Monthly Archives:: August 2013

Heart Murmurs by Suleikha Snyder

Heart Murmurs by Suleikha Snyder

August 31, 2013 Contemporary, Erotica, Reviews 2

Reviewing Heart Murmurs is straight up nepotism. I was following two of Snyder’s twitter names before I knew she was an author. Someone retweeted her into my TL. I thought she was an interesting person. Here we are. (All of this disclosure becomes relevant later. I swear.)  Heart Murmurs is a… Read more »

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Links: Friday, August 30th

Links: Friday, August 30th

August 30, 2013 Links 0

A Probing to Remember by Kathereen Chowdy – This Photoshop sight gag Tumblr occasionally riffs on old Presents covers. This one was amazingly apropos. In Search of Lesbian SFR: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – Author Cathy Pegau guest posts at the science fiction romance blog The Galaxy… Read more »

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Making the First Move by Reese Ryan

Making the First Move by Reese Ryan

August 29, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 4

Over the past five years, Melanie Gordon has worked hard to make a name for herself in her field of business. Dating, her social life, family relationships – everything in her life has taken a backseat to her career. When she’s offered a major promotion and named the branch manager… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, August 28th

Links: Wednesday, August 28th

August 28, 2013 Links 4

Guys With Fancy Lady Hair – Does what it says on the tin. The Role of Feminist Criticism – This post is from months ago, but it’s new to me and does a wonderful job of distilling what the goal of criticism is, or should be. In my view, the… Read more »

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The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh

August 27, 2013 Historical, Reviews 5

Some books permanently change the reader / author relationship. Having loved Mary Balogh since her earliest days I half-heartedly defended her previous disability themed books but still cringed when she announced The Survivor’s Club series. There are authors that do disability well, and then there’s Mary Balogh. Her disabled characters are… Read more »

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The Romance of the Older Woman

The Romance of the Older Woman

August 25, 2013 Opinion 22

Liz offered us this brilliant essay on romance and the older heroine, and we jumped at the chance. You can find her at her blog Something More. Outside of the red-hot New Adult subgenre, romance heroines in the 18-24 age range are much rarer than they once were. But despite… Read more »

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Hot Links: Saturday, August 24th

Hot Links: Saturday, August 24th

August 24, 2013 Links 4

Book Review: Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel by Jacqueline Koyanagi – This review from the Book Smugglers looks like it might appeal to lots of people following our blog. It’s not a romance, but it sounds like the romance arc in this sci-fi novel is a major part of the… Read more »

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Trusting Tomorrow by P.J. Trebelhorn

Trusting Tomorrow by P.J. Trebelhorn

August 21, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 0

*Parts of this review come from the initial review I posted on goodreads.com* Logan Swift has spent her life at her father’s side learning the family business—Swift Funeral Home. She’s seen how the death of a loved one affects the people left behind and has promised herself she’ll never experience… Read more »

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