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text 2014-01-05 07:02
Why I Don't Mind Insta-Love
Last night I finished a book, rated it, and as per my usual I checked Goodreads to see if other bloggers agreed, or had differing opinions from me. The book will remain nameless, but I found a lot of reviews bashing it because it had Instant Love. This got me thinking, what has everyone got against Instant Love? Am I the last blogger who doesn’t hate it?
Insta-Love is not realistic
Actually, it is realistic. If not for Insta-Love I wouldn’t be here today! My parents met and were engaged within 2 weeks, they’ve been married almost 30 years. My Grandparents met and were engaged within a month. Both of their loves were instant. They knew they had met that special someone and just went with it.
I am not saying that everyone meets and has a whirlwind romance. I’m just saying that it does happen, more often then you think. And I’m glad both my parents and grandparents believed in insta-love because without it I probably wouldn’t be here.
Characters aren’t as fleshed out with Insta-Love
I think this is a generalization. Whether the characters meet and fall in love instantly, were dating prior to the novel, or got together in the middle of the story. The problem isn’t the love. The problem is the characters themselves. An author has to make you fall in love with both parties and give you a reason to care about them both independently and together.
I think this is the kiss of death for Insta-Love. The real reason people dislike it so much isn’t because they don’t believe in instant love or connections. Readers don’t like Instant love because they don’t care about the characters as individuals before they become a couple.
I like the Slow Burn
Me too. I love a long, drawn out romance. The kind where you’re never really sure if the characters will get together or not. But again, this is more about the characters themselves. I’ve become invested in both of them as individuals so I want to see them as a couple. I think romance with Instant love can be just as good as a slow burn if the author makes you care about the characters and their relationship.


So what I’m trying to say is. Hello my name is Emily and I don’t mind Instant Love. Tell me in the comments your opinions on Instant love!  
Source: www.fallingforya.com/2014/01/why-i-dont-mind-insta-love.html
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url 2013-10-10 16:04
Can Authors Write TOO Much?

In today's discussion I'm going to raise an interesting question, which I confess I had never thought I'd write/ask;



Most authors write one to two books in a year, and almost never in the same series. Sometimes, we're left weeping over the wait - but with so many other books out there, we deal fine, I think. Our TBR piles are longer than the Great Wall of China as it is. 

But some authors go above and beyond on this aspect, and write 8-10 books a year; sometimes more. 

I know. Exactly my reaction.

Some statistics: 

Jennifer L. Armentourt has got six books currently scheduled to publish in 2014, and she keeps coming up with new story ideas. This year alone, she's got 8 books (some already published, some to-be) and... (To read more, click the title)
Source: drugscalledbooks.blogspot.co.il/2013/10/can-authors-write-too-much.html
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url 2013-10-06 17:33
Being an Order Based Reader
So, this is not something special, or unique. It's not something that happens only to me, by a long shot. There is no surprising and shocking info here, in case you thought there might. Just a post I wanted to write.


What does that mean, exactly? It means that I, under no circumstances, diverge from the order of reading in book series, be it regular series or a series of stand-alones. I get anxious at the mare thought of reading out of order. 
It's so bad that if I'm in a bookstore and I can't find the number someplace in the book(which happens more often than not), and in case where my phone doesn't work and therefore I can't check, I simply don't buy the book in fear it might not be the first/the next one. I might remember to search it when I get home and make a note, but chances are fifty-fifty on that one. So, publishers; make that clearer! lol
(And no, the salesperson can't help me; they have no idea about anything when it comes to books in English. Trust me, I've tried more than once... (Click the title for the full post)
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