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Fresh Pick | PLEASURE ISLAND by Lorie O’Clare
Fresh Pick / June 23, 2010

June 2009 On Sale: June 1, 2009 Featuring: Natalie Green; Nicholas; Tomas 304 pages ISBN: 0758234473 EAN: 9780758234476 Paperback $13.95 Add to Wish List Erotica Buy at Pleasure Island by Lorie O’Clare Paradise Island seems like the ideal getaway for Natalie Green. She can’t wait to fulfill her secret sexual fantasies, and once she’s read the contract, she’s ready to sign on the dotted line for two weeks of pure carnal ecstasy. Now all she has to do is choose the perfect men. With their hard bodies and skilled fingers, Nicolas and Tomas take turns pleasuring Natalie in ways she’s never felt before. And when the three of them embark on a wild ride of passion together, it’s the most erotic experience she’s ever felt. But that’s when she discovers the perfect deception. Mind-blowing sex is incredible, yet Natalie senses something is not quite right with the men in her life. And when she explores the island, she discovers the truth – and the incredible secret about Paradise Island… Previous Picks

Debra Mullins | Why Do Women Read Romance Novels?
Author Guest / June 23, 2010

Ever since romance novels first hit the market decades ago, they have always been the Rodney Dangerfield of fiction…as in “No respect.” Why is that, do you think? The same people who dismiss romance novels as ‘porn for women’ are the same people who will go to the movies to see films like Pretty Woman, a classic romance novel if ever there was one. And they don’t see the similarity between the movie they are raving about and the books they disparage. Well, I feel sorry for those people, because they are missing out on something wonderful. Some speculate that the reason romance is looked down upon by so many is because it is genre written by women for women. But I believe this is the very reason why it is so popular. Aside from those naysayers who would pooh-pooh our beloved genre, there is no denying that romance novels are a billion dollar business. And who does the bulk of purchasing in our country? Women. What do women want to read? Spy thrillers? Grisley murder mysteries or true crime? Maybe. Women tend to have varied tastes. I know I can curl up with a romantic Susan Meier Harlequin Romance…