Posts Tagged: Domestic Violence

Free Fall by Carolyn Jewel

Free Fall by Carolyn Jewel

April 4, 2014 Paranormal, Reviews 7

Pity the poor novella that is meant to hook readers into a series. It’s judged not only on it’s own merits, but also on it’s ability to reduce a complex world into an appetizing bite. One misstep on either side and the reader is ready to bury it. With that… Read more »

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Moonstruck Madness and Domestic Violence

Moonstruck Madness and Domestic Violence

February 23, 2014 Opinion 1

I bang on a lot about the way domestic violence can be subtly normalized in the genre. Back in the day, the DV was more open and obvious than it is now. While rereading Moonstruck Madness I wondered if the lack of subtlety will make readers less accepting of the… Read more »

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Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain

Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain

February 21, 2014 Historical, Reviews 4

Laurie McBain is an author  often underrepresented in casual histories of the genre. Moonstruck Madness did massive business. I decided to revisit Moonstruck Madness because it was the book I remembered the least. MM is a glorious train wreck of domestic violence and kitchen sink plotting. No wonder I forgot most of… Read more »

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The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan

The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan

January 6, 2014 Historical, Reviews 0

I am aware Courtney Milan’s The Countess Conspiracy has been heavily reviewed. It’s at the top of everyone’s list for Best Book of 2013. (Save yourself some time, it’s good and you should buy it.) Unlike most I had some issues with The Countess Conspiracy that kept me from declaring… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, November 21st

Links: Thursday, November 21st

November 21, 2013 Links 0

People of Color in European Art History Love in Colour: Multicultural and Interracial Romance Novels – Mindy Hung is over at The Toast talking about multicultural romance. She offers some quick reviews of a handful of titles, then asks for recommendations in the comments. The lack of crossover, however, often… Read more »

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Jack The Ripper, Skirt Flipper

Jack The Ripper, Skirt Flipper

October 13, 2013 Opinion 24

While we’re busy not shaming each other’s kinks I’d like to talk about each other’s triggers. The rape fantasy has largely left mainstream genre romance but a new trope has risen to take it’s place, that of the abusive hero. in Karen Robards’ new series the heroine is fascinated by… Read more »

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