12.21.2006

HH Com 254 (251)

As the Fae rise, the mortals are going down.

Seven hundred years without sex is such a bitch: Once destined to be High King of the Fae, Carden made a horrific mistake; he fell in love with another Fae's woman. A woman who died
because of their passion. Now, cursed by his own kind, Carden has spent the last seven hundred years as a Love Talker, a being who delivers death tow women ala orgasm. Learning to control the desire in his cursed blood has put him on a short leash. If he can't lift the curse soon, he's going down. When Carden meets the woman the Fates have destined to either bring his end or lift his curse, he's blown away. Driven wild by her passion and her all consuming need for revenge- not to mention she's the first woman he's been able to touch without killing in centuries- Carden begins to fall for her. Now, Carden must decide whether to risk her life and lift his curse, thereby returning him to his true place as a Prince of the Fae, or let her go.

You can't be serious.

29 comments:

Jocasta said...

Seven hundred years without sex??? Ohmygod, you can't be serious indeed!!!

Anonymous said...

Was I supposed to laugh hysterically while reading this? I most certainly did, but I'm not sure if that's the desired result or not...

Anonymous said...

??????????

Is this for the XXX market because that might be the only home for it.

Novelust said...

It's no sillier than Laurell K. Hamilton.

In fact - Laurell? Is that you?

Bernita said...

An unusual serial killer, for sure...

Anonymous said...

I must be a Love Talker because my wife's been dead in our bed for fifteen years. Though, I don't remember giving her the killer orgasm. Hmmm

Anonymous said...

How many non-sex scenes does this book have? 5? 2? none?

Anonymous said...

The writer has read one too many Laurel K. Hamilton books.

pjm said...

"If he can't lift the curse soon, he's going down."

I thought his going down was the curse.

"When Carden meets the woman the Fates have destined to either bring his end or lift his curse, he's blown away."

Sure, he can get blown with no consequences.

Anonymous said...

Ever read Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon? Apparently there is a market for this kind of thing.

Each to their own and all that I guess. :)

And please don't ask me how I know that book, I'm still trying to forget it.

Anonymous said...

I think this is serious, and by a Laurell K Hamilton fan. Sadly, even Hamilton is losing her audience through too many ridiculous sex scenes and too little plot. Not a good example to follow.

shannon said...

I'm always disappointed when people think they can get away with cheap erotica by dressing it up as a fantasy novel.

This was so corny. I'm thinking the Prince of the Fae isn't the only who hasn't had sex in a while.

Anonymous said...

If he can't lift the curse soon, he's going down.

Did you mean the double entendre?

Anonymous said...

I'm imagining the geyser of semen that results from a 700 year hiatus...maybe that's what is going to kill him?

Anonymous said...

I laughed hysterically when I read MS's comment.

Rei said...

Yeouch. Typos. Bad grammar. Poorly worded sentences. Cliches. I'm not even going to touch the plot with a ten foot pole.

I'm with MS: are you serious?

Anonymous said...

Yes, but you need a good hook for that market too!

Anonymous said...

oh come on everybody...death by sex? there are worse ways to go. (grin)
Deb

katiesandwich said...

I saw some anime movie with a similar premise. It actually wasn't bad, but I wouldn't have watched it if I'd known the weird direction the plot would take.

Rachel said...

Death by orgasm? Torchwood - the British sci-fi show - did this in one if its early episodes, and it was just as silly, then.

Anonymous said...

He can't have sex without giving a woman a killer orgasm? He's male, right? Shouldn't he know how to do it less...erm well?

Usually it takes some effort to give an orgasm. No effort, no orgasm, no problem.

Anonymous said...

Does a Love Talker's presentation come in Powerpoint?

Inkwolf said...

Novelust said...
"It's no sillier than Laurell K. Hamilton.

In fact - Laurell? Is that you?"

ROTFL. :D My thoughts exactly.

I don't know, with a bit of tweaking, I think this one could find a place in the fantasy/erotica subgenre.

"Hot-n-horny fairy prince with dangerous curse who can't have sex without killing " is as good a starting premise as any.

But the 'Love Talker' thing sounds like he does euthanasias and executions--not so sexy. And the curse 'placed by his people' as a punishment for the death of a woman he loved isn't so sexy either.

The woman's all-consuming need for revenge--what the heck is that about? Revenge on who? For what? And why does he find that so appealing? Tell me he's not going to get her revenge for her by sleeping with the rival who stole her man/killed her brother/foreclosed on the family farm/raped her pet crocodile, and then have to explain himself to her after she saw him bonking her arch-enemy and cruelly misunderstood the scene. And how about a clue how she's supposed to break his curse?

This sounds like it has the potential to be a fun book, but it also sounds like it could be way, way bad. That's entirely up to the writer.

Anonymous said...

*wiping away tears of mirth* I'm assuming that the writer is trying for the fantasy romance crossover stories that are a sub-genre of romance fiction. Of course, it's difficult to tell since I'm still hysterical from reading the hook *SNORT*. If you want to be taken seriously, I strongly suggest losing the "death by orgasm" part for starters. And, frankly, if there's going to be a lot of sex in this story, any reference to "down" or "end" has to go, too. I think you also need to decide if Carden is really a Sidhe or a succubus--you seem to be leaning toward the latter. I'm not saying that this story couldn't work, but I feel that the plot and characters need some rethinking.

Anonymous said...

If your whole point is based on whether not this guy can control his sexual desires under this curse, you're missing the bigger picture. This plot point has been done before, and done better: Buffy, season 2.

Twill said...

male succubus = incubus

Virginia Miss said...

Death by orgasm...driven wild by her passion...maybe this is erotica? There's lots of that being published. Much of it's e-published, but not all. I think even harlequin is getting into the act.

December Quinn said...

It's not a bad hook for erotic romance or erotica, actually. I picture him doing lots and lots of dirty talk, which could be hot.

Erotic romance is different and has its own rules and conventions, one of which is that the sex must be important to the plot. This certainly works for that.

While the choice of simile and euphemism here is obviously poor (blown away, going down, etc...it doesn't work, although I suspect I know what you were going for), I think cleaned up and better expressed this could be a good story for that market.

Anonymous said...

'Death by Orgasm' would be a GREAT name for a cocktail.