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Didja see the interview with Susanna Kearsley over at Word Wenches? Very cool – Jane and I met Susanna at RWA in DC, and she is way cool and has awesome stories about how she met… well, just ask her if you meet her some day.

From Judy: someday, you’ll write a book as popular as this shirt, and it will garner over 1000 absolutely hilarious reviews about how your book makes the reader more powerful, more manly, more everything. But until then, enjoy the shirt.

From PN Elrod, who alerted me to the PILE OF COOLNESS over at Harlequin: The Harlequin Vintage Collection is on sale now in paperback form. WOO!

From Gry: If you were looking for a new idol, someone whose badassery inspires you daily, or maybe even inspires you to create the best character ever, look no further than the best elevator smackdown ever, with bonus new meaning for “OT.”

And finally, so brilliant we can’t let you miss it: Stephen Granades, fan of the romance and or the urban fantasy, has penned a new subgenre, one that must explode all over our bookshelves NOW. Behold, the miracle that is Suburban Fantasy. If you read no other parody today, read that one. Srsly. Win avec awesome.

 

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    Tea says:

    Interesting to me that the vintage miniseries is all written by MEN. And yet the vast majority of romances are now written by women. Is it that we’ve decided we understand ourselves well enough to write our own romances now, or that men have lost interest?

    I’ll be interested to see if these are any good to a modern reader!

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    AngW says:

    Suburban Fantasy: He cooks, cleans, does the dishes, and will even clean the shower and toilets without grumbling.

    But on a book front, Esther Friesner is editing a trilogy* of suburban fantasy anthologies. First up, witches in Witch Way to the Mall. Second and recently released for all you were-fans, Strip Mauled. No title as yet for the third book.

    *Supposedly a trilogy but we’ll see.

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    teshara says:

    That old lady is awesome incarnate.

    That story really reminds me of the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris.

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    Re: The elevator story:  I too often fall victim to esprit d’escalier.  I aspire to be like that old twat when I grow up, and become the queen of snappy comebacks.

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    ghn says:

    H can merely hope that I will be even _half_ as articulate as that little old lady when I get to be her age!!

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    Elizabeth Wadsworth says:

    RE the Harlequin Vintage collection:  I’m confused.  Are these e-books or actaul paperback reprints?  I couldn’t tell from the site.  (They look fantastic, BTW.  Wasn’t James Hadley Chase a fairly famous noir mystery writer?)

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    Kris says:

    I clicked the t-shirt link, and lmao when it noted what else people who looked at/bought this shirt also looked at/bought…Tuscan Whole Milk?  WTF is that?  You can buy milk at Amazon?

  8. 8

    Hurray, Susanna Kearsley interview FTW! And y’all be on the lookout for the reissue of The Shadowy Horses mentioned therein—that’s hands down my favorite book of hers.

    <3

    I’m delighted to hear about the possibility of a reissue of

    The Splendour Falls, too, that’s about the only other book of hers I haven’t read yet!

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    Karen says:

    Kris, did you go to the Tuscan milk page? It must be a spoof – $69.99 for milk from Amazon?? – but the wildly creative customer reviews are the most hysterical thing I’ve seen in ages. They sound like entries to a SBTB contest!

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    job says:

    Loved Suburban Fantasy.  It made my day.

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    DS says:

    I’m kind of shocked by the Harlequin vintage PB selection.  The only woman is Peggy Gaddis and they don’t have the book that James Hadley Chase is best known for No Orchids for Miss Blandish. Probably someone else has the paperback copyright now.  The vintage Harlequin cover is spectacular though.  Also Chase and his publishers once had to publish an apology for plagiarizing the work of Raymond Chandler and a couple of other US authors.

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    DS says:

    Sorry to follow up on my own post but I found an edu web site with a good sized image of the No Orchids cover. Front and back is at the bottom of the page.

    http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/kelley/plotsummaries/Kelleydetailupdate.asp?Title2=&ID=31

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    willaful says:

    SF was very funny, but wasn’t that genre invented by Julie Kenner?

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    Cindy C. says:

    Thanks for the link to the Susanna Kearsley interview – I was recently introduced to her through Mariana, and it was a great read!

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    Brandi says:

    Interesting to me that the vintage miniseries is all written by MEN. And yet the vast majority of romances are now written by women.

    I wonder how many were women writing under male/androgynous-initialed pseudonyms?

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    Sally says:

    Interesting to me that the vintage miniseries is all written by MEN. And yet the vast majority of romances are now written by women. Is it that we’ve decided we understand ourselves well enough to write our own romances now, or that men have lost interest?

    I don’t think those books are romances. Harlequin started out publishing many things from westerns to cookbooks. It wasn’t until later on that they got into publishing romances exclusively.

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    Elizabeth Wadsworth says:

    I wonder how many were women writing under male/androgynous-initialed pseudonyms?

    At least one woman was the editor of a well-known crime pulp magazine in the 1930’s and AFAIK, used the name V. McDade (there is also a hard-boiled detective named Violet McDade from the same period who may or may not have been based on this individual; unfortunately I can’t locate any sources.)  Maybe PN Elrod or someone else more familiar than I with the history of pulp fiction will know what I’m talking about?

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    Pamelia says:

    Kris, did you go to the Tuscan milk page? It must be a spoof – $69.99 for milk from Amazon?? – but the wildly creative customer reviews are the most hysterical thing I’ve seen in ages. They sound like entries to a SBTB contest!

    Oh, but wait!! Most of the “customers who looked at this item also looked at these items” hooked up to this T-shirt page (and the linked pages for all the items) are ALSO VERY FUNNY!  Who knew there was an entire world of hysterical content and scores of Snarky and brilliant reviews on Amazon?  (If you can get there check out the book about WHY BIRTH CONTROL IS A SIN!)
    Take a tour, you won’t be sorry!

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    quichepup says:

    Amazing elevator smackdown. Some day, God willing, I’ll be that old dame.

    I want to read that book.

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    jocelyn says:

    Oh, man – the old lady in the elevator smackdown is my new hero, too.  Though when I’m that old, I plan to use my advanced aged to smack line-jumpers with an oversized handbag.

    I commute by train, and I fantasize about hitting line-jumpers almost daily.

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    Kris says:

    @Pamelia- I checked out the birth control book…wiping tears from my eyes as I type this!  Sa-weet sweaty Jaysus that’s some cult crap if I’ve ever read it!  How does one get tripe like that published?

  22. 22
    Courtney says:

    OH Judy.  Judy, Judy, Judy. 
    Thank you so much, so very very much, for the Mountain Man Three Wolf Moon Shirt.  L’d MAO.
    I love that people who visited that page also looked at zebra striped Zubahs.  Winner.  Winner winner winner!!!

  23. 23
    Pamelia says:

    @ Kris:  I think it’s self published if anything anyone wrote about it is true and hey, imagine if you could get even ONE person to buy it at $135!

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    Sandee Wagner says:

    The Vintage Collection is interesting.  I clicked on the blurb for the book depicted in your blog and read the setup.  Then I looked at the cover.  They were just as bad at matching the cover characters descriptions way back then… blonde haired gal depicted by a bobbed brunette.  Some things never change.

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