Monthly Archives:: September 2014

Links: Tuesday, September 16th

Links: Tuesday, September 16th

September 16, 2014 Links 1

Today’s Links: A Rough Guide on Where to Find South Asian Lit – Swapna Krishna highlights some books and publishers to check out if you’re looking for South Asian fiction. So, if you’re looking for South Asian novels, where do you go? The surprising answer? Very small, independent, and often… Read more »

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An Open Letter To Authors United

An Open Letter To Authors United

September 15, 2014 Opinion 10

Hi, I know Open Letters are completely obnoxious. But it seems to be the preferred method of negotiation in this latest dispute between Amazon and Publishing. Out of the dozens of authors I’ve read on the Authors United signature sheet two of you really shocked me. We’ve lived on message boards together. We’ve shared… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, September 13th

Links: Saturday, September 13th

September 13, 2014 Links 1

Today’s Links: You Never Forget Your First – I love these posts about the first romance novel people read. Mine was Gayle Callen’s Never Dare a Duke, which was full of every trope I’d DNF a book for now but completely entertained me at the time. It had a Nathan… Read more »

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The Game and The Governess by Kate Noble

The Game and The Governess by Kate Noble

September 12, 2014 Historical, Reviews 2 DNF

Two strikes and we’re out. Something about Kate Noble’s voice doesn’t work for me at all. The Game and The Governess is my second Kate Noble attempt. Previously I failed to love The Summer of You. Although The Game And The Governess uses two of my least favorite tropes (exchanged identities and bets… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 11th

Links: Thursday, September 11th

September 11, 2014 Links 3

Today’s Links: Romance Writers Told This Type of Hero Would Never Sell. These Authors Showed How Hot They Could Be. – I wish very much that mainstream coverage of romance could move beyond sneering derision or uncritical puff pieces. I also wish we’d stop writing pieces that assume women aren’t… Read more »

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Let the Lover Be by Sheree L. Greer

Let the Lover Be by Sheree L. Greer

September 10, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 0

The cover of this book jumped out at me when I was browsing NetGalley one afternoon earlier this summer. Something about the bubblegum pink background mixed with that kinda butch black model caught my eye and made me read the blurb. When I saw that it took place in New… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 9th

Links: Tuesday, September 9th

September 9, 2014 Links 5

Today’s Links: The ahistorical historical: we’re all id reading now – Sunita got her ranty pants on over historical details and her conclusions about id-reading really resonated with me. Everything in books lately seems to be there to deliver a certain emotional experience for the modern, “mainstream” reader. For example,… Read more »

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Books And Their Covers

Books And Their Covers

September 7, 2014 Opinion 23

If I ran publishing there would be no cover art. Every year authors would receive a Pantone Grid with this year’s cover colors clearly marked off. Readers would know if a book was new by it’s Pantone year. (Love Angsty Mistoricals? Radiant Orchid is your 2014 friend.) Reissues would use the… Read more »

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