Because you purchased…

Everyone knows Amazon has some crazy computer algorithms driving every facet of its business.  These guys rival the NSA when it comes to binary badness!  That’s both good and bad.  One of the pros is that every time you order something on Amazon, the computer sends you a list of “things you might like” for future purchasing consideration.  Like most readers, I’ve actually found some new authors that way.  The con is sometimes you order something out of the box and suddenly “because you purchased,” you get similar out of the box items in your browser.

51WxtYu1OBL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_A good friend and very talented writer, Faleena Hopkins released a new serial at the end of the last year and I’ve purchased and read the first two issues.  Owned by the Alphas is described as paranormal erotic romance, but Faleena isn’t your normal “chick lit erotica writer.”  She actually has some balls.  This series has werewolves in it, but we’re not talking the sissy equivalent of today’s supernatural characters.  You know, like the metro vampires you see on True Blood or the CW.  These werewolves are hulking, hairy and bad to the bone.  With that, Faleena mixes in some sex that is howling good, but definitely not for kids. I liked these reads and for those looking for something fresh in the genre, this is definitely the way to go.

But by ordering Faleena’s books, I’ve now crossed into terrifying territory where few dare to tread.  By ordering “supernatural erotica,” my Amazon browser is now beset by similar material.  That’s fine and good for the most part, but when her book has the cover of a bare chested dude, you can only imagine what my “because you purchased” feed now looks like.  The point was punctuated when I was shopping for some water filters (using Prime) and my wife happened by and caught a glimpse of said half-naked dudes on my monitor.  “What are you looking at?!” Came the question.  I could only shake my defeated head and mutter.


Damn you, Amazon. You got me again.


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