I think of myself as a pretty easy going person, and one of the things that keeps me that way is knowing if I go into the local store, I know there are certain brands I depend on, and if they come out with a new flavor, I'll probably try it out because I know the quality will be there. That's what I think about with some of my favorite authors who are really good at spicy romance--Delilah Fawkes and Nora Roberts. I am always in awe of Nora Roberts, who keeps turning out more novels each year than some people do in a lifetime--but even though they keep revisiting certain themes, their work is always fresh, and never disappoints. Raminar Dixon now joins that group--I just discovered his work a few months ago, but check out his "also by" list--no wonder the guy often writes about breeding--he's naturally prolific! While I've primarily enjoyed his gender-swap stuff, his latest book, Fever, has his hallmark touches. It's not gender-swap--but I decided to try it out as an "appetizer" since I'm planning to soon watch Brad Pitt fight off the walking dead in a new apocryphal world. Mr. Dixon’s Fever takes that gritty setting and a nasty character that would seem to fit right into the WWZ world. He explores desperate passion in a desperate world where brother/sister hot action makes sense. Like Delilah Fawkes and Nora Roberts, Mr. Dixon is skillful at delivering the goods--both at the narrative level, and just the right percentage of sex. With all three authors I feel when I finish their work, I've read a story--I haven't just read something to only fulfill a need to have something sexy on the screen--but I've read about meaningful relationships between characters I've learned to care about, even if I'm only in their world for 10,000, or 100,000 words or more. I recommend Mr. Dixon, and check out his gender-swap stuff as well. He gets to play even more with his natural sense of humor in those.
(reviewed the day of purchase)