Thursday, July 5, 2012

Feature and Follow #3



Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read

Q. Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don't like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

A. I have to say Contemporary- It's not that I don't like it, its just I sometimes just want to escape and I don't feel I do with Contemporary, it feels to real for me. But one book made me change my mind and Decadent Dreams by Ty Langston, wow that book was amazing.

75 comments:

Jessi (Geo) said...

Haven't heard of that one. I enjoy the occasional YA contemps, but for the most part I'd rather get lost in something paranormal or fantasy! Happy Friday :)

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Jac said...

I totally understand the lack of ability to escape into contemporary because they are just too normal sometimes. (That said? I'm a total fluffy romance girl for my escapes sometimes...)


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Book me! said...

I hear you, escapism is key! I'll be sure to look out for Decadent Dreams!
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BLHmistress said...

Same here, I am just a paranormal kind of girl but one reason I started my blog was that I was hoping to try other things and see if I like it.

BLHmistress said...

I admit I am a fluffy romance girl, I want the HEA at the ending I wanna finish with a smile on my face.

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BLHmistress said...

It is and before Decadent Dreams I thought no way would I get that and wow I was wrong. She made me rethink my opinion on Contemporary.

Felicia said...

Hm. Never heard of that book before. I might have to check it out. But I normally read YA contemporary as well. Interesting choice.

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bookbitereviews said...

Haven't heard of it, but will look into it =D

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Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I've always been a fan of contemporary. It used to be the only fiction I'd read. Now I vary my reading with fantasy and paranormal.
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BLHmistress said...

Thanks, I got it for review and I was really surprised how fast I read it.

BLHmistress said...

Thanks for the follow, Ty Langston I love her. She is great author.

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BLHmistress said...

I really just struggled with it lately, I used to read it all the time back when I was in my late teens(Danielle Steele mostly).

TheReadingPenguin said...

Wow, this looks like an incredibly sexy book! Thanks for stopping by! My Follow

CrystalReads said...

Haven't read it yet, but I'm loving the cover :D

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BLHmistress said...

It's really good, steamy but not too :)

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BLHmistress said...

I love the cover too, I can't wait for the sequel to this book.

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Amanda P said...

I'm also loving the cover! I havent read this one I'll have to look into it.

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BLHmistress said...

It's so good, I hadn't known what to think as I am iffy about Contemporary but it surprised me just how much I loved it.

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Alisa said...

I understand what you mean by wanting to escape and contemporary is a bit... less imaginative than other genres such as historical romance or PNR. I love reading anything and everything. Just throw in some romance, preferably some nookie if it's not YA, and I'm good to go, LOL.

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BLHmistress said...

LOL, I am hoping I can find another Contemporary that will do what this book did. Yes I love romance especially the nookie :)

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Lauren B said...

I stopped reading contemporary when the plots became trite and predictable. Might give this one a try though.

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Jennifer L. Bielman said...

I don't read contemp very often. Maybe this will be the book to bring me over.

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BLHmistress said...

You should it was amazing at least for me.

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BLHmistress said...

I hope you like it as much as I have.

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Sarah said...

I like contemp and fantasy. Contemp because it can be more relatable and fantasy to escape from that reality. lol. Nice pick.

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Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I can't handle comtemp myself.

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Have a GREAT weekend!

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Alexia said...

I don't like contemporary either... Hope you have a great weekend - Old follower :)
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Tara said...

I'm exactly the same with contemporary - thanks for stopping by my blog! Haven't actually read this one, but might give it a try!

Kristina said...

I so agree. That is exactly why I don't read contemporary. Haven't heard of this book though. Thanks for stopping by, old follower

Amanda @ Letters Inside Out said...

My favorite genre is actually contemporary...I love the "issues" stuff more than the light ones. I've always felt it opens my eyes to different people and situations.

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Kelly Walker said...

the cover makes me think romance

Liesel K Hill said...

I'm the same way: I get much better escapism from non-contemporary stuff!

Melliane said...

I didn't know this one but I'm glad you enjoyed it. it sounds nice.

Lyra said...

I haven't had the chance to check this title out yet, but I've come to find that most YA contemporary books are good.

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Aspen said...

