Monthly Archives:: January 2014

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Links: Thursday, January 30th

Links: Thursday, January 30th

January 30, 2014 Links 1

The Truth Feminism’s Toxic Twitter Wars – I think Pryor’s quote is the perfect counterpoint to this poorly argued article. If people can’t vent on Twitter, lest it scare the establishment, where would they have them do it? Yet even as online feminism has proved itself a real force for… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, January 28th

Links: Tuesday, January 28th

January 28, 2014 Links 3

The Missing Tudors: black people in 16th-century England Dear James Delingpole: You Are The Problem – Meadows takes on some disgusting columnist who wrote a blindingly sexist article for a UK newspaper about gendered toy marketing. His ignorance is especially troubling in light of this BBC article reporting that the… Read more »

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Covet Thy Neighbor by L.A. Witt

Covet Thy Neighbor by L.A. Witt

January 27, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 7

In one of my links posts last week, I mentioned wanting to read a romance featuring a religious or atheist character where there was no conversion narrative. That caught the attention of Riptide editor Sarah Frantz, whom I’ve talked to on Twitter for years, and she offered me a copy… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, January 25th

Links: Saturday, January 25th

January 25, 2014 Links 0

Uhh… no thanks A Conversation About Asian-American Erotica Writers – Suleikha Snyder and Solace Ames were at The Toast talking about writing romance and erotica. Suleikha Snyder: We definitely need more of that, and more mature handling of what women find erotic in general. Because I feel like there’s a… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, January 23rd

Links: Thursday, January 23rd

January 23, 2014 Links 0

Old friends. Caroline Linden on historical erotica and the sexual mores of an earlier era – Linden stopped by AAR to talk about 17th and 18th century erotica The School of Venus and Fanny Hill before going on to discuss the ways the upper classes misbehaved in the early 19th… Read more »

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Calculated Exposure by Holley Trent

Calculated Exposure by Holley Trent

January 22, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 0

She went to Ireland looking for a muse, but found a mathematician instead. Photojournalist Erica Desoto has spent five weeks in Western Europe hoping for inspiration, with just one decent photo to show for her effort. And that shot was accidental. As her sabbatical comes to a close, she’s ready… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, January 21st

Links: Tuesday, January 21st

January 21, 2014 Links 2

The mighty hunter A note on historical romance sales in print – Courtney Milan breaks out some hard sales figures to speak about how Harlequin doesn’t have a record of successfully selling historical romance in print and how “China-set historicals don’t sell” is not the best conclusion to draw from… Read more »

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Stealing Kisses by Harmony Evans

Stealing Kisses by Harmony Evans

January 20, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 4

As much as I generally like to read Harlequin novels, I haven’t read many from their Kimani line. The Brenda Jacksons I tried felt flat to me and the blurbs for other books never seemed to grab me. Additionally, I kept getting a Christian vibe off the line, and I’m… Read more »

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