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Opinion

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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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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Miscellaneous

Double Standards

After reading a book where the heroine slaps the hero across the face on two separate occasions — the second time so hard his lip cracks and bleeds — I found myself getting very very angry. The hero hadn’t cheated on her (that’s not an excuse for violence). He hadn’t physically assaulted her. He did […]

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Miscellaneous

One rule of the Mafia Club is to not to talk about it or should we?

The past few days a few bloggers have been blogging about a so called group of YA authors who have been nicknamed as being part of a YA Mafia club, because of their recent actions online/blog posts about how authors/bloggers should behave. Now this YA Mafia Club has been picked up and has basically become […]

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eBooks Miscellaneous

iOffer and the Pirates. A love story with $$$

Over the last few months on twitter I noticed a few authors lamenting about their fight to remove e-books which were illegally being sold by sellers on an ebay-like site called iOffer. Now this is not a unique case since ebay and a few other sites have had similar instances of this going on. But […]

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Miscellaneous

HEA HEA Why art thou Happy?

Lou recently wrote a blog post about a bait and switch on a book that she thought was a YA romance which was marketed and looked like one. However, it ended unhappily with the heroine dying in the last few pages which is the biggest No No in romance. Breaking that convention for most readers […]