Posts By: Ridley

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

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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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Links: Monday, August 11th

Links: Monday, August 11th

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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

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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

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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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Links: Monday, August 4th

Links: Monday, August 4th

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We can’t stop here. This is bat country…. Six MG/YA novels featuring disabled Black protagonists – It’s a short list, but I’m glad to see there’s at least a few books out there with disabled black kids in them. I haven’t found any in romance yet. Unsurprisingly, we’re a fan… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, August 2nd

Links: Saturday, August 2nd

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Samuel Beckett Motivational Cat Posters Dead Lesbians Versus None At All: A Brief History of Lesbian Pulp Fiction. – This post is from March but it’s new to me and a super interesting look at mid-century erotic pulp novels. These novels, cheaply printed and mass produced for sale in places… Read more »

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August Open Thread

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Happy first of the month! Read a book with a marginalized character you want to recommend? Run across a terrible portrayal you want to warn others to avoid? Just want to rant about the general state of the genre? Can’t believe LITM turns one this month? (Where did that year… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, July 30th

Links: Wednesday, July 30th

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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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Links: Monday, July 28th

Links: Monday, July 28th

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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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