So for reasons that wouldn’t even make sense a couple of years ago (seeing as they involve Twitter,) Rick at Another Book Blog, who generally reads literary fiction, is hosting a readalong for a paranormal romance, Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison. You can read the whole story here. I joined in solidarity with Rick, but after getting a few Trogdor jokes out of my system, I find that I’m looking forward to this book without irony.
- Dragon Bound has won multiple awards in the romance world. This is my first foray into paranormal romance and it seems like it should be a prime example of the genre.
- I have read a couple of soul-crushingly sad books lately and need something a little more… adventuresome. Okay, okay, and dirty. This is Reading in BED after all. (Spoiler alert: He’s a shape-shifting dragon, which makes it all a little less alarming.)
- I’ve been craving a romance with a believable heroine. I’ve read ahead to the first chapter, and Pia swears, deals with problems herself, and *isn’t a virgin*. So, the opposite of Ana in Fifty Shades, which I subjected myself to this summer.
- I also think Pia is a witch and I am getting definite The Craft vibes from her.
I’ll be reading and posting my reaction over the next couple weeks on Mondays. Seeing as I know next-to-nothing about the author, the book, or the genre, I don’t have much more to say at this point. Let’s get to the dragon sex already!