Friday, March 18, 2011
At DABWAHA for a bit
More below the cut:
It has been a question in my mind for the last day whether I would get eliminated by Courtney or wait and be knocked end over end by Loretta Chase's Your Scandalous Ways. This may turn out to be what they call a Hobson's choice.
It's interesting to come up against this particular book in competition. Trial by Desire and Forbidden Rose are eerily similar. In both case, strong heroines are driven to protect those at risk. In both cases they minutely organize escapes for these victims and cache them in secret hideaways. In both cases, the heroines assume the mask of harmless frivolity. In both cases the victims are put at risk by the law of the land. And in both cases, the heroines use the law of the land against the villain -- dispatching him, not with pistol or sword, but with the very law they work so hard to avoid. The law the villain has been wielding against them.
It's Friday. There's a couple few hours left in the contest today. Drop by and vote for Forbidden Rose in the contest.