Posts By: Meoskop

Class and Privilege: The Listen Linda Edition

Class and Privilege: The Listen Linda Edition

October 23, 2014 Opinion 9

I am so incredibly tired of talking about the Halestrom. Linda, honey, listen. She’s going to prosper. As are all the BBA’s currently throwing their weight around. The reason there will be no economic backlash for them is tied to a class system far bigger than the book blogger world. At the… Read more »

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A Billion-Dollar Affair by Karen Valby

A Billion-Dollar Affair by Karen Valby

October 17, 2014 Opinion 5

This morning my Twitter timeline was full of excitement about Entertainment Weekly‘s multi-page coverage of the romance genre. Over breakfast I made myself a bingo / drinking game card. Over lunch I decided I’d be too inebriated to finish my day. Here’s why A Billion-dollar Affair left me cold. If you’ve… Read more »

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True Spies by Shana Galen

True Spies by Shana Galen

October 3, 2014 Historical, Reviews 3 DNF

True Spies is my second attempt at Shana Galen’s recent series. I need to give up. Galen was once a reliable read for me but the new direction is incompatible with my tastes. True Spies starts off strong, combining a faltering marriage and a heroine who has had enough of holding… Read more »

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The TL;DR Erotic Romance Edition

The TL;DR Erotic Romance Edition

October 2, 2014 Opinion 29

A number of recent social media threads came together this week in a get-off-my-lawn way. First there was a Defense of Romance at SBTB that came not to praise romance, but to bury it. While I’m tired of genre defense in general, I am especially tired of the point made… Read more »

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Talk Sweetly To Me by Courtney Milan

Talk Sweetly To Me by Courtney Milan

October 1, 2014 Historical, Reviews 6

Well, it had to happen. I found the Courtney Milan book I went completely meh for. Is it bad? No. In fact, Milan’s Talk Sweetly to Me reminded me of Edith Layton’s beloved holiday novellas, despite having not a hint of holiday about. (For reasons I won’t enumerate, I was pleased… Read more »

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Lie By Moonlight by Amanda Quick

Lie By Moonlight by Amanda Quick

September 22, 2014 Historical, Reviews 4

I thought I’d bring back another review, this time from 2005. I’m reasonably certain it’s Amanda Quick’s Lie By Moonlight. The original version of this had far more profanity with no title or character names.  Jayne Ann Krentz / Amanda Quick / Jayne Castle / Jayne Taylor / Jayne Bentley / Stephanie James… Read more »

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Unexpected Interruptions by Trice Hickman

Unexpected Interruptions by Trice Hickman

September 17, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 2

You guys! I finished a book! (I kind of hated it, but that’s not what’s important here.) Trice Hickman’s Unexpected Interruptions had some fatal flaws in structure but a number of interesting elements. I’m honestly not sure if I’d read another book by the author. I might, because Hickman’s voice… 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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