(but not the last words I’ll be writing, because I’m hoping to get another couple of pages in before I hit the hay) I just ran across something that made me realize that I’m not bothered when generalizations are used to criticize the romance (or other) genres. For example, “So many alpha men!” We all […]
Reading, in general.
You know how when you were Missy’s age you would lie in bed and daydream about that ONE GUY who never looked at shy, awkward little you, but in your head you could imagine him slowly noticing how awesome you were, but then you found out you were sick and had to reject him and […]
I have a soft spot for dandies. And Loretta Chase. And characters who try to understand one another rather than falling into the all-too-easy misunderstanding trap that you think is coming, and are wonderfully surprised when it doesn’t.Â And that is all.
Meljean: Last week on Twitter, a few of us were waxing nostalgic about Silhouette Shadows books — the category paranormal line that came out in the early- and mid-1990s — and it reminded me that I’ve been drafting this post for … well, almost a year now. Missy: Wait, wait! 1990s? As in … you […]
Do any others have a June 24 release? I know there are a ton more coming out July 1st. *whimpers*
I talked about this last year, and listed a few of my favorite (paranormal) novellas — the kind of novella that I loved so much, I’d have bought the anthology just for that, and thought it was worth the money. They were: â€œFairies Make Wishes, Tooâ€ by Maggie Shayne â€” in A SPRINKLE OF FAIRY […]
…excuse me while I bawl like a baby. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Story of a Mother, illustrated here at scans_daily. The artwork alone is worth a look. Echo, don’t read this. Really.
First — I just noticed that Anne Bishop has the cover up for THE SHADOW QUEEN. w00t! There are no words for how much I’m looking forward to this book. There’s already a sequel planned, so I’m hoping that it will have the same kind of sweeping, epic-ish story that the original trilogy did. But […]
Okay, okay. So it’s been a while since I said I was finishing Through the Veil and for a while I was thinking, OMG, it’s taking me a long time to get into this book, which isn’t usually the case with Shiloh Walker’s books (usually I can fall right into them) but here’s what happened: […]
From Whedonesque: Steven Brust’s Firefly novel now online. “My Own Kind of Freedom,” the Firefly book Steven Brust wrote as a proposal for a tie-in Serenity novel back in 2005, has finally been released as fanfic. Really, really good fanfic. *Note: Joss Whedon doesn’t mind this kind of stuff, and loves fan participation. So go, […]
Reason? Though it was labeled a paranormal romance, the h/h were apart at the end of the book. I’ll read it, because now that I know how it’ll end I won’t be disappointed — and she said that otherwise, it was a fantastic book. Just that she was looking forward to seeing how they overcame […]
It’s probably odd that I’m sticking these two books in the same post, because they aren’t much alike, except that they are both wonderfully written, and that they’re the type of books that stick in your ribs and in your head, and there’s a hell of a lot to love about both. First, Soul Song […]
I have a whole bunch of books on the sidebar that are listed as TBR, that really aren’t TBR any longer, but just R. A few, I’ll talk about a little more later this week (Caressed by Ice, Riding the Storm, Soul Song, Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy) but there are others that I’ve read […]
Is the term “heroine” part of the problem? Because it seems to carry a lot of baggage with it, as in: “the character that the hero saves at the end.” And in a book where there’s both a hero and a heroine, and usually the hero is named first (no one says “heroine and hero”) […]
Joss Whedon is one of my big genre heroes (I’m sure that’s no surprise) and yes, I was devastated when I heard that he wasn’t going to direct Wonder Woman. And I was listening to an interview with him (Amazon put it up as part of the Serenity CE DVD release promo) and one of […]
And Charlene Teglia answers it very nicely: they’re in Wild Wild West. I’ve really got nothing to add to the review at Dear Author. These were all yum. Oh, and I love the cover, too. I’ve said this before, but I’ll do it again: novellas are lifesavers for me when I’m writing, or when I’m […]