Saturday, February 19, 2011

Just Say No To Unicorns

I swear I wasn't trying to find another kooky book.

I was just minding my own business, perusing the Ellora's Cave site, when I saw a nice-looking book (well, okay, the cover has a woman with a black thong and a cat tattoo) that I thought looked appealing. Pussyfooting Around by Ashley Ladd. The blurb looked good....a cat is transformed into a human and has six months to earn her master's love. Cute idea, right?

Well, the story started out well enough. I liked it. It was heading for a good, solid 4-star review. And then...and then....

And then, at the critical climax of the story, when the cat/woman is hauled away by the evil INS agents, the hero decides to....

....visit a wack-o doctor who induces a past-life regression, where he talks to a unicorn.


I didn't see that one coming. At all. And the book pretty much took a nose-dive from there. Too bad.

Note to all romance/erotica writers: When in doubt, don't add a unicorn into your book to tie up the storyline. Just say no to unicorns. Seriously.

Making a pledge to only read books that do not have fantastical horned creatures for the rest of vacation week,