Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Blood and High Heels

D'Elen McClain

I have long been a fan of romance, thriller, and mysteries books. I read for pleasure. I read to escape. I want to be taken away from life and my dirty house.

I am now a police detective and my reading habits are changing. I’ve expanded to paranormal, sappy love stories, and even fantasy/science fiction. You might wonder why?

I now see police procedural from the front lines. I work with dead bodies and rape victims. This is not where I choose to spend my relaxation time. Writers, please take me away. Take me away from fictionalized female police detectives in high heels. Grab my gun and shoot the detective who spills her breasts over the crime scene. Kill zombies, vampires and weres with boot stomping, blood resistant black leather.

Men, embrace those needy ladies with love dripping from your soul. Give me the swashbuckling shirt, unbuttoned and showing your manly physique, yes, I’m imagining you in my bed. Wrap your strong arms around that woman who makes your heart burst from your chest. Carry her away and never let her go.

Give me a spaceship with aliens discovering a new universe. I want an ugly and deadly troll under the bridge. Give me a wicked witch or a beauty that saves the day. I want women who are strong and fight their weakness for muscular arms that don’t appreciate them for their capabilities. If she must have high heels, may they be stiletto, kick ass, weapons.

I want the man to win her heart through honor, fortitude, and the realization he can’t live without her. I need fairies to cause mischief and mayhem. I carry a Glock 35 .40 caliber. It’s big and bad. Know your weapons and understand how they work. Make me laugh, make me cry, and most of all make me want more.

D’Elen McClain writes paranormal romance. The Fang Chronicles available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She also writes her humorous adventures of becoming a police officer and detective during her mid-life crisis under the name Suzie Ivy. Bad Luck Cadet is available at Amazon and Bad Luck Officer is coming soon. She will answer police procedural questions at suzieivy @ ymail. com

6 comments:

D'Elen McClain said...

Thank you for having me Chris. May your day be wonderful!

Bab's said...

I always love reading your bad luck detective blog and I do get what you're saying. Too much real life requires an antidote. I do it through film and tv. I am, sad to say, a literary snob. I do hope you'll still love me after that admission :)

Regge Ridgway said...

Great post.

Suzie Ivy said...

To Babs, of course I still love you but you have no idea what you're missing :-)

Thank you Reggie!

Ruby Tuesday said...

Do you remember the bubble bath commercials, "Calgon, take me away!"? That is what reading should do for you.

Mario Vargas Llosa, in his beautiful, eloquent, and incredibly insightful Nobel Prize acceptance speech said:

"Like writing, reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life. When we look in fiction for what is missing in life, we are saying, with no need to say it or even to know it, that life as it is does not satisfy our thirst for the absolute – the foundation of the human condition – and should be better."

Dear D'Elen (Suzie), now you are giving us something back against what is missing in life, you are making things better for so many people - myself included - with your writing.

How wonderful to contemplate!

D'Elen McClain said...

Ruby, You have an incredible way with words and always know exactly what to say. Some day, a book, by you, will be held close to my chest.