Sex Crazed

January 20, 2012

I know…I’ve  been quiet since my last post. I’ve been sex crazed. Not in the way you think. Well, maybe a little.

This is my official proclamation; I am a Contemporary Romance and Erotica book addict. That’s right. I’d like to say I need rehab, but I really don’t want my addiction treated. It’s too much fun. These books are delicious, and I can’t believe that I have gone almost 40 years without enjoying them.

In no uncertain terms, I have been medically told, “Put the books down!” Yep. I’m getting close to an intervention. I can feel it.

Fifty Shades of Grey started it all. Damn you “Fifty.” (The last book in the series, Fifty Shades Freed, is out today. The countdown is over.) And, now I can’t stop. I have read a total of 28 Contemporary Romance and Erotica books since the beginning of December. Do the math. That’s about 4 books a week. Many of them read in one day. Mark doesn’t know what to do with me anymore.

The laundry has been piling up. Sam’s Birthday party thank you notes have been patiently waiting to be mailed. I’ll be lucky if the dry cleaner hasn’t given my sweaters and pants away by now. My great achievement of becoming punctual, has lapsed. My writing has stalled. And, I have neglected all of my very important TV shows. You know I have it bad if I’m not watching any television.


What? Leave me alone. Can't you see I'm reading something really delicious?

Not good. All I want to do is get back into the house with my yummy reads, while enjoying my “big hot” cup of coffee.

See what I did there? I’m now speaking like a character out of these novels. And, it’s happening unintentionally. Hard, throbbing, silky, pulsating, heaving and heady have now entered my everyday vernacular. I’m like a walking talking Harlequin Romance novel. Mark just shakes his head in amusement, and “growing” concern. (I couldn’t help myself.)

Just the other day, Mark asked me if I wanted to order pizza, and I responded with, “Oh yes. I’m aching for it.” He just looked at me, shook his head and muttered, “I’m in trouble.”

Oh boy, is he ever.

To all the girls out there; I’ve been reading authors Shayla Black, Lori Foster, Jaci Burton, Bella Andre and Lacey Alexander, just to name a few. Take a look at them.

What can I say? These books are fun, entertaining and sexy. And, they’ve kept me “in the mood” until Fifty Shades Freed was released. Did I mention it was released today? Yay!

Speaking of “Fifty,” I have been relentless in my quest to spread the love, so to speak. I tortured my friends Kim and Meredith this weekend, while skiing in Vermont, to read “Fifty.” They made me so proud.

Kim and Mer

Kim turned to me and said, "Yes, Shar. We're reading it. And, yes. We love it!"


Kim and Mer facing me

That's Meredith "Mer" smiling big and saying, "I will never doubt you're literary recommendations again."

I originally posted about Fifty Shades of Grey on January 7th, Read Me “Fifty” Times, and the wonderful E.L. James was kind enough to re-tweet my post on her twitter page, @E_L_James. (Go to my twitter page @xomydailypill to see my tweets with E.L. James, herself.)

So, tonight I get to curl up with my glass of Chardonnay, and “my Fifty.” But, let’s face it. Nothing beats the real thing. So, let’s just say when Mark gets home, I’m going to show him that I absolutely can put those books down. Well, at least, for a half-hour!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kim January 20, 2012 at 1:30 am

I’m an addict. 100 pages into the new fifty. When u r right u r right!!! Thanks for the introduction xo

2 Sharon January 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

That’s my girl!! I’m so proud of you!!

3 Laurie January 20, 2012 at 4:31 am

You must add Carly Phillips to your list of romance authors, she is one of the tops, not to mention a very dear friend of mine!

4 Sharon January 20, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I will def check her out!

5 Wineen January 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm

your such a dirty girl

6 Sharon January 20, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I’m a bad bad girl and I need to be punished! I’ll see you next Sat!! xoxoxo

7 Kris Weiner January 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

So excited for our Hineen/Wineen day. I know others who are addicted to these books. xo

8 jen January 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm

i just finished all the fifty books and am sooo sad!!! i am so addicted to their story. i have never reread a book before. is a reread worth it? do you get the same effects? i hope the author continues to write about them!!

9 Sharon January 31, 2012 at 2:00 am

Yes! The re-read is just as delicious! Def worth it!! Maybe even more because you’re now looking forward to the yummy parts. xo

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