Saturday, September 24, 2011

Supernatural Skanks

The Huffington Post recently published an articled titled "Worst Paranormal Book Sex Scenes". The author, Paul Goat Allen, writes:

"Many readers tell me that they would rather have no sex scene at all than a badly written or awkwardly choreographed sex scene – but I disagree. Sometimes a bad sex scene produces laugh-out-loud entertainment and makes an unremarkable read suddenly memorable – albeit for the wrong reasons. And in the case of novels like Peeler’s "Tracking the Tempest," bizarrely described sex sequences can make a good story truly unforgettable – for all of the right reasons."

Allen then lists his favorite supernatural steam scenes, which are all hilarious, but my favorite is from "A Brush of Darkness" by Allison Pang:

"He was a velvet rock in my hand."

Nicely put, Pang.

"Bronwyn: Silk and Steel" by Ron Miller the grande finale of Allen's list:

“Her pubes was a field of wheat after the harvest, a field neatly furrowed; it was a nest, a pomegranate, an arrowhead, a rune. It was a shadow. It was moss on a smooth white stone. There was an orchid within the moss. There was a drop of dew upon the orchid. It had the breath of moss-beds, of the deep seas, of the abyss, of scrimshaw and blue glass, of cold iron; she had the sex of rain forests, the ibis and the scarab; she had the sex of mirrors and candles, of the hot, careful winds that stroke the veldt, the winds that taste of clay and seed and blood; the winds that dreamed of tawny, lean animals.”

If this excerpt is any indication of what the book is like, then it must be an otherworldly hodown.

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