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Opinion YA

The Arse-biter is Gonna Gonna Getcha

I always thought the nature of blogging, especially for opinion pieces or rants, is to offer information, advice and views which can vary from support, to tackling controversial issues. Blogging is also a medium where you can partake and involve yourself in differing opinions and discussions even if you can disagree vehemently with an issue […]

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Relationships: Is Less Sometimes More?

I read a lot. And by a lot, I mean A LOT… I read a wide variety of books, and am usually pretty happy with almost everything I pick up. However, the menage trend in so many erotica and romance books is really starting to grate on my nervous system. It’s my newest book beef […]

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Miscellaneous Opinion

Genre Expectations vs Audience Expectations

During the past few weeks, I have come across several instances about labeling and marketing books via Goodreads and blog posts about their perceived and targeted audiences. I recently raised this issue myself about a YA book which had erotic content. I was very uncomfortable with that, and it looks like it has been confirmed […]

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Miscellaneous Opinion YA

Sex in YA

The other day, whilst browsing, I came across a new line of YA books by Noble Romance Publishing. I was quite surprised by this because they mostly do erotic romances, although the YA market is growing exponentially and that is probably the reason why they have jumped on the bandwagon. However looking closer at their […]

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Opinion

Dear Readers: It’s not you, it’s me

As sad and horrible as this may sound, I expect authors to behave badly. I know that at least two or three times a month I’ll read something that will have me shaking me head in disbelief. But the occasional time comes around when an author says something so outrageous, so annoying that I find […]

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Giveaway Miscellaneous Opinion

Observations of The Alpha Male

Greetings, Boy am I glad to be back!  I would like to thank my fellow Bookpushers for their support and understanding over this past year as well as those of you I was able to sporadically interact with.  I apologize for my absence from the blogging world but my real life job sent me on […]