Monthly Archives: September 2012

News and Musings

Sometimes, instead of one long blog post, I find myself with lots of smaller things I want to share. Today is one of those days. – Earlier this week, I read an interesting piece in Forbes comparing Harlequin with Harvard … Continue reading

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Sometimes Lavender, Sometimes Purple: A Love Affair With Adjectives and Adverbs

While many of you are aware of “copywriting boobos”, I tend to be more aware of descriptive information. I want it to seep into my subconscious setting the scene, showing me the action but not be a part of the … Continue reading

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Is This Our Collective Fantasy?

My workout playlist runs to guilty pleasures, and Whatever You Like is among the guiltiest. I prefer this more indie, Joan as Policewoman version to the TI original. In case you’re not interested in listening – or unfamiliar with the … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Box: A Lady Never Lies

And Pandora’s Box is back again! This time around, Blythe Barnhill and Jean Wan are taking on a European historical by debut author Juliana Grey. In A Lady Never Lies, Lady Morley has fled to Italy to escape creditors and … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge 2012 – And Now for Something Completely Different…

I read across a wide variety of genres, so choosing a non-romance book for this month’s TBR Challenge proved rather tricky. In the end, I went with a mystery, because I really wanted to get back into Karin Fossum’s Inspector … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Julie James Interview and Giveaway!

After getting a taste of the winning combination of author Julie James and narrator Karen White with Penguin’s release of Just the Sexiest Man Alive in 2010, romance audio fans have been begging for more from this talented team. After … Continue reading

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Melting Pot Challenge: Hispanic Characters

My very first romance novel was Lord of La Pampa by Kay Thorpe, an old Harlequin Presents title. It starred a naïve British girl and an arrogant Argentinian cattle rancher. She had come to Argentina for a dancing job and … Continue reading

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Release Dates and Non-US authors: A Reader’s Take

Remember the early days of eBooks? I do. I was so excited about my Kindle. No more waiting until the books were shelved. I could just wake up on the release date and there it would be, ready to read. … Continue reading

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The Dollars and Sense of Heroes and Heroines

A report was just released that revealed that in Washington, DC, the childhood poverty rate is higher than that of Mexico. In Washington, DC, my former home and our nation’s capital, more than 30% of children are growing up in … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited October Books

It’s still warm as I write this, so it’s a little difficult to think about fall. The list of October new releases makes it a little easier, though. I think it’s safe to say that many of us are eagerly … Continue reading

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