Monthly Archives:: November 2013

Links: Saturday, November 30th

Links: Saturday, November 30th

November 30, 2013 Links 0

The Masculine Mystique: Custom Suits to Make Transgender and Female Clients Feel Handsome – This NYT article floated across my Facebook feed and I had to share it. An NYC tailor makes suits that fit female bodies without accentuating the feminine. The relief the customers report at looking handsome is… Read more »

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In Love Again by Megan Mulry

In Love Again by Megan Mulry

November 29, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 0

In Love Again is the third book in Megan Mulry’s series, The Unruly Royals. Claire, the aloof and married older sister from the earlier books, is now  on her own. Moving to New York to pursue a fresh start, she finds a man from her past. Ben is at a… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, November 28th

Links: Thursday, November 28th

November 28, 2013 Links 2

Toco The Cat And His Human: Growing Up Together – An adorable photoset of a toddler and a cat that have been together since they were babies. Goldieblox and the Three MCs – GoldieBlox has since backed down and removed the video, but this was an interesting rundown of the… Read more »

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Wallflower by Heidi Belleau

Wallflower by Heidi Belleau

November 27, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 0

This book is about as far as you can get outside of my usual reading lane and still be in the romance genre. To begin with, it’s m/m, which I don’t read because I’m wary of a sub-genre about gay men that’s largely written by women for other women. Next,… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 26th

Links: Tuesday, November 26th

November 26, 2013 Links 1

Hug a grocery employee this week. This is what happens when the “most hated man on the Internet” messes with the wrong mother. – A mother takes on the king of revenge porn after her daughter’s topless photo got stolen and posted and comes out victorious. The amount of work… Read more »

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The Little Things by Jay Northcote

The Little Things by Jay Northcote

November 25, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 1

Disclaimer: The author is a friend and that has somewhat tempered my expectations. However, this book has a plot too, not just sex. Also, there’s a spoiler in this review. Joel Mason is a teacher, a co-parent to his three-year-old daughter, and dating a younger man, Dan. Then Evie’s mother… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 23rd

Links: Saturday, November 23rd

November 23, 2013 Links 0

Life-affirming advice. Abusive Tropes are not Romantic – Fangs for the Fantasy takes on paranormal romance’s problematic relationship dynamics. This post is why I’m not a big fan of the “romance is feminist” claim. It’s often reinforcing patriarchal ideas like a boss. Each of these tropes, separately, has some questionable… Read more »

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Yours to Keep by Serena Bell

Yours to Keep by Serena Bell

November 22, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 8

I heard about this book on twitter, when Ridley asked if any Latinas wanted to review a book featuring an undocumented Dominican heroine. I jumped at the chance after reading a review that focused mostly on the hero. He sounded like a jerk, but it was the heroine I was… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, November 21st

Links: Thursday, November 21st

November 21, 2013 Links 0

People of Color in European Art History Love in Colour: Multicultural and Interracial Romance Novels – Mindy Hung is over at The Toast talking about multicultural romance. She offers some quick reviews of a handful of titles, then asks for recommendations in the comments. The lack of crossover, however, often… Read more »

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Harmony by Sienna Mynx

Harmony by Sienna Mynx

November 20, 2013 Historical, Reviews 3

Someone on Twitter, probably Evangeline Holland, suggested I try Sienna Mynx if I was looking for interracial romance. When I was browsing the author’s backlist this particular title jumped out at me because of the attractive cover, but the Jazz Age Harlem setting and black jazz singer paired with a… Read more »

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