I'm also a fan of contemporary because of the escape-ism factor :) I'm still working on ending my elitism and branching out, ha.
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have a great weekend!

Amz said...

I've not heard of that book before.
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Billy Burgess said...

Great Answer!

LibrarySnake said...

New follower!
Ooh, that one looks so good :)

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Elle :] said...

I haven't had a BIG problem with contemporary but I have always been sort of "iffy" with it! Great choice!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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BLHmistress said...

Thanks for stopping by :)

BLHmistress said...

What gets me, is that I used to read it all the time in my teens(Danielle Steele) then I found Historical Romance and Paranormal and now I just found I couldn't get into like I had before.

Thanks for stopping by, Have a great weekend too.

BLHmistress said...

I found with this book and loved at least this book so much I thought about taking another look at Contemporary.

BLHmistress said...

You should I was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

I haven't tried another sense but I know I want to read the sequel to this book. Thanks for stopping.

BLHmistress said...

You know I hadn't thought of it that way, maybe I will read more with that frame of mind. Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

It is Contemporary Romance but oh so good, Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

I do for some reason, for example Historical or Paranormal its just such a fantastic world the author's build, I feel like i live there but its not real which makes it better for an escape at least to me.

BLHmistress said...

It was very good, Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

I been wanting to give YA Contemporary a try, especially Anna and the French Kiss.

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BLHmistress said...

LOL so am I its hard though. Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

She is a very new author, but oh so good, I love her fantasy series as well. Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

Thanks for stopping by.

BLHmistress said...

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BLHmistress said...

Yea I think that is my issue too. Thanks for stopping by.

Ning said...

hmm same here. I don't read a lot of contemporary so it's always nice when I go back because they're so different from paranormal romance! Thanks for stopping by!

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Bengal Reads said...

I feel the same about Contemporary but Perfect Chemistry changed my mind! I will always be a paranormal junkie though :D Thanks for stopping by my #FF

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BLHmistress said...

I am going to have to read, Perfect Chemistry, I have heard such good things about. Oh yea definitely will always be a paranormal junkie. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Helene said...

Great answer! Thanks for stopping by earlier. I'll answer your question here: for a Chick Lit I would recommend What Alice Forgot. It's a bit more serious than the "real" Chick Lit, but I enjoyed it a lot. I think it's a great read to get to know the genre!

Happy Friday!

Amber R. @ Awesomesauce Book Club said...

I've read some contemporary books but I don't have too much of an issue with them.

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

I agree about contemporary. It doesn't really take you away to another place. It gives you stuff that could happen in real life and I don't find that exciting. Thanks for visting My FF
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Ana♥ said...

Haven't heard of this one by I like the cover.. def gonna check it out. I like contemp. :)

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Kim said...

I actually totally agree with your view on Contemporary books! I do enjoy them but no matter how many I have on my shelf waiting to be read, I'll always go out of my way to read a Fantasy novel instead. I'll have to check out the one you recommended though (:

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Sarah@Catching Books said...

I LOVE reading a good contemporary book after a bunch of different paranormal books!

Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!! I am a new follower :)

The Housework Can Wait said...

I haven't heard of that one, although I totally understand tending to shy away from Contemporary in lieu of more escapist fiction. That's what I normally do too, although right now I'm actually on a tiny bit of a Contemporary kick. It's weird.

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Suzanne @ YA Nation said...

I agree, I prefer paranormal romance & fantasy over contemporary. Thanks for stopping by my blog! =)Returning the follow

BLHmistress said...

Thanks I will check it out.

BLHmistress said...

After this one I like them a bit more :)

BLHmistress said...

That's exactly how I feel, but with this book, I wouldn't mind reading them every now and again :) just not as much as I read Paranormal.

BLHmistress said...

I think you will like this one, I was looking around on your blog and we seem to have the same taste.

BLHmistress said...

Same here, they always get pushed to the back of my list or pile.

BLHmistress said...

I do that with historical switch off from paranormal to historical but might throw in a contemporary now and again.

BLHmistress said...

I wouldn't mind being on a kick too to do something different.

BLHmistress said...

oh yea without a doubt. Thanks for stopping by.

Pam (www.moonlightreader.com) said...

I feel the same way about contemporary, and how it doesn't always feel like you can escape reality.

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