I Shouldn’t Be Reading This…

Disclaimer to Southern Mom:  Mom, if you read this post, my apologies.  Actually, if you come across it, just skip it.  It’s not going to be that interesting.

Now that that’s out of the way…

If you don’t know, Eric Jerome Dickey is my favorite author.  I’ve read every book he’s written and own all of them, except one.  I’ve met him twice, when he came to Jacksonville to do book signings, and stayed long enough to take a picture with him and have him autograph a book or two.  While perusing Amazon.com one day (my favorite site by far), I came across Dickey’s novel entitled Pleasure.  This story follows Nia Simone Bijou, who goes on a quest for…physical satisfaction.  I was thinking, “Wow, I need to get this book.  I don’t think I’ve read it.”  After looking through my boxes of books, I discovered that I in fact do own it.  And it has been at least 2 years since I read it.  In order to save money (and remind myself of what happened in a book), I re-read books.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah and Cheaters by EJD. 

Last week I picked up Pleasure and started reading.  As a single woman, I have absolutely no business reading this book.  Telling a story in a fashion unique to him, EJD is so vivid with his descriptions and story telling that it’s frightening.  Honestly, this is the perfect book to read with a mate to help you “get in the mood”.  I won’t go into too much detail since this is a family blog.  I will say just go get the book. 

Have you read this book or any other book of this type?  Do you think it’s a good idea to read something…adult to get in the mood with your mate?  Or would you rather not tease yourself with a work of fiction?  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.


  1. I read Pleasure a few months ago on my Nook and loved it. I hadn’t read EJD in years because he was getting too formulaic so I was delighted to find that he was writing in a new style. I hope he writes a sequel.

    I’m not sure why you say a single woman shouldn’t be reading this book. There is nothing wrong with a single woman reading an erotic novel or erotica in general, unless of course you can’t control yourself and will run right about and jump the bones of some unsuspecting man! LOL!

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