Posts Tagged: Disability

Links: Friday, August 22nd

Links: Friday, August 22nd

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Today’s Links: To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence – An important post about how white publishing is and how that needs to change if we want to elevate a wider diversity of voices and stories. Last spring, a group calling itself We Need Diverse Books launched… Read more »

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What I’m Reading/Reviewing Next

What I’m Reading/Reviewing Next

August 21, 2014 Reading Guide 1

The Color of Love by Sandra Kitt An artist trapped in an unfulfilling relationship, Leah Downey wants more out of life. But she plays it safe, never venturing too far from her comfort zone . . . not since the night she was mugged at knifepoint. Beginning a relationship with… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, August 20th

Links: Wednesday, August 20th

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Today’s Links: The rest is drag – Alexis Hall continues the conversation that E.E. Ottoman started about LGBT fiction and straight writers and readers and compares m/m romance to drag. X is never exactly like Y, of course, but the similarities are pretty striking, now that it’s been pointed out… Read more »

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They Say Love Is Blind by Pepper Pace

They Say Love Is Blind by Pepper Pace

August 19, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 4 DNF

I’ve spoken at length here about disability issues and I’ve reviewed a number of romances that featured disabled characters. What I haven’t done much of, though, is read or review romances with disabled characters who aren’t white. Disability-themed books are kind of hard to search for, since they rarely announce… 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

August 2, 2014 Links 1

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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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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Links: Friday, July 25th

Links: Friday, July 25th

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One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language Award­ winning Romance Editor, Latoya Smith Joins Samhain Publishing as Editorial Director; Launches Two New Lines – My Twitter TL was split on whether separating African-American romances and LGBT romance out into new lines is a step towards increasing their offerings or… Read more »

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Links: Wednesday, July 23rd

Links: Wednesday, July 23rd

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Famous Cats Of Pop Culture Recreated With LEGO Pieces Authenticity in Romance; or, The Land of 10,000 Dukes – This discussion about dukes and other tropes that have come to dominate certain sub-genres gives me feelings, but I can’t quite articulate what exactly. Emma Barry has some interesting observations about… Read more »

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Links: Monday, July 21st

Links: Monday, July 21st

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Twinkle Toes: Bookish Shoes for Literary Feet Romance covers … what’s wrong with them – Author Joanna Bourne wrote this a while ago but I just saw it today and it’s still relevant, sadly. Now let us look at Historical Romance, 32 romance books, shall we? These are all well-regarded… Read more »

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