Monthly Archives:: May 2014

Links: Saturday, May 31st

Links: Saturday, May 31st

May 31, 2014 Links 2

Cat shaming Eloisa James on Feminism, Sexuality, and Why Romance Novels Are More Than Worthy of Respect – Can we be done with the “here’s a white lady/guy with a phd to tell you that romance is worthwhile” feature article yet? Also not at all down with Eloisa James’ condescension… Read more »

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Beacon Hill: The Series

Beacon Hill: The Series

May 30, 2014 Movie / TV 0

The future of television appears to be subscription based content streaming. As the number of soaps aired on traditional networks continues to decrease, a market opportunity opened up. Unless you’ve got the money of Netflix or Amazon behind you, streaming content means low production values with simple edits. Soaps, by their very nature,… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 29th

Links: Thursday, May 29th

May 29, 2014 Links 0

Stupid Question Writerly Ethos – Emma Barry has a sort of author mission statement post and it all just sounds so pleasant. I am a heroine-centric reader and writer. My heroines tend to be a bit of a mess, but they are all finding their way out of the mess…. Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, May 27th

Links: Tuesday, May 27th

May 27, 2014 Links 1

Europe’s Landscape Is Still Scarred by World War I Romantic Conversations, from Idle to Burning – I feel like a lot of people have been discussing their boredom with romance’s sex scenes lately and I’m right there with them. Pamela’s suggestion of swapping out the commonly used “heat index” for… Read more »

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The Trouble With Heroes by Jo Beverley

The Trouble With Heroes by Jo Beverley

May 26, 2014 Reviews, Science Fiction 3

The Trouble With Heroes feels incomplete. Stepping outside of her customary genre has given Beverley the freedom to experiment more widely with a theme that often appears in her full length works. Unfortunately, she pulls her final punch. Set in one of earth’s future colonies on a host planet that appeared perfect… Read more »

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Obligatory #RT14 Recap Post

Obligatory #RT14 Recap Post

May 25, 2014 Opinion 17

If you’ve been on Twitter at all in the past week, you’ve undoubtedly seen links to dozens of posts recapping last week’s RT Booklover’s Convention. I flew down to New Orleans to attend RT for the first time this year, so now it’s my turn to add my $.02. Since… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 24th

Links: Saturday, May 24th

May 24, 2014 Links 2

Cat with a Butterfly “[U]niformly awful and awfully uniform”: how not to engage with genre fiction – Jodi McAlister adds her voice to the “STFU Giraldi” choir and it’s great stuff. But what’s this dismissiveness about? Often, it’s disguised a bit better, but in Giraldi’s piece, it’s clear. It’s the… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 22nd

Links: Thursday, May 22nd

May 22, 2014 Links 3

A Trove Of 400,000 Images From The Met That You Can Use For Free 50 Shades of Nonsense – There was yet another awful article published where a Man shared his Manly Thoughts on romance. Natalie breaks it down for our small ladybrains. Giraldi’s article is an absolute textbook example… Read more »

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