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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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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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Miscellaneous

Goodreads #fail

Last week,  Susi from The HEA Society and Bookloversinc tweeted that a review she posted on goodreads @mentioned the author of the book she just read. The same thing happened at  Wickedlilpixie, whose update for a book she had just read was tweeted straight after she posted an update on her Goodreads account. Luckily both […]

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Miscellaneous

Damn us, the d**k sucking readers.

Dear authors, We, the readers, have much to blame in this cruel harsh world of book publishing. We are the scurge that make you weep. We are the damned of them all. But we’re not taking this laying down anymore. No. We are saying a bitter and sour grapes goodbye because you AUTHORS haven’t done […]