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Sunday, 22 March 2015 19:07

My Clean Reader App Experience

IMG 7105Caution: This post contains a whole host of words that some might consider profanities.

 

I’m never entirely sure why I do the things that I do, but when I heard about the release of the Clean Reader app I had to find out more. The app is billed as a way to stop the display of profanity in ebooks - “read books, not profanity” is their slogan. Mostly horrified by the idea, I decided that I needed to experience the app to find out if my horror was justified. There is an app for iOS devices, so I immediately went to iTunes and downloaded the free app. I then set out to discover more . . . .

 

I do want to say that I don’t really care what a reader does with a book. A reader has a right not to want to read books with profanity in them. I personally think the best way to deal with this is to not buy the offensive books. But again, I understand this isn’t always possible as books do not come with warning labels about everything someone might find offensive. Also, the app seemed to be designed in order to give parents the ability to filter their children’s books. Again, I think parents have that right. As a result, the idea of an app that allows a reader to control what is displayed does not offend me. Yet, I have several issues with the Clean Reader app.

 

After I downloaded the app, I started searching for romance novels - and was surprised to find there was a large collection. I mean romance novels have sex and well, words used to describe sex seem like they could be considered profane. But after having browsed the Clean Reader store, I found that there do not appear to be any romance novels that are tagged with the erotic or erotic tag. The genres that are available are African American, Collections & Anthologies, Contemporary, Fantasy, Gay, Historical, Lesbian, Military, Multicultural & Interracial, New Adult, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction, Suspense, Time Travel, and Western. The catalog seems to be built off of Inktera’s ebook collection (http://www.inktera.com). As a side note, Inktera’s romance genres mirror those in the Clean Reader app except that Inktera does sell erotic romance.

 

Sunday, 22 March 2015 12:18

Review: The List by Anne Calhoun

TheListThe List by Anne Calhoun (erotic, Berkley, March 2015, 336pp)

 

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Summary:
Who’s on top?

 

Matchmaker and stationery shop owner Matilda Davies brings people together. For those on her list, Tilda will find the man or woman of their dreams—whether it’s for an hour or a lifetime. But due to a painful past, the British expat has never put her own name on the list. Instead, she limits herself to emotionless and commitment-free hookups. Then she meets Daniel, who wants not just her body, but also her heart…

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 17:29

Review: Protecting Fate by Katee Robert

ProtectingFateProtecting Fate by Katee Robert (contemporary, Entangled, March 2014, $2.99, 148pp)

 

Series: Serve

 

Summary:
Her body was his to protect. And to own...

 

Fixer Sara Reaver is furious when she discovers that she's not only been exiled to the country for her own safety, but she's been assigned a bodyguard. Zebadiah?"Z" Loreto may be her brother's best friend, but he's also one big, bad, and very sexy wolf of a man...and Sara's determined to make him come out and play.

 

IntimateGeographyIntimate Geography by Tamsen Parker (erotic, self published, March 2015, $3.99, 337pp)

 

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Series: The Compass Series, Book 2

 

Summary:
Fiercely protective of her heart, India Burke let down her defenses when Cris Ardmore went from another notch on her D/s playdate belt to everything she could never admit she wanted.

 

Saturday, 14 March 2015 19:07

Review: Game Play by Lynda Aicher

gameplayGame Play by Lynda Aicher (sports, contemporary, Carina, February 2015, $4.99, 248pp)

 

Series: Power Play, Book one:

 

Summary:
One night, one time, nothing more. That's all it was supposed to be. They'd agreed their first night together would be their only night together—and Minnesota Glaciers defenseman Dylan Rylie was fine with that. Giant hickeys and claw marks on his ass had never been his style, even if the very memory of Samantha Yates's merciless sexual energy gets him hard within seconds. He needs to focus on getting a better contract, not mind-blowing orgasms.

 

chainofcommandChain of Command by HelenKay Dimon (contemporary, Carina, March 2014, $3.99, 228pp)

 

Series: Greenway Range, Book 1

 

Summary:
Retired marine Sawyer Cain can't forget all he's seen and lost, but he can try to start over. Opening a gun range with his closest friends is the first step toward a new life—one where he finally buries the guilt he can't seem to shake. So much depends on the property he needs to buy…and the gorgeous but completely frustrating woman who refuses to sell it.

 

Monday, 02 March 2015 19:32

Jennifer’s February 2015 Reads

Monthly Totals:

Books Read: 43

Ebooks Read: 42

Paper Books Read: 1

Review Books Read: 18

Re-read: 1

 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 19:21

Review: Driven by Fate by Tessa Bailey

DrivenByFateDriven by Fate by Tessa Bailey (erotic, Entangled, February 2015, $2.99, 181pp)

 

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Series: Serve

 

Summary:
The first rule is obey... and she already broke it.

 

companioncontractThe Companion Contract (erotic, Carina, February 2015, $3.99, 233pp)

 

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Series: LA Doms, book 3

 

Summary:
Control. Submission. Power.

 

Monday, 16 February 2015 18:20

Review: Quarterback Draw by Jaci Burton

quarterbackdrawQuarterback Draw by Jaci Burton (erotic, Berkley, February 2015, $15.00, 336pp)

 

Series: Play by Play, book 9

 

Summary:
Grant Cassidy knows how to be a football star—flash that dazzling smile, throw the winning pass, get the girl. But while the hot quarterback loves the game and the lifestyle, no woman has come close to catching his heart. Then he matches wits with a smart, gorgeous model, and Grant finds himself wanting more than a fling.

 

Supermodel Katrina Koslova might live in a world of glitz and camera flashes, but she works hard to provide for the family that relies on her. She doesn’t have time for fun—much less a boyfriend—but Grant seems determined to be the exception to Katrina’s rule.

 

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