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Subject: Blaze vs. Desire Series Romances
Date Posted: 9/8/2007 6:26 PM ET
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To those of you who read these series, can you tell me the difference between the two??  Why you like one or the other better??  Or why you like them both??

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 6:32 PM ET
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The Blaze are a lot more sexually explicit.  Not only the acts but some of the words also.

I read them both.  I have favourite authors who only write for one or the other.  I guess you could say the Desires give you slightly more plot, while the Blazes give you a little more sex.

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 7:02 PM ET
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I've read some pretty descriptive silhoutte desires but nothing like some of the stuff I've read in the blazes! from what I've read in the Blaze line the women are more assertive..I mean, they go after what they want LOL! not just laying there hoping the guy just magically figures it all out! One book (if you could read my mind) even talks about sex toys and several mention vibrators and body parts are called fairly graphic though I don' recall seeing a b unch of the 'f' word like in some of the erotica. I like both though lately I've been reading a lot of blaze titles but they vary depending on the author. I've never read a desire that had words like 'cock' and 'clit' in it but plenty of blazes!

I like the desires depending on the storyline..I don't buy those for the sex though I've read plenty that had some. some of the stories are very sweet happy ever after stories that I like.

The Blaze titles I buy for the story as well but I expect more descriptive stuff and stronger women and more 'modern' approach...even the bondage scenes in some it's the woman's choice instead of something forced on her she didn't want if that makes sense...my favorite Blazes so far have been Jo Leigh's 'in too deep' series of 4 books, Rhonda Nelson's 'men out of uniform-player, specialist, maverick' good stories with good scenes! and the one I just finished I was talking about in the books we've read was a good one and there's one that follows it...if you like navy seals and surfing along with the sex and slight drama...

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 7:05 PM ET
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Blazes are also longer than Desires.  I read both lines but just the books that catch my interest.  I have favorite authors in both lines.

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 11:27 PM ET
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Thanks, Ladies for all the input.  I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Blaze fan, but I might give the Desires a try. 

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 11:32 AM ET
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I prefer the blazes if I have to choose between the two..I"m not sure what you like about the blaze line, but I like the more 'modern' approach the women have (not to mention the spicy scenes!). I just dont' see the women with the same independence in the desires but I haven't read a whole lot of either line...

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 1:59 PM ET
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Susanna,  Well, if the truth be known, I enjoy the Blaze line because of the "spicy" aspects of the stories  ;-))

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 3:08 PM ET
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I'd stick with those then :-) some of the silhouette desires have been pretty descriptive but nothing like the Blaze titles (if anyone's found any super duper ones lemme know LOL! I read thosemostly for the stories..the blazes for both)

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 6:22 PM ET
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Yes, if you like the "spice" I would stick with the Blazes.  Some of my favourite authors don't write for Blaze, though, so I'll read them however I can find them!

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 7:05 PM ET
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which authors do you like Ani? I like Judy Christenberry, Maureen Childs, Merline Lovelace..others too esp if they write about military men or cowboys! :-)

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 9:11 PM ET
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I adore Sheri WhiteFeather who writes about Native American heroes.  I like Cait London, especially her family sagas. I also like both Jo Leigh and Jennifer Greene, in whatever incarnation they write.

I'm sure there are others but those are the first that come to mind.

Date Posted: 9/10/2007 9:27 AM ET
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I have a couple of Sheri's books but have'nt read them yet. Were  you the one posting in another thread about Jewish characters? I saw a descriptiong for a series(think they['re from harlequin red ink) where the woman is jewish/african american...was wondering if they were any good but now the author's name has escaped from my head...there are 3 out in that series I think..sorta chick lit/mystery.

Date Posted: 9/10/2007 3:16 PM ET
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I was the one who posted about the Jewish characters.  I haven't heard of that series.  I'm not much on mysteries but I'm sure they'd be light.  If you hear further, I'd be interested.

Date Posted: 9/10/2007 3:59 PM ET
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I'm also a big fan of the Blaze series. I definitely agree with the more modern stories. I find myself buying them as soon as they come out. I'm really into the Million Dollar Secrets miniseries that just started. I also like the Intrigue series. Thats what originally got me started on the Harlequin books.



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Date Posted: 9/10/2007 4:21 PM ET
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Kyra Davis is the author..one of the editorial reviews on her first book on amazon (something about a double latte!) says she's a biracial half-jewish author and I think that's the character 'sophie katz'? anyways it sounded good but didn't see that part on eharlequin though it shows her 3 books-one has a hairdryer on the cover(think it's the 2nd one) and there's a 3rd one out...I think I ordered the first one used from either amazon or half.com so I'll see how I like it before getting the other 2 ordered. of course if I like it thenI 'll be mad at waiting but they're not cheapos! they charge a lot for the red dress ink ones.

ETA: 'sex murder and a double latte' is the title.



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Date Posted: 9/10/2007 5:41 PM ET
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Thanks, Susanna!  I'll look for them!

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 12:37 PM ET
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bump

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 5:37 PM ET
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I much prefer the Blaze series over the Desire series, pretty much the same reason as noted by others here.  I find the female characters to be more assertive and modern in outlook.  Before moving into single title books, I was a Desire devotee but rarely read these now.