Posts By: Ridley

The Nekkid Truth by Nicole Camden

The Nekkid Truth by Nicole Camden

June 11, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 3

I picked up this novella, which originally appeared in the anthology Big Guns Out of Uniform, shortly after I read an A- review for it at Dear Author. I generally avoid erotic romance and romantic suspense, but it was free and had a disabled heroine, so I added it to… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, June 10th

Links: Tuesday, June 10th

June 10, 2014 Links 4

LiarTownUSA Presents Reading Challenge – I like this post from Liz about how “challenging” books are invariably contrasted with “beach reads” and why that’s not really necessary. I do wish, though, that these writers could make the case for ambitious literary fiction without putting down other books as inherently unchallenging…. Read more »

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Short Reviewing Hiatus

June 9, 2014 Uncategorized 10

Man, we’d love to stick to our three-reviews-a-week schedule but sometimes life gets in the way and we drop the ball. Between Rebekah releasing a new book, Meoskop being sick and rameau and me being in a bit of a reading slump, we’ve got nothing. We’ll keep running links posts and hope to… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, June 7th

Links: Saturday, June 7th

June 7, 2014 Links 4

Artifact from the secret cabinets of Catherine the Great. (Allegedly. I can’t find a source.) Criminals and Heartbreakers – Brie compares her reactions to a contemporary romance with a violent hero and a paranormal with a violent hero and wonders what makes the difference. This dichotomy of sorts is fascinating… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, June 5th

Links: Thursday, June 5th

June 5, 2014 Links 2

Just a guy taking a selfie with a llama in a party hat. Female/female romance – Riptide editor Sarah Frantz weighs in on why f/f isn’t as popular as m/m. I don’t disagree with what she says but it’s more complex than this quick post. (Post has a video of… Read more »

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Loving Laney by Harmony Evans

Loving Laney by Harmony Evans

June 4, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 0

When I went to RT, the registration packet included a USB stick containing something like 600+ ebooks. So of course when I got home I went on NetGalley to look for books to request. (I might have a problem. /shrug) I’d read and enjoyed Evans before and the blurb for… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, June 3rd

Links: Tuesday, June 3rd

June 3, 2014 Links 4

Tragedy Series The Writing Space and Women’s Voices – I have a few squabbles with it, but this post from Carolyn Jewel pretty neatly encapsulates why I break out the industrial strength side eye for Men Who Want To Talk About Romance. We have all watched men enter the Romance… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 31st

Links: Saturday, May 31st

May 31, 2014 Links 2

Cat shaming Eloisa James on Feminism, Sexuality, and Why Romance Novels Are More Than Worthy of Respect – Can we be done with the “here’s a white lady/guy with a phd to tell you that romance is worthwhile” feature article yet? Also not at all down with Eloisa James’ condescension… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 29th

Links: Thursday, May 29th

May 29, 2014 Links 0

Stupid Question Writerly Ethos – Emma Barry has a sort of author mission statement post and it all just sounds so pleasant. I am a heroine-centric reader and writer. My heroines tend to be a bit of a mess, but they are all finding their way out of the mess…. Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, May 27th

Links: Tuesday, May 27th

May 27, 2014 Links 1

Europe’s Landscape Is Still Scarred by World War I Romantic Conversations, from Idle to Burning – I feel like a lot of people have been discussing their boredom with romance’s sex scenes lately and I’m right there with them. Pamela’s suggestion of swapping out the commonly used “heat index” for… Read more »

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