So, I recently became intrigued by all of the book blogs I found out on the Web. Today I received my daily email from Bookin' It Reviews and Amber Lin was guest posting as part of her blog tour. Being a book addict I welcome the chance to find new authors and new books, so I read the information about Ms. Lin's new book, Giving It Up, and the attached excerpt. All I have to say is Wow! I am blown away by this excerpt from Ms Lin. I know there's the saying among Romance novelists and readers "This ain't your Mama's romance novel" and boy are they right! Of course I am no stranger to reading erotica, so it wasn't a total shock, but this is the first time I have read an erotic novel, or excerpt, from the first person view of the heroine. Let me tell you, it adds a whole new dimension to a book. In support of her new book and subsequent blog tour Ms. Lin is hosting a giveaway on her website, I urge you to go check out this book as well as her other books, I have a feeling we are going to be hearing much more from Ms. Lin.
UPDATE: Now that I have read this amazing book, I can offer an honest critique: Ms. Lin's debut novel is something to behold. It has every element of a wonderfully written novel: romance, suspense, gut-wrenching emotion, and great character development. Unlike most romance novels Ms. Lin does not just focus on the hero and heroine, she provides plenty of back story to inform and entertain her readers. This book is not for the faint hearted, it should definitely be classified as erotic, but it does not focus solely on the sex of it all. Giving It Up is an intense tortured love story, about learning to trust again. Ms. Lin has made an exceptional splash onto the romance scene and I cannot wait for her next book.
I know, it's a short review, but I'm just getting into this blogging thing. With some research I hope to be able to embellish my upcoming reviews and offer more information and personal opinions on the books I read.