Monthly Archives:: February 2014

Links: Tuesday, February 18th

Links: Tuesday, February 18th

February 18, 2014 Links 5

Finger splints that look like elegant pieces of jewelry All things queer and wonderful – New Adult author Leah Raeder talks about growing up as an out bi woman and how she wants to see the genre branch out more. I want to see more queerness in New Adult. I… Read more »

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No Place For A Dame by Connie Brockway

No Place For A Dame by Connie Brockway

February 17, 2014 Historical, Reviews 3 DNF

Uncle. Seriously. I give up. I’ve been trying to read Connie Brockway’s No Place For A Dame since November 1st. I think three months is enough. Why don’t I love this book? No idea. None. The setup is a science minded heroine and her non science minded man. There’s class… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, February 15th

Links: Saturday, February 15th

February 15, 2014 Links 1

Typical cat. Three Authors Discuss Their Favorite Romance Novels Featuring People of Color – Jessica W. Luther, whom we spoke to earlier in the week, posted a roundtable discussion with authors Suleikha Snyder, Farrah Rochon and our own Rebekah in Bitch magazine’s blog. Nice to see romance in a feminist… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, February 13th

Links: Thursday, February 13th

February 13, 2014 Links 3

The Sa’wkele, The Ku-Ku, The Boqta, The Henin: How the Mongol Occupation of Europe Changed European Women’s Fashion Forever – MedievalPOC has a great post on how the iconic “princess hat” comes from the headwear of Mongolian noblewomen. SBHM Feature: K. M. Jackson – Author K.M. Jackson talks about the… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, February 11th

Links: Tuesday, February 11th

February 11, 2014 Links 1

Butt wiggle cat gif Sex and intimacy – Author Joanna Chambers writes about sex scenes and the roles they play in romance. That’s not to say that I need the sexual content of a novel to be a huge and graphic element of the narrative – I absolutely don’t. One… Read more »

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Is It Romance Or Is It Erotica?

February 9, 2014 Opinion 22

Ridley and I are both advocates of porn. Wait, that sounds wrong. Hm, let’s try that again. There have been many discussions between Ridley and Meoskop (that’s me!) about what makes a good romance. We both believe the key ingredient is heroic people. By heroic we don’t mean perfect, we… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, February 8th

Links: Saturday, February 8th

February 8, 2014 Links 1

Shetland Ponies in cardigans. THE SHORTLIST: Romance – Twitter was very excited on Friday to see romance in the New York Times Book Review. I hate everything, though, so I remain unimpressed to see fluffy blurbs of books in what is obviously a nod to Valentine’s Day. Sorry. When readers… Read more »

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