Monthly Archives:: July 2014

The Week In I-Have-No-Effing-Time-To-Read News

The Week In I-Have-No-Effing-Time-To-Read News

July 31, 2014 Reading Guide 9

Let’s talk about my iPad Kindle app and how much it misses me. Or my bookshelf that’s collecting dust because I have no time to read. Yes it’s time for another No-Time-To-Read-To-Be-Read List   The Lawyer’s Luck by Piper Huguley – I ran into Piper via twitter’s Black Lady Author… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, July 30th

Links: Wednesday, July 30th

July 30, 2014 Links 13

My wife didn’t want to take maternity pictures, so I hired a photographer and took her place… Extended Review: Fit By Rebekah Weatherspoon – Our Rebekah got a glowing review over at RT and I’m going to link to it because I can if I want to and because it… Read more »

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The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas

The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas

July 29, 2014 Historical, Reviews 1

Strictly speaking, The Hidden Blade is not a romance. Sherry Thomas has put out the world’s longest prologue and I couldn’t be happier about it. If I’d had My Beautiful Enemy I’d have started reading it the second I finished The Hidden Blade. (Since it was 4:20 in the morning mistakes… Read more »

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Links: Monday, July 28th

Links: Monday, July 28th

July 28, 2014 Links 2

Samba in a mechanical leg Sexualized Saturdays: Queer Stories are Tragic Stories – Renae Jones tweeted this earlier and said “This is why I like the idea of lesbian romance.” HEA is a powerful thing. Popular media is making teensy tiny strides in queer representation, but it’s still light years… Read more »

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Links: Friday, July 25th

Links: Friday, July 25th

July 25, 2014 Links 5

One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language Award­ winning Romance Editor, Latoya Smith Joins Samhain Publishing as Editorial Director; Launches Two New Lines – My Twitter TL was split on whether separating African-American romances and LGBT romance out into new lines is a step towards increasing their offerings or… Read more »

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Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

July 24, 2014 Paranormal, Reviews 3 DNF

What happens when a roller coaster author stops delivering that giddy can’t-believe-you’re-still-reading thrill? A DNF at page 123. I generally tear through a Charlaine Harris book in a few hours, reaching the end with the same unsettled feeling I get after inadvertently eating an entire pint of ice cream. Three weeks into Midnight Crossroad, I… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, July 23rd

Links: Wednesday, July 23rd

July 23, 2014 Links 0

Famous Cats Of Pop Culture Recreated With LEGO Pieces Authenticity in Romance; or, The Land of 10,000 Dukes – This discussion about dukes and other tropes that have come to dominate certain sub-genres gives me feelings, but I can’t quite articulate what exactly. Emma Barry has some interesting observations about… Read more »

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The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan

The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan

July 22, 2014 Historical, Reviews 5

File under: Finished at 4 a.m. because OMG. The Suffragette Scandal is a new Courtney Milan book and therefore the reviewers of Romanceland are swooning like Directioners at a meet and greet. Let’s not pretend I’m above that. Do we even need a review? Can we go now? Ok, fine! Free has replaced Smite… Read more »

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Links: Monday, July 21st

Links: Monday, July 21st

July 21, 2014 Links 3

Twinkle Toes: Bookish Shoes for Literary Feet Romance covers … what’s wrong with them – Author Joanna Bourne wrote this a while ago but I just saw it today and it’s still relevant, sadly. Now let us look at Historical Romance, 32 romance books, shall we? These are all well-regarded… Read more »

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