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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Monday, February 20, 2006

Gettin' Jiggy with Eve Dallas

Being down with a cold all weekend, I spent a fair amount of time reading. If you like a good crime novel with some sex, romance, and a tiny bit of sci fi thrown into the mix, Eve Dallas is your kind of woman.

Nora Roberts started life as a housewife holed up in a snowstorm with 2 young sons. She ended up a romance writer with 75 million books in print. The woman is a veritable writing machine.

I am not a romance fan. It was her Eve Dallas series, started in 1998 and written under the pseudonymn of J.D. Robb, that caught my crime novel starved eye a number of years ago.

Being every bit as delusionally romantic as the next woman, I love her sex scenes, precisely because one is not forced to endure lines like "She took his huge throbbing member into her mouth while he moaned with manly pleasure. He turned her over roughly and took her like a whore, thrusting himself deep, deep, deep inside her until she begged for mercy."

Nope, Eve and her fabulously wealthy bad boy, Rourke, grab a few moments of sex and passion the old fashioned way: sans penis as a club. Then it's on to the important stuff like murder, mayhem, and solving the crime with her guts and his computer genius.

Set in the mid 21st century the books are peopled with a colorful cast of characters like Mavis the now pregnant rock star and her partner the stalwart Peabody (Shebody to her live in). For just plain fun, it doesn't get much better than Roberts' well written and clever Eve Dallas series.

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Blogger Vanda said...

Hiya, been luking around your blog for a few months. I love the Eve Dallas series. I think in the last year I've read every one that I can get from the Library. Do you have any idea of her latest title?

Hope the cold is better soon.

4:22 AM PST  
Blogger NursePam said...

Hey Vanda! I believe her latest is Memory in Death. But the woman writes so darned fast there could well be 3 more after that ;^)

8:01 AM PST  
Blogger Vanda said...

Thanks.I'm going to have to see if it's on our library list. They have very different release dates in the UK.

Enjoy your tea.

12:20 PM PST  
Blogger Gina said...

I really like nora roberts myself. good read most of the time. she's good at throwing in humor with a good brush of colorful characters.

2:43 PM PST  

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