Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Startling Sequence Of Events

It all began 24 hours ago....

1.) Got a recommendation for Marti Talbott's Highlander Series. Enjoyed this immersion into Highlander territory, except for one small problem. It's rated G. Finished it by noon. Started to suffer from smutty-romance withdrawal symptoms almost immediately.

2.) Early evening.....Feeling slightly jittery and feverish, visited Twitter.

3.) Saw a tweet from Mandi at Smexybooks with the word "loincloth."

4.) Followed the link (like a lamb to the slaughter).

5.) Quickly perused the review for Island Heat by Jill Myles. Saw the words "Tarzan" "T Rex" and "hot smex." Starting shaking uncontrollably.

6.) Skipped over the "C+" rating, and clicked on the Kindle link.

7.) Clicked the "Buy now with 1-Click" at Amazon.

8.) Within a few short minutes I was reading about a Tarzan dude with a loincloth. Breath returned to normal. Heart rate decreased. Anxiety dissolved.

Time elapse between twitter visit and purchase.....tops, 120 seconds.

Conclusion: The internet can be a very dangerous place for romance-addicted gals with an Amazon prime time membership and a Twitter account.

Marti Talbott's Highlander Series I .... Grade: B  (Romantic Highlander setting, interesting characters, slightly confusing storylines, no sex. At all!)

Jill Myles' Island Heat ... Still reading it. Totally wack! Includes the Bermuda triangle, cavemen, dinosaurs, and a hot dude with a loincloth. Right up my quirky alley!

Wondering if there is a Romance Anonymous meeting near me,


Sophia (FV) said...

I have found that the Amazon one-click option does wonders for my anxiety. My bank account now suffers from anxiety though. o_0

Penny Watson said...

Oh, I know! Thank God I'm in charge of bill-paying in our house. If my hubs knew how much I spent on romance novels, he would crap a brick. But he spends a lot on his fly-fishing hobby, so I guess it evens out in the end. At least that's what I tell myself. hee hee

Hannah said...

I hear you on the spending on books. Sometimes I think I might as well just sign over my paycheck to Amazon.

Penny Watson said...

Hannah....I am no longer dishing out $10 or more for ebooks. In fact, I am much happier dishing out $5 or less. But I still need to curb my impulse purchases. Bad, bad, bad!!!!!

Mandi said...

I'm so glad the loin cloth is taking over for those G-rated books! ;)

Penny Watson said...

Hi Mandi. The loincloth has made the rated G Highlander dudes a distant memory (although they were hot, too.)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Thank you so much sweetie for your kinds words :)

This was a fun post. Don't you love when you find something really fun?

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Man, you do need smex anonymous! No g-ratings for you.
My husband is very into MY one-click Amazon account. I make him get that free sample first.

Penny Watson said...

Hi Juju! Hope all is well with your family. I'm thinking about you!

Hi Julia....I forgot about the free samples. Gotta start doing that! I am so impulsive with those purchases, I just click right away. Sigh. Gotta work on that!

Anonymous said...

You know you had an addiction at 3am when you are shopping for kindle books on amazon and the bank freezes your card because you made too many purchases too quickly (on the bright side, it let me buy the ones it wouldn't process a few hours later...)

Penny Watson said...

Ha Dee! You beat me. Too bad Amazon doesn't have reward points....we could all take a trip to the Bahamas or something!