Monthly Archives:: May 2014

Links: Saturday, May 10th

May 10, 2014 Links 3

The definition of friendship and true love How Romance Is Like Lacrosse – I find this post interesting because 1. I didn’t play lacrosse as a girl because I refused to play sports with “girl” rules that differed from “boy” rules. 2. I’m not having too much trouble avoiding kink… Read more »

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Shadows of Damascus by Lilas Taha

Shadows of Damascus by Lilas Taha

May 9, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 3

Today we have a guest review from Anu K. You can find her on Twitter. Enjoy! Bullet wounds, torture and oppression aren’t the only things that keep a man—or a woman—from being whole. Debt. Honor. Pain. Solitude. These are things wounded war veteran Adam Wegener knows all about. Love—now, that… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 8th

Links: Thursday, May 8th

May 8, 2014 Links 3

Adorable Eleventh Doctor Cosplay Stigma and surprise – Sociologists Jen Lois and Joanna Gregson are studying the romance industry for their project and they have a post about the ways the genre isn’t afforded respect. The second reason is that the stigma is so powerful it is actually rubbing off… Read more »

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Out of the Box by Audra North

Out of the Box by Audra North

May 7, 2014 Erotica, Reviews, Science Fiction 0

In the “Civilized” future, there is no war, no violence, no cruelty… No love. Juris is a Feeler, his emotions too strong to be controlled by the chip in his brain. If he can’t keep his flashes of feeling—joy, anger, lust—boxed up, he’ll be Terminated. Lidian is a spy from… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday May 6th

Links: Tuesday May 6th

May 6, 2014 Links 7

Ugly Renaissance Babies Reading Desire: “Dark Notes on Paper” – Liz has a great post on sex scenes and desire in romance and why much of it bores her. As usual, the comments are as insightful as the post. When I first discovered romance and erotica (both when I was… Read more »

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Forever’s Promise by Farrah Rochon

Forever’s Promise by Farrah Rochon

May 5, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 8

Today’s guest review comes from Jessica at Read React Review. Enjoy! Forever’s Promise is the fourth book in Rochon’s Bayou Dreams series, set in small town Louisiana. I can’t really judge, but the setting felt authentic, not surprisingly since Rochon is a native of Louisiana. I’m familiar, in personal terms,… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 3rd

Links: Saturday, May 3rd

May 3, 2014 Links 0

Rawr! BREAKING NEWS: Media Still Sexist In Reporting of Romance Industry – It was announced on Friday that News Corp was buying Harlequin and putting it under Harper Collins. The news coverage was exactly as “clever” as you thought it would be and littered with sniggering and bad puns. Heidi… Read more »

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Yours Forever by Farrah Rochon

Yours Forever by Farrah Rochon

May 2, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 3

Oh book. We had such a complicated relationship, you and I. Every time I thought we were working it out you tossed me another curve ball. Let’s talk about the good times first, shall we? In Yours Forever Farrah Rochon has created a small town I didn’t automatically hate. Although… Read more »

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May Open Thread

May 1, 2014 Open Thread 7

Happy first of the month! Read a book with a marginalized character you want to recommend? Run across a terrible portrayal you want to warn others to avoid? Just want to rant about the general state of the genre? Stressed out about Habs vs. Bruins in the playoffs? (I KNOW… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 1st

Links: Thursday, May 1st

May 1, 2014 Links 0

The classical dance form Bharatanatyam Boom Goes The Canon: romance, the canon problem, and iconic works – Jodi McAlister weighs in on the canon conundrum. In other news, I’m still amused by cannon/canon puns. I’m hopeless. I’m not, however, opposed to identifying iconic texts and writers, because romance certainly has… Read more »

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