Sunday, July 19, 2009

Are Virtual Books Like Virtual Lovers . . . ?


MY ELECTRONIC BOOK COVERS are exquisite, like the heroes in my stories, but they are also . . . about as physically satisfying.

With all the hoopla about everything going green [Yes, I'm a big proponent of GREEN and a good friend to trees] . . . and E-Presses being the 'new frontier' in the publishing industry. [Okay I have to admit I'm also an instant gratification kind of girl - See it online - Like it - Buy it - Read it]
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Therefore, I feel like a traitor wishing I could hold one of my books in my hands, touch it, feel the slick glossy finish beneath my fingers, smell the ink, fan the pages - and myself during the red hot sex scenes - AND . . . stick [I know what you're thinking] . . . it on the shelf . . . and admire it.
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In my secret fantasies, I do exactly that and hold my beautiful covered tomes - well, not exactly tomes - in my hands, press them to my heaving bosom and wait to exhale.
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The hell with the trees, we all need a tangible book occasionally, as well as a tangible lover. What say you?

2 comments:

  1. Amen, sister! I love a book in my hand when I go to bed at night...or a good man, but thats another story. But I love the instant gratification, too as well as the privacy. When i read erotica - which I am growing to love - I feel like the teenager at the drugstore buying my gum and my bandaids and - oh, by the way - my condoms! Great post

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  2. I'm going to get the chance to hold two of these books in my hands. Siren is producing a print Combo Paperback of 'The Lion The Leopard and The Wolf' together with 'Witch of Air and Fire' called 'TWISTS OF FATE' which will be available for ordering at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Bookstrand Publishing. Now that I have my iPhone, I read everywhere and anything I want,whenever I want. I'm rethinking the paperback need. I'm so in love with my electronic media! Eliza

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