Links: Saturday, September 20th

Links: Saturday, September 20th

September 20, 2014 Links 0

Today’s Links: Better, Less Offensive History – Olivia Waite attends her college reunion and some artwork she sees there leads to a great post about how historical romance whitewashes history. What matters, I think, are not so much the mistakes, but the mistakes we insist upon repeating. Repetition creates a… Read more »

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Disability-Themed Romance Novels

Disability-Themed Romance Novels

September 19, 2014 Reading Guide 9

A few years ago, I did this post as an “If You Like…” over on Dear Author. Sadly, I don’t have any new books to add beyond a single, heavily-caveated rec for Sweet Annie but I thought I’d repost this with a few minor changes for anyone who hasn’t seen… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 18th

Links: Thursday, September 18th

September 18, 2014 Links 1

Today’s Links: Brave New (Marketing and Promotion) World – Evangeline Holland talks about some of the ways she sees the romance community as having become much more about promo than discussion. A lot of what she writes about is why LITM doesn’t do buy links, giveaways, cover reveals or the… Read more »

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Unexpected Interruptions by Trice Hickman

Unexpected Interruptions by Trice Hickman

September 17, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 2

You guys! I finished a book! (I kind of hated it, but that’s not what’s important here.) Trice Hickman’s Unexpected Interruptions had some fatal flaws in structure but a number of interesting elements. I’m honestly not sure if I’d read another book by the author. I might, because Hickman’s voice… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 16th

Links: Tuesday, September 16th

September 16, 2014 Links 1

Today’s Links: A Rough Guide on Where to Find South Asian Lit – Swapna Krishna highlights some books and publishers to check out if you’re looking for South Asian fiction. So, if you’re looking for South Asian novels, where do you go? The surprising answer? Very small, independent, and often… Read more »

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An Open Letter To Authors United

An Open Letter To Authors United

September 15, 2014 Opinion 9

Hi, I know Open Letters are completely obnoxious. But it seems to be the preferred method of negotiation in this latest dispute between Amazon and Publishing. Out of the dozens of authors I’ve read on the Authors United signature sheet two of you really shocked me. We’ve lived on message boards together. We’ve shared… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, September 13th

Links: Saturday, September 13th

September 13, 2014 Links 1

Today’s Links: You Never Forget Your First – I love these posts about the first romance novel people read. Mine was Gayle Callen’s Never Dare a Duke, which was full of every trope I’d DNF a book for now but completely entertained me at the time. It had a Nathan… Read more »

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The Game and The Governess by Kate Noble

The Game and The Governess by Kate Noble

September 12, 2014 Historical, Reviews 2 DNF

Two strikes and we’re out. Something about Kate Noble’s voice doesn’t work for me at all. The Game and The Governess is my second Kate Noble attempt. Previously I failed to love The Summer of You. Although The Game And The Governess uses two of my least favorite tropes (exchanged identities and bets… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 11th

Links: Thursday, September 11th

September 11, 2014 Links 3

Today’s Links: Romance Writers Told This Type of Hero Would Never Sell. These Authors Showed How Hot They Could Be. – I wish very much that mainstream coverage of romance could move beyond sneering derision or uncritical puff pieces. I also wish we’d stop writing pieces that assume women aren’t… Read more »

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