Monthly Archives:: December 2013

Links: Tuesday, December 31st

Links: Tuesday, December 31st

December 31, 2013 Links 9

This image is why I love imgur. Romance and the Defensive Crouch – I’m not well versed in literary theory, and I haven’t read the book being reviewed, but I found this piece thought provoking. I will admit to an exasperated sigh at “You know what romance needs? Books without… Read more »

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Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

December 30, 2013 Paranormal, Reviews 8

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership. In exchange for finding her father, Cat… Read more »

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2013 Uncategorized 3

  We here at Love in the Margins do Christmas, so we’re taking the week off. We hope that those of you who also are down with Santa enjoy your holiday, with or without liberally spiked punch. We’ll return on Monday, December 30th.

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Links: Saturday, December 21st

Links: Saturday, December 21st

December 21, 2013 Links 2

An igloo made from colorful ice bricks and snow mortar. Girls of Color in Dystopia – Author/activist Victoria Law did a series of reviews and posts on race and gender in dystopian YA. As I said in my first post: No matter how terrible and oppressive these futuristic fiction worlds… Read more »

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Recommended Reads: Multicultural Romance

December 20, 2013 Links, Reading Guide 23

We’re running a little lean lately due to reasons and I don’t have a review to run today. Instead, I’d like to build off the past week’s discussions and collect some recommended authors and books for those looking to add to their bookshelves. I’ll start the list off with books… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, December 19th

Links: Thursday, December 19th

December 19, 2013 Links 7

Santa and his elves. [Clickbait Headline About Romance Novels and Ladies] – Olivia Waite may be reacting to a post from Wednesday, but she’s nailed every post ever that boggled at romance’s popularity. [The paragraph where the writer took thirty seconds to Google some statistics on romance’s popularity and profitability…. Read more »

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Meant to be Married by Ruth Wind

Meant to be Married by Ruth Wind

December 18, 2013 Contemporary, Reviews 5

To say my hopes were high for this book might not be totally accurate, but I went into this book with a certain expectation for quality writing and storytelling. I’d read three books so far by Ruth Wind/Barbara Samuel/Barbara O’Neal (pick a name, woman!), all of them telling a multicultural… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, December 17th

Links: Tuesday, December 17th

December 17, 2013 Links 3

This is what I think of gift shopping. Let’s Talk About Reviews – Lord, this woman needs to take a seat. All I want for Christmas is an end to blog posts from authors telling readers how to write their reviews to best suit authors’ needs and feelings. NOPE. I’m… Read more »

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Reading While White (The Finicky Reader)

Reading While White (The Finicky Reader)

December 15, 2013 Opinion 8

The TL:DR edition of this post is “Fellow white readers, we’re cheating ourselves.” The PS TL:DR edition of this post is that I wrote it last week, and it’s been rendered moot by Liz & Beks laying it out straight in this comment thread. “It’s been my experience that when people… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, December 14th

Links: Saturday, December 14th

December 14, 2013 Links 11

These 2 Kids Have Taken A Photo With Santa For 34 Years. – The last few pictures make the post. Romance writers feel the heat from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ – Is it me, or did this article have a smarmy, “I can’t believe how vulgar the ladyfolk are these… Read more »

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