Last year I had the chance of getting to know David Russell through a series of e-mails about his books. I read one, Self’s-Blossom, and enjoyed it so much I wrote a short blog post about it.
And while I don’t review books here often (If I do, it’s usually only mass produced books by large publishers and big name authors who couldn’t care less about my opinion.) I do like to put in a good word when I do like a book or an author.
This time I’m posting about another contemporary romance from David Russell, Further Explorations. The first book in the series was Explorations. One amazon reviewer said this about Explorations:
This novelette tells a story of emerging or perhaps re-emerging sexual vitality, as told from both male and female perspectives. While it describes adults, it has the quality of being both a projective look by adolescents, toward their sexual future, and retrospective looks by adults, toward their earlier, and now re-awakened sexuality.
I find that David’s work is very romantic and his female characters are strong and smart. I like reading about strong women in any romance. The men are just as strong. David seems to have a knack for this…the ability to balance two strong people and pull them together.
Here’s the blurb:
Energised by their lovely liberating experience, Janice and Cedric are determined to ‘spread their wings’ and take the world by storm, a two-person conspiracy. They head off physically in different directions, but remain in constant depth communication electronically, ever comparing notes, monitoring each other’s minds and experiences for a depth of mutual understanding. They may meet again fully equipped with a great depth of self-knowledge, and a knowledge of each other’s depth. They negotiate giddy peaks of high finance; Janice even goes into ‘dreamscape’, making a pact with the devil. Further delights of sensuality are explored by both, with exotic partners; the depths and shallows of life are all embraced …