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Subject: Question
Date Posted: 11/12/2009 12:46 PM ET
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Please tell me about Eloisa James? 

I like heat in the books I read, will she deliver?

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 1:48 PM ET
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She's talented, but windy, IMO.  Her stories are good, steamy romance & all that, but she goes off into raptures about clothing, cosmetics & hair powder to the point that I'd like to clod her on the head with one of her books and tell her to focus, dammit:P  That said, I've never read anything by her that I'd consider bad, but I wish she'd trim some of the fat, focus on the romance & forego some of the foo-foo.



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Date Posted: 11/12/2009 1:52 PM ET
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She has good sex scenes, about average heat level for a mainstream historical romance, I'd say. 

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 5:00 PM ET
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I think that she is light and fun instead of serious like some writers.  Her stories are full of clothes and such as Kim mentioned, and the conflicts are not very deep or death defying like a Marsha Canham or Judith James or even Mary Jo Putney.  There is no intellectual challenges for them like Madeline Hunter.  Her characters are the kind that fall deeply, deeply in love and always HEA.  I would say she is like a Elizabeth Hoyt, less wordy than a Fiona Carr.

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 5:07 PM ET
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She's one of the few authors I've found that I disagree with Kim about. :)  I really enjoy the light side of James's novels, especially the witty conversation. As with any author, she's not entirely even - I've loved some of her books and been kinda bored by others, or felt that they were just misses for me. Some of the books I've liked less I've seen other PBS readers say they liked more, so it's in the beholder.

I will add to watch out if you have any medical knowledge. She's got two books where medical conditions are a major part of the plot, and she basically went off the deep end in both of them.



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Date Posted: 11/12/2009 8:05 PM ET
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wow if there's no anguish I might have to try her out!

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 8:47 PM ET
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She is one of my facebook buddies... She is a riot...living in Paris with her hottie hubby Allisandro and her 2 kids. As for her books.... They are pretty good, not great, but not total stinkers either.

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 9:29 PM ET
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Well Brandy,  tell her I am liking her so far and I tend to read everything a author writes once I find them.

Thanks for the input ladies:)