An opinion piece from the New York Times popped up in my Twitter feed today that preempted today’s planned review post. It was ostensibly about 50 Shades of Grey, but really, it wasn’t. What it was about was the relationship of fandom to criticism, exploring the concept of whether critics are out of touch or
The TBR Challenge this month was a “Recommended Read” and E from Bookpushers had been steadily insisting that I read Nalini Singh for…oh…roughly forever? I’d purchased a used paperback copy of Angels’ Blood a while ago, but I have a tendency not to read paperbacks now that I have a Kindle. I mostly read in
I’m at All About Romance today with Alexis Hall discussing Judith Ivory’s 1997 historical romance Beast. One fun romance-is-a-small-place intersection that occurred to me after Alexis and I chatted was that Laura Florand’s new series starting with Once Upon a Rose, takes places in and around the same region of France as Beast and also
Planning your Valentine’s Day menu? I have a guest post up at the Romantic Times Book Reviews blog today with some ideas for an elegant, romantic meal. Including a cocktail that has never appeared on the blog. Enjoy!
A too-zoomed-in, oddly-angled, cluttered shot of Thai Beef Tacos from my first recipe review. Well, guys, as it turns out, doing hard things is actually…uh…HARD. I spent a good portion of January feeling frustrated, discouraged and overwhelmed. But I also had a lot of good things happen. And the good news is that despite what
Under His Touch by Jeffe Kennedy is a May-December boss-subordinate office romance, a setup that is complete catnip for me that nevertheless has epic potential to go really far wrong. I love huge age gaps in my romance (my husband and I are ten years apart) and I love the realism of office romances. But