First off… LOL!!! I love the book-terms we come up with here. bev bought us “Catnip“, meaning that certain THING about a story, or blurb that will have us crazy in one-clicking delight, eager to roll in, er, I mean devour our newfound guilty-pleasure. Probably roll in it, too. LOL!
MichelleS’s reaction/confession (and the discussion it sparked) made me laugh so hard!
So here it is:
bev: I was wondering what is your catnip, the keywords that make you want to buy. I think I’m learning a bit of some of yours. Fairies for MichelleS. Tessa likes the heroes that are d!cks, Amy the heroines that are. But really what checks the box for you?
MichelleS: Catnip for me is when I read a blurb and it says “he knew he couldn’t have her, but he took her anyway”… I’m like… What? Who? Why? I love the forbiddeny stuff. And it’s the FAE that are my catnip, not fairies!!! They’re powerful, and magical, and total bad @$$es. Just needed to clarify.
Maryse: Tee hee. Fairies. The FAE don’t like that!!! You girls make me giggle!!!!
Tessa: I thought Fae was a given? I’m with Michelle with wanting that catnip.
Tessa: Technically, Fairy is where the Fae live. However, “F***ing Fairy” was awesome. I want the next book. *goes author stalking*
Ela: MICHELLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SYN STILL CALLS HIM HER FAIRY LMAO I’M A FAN OF THEIR FB PAGE! OH THE SEXY FAE LOVE!!!!!!!!
Ela: I need more Fae rec’s, please, preferably NA or just plain old Adult
MichelleS: Fae books….. tell me you read the Tairen Soul Series? All the other ladies will roll their eyes, but seriously, best Fae book ever. He is the tortured, ancient King of the Fae. The world building is magnificent. I go a little nuts about this. My catnip.
Amy: Oh! And the word “forbiddeny” that was coined here! Catches my attention every time.
Maryse: Forbiddeny is my favorite!
Forbiddeny. Yep. My catnip for sure! And… you know. “Forbiddeny” is like the “safer” version of forbidden. It has forbidden undertones, dares to get close to the edge, still makes you uncomfortable, and tense and stressed over if it’s actually going to go THERE. It’s a possibility that it WILL go to full-blown forbidden. And a teasing forbiddeny blurb definitely gets my pulse racing, and my eyes bugging and my mind… wandering.
Okay, now… tell us what’s yours?