Sunday, June 24, 2012

Introducing Author Linda Bolton and What She's Reading

Linda Bolton is my guest author as part of the Tasha Turner Coaching Virtual Blog Tour. Thank you Linda for allowing me to host you and to learn yet another great author I need to put on my "To Read" list!

What Am I Reading Now

Find out what author Linda Bolton has to say about Fifty Shades of Grey

Ok, so I gave into the hype...I’m reading 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James. Don’t tell me you haven’t heard of it, it’s everywhere! It’s one of the first erotic romance novels (with BDSM - Google it) to cross into main stream media. Everyone is talking about it, from the Ellen Degeneres Show to Saturday Night Live. It’s even sold at Target.

I know you’re wondering if I’m enjoying the read...I’m not that impressed. Yeah, yeah, there’s sex - and things I’ve never done or considered - but I’m missing the story. It’s just not very believable for me. I know its fiction, but I need to feel a connection to the characters and their story. I have to be inside their heads, be in their world. I’m just not feeling it.

I do have a favorite quote:
“The only man I’m ever attracted to and he comes with a bloody contract, a flogger and a whole world of issues.” Don’t most men! Ugh! See what I mean? When was the last time you had a partner make you sign a sex contract? Did they spank you afterwards? Never mind, I don’t want to know.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t read it, especially if you’re curious.  I have a bunch of friends who love it. They’ve even read book 2 and 3 - yes, it’s a series. You never know, you may like it!

You’re probably thinking, “Well Linda, you write romance. Isn’t it like yours?” Not really. I spend a lot of time trying to make my characters feel real and believable. I know a few kinky folks but no one has a red room of far as I know...

What are you reading now? Have you read 50 Shades of Grey? What did you think?  

Linda's Author Bio and Links

Linda Bolton is an aspiring contemporary romance writer.  She is looking for a publisher for her first book, Perfect.  While working on a future projects Linda can be found:


Madison Johns said...

Great post Linda, and who would want a red room of pain, not me.

Jess said...

Thank you! All my friends are on the 50 Shades bandwagon over here in Oz too. I have been tempted but still need a little push to get me to by one... I may give in one of these days..

Tasha Turner said...

Have not felt the need to read it. But then I like romance with a story not a bunch of sex. I'm more of a regency romance girl - their hands touch through gloves or he glimpses her ankles. LOL

Linda Bolton said...

Thank you for the comments everyone! Let me know if you decide to read it! I'd love to hear your opinion.

Nicole Noffsinger said...

Linda it was a pleasure having you talk about Fifty and (the fact we probably share the same opinion about it) your time! I would love to read anything by you!

Erotica, She Wrote said...


Thanks for the post. Although I do write Erotic Romance, I'm w/Tasha, am not inclined at all to read 50 Shades.

I had posted a comment a while back on Nikki's blog that I 'refused' to read it. I just feel that authors have been writing stuff like that for 20+ years. James was at the right place at the right time that's all.

I'm following you on Twitter :-)


Linda Bolton said...

Thank you again everyone! And Nikki, thanks for host!