Saturday, September 6, 2008

Series...seriously?

Series…seriously?

Series…what can I say? A series is a series. It either continues or it ends. You either like them or you don’t. So there it is. What’s that? Do I have any more to say? Always. But to be honest, this topic bores the socks off me. Why? Because I can’t tell you anything you don’t already know. You lot are smart. If I said series were good and you hated them you’d think what does she know? If I said they sucked – you would tell me I sucked. So, I’m not going to talk about series. Yes, the grip people are now slapping their heads. Stick to the topic. Come on…you knew I wouldn’t follow the rules.

I want to talk about when did we lose our balls? Okay – I mean metaphorical balls. When did we stop having an opinion on stuff and start writing about safe topics like series, and names and fluffy things that are pretty and innocuous? If we are saying Oh Get a Grip it means we are having an opinion, making a point, doing the eye roll thing after hearing something we perceive as dumb-arsed. Yes, I know, we’re all good girls and do not want to offend anyone. That’s fair enough but having an opinion does not mean people will get their knickers in a knot. Some of the best patronized blogs are the controversial ones in blogger land. They talk about who they hate, who they think sucks, and why, and they give opinions that make people get all hot, bothered and thinking. These blogs get read because they give people the vicarious thrill of reading gossip and being appalled or bemused.

Hell, think back to the Golden years of Hollywood when Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons were dishing out the dirt and making deals with Hollywood execs to shut up. People loved that stuff. The only series people were interested in then was the next chapter of scandal. Yes, of course we all hate gossip. It’s terrible, evil stuff and that’s why it has to be whispered at work or cc’d on email. No, me neither, I never listen to gossip.

And yes, you are absolutely correct – we cannot all be controversial. It would be anarchy. Anarchy is bad for the economy, your skin, law enforcement and the sales of chocolate skyrocket. But hells bloody bells are we so scared of saying anything even remotely challenging? How does anything ever get changed? Do we want people to think or just zone out? And yeah, people may hate your opinion or mine but give it anyway. Why am I ranting on a blog when I should be toeing the line and writing about series? Because I can. The women on this blog are top notch, tough as nails and smart as hell. I know in their hearts they want to bust loose and say something controversial. Maybe they will.

So there it is…my thoughts on series…who am I? Check out www.AmarindaJones.blogspot.com . I swear I will not discuss pretty things and I probably will swear as I am an annoying piece of work yet strangely loveable in a pirana kind of way. Take a squiz below…it’s my latest release. Yes, the heroine has many opinions.


Micah Blue out now at Ellora’s Cave


A demon has been waiting one hundred and twenty years for the next chosen one who commands the power of the sapphire. He will stop at nothing to make that woman his own. He needs her power to survive.

Ever since a fortune teller gave Micah Blue a lump of blue rock the drought in her sex life came to a screaming halt. Dark, erotic dreams of a stranger haunt her nights and a tattooed builder drives her wild with lust during the day. Both men are wicked. One wants to enslave her and one just wants to love her.

Ned Langford, builder and part-time garbage collector isn’t about to the let the love of his life be taken from him. He will do whatever it costs to thwart a demon and keep Micah at his side.

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Go ahead: Live with abandon. Be outrageous at any age. What are you saving your best self for?

7 comments:

  1. Because I Can. Didn't someone over at Ellora's Cave write a book with that title? Possibly the strangely loveable pirana person herself?
    Thank you grippers for another memorable guest post.
    Helen

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  2. Heh. We live to serve. Thank you, Janet for your candid opinion! As always, we can count on you to be up-front and on the line!

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  3. This reminds me of a poem:

    If you think you are beaten you are
    If you think you dare not you don't
    If you like to win, but think you can't
    Its almost a cinch that you won't.

    If you think you'll lose you are lost
    For out in the world we find
    Success begins with a fellow's will
    Its all in the state of mind.

    If you think you are outclassed,you are
    You've got to think high to rise
    You've got to be sure of yourself before
    You can ever win a prize.

    Life's battles don't always go
    To the stronger and faster man
    But sooner or later the man who wins
    Is the man who thinks he can!

    ( you can replace the 'man' with 'girl', girls;) )

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  4. Because I Can. I must pick that title up!!!! Sounds soooo YOU. lol

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  5. Thank you ladies...not surprising that the strong people commented...

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  6. You are always very entertaining and I love all your posts. Controversial is fun.

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