Category Archives: romance

After the discussion exploded on Twitter and Facebook yesterday, I felt I would be remiss if I didn’t include a more in-depth analysis of the issue here. I think there are some who are misunderstanding the complaint of the YA … Continue reading

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Some of you know this, but in my other life, I was a science major. (Geology to be precise). Which meant that in the course of my studies, I wound up making quite a lot of chemical diagrams. I love … Continue reading

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Home from RWA 2010. What a fun, invigorating National Conference! I haven’t been to Nationals since 2006 (otherwise known as “my pink ribbon year”) so this was a very different experience. My career has changed so much since those days … Continue reading

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Thanks to Twitter, I came across a blog post by one Racecar Brown referencing one of my earlier rants diatribes explorations of the topic of bad boys and nice guys in fiction. And, naturally, I was reminded that I never … Continue reading

Posted in Austen, boys, other writers, PAP, romance, SSG, veronica mars 14 Comments

I’ve recently been watching a lot of old Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn films. I adore Katharine Hepburn films, with or without her real-life love, Tracy. The African Queen, Phiadelphia, The Lion in Winter — Hepburn is a presence — regal, clever, … Continue reading

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The following post has spoilers for RAMPANT. If you haven’t read RAMPANT, consider yourself warned. Yesterday, I discovered a review of Rampant online. Which pretty much makes it a day ending in -y, but this one had me on the … Continue reading

Posted in feminism, other writers, romance, story, unicorns, writing life 26 Comments

So I got up on the rightest side of the bed this morning. To start with, it’s a gorgeous day outside. Bright and clear, not too cold. And I was in a good mood already because I did some serious … Continue reading

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Today’s post can be found at Alexa’s Not Enough Bookshelves, where I’m talking about love stories and my favorite literary couples of the year. She’s also doing a giveaway. Check it out!

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There have been a spate of lovely new online mentions of RAMPANT recently. I thought I’d share some quotes: First, from Caitlin at Addiction to Fiction: “This book was most entertaining, and very original. I loved the idea of killer … Continue reading

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Sue Grimshaw, the romance buyer at Borders, has an interesting discussion up on her blog today, in conjunction with her review of Sarah MacLean‘s upcoming adult historical romance debut, NINE RULES TO BREAK WHEN ROMANCING A RAKE. She asks at … Continue reading

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