succumb to.  I was too strong to be seduced by love stories, and steadfastly stuck to my love of Sc-Fi, and things that go bump in the night (If Dean ever feels the urge to go bump with me, then baby I'm there!).

Then as I flicked through my J2 filled Kindle, a realization dawned.  I've been bloody reading and oh my god, actually writing a form romantic fiction (with a fair bit of porn thrown in) for several years!  Shocked! I was gobbsmacked, when the hell did that happen? When did I get all mushy? Because let's be fair, I've been reading about two people falling in love and I never blood noticed.

once I calmed down and actually accepted that yes, it does seem I'm female after all (there have been a few doubts expressed about that). So I stopped feling all twicthy and I made my purchase, and I totally blame all the pictures of a certain Sam Heughan in his kilt for this.  I brought Cross Stich the first Outlander book.  It seems I might be a closet romantic after all *G*

Current Mood: amusedamused
Dizzojay's Dean Dreamsdizzojay on September 26th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
I think you're definitely a closet romantic, reading between the porn in your stories ;)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on September 27th, 2014 06:11 pm (UTC)
I won't lie it came as a shock! I've always prided myself on not being a romantic. Now it seems I've lurked in the closet all these years.
wings128: Outlander!titlewings128 on September 26th, 2014 11:06 pm (UTC)

WHEEEEE!! Another Outlander convert :D

If it makes you feel better honey, the reason I love Outlander and all its sequels so much is because they're NOT just romance. There's sci-fi (Claire time travels), there's blood and gore, both in WWII and in the 1700s, there's scope and description and funky fabulous characters supporting the background, the love between Jamie and Claire is hard core, not simpering, or watercoloured. There's moments that will test your opinions on things too sensitive for modern consumption, but were everyday occurences in the 18th century, they may not be right, but Outlander doesn't shy away from anything. The bad guys are utterly evil, yet there is a glimmer of something hidden deep. The good guys do bad things in the name of what they hold true. And yes, you'll have your heart ripped from your chest on more than one occasion, but you'll still come back for more.

I'm so excited for you hun, can't wait to hear all your thoughts. I LOVE these books so so so much!

sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on September 27th, 2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
It was your love of the books that inspired me to give them a read. Now seeing this I'm so pleased I have, and it's good to know it doesn't shy away from the brutality of life in those times. We have to remember they saw the world differently, what we see as cruel was a way of life for them. Like you say it might not be right, but it was the way it was.

So yes I'm looking forward to settling down with this and I'll let you know how I'm going with the story.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on September 27th, 2014 06:06 am (UTC)
It was a male philosophy professor I worked with who first told me about Outlander (almost 20 years ago, now). He assured me, it was not *just* a romance. :D

I have been replacing my print books with mobi files for my Kindle and I have A LOT. If there is something you are looking for, msg me and if I have it I'll send it to you.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on September 27th, 2014 06:18 pm (UTC)
I'm just starting to realized there is much more to these stories than romance, and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Thank you for the kind offer, I'll let you know if I want something.
milly_galmilly_gal on September 27th, 2014 07:30 am (UTC)
*Giggles* We are ALL Mills & Boon junkies, well, J2 and Sam/Dean Mills & Boon, but still ;)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on September 27th, 2014 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yes we are, and it's about time I just embraced the addiction and enjoy the ride *G*.
Wataru Kisugi: J2_hanshin tigerswataru_kisugi on September 28th, 2014 06:04 am (UTC)
*waving hands* I feel the same as you do because I believe I do not care for sappy, weepy romance story/movie/show any kind. But what I read is J2 romantic story! *giggles* But I also love horror story of J2 version. :D
After all we are all romantic in our heart.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 4th, 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
I'm not one for the soppy stories out there, and yes I do think we are romantic at heart.Although I do believe we all enjoy the odd scare as well *G*
slash_whump_addictj_r_hartley on September 29th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
As far as I'm concerned you can like love stories (whether written or films) and NOT be romantic. Romance stories are for the 'love cures everything' type people, which I'm not one of! I think there's a difference between someone in a story making you go awww, or rooting for people to get together and it doesn't have to involve hearts, flowers and diamonds. Have you seen Brokeback Mountain? For me that's a great example of a love story - I won't say more until I know if you've seen it because of spoilers. Anyway, that's also one of the films that ALWAYS makes me cry...every time, without out fail...it's snotty, sobbing and really not pretty! lol

I'm not sure that made sense to anyone but me, but in any case, I hope you enjoy your book! :)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 4th, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
Your comment made perfect sense to me, as it seems up the way I tend to see the world. I haven't seem Brokeback Mountain yet but I fully intend to one day.