Waiting on Fifty Shades of Grey?
Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 8:51am
I know you are. DCPL’s hold list for the trilogy is over 400.
Some people are simply curious about the books because of the media attention given to the series and some people are fans of the genre.
Either way, here are some titles to help you through that long wait list!
Black Jack by Lora Leigh
Part of the Black Ops series, Black Jack is renegade agent Travis Caine and his reputation for being a “loose cannon” has put him in the line of fire more than once. But will his new assignment, “Night Hawk,” be the end of him? The Sacramento Book Review calls Lora Leigh’s writing, “compelling, and red-hot romance." DC Public Library has more than a dozen titles by Lora Leigh, some of them are even available electronically.
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
The Crimson Petal and the White is the story about Sugar, a young Victorian girl struggling to improve her social standing. Through her life at Mrs. Castaway’s brothel, Sugar meets an unbelievable and unforgettable cast of characters. A lengthy title, Publisher’s Weekly calls it “a marvelous story” and “deeply entertaining”.
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Set in a world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, this is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal and deeply laid conspiracies. This is the first book in the Kushiel’s Legacy series. The library has the entire series in its collection.
Beyond My Control: Forbidden Fantasies in an Uncensored Age by Nancy Friday
Unlike her first title, My Secret Garden, Friday explores the fantasies of both women and men. Using her survey results, Friday takes a bold, honest and sometimes humorous look at the secret desires of our society. She makes observations about the shift in traditional gender roles, and the make up of family dynamics and how even the Internet has affected our collective sexuality. A great read for anyone interested in the psychology and sociology of romance.
In the Cut by Susanna Moore
Frannie stumbles upon a man and a woman in an intimate moment. A week later the woman’s body has been discovered in the park across the street. What follows is a chilling tale of lust and murder as Frannie finds herself drawn to the detective assigned to the case.
The Surrender by Toni Bentley
This witty, intelligent and eloquent memoir about the exploration of one woman's obsession will leave readers questioning their own desires. Bentley’s honesty about her life in the New York City ballet, her failed marriages and her discovery of a new type of satisfaction will keep readers turning the page.