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Topic: Whats with the If you like LKH crap?

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Subject: Whats with the If you like LKH crap?
Date Posted: 8/14/2007 4:24 PM ET
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Ive been noticing a lot lately that books in the paranormal genre wind up getting professional reviews like If you like LKH then you'll love these. (Thats actually a turn off for me BTW) For the most part the only thing the books will have in common with a LKH book will be that they are paranormals. Are critics so lazy that they just give generic comparisons to a popular author of the genre? Thats really lame.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 4:44 PM ET
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I've noticed that too, but I tend to skip most reviews like that, I'd rather hear how a "normal" person felt about the book.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 10:48 PM ET
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they do that because LKH is a best selling author and they want to sell books.  They don't take into consideration those of us who are no longer avid fans. 

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 8:15 PM ET
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The LKH generic stamp of approval isn't going to sell a book to me either.   Maybe a few years ago but  not now.    I'm thinking of posting some of them.   I'll probably keep the Merry Gentry ones but list everything else.  

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 9:42 PM ET
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I think it is laziness. "Oh, this series sells well and has a fiesty lady and vampires and whatnot. Let's namecheck it on the cover!" I agree with it not being a turn-on, I loved the first few LKH books but when she went off to do vampire porn like almost all the other vampire literature out there I gave up.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 9:57 AM ET
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I just started reading paranormal romance books lately (by mistake but I like them) - forgive my ignorance but, Who is LKH? 

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 9:57 AM ET
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I just started reading paranormal romance books lately (by mistake but I like them) - forgive my ignorance but, Who is LKH? 

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 6:10 PM ET
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Laurell K. Hamilton. She writes The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. The early books are great. The last one I read was mostly sex thru the whole book. I love the plot and if she would get back to the original idea of the storyline I would continue to be a huge fan. Course that does't mean I'm not going to get Harlequin but not til its in PB.

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 12:39 PM ET
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The Harlequin IS better, Kathi...  It's more like the early books :)  I was REALLY happy with it :D

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 9:36 AM ET
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Oh yes I have read several of her books.  I don't see what the bid deal is about her.  

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 9:36 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/27/2007 7:02 PM ET
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I think it's really annoying marketing gimmick that they need to stop doing. They do that with Buffy The Vampire Slayer, too. If it has vampires and a female protagonist they compare it to one or the other.