Monthly Archives:: August 2014

Links: Friday, August 15th

Links: Friday, August 15th

August 15, 2014 Links 2

“Doctor Who” Engagement Photos Real marketing, fake slavery, and my last nerve – When Sunita breaks out the F-bombs, shit just got real. Her post hits on a number of the reasons why I avoid straight-woman authored m/m, which got me lit up for supposedly silencing women writers. m/m fans… Read more »

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Love in the Margins Turns One!

Love in the Margins Turns One!

August 14, 2014 Uncategorized 20

One year ago we launched Love in the Margins with a review of The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan and all sorts of grand ideas about reviewing a wider variety of romance. We’re hobbyists, first and foremost, so every book we read was something we wanted to read. We’re working… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, August 13th

August 13, 2014 Links 2

Summoning cattle by playing “Royals” on trombone If you’re a straight cisgender woman writing m/m romance, sorry, you are not striking a blow for equality – This post by Sunny Moraine showed up on our dash as a trackback and I had to share it. It’s excellent advice. Here’s something… Read more »

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My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas

My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas

August 12, 2014 Historical, Reviews 3

My Beautiful Enemy is a book possibly better without it’s prequel. The Hidden Blade was so exceptional that My Beautiful Enemy is left with shoes it can’t fill. Yet My Beautiful Enemy is an excellent story on it’s own merits. Catherine Blade is the heroine of her own life. She’s capable,… Read more »

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Links: Monday, August 11th

Links: Monday, August 11th

August 11, 2014 Links 0

14 Authors You (Unfortunately) Encounter On Social Media Why I Wish Romance Had a Readercon – Although I’ve maybe read a dozen SFF books ever, Readercon was all of a 30 min drive away and people like Jessica and Natlie Luhrs were going, so I went this year and really… Read more »

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Links: Friday, August 8th

Links: Friday, August 8th

August 8, 2014 Links 0

Slug Solos Why I’m Not Reviewing Self-Published Books – A post about how a few self-publishers who won’t respect boundaries ruin it for everyone. Author K.M. Jackson linked this on Twitter then pointed out that this backlash especially affects authors of diverse books that publishers are reluctant to buy. Authors… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, August 6th

Links: Wednesday, August 6th

August 6, 2014 Links 3

Two Junior Hockey Players Recreate Movie Posters Every Week On Instagram Romance Novelists Don’t Know What Fisting Is, and It’s Hilarious – This is pure clickbait garbage journalism, but I’m almost amused by the new take on sneering at romance: arguing that writers are using a word wrong and that… Read more »

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The Necromancer Chronicles by Amanda Downum

The Necromancer Chronicles by Amanda Downum

August 5, 2014 Fantasy, Reviews 5

I was swayed to give this fantasy trilogy a try when I learned that one of the books would have a trans woman pov character. The numerous characters of colour, including several pov characters, were an added bonus. The books are written in third person limited voice. The one character… Read more »

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