Posts By: Ridley

Links: Thursday, September 18th

Links: Thursday, September 18th

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Today’s Links: Brave New (Marketing and Promotion) World – Evangeline Holland talks about some of the ways she sees the romance community as having become much more about promo than discussion. A lot of what she writes about is why LITM doesn’t do buy links, giveaways, cover reveals or the… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 16th

Links: Tuesday, September 16th

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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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Links: Saturday, September 13th

Links: Saturday, September 13th

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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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Links: Thursday, September 11th

Links: Thursday, September 11th

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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

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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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Links: Saturday, September 6th

Links: Saturday, September 6th

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Today’s Links: The Man and the Hero – I’m not really a fan of the terms “alpha” and “beta” as terms to describe romance heroes and this post hits on some of the things I dislike about them. Yes, I know romance novels are all fiction. I just worry sometimes… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, September 4th

Links: Thursday, September 4th

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Today’s Links: Barbara Palmer: Why we read romance novels – Ostensibly this was written as a celebration of the genre, but I found it super patronizing. I’m sick of talking about women and women’s interests like we’re an alien or arcane entity that needs to be interpreted. “Women crave being… Read more »

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The Color of Love by Sandra Kitt

The Color of Love by Sandra Kitt

September 3, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 2

This book went on my shopping list a while ago when multiple people tweeted their excitement over seeing it released in ebook after it was published almost twenty years ago. When that wasn’t quite enough to get me over my wariness of cop heroes and click buy, I saw Kitt… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 2nd

Links: Tuesday, September 2nd

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Today’s Links: Middle School Teacher on Administrative Leave – Apparently a middle school teacher in Maryland has been suspended, subjected to a psych evaluation and moved to an “undisclosed location” for writing a sci-fi novel about a school shooting in the far future. This news story reads like a press… Read more »

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