Monthly Archives:: October 2013

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Reptile Romance – The TL:DR Edition

Reptile Romance – The TL:DR Edition

October 20, 2013 Opinion 10

It's been a very long 48 hours in Romanceland. Between Jack The Ripper / Skirt Flipper  and That Book With The Lizard Lead my social media feeds have been hopping. On Monday night, after way too many Gorn vs Sleestak jokes  I tweeted a string of thoughts including “Plantation gave way to… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, October 19th

Links: Saturday, October 19th

October 19, 2013 Links 3

Emotional Rollercoaster Abortion in Romance: A Closer Look – Abortion in romance seems to be a hot topic lately. Jessica takes an in-depth look at a Harlequin Medical romance and what it says about women who choose to end a pregnancy. My experience reading Harlequin Medical romance is that they… Read more »

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Flirting with the Camera by Ros Clarke

Flirting with the Camera by Ros Clarke

October 18, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 6

Today’s guest review is from Penny Watson, a romance author and reviewer and connoisseur of beards. You can find more of her writing on Penelope’s Romance Reviews. Always The Chunky Bridesmaid, Never The Chunky Bride I can’t be the only person who finds it odd that a majority of romance… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, October 17th

Links: Thursday, October 17th

October 17, 2013 Links 2

Christian Louboutin’s ‘nude’ shoes reclaim the word for non-white skin The Dreaded DNF: 10 Things That Make Me Close a Book for Good – I liked the post, but the best stuff is in the comments. This one in particular made me snort laugh. This is a silly one, but… Read more »

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The Bounty by Beth Williamson

The Bounty by Beth Williamson

October 16, 2013 Historical, Reviews 3

Book 1 of the Malloy family series. What happens when a bounty hunter finds his prey only to discover she’s his mate? Nicky Malloy is on the run–from guilt, fear, and a murder charge. After three years, the notorious bounty hunter Tyler Calhoun catches up with the elusive lady outlaw…. Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, October 15th

Links: Tuesday, October 15th

October 15, 2013 Links 0

American Indian Group Puts the Racism of Some Sports Logos Into Context SFF in Conversation: Beyond Violence – This conversation about “grimdark” fantasy seems to mirror trends we’re seeing in “extreme” romance. So let’s call it gritty fantasy for now, because that’s a more reliable word. Gritty has almost become… Read more »

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Jack The Ripper, Skirt Flipper

Jack The Ripper, Skirt Flipper

October 13, 2013 Opinion 24

While we’re busy not shaming each other’s kinks I’d like to talk about each other’s triggers. The rape fantasy has largely left mainstream genre romance but a new trope has risen to take it’s place, that of the abusive hero. in Karen Robards’ new series the heroine is fascinated by… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, October 12

Links: Saturday, October 12

October 12, 2013 Links 1

This Is Not Porn – I’ve lost hours to this collection of lesser-known images of celebrities. In Defense of the Amateur Review – Authors who call for more professional reviewing or for some sort of standards miss a crucial element of the equation: they don’t get to decide which reviews… Read more »

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