Time for another romance reader workout! You ready? This time we're talking about character employment - or lack thereof. Like the last few workouts, can do all these exercises with a mat and your own body. No handweights are needed…
This RITA® Reader Challenge 2013 review was written by Emily N. This story was nominated for the RITA® in the Historical Romance category. The summary: Can a Flame from the Past be Rekindled? Long ago, Sophie Lawrance chose prudence…
Most of the folks who work in romance publishing love romane - this is rather obvious. Few people are in publish for the pots of money - there aren't any. But Avon associate publicist Jessie Edwards is a huge romance…
This RITA® Reader Challenge 2013 review was written by Kelly. This story was nominated for the RITA® in the Romantic Suspense category. The summary: Black Ops, Inc. operative Joe Green is determined to bring to justice the man responsible…
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One more time, for the fun of it: NEW RULE. Don’t Write Fiction and Call It A Memoir. Corollary: fear the internet. If you’re writing about gang warfare or surviving the Holocaust, if it ain’t true, then it is fiction. Seriously, what the crap is going on here? EDITED TO… read more »
Marta Acosta forwarded me an interesting link: seems TimeOut London has just published their list of London’s 30 most erotic writers. Among them: Shakespeare, Chaucer, Freud, Boswell*, and Lady Caroline Lamb. Acosta noted in her email to me: only three women?! So here’s my question - not to ask Who… read more »
The minute I started reading Charlotte Allens’ screed against women, the first thought bubbled up from the glaze of “Is this a joke?” was: “When is she going to mention romance novels?” Ah! There it is. No virulent diatribe against the relative silliness of women would be complete without railing… read more »
Melissa Marr’s publicist at HarperCollins, also named Melissa, has been gifted with a heaping spoonful of Wisdom Pixie Dust, because after I wrote about the absurdity that was Jane Henderson’s review at the St. Louis Post Dispatch stating that Marr’s novel was a “knock off” of Laurell K. Hamilton, she… read more »
I’m still trying to wrap my brain around all the thoughts that this article from MSNBC shook loose regarding women who undergo surgery to reattach their hymens so that they can be virgins again. Jane sent me the link and her reaction mirrored mine: EAAAAAUUUGH! Since then my brain has… read more »
Remember Sassy magazine? I do. I subscribed. I had no idea how revolutionary it was until it was no longer around and I missed it. It was the first and only magazine in my teen experience that wasn’t about iridescent taffeta prom dresses with three-foot ruffles, celebrity crushes, and interminable… read more »
Many interesting links related to all things publishing. First, NEW RULE: Don’t write fiction and call it a memoir. For further explanation as to why this is Bad Idea Jeans, consult James Frey. In the age of the internet, you can’t get away with it. Second, giving the book away… read more »
Our candidate for cover snark this week—a Leisure novel released in late January—has left us both speechless. read more »
Yesterday’s news about Ricardo the incubus nymph imprisoned for your sexual delight inside a ring gave me a hell of a laugh and it gave other people some very big ideas. Esri Rose, who found the original auction, contacted Sherry’s Enchantments and asked if they had an incubus for ring-imprisonment… read more »
Ok, if you’re not interested in a few random Things Pittsburgh, enjoy this video from Marie Brennan: have you hugged your rescued lion today? But if you are Pittsburghly curious, March 20 has been designated “Won’t You Wear Your Sweater Day” in honor of what would have been Fred Rogers’… read more »
If you have a few extra dollars and desire multiple orgasms, your own sexual incubus, or Colin Firth, read on. Thanks to Janet Mullany, I have word of a most excellent auction discovered by author Esri Rose. Take a look at the auction page before it disappears, but if it’s… read more »
You know that lady in the flippy pink skirt who is a potential beauty addict and has the misfortune to find herself in the middle of a murder mystery in the paperback See Isabelle Run? Poor woman has some problems, clearly, not the least of which is imminent overexposure. But… read more »