Posts Tagged: Domestic Violence

Links: Thursday, September 25th

Links: Thursday, September 25th

September 25, 2014 Links 1

Today’s Links: “everyone was doing it then so nobody thought it was wrong” – MedievalPOC goes in on “that’s just how it was” and how that’s used to excuse the way things are today. What we have here is a near-terminal case of “Things Were Just Like That Back Then”…. Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 23rd

Links: Tuesday, September 23rd

September 23, 2014 Links 3

Today’s Links: Love and Sex in the Dark Future by Angelia Sparrow – Sparrow has a quick post here talking about love, sex and romantic relationships in dystopian worlds. Romance is all about transformation though the power of love. But what happens when love bumps its nose against control, against… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, September 13th

Links: Saturday, September 13th

September 13, 2014 Links 1

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: Tuesday, September 9th

Links: Tuesday, September 9th

September 9, 2014 Links 5

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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The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas

The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas

July 29, 2014 Historical, Reviews 1

Strictly speaking, The Hidden Blade is not a romance. Sherry Thomas has put out the world’s longest prologue and I couldn’t be happier about it. If I’d had My Beautiful Enemy I’d have started reading it the second I finished The Hidden Blade. (Since it was 4:20 in the morning mistakes… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, June 24th

Links: Tuesday, June 24th

June 24, 2014 Links 9

20 Yard Sale Signs That Are Advertising Gold Robin Thicke and the Dynamics of Abuse – This post could easily describe a substantial portion of romance’s “alpha” heroes. Seeing this behavior written by a real live man actively pressuring a real woman to reunite with him makes it a lot… Read more »

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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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Shadows of Damascus by Lilas Taha

Shadows of Damascus by Lilas Taha

May 9, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 3

Today we have a guest review from Anu K. You can find her on Twitter. Enjoy! Bullet wounds, torture and oppression aren’t the only things that keep a man—or a woman—from being whole. Debt. Honor. Pain. Solitude. These are things wounded war veteran Adam Wegener knows all about. Love—now, that… Read more »

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Murdering My Youth by Cady McClain

Murdering My Youth by Cady McClain

April 23, 2014 Non-Fiction, Reviews 0

When I purchased Murdering My Youth I didn’t expect it to be very good. With very few exceptions celebrity memoirs are awful. I ordered it anyway because I love memoirs and Cady McClain was once part of my fictional therapy. (Listen, real therapy is expensive. I replaced it by assembling… Read more »

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Hush by Carey Baldwin

Hush by Carey Baldwin

April 21, 2014 Reviews, Romantic Suspense 0

(NOTE: Between writing this review and posting it the author has corrected the Amazon page to reflect that it is a reissued work.) I DNF’d Carey Baldwin‘s Hush for reasons that didn’t have much to do with the story. One of my absolute hottest buttons is a rewritten work issued… Read more »

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