Saturday, November 10, 2012

When A Book Goes Too Far

Have a you ever read a book that took a turn that left you feeling sick? I've had that happen to me once or twice and you would think that I would say I was reading an erotic bdsm novel or some such thing at the time, right? Wrong. It was actually a Historical that I was reading that made my heart skip a beat and made me want to reach through the book and slap the heck out of the man.

It takes a lot to turn me off from a book, but some of those historicals have the men treating women badly and that is a real turn off for me. I only want to read about a woman being whipped or sent to the dungeon if she's into that sort of thing..*wink*

I know not all Historicals are like this, I've read a good number of them that were great but I don't like an author taking things to the extreme just because they are setting their book in a time where women really didn't have a lot of say, or rights and were often mistreated.

Is it weird then that I like Erotic BDSM books and stories? I've actually dabbled in writing a few short stories for Literotica and had fun doing it. I think I like them because you're reading about a story of consenting adults trying out things for the sake of pleasure and that makes all the difference.

Have you ever read a book that pushed your buttons or went to far for you?


  1. There was one I read a few months ago that flipped me out a bit. It was a fantasy-medieval historical and the 'hero' got very violent with the heroine. It made me mad. Up until that point I was really enjoying myself :(

    I've heard some of the 80's 'Bodice Rippers' can get pretty bad. I've yet to read one myself, though.

  2. Yeah, those historicals back then were over the top.

  3. I've read a few that I just dropped and never finished, which is rare for me.


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