LINKS. You know you want them.

Looking for a job? Tor.com has suggestions: Best and Worst Job Prospects in the Urban Fantasy Economy.

My personal favorite: 4. Leather clothing manufacture and repair. But who repairs the belt? [Thanks for the link, Jane Drew!]

The first issue of the Journal of Popular Romance Studies is online, including articles from Laura Vivanco and Kyra Kramer that cite the Bosoms as a secondary source (WOOTY!), and a fantabulous interview with Beverly Jenkins who rocks so hard, it’s impossible to measure.

There’s a new collaborative author blog among romance writers: the Heroine Addicts is the group venture of Julie Cohen (whose books I tend to seek out), Liz Fenwick, Biddy, Anna Louisa Lucia, Christina Courtenay, and Susanna Kearsley, who was a 2009 RITA nominee.

What’s different? These romance authors are all British, American ex-pats living in England, and one Canadian. It’s brand spunky new (as in, not many entries – more please?) but I’m curious and adding it to the blog reading lineup on my reader.

Apropos to our discussion of BN customer support and other digital book vendors, I have a note in Ye Olde Inbox of Doome that Amazon UK’s Kindle Store is ready to rock and rollout the books.

And finally: Crossed Genres decodes a mystery in I Like a Little Science with my Fiction You guys. They have figured out WHY Vampires sparkle. Thanks to Scrin for the link, which cracked me up.

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  1. 1
    Chris says:

    Sarah: Glad you enjoyed our job prospects post! Thanks for the mention. :)

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    Randi says:

    loved the job posts and sparkly butterfly links. HILARIOUS!

    Now, can Crossed Genres decode the Anitaverse?

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    Congrats to Julie et al on their new blog! I know most of these ladies and they’re a wonderful bunch.

    If you want another Brit-based blog, there’s always the historical one.
    http://historicalromanceuk.blogspot.com/
    That’s British writers of Regency and Georgian romance. We’re Jo Beverley, Kate Allan, Louise Allen, Nicola Cornick, Monica Fairview, Amanda Grange, Elizabeth Hawksley, Anne Herries, Jane Jackson, Sarah Mallory/Melinda Hammond, Fenella Jane Miller, Joanna Maitland, Jane Odiwe, Wendy Soliman, Kate Tremayne and me, Lynne Connolly.
    We blog about our books, our visits to historical sites and the research we do.

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    So right you are about the awesome interview with Beverly Jenkins! She has it exactly right when she shows us the past we didn’t know about because we learn the history of kings and wars and countries as though that is more important than the real people of the times.

    I’ve done a lot of research on 19th century women of the American west, and finding original sources is extremely difficult for those not famous as entertainers. Most women were referred to as Mrs Somebody i.e. “Missus Ben Kelsey” referred to in the 1841 diary of Nicholas Dawson, who never forgot what he saw at one point as an Indian led the Bidwell-Bartelson party over the 7,000 foot summit of the Sierra: “I looked back and saw Missus Ben Kelsey a little way behind me, with her child in her arms, barefooted, I think and leading a horse…”

    Her name was Nancy! She was seventeen, with a baby in her arms, terrified of the long journey, but unwilling to part with her husband. Her story is in With Great Hope, Women of the California Gold Rush, along with others my writing partner and I dug out of historical archives and old newspapers.

    The history of women of any color is fascinating for what it shows about the commitment to family and community and, yes, individual freedom. And for what it also reveals about prejudice acted out by both male and females of any given time…

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    LiJuun says:

    I met my boyfriend’s brother yesterday for the first time, and I was kinda nervous until I saw that he was wearing The Belt.

    Awesome.

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    Jess Haines says:

    Those links are AMAZING.

    Especially the one with the scientific explanation about why vampires sparkle, hehehe.

    I’d make some witty comment about the talking belt getting repairs from the geeky mage in my UF, but I’m too tired to come up with something good.  Hurrah for insomnia!

    Thanks for the links!

    -J

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    Kathleen says:

    Re:  A little science with my fiction.
    That was awesome!  I cracked up and I LOVE it.  A gem.

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    S. Thanks for the plug. You are awesome as well.

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    Sarah, thank you so much for the generous mention of our new blog. We’ll be posting on Thursdays and Sundays, if anyone wants to drop in and say ‘hi’.

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    Katherine says:

    Since you mentioned sparkly vampires…
    At this year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival, one of the shows in Bite Me Twilight.  A one-hour recap of the whole Twilight saga, with power ballads, clapping push-ups, and sparkles.  If any of you are in the Twin Cities next week, shows are on Saturday at 7, and Sunday at 5:30.  Make a reservation because this sells out.

    The actor refers to Edward as a controlling abusive BF, that I read about first here on SBTB.  He also pointed out the odd morality of sex before marriage is bad, but it is good to chop up your enemies into little pieces and burn them.  2000 pages of description and 3 pages of plot.

    I haven’t read the books, and thanks to Bite Me Twilight, I don’t have to!  I sat in the hot, humid, sun for an hour to get tickets, and it was worth it!

    Thank you ladies for your science links, explaining why some individuals sparkle (only in bright sun, if the play was correct.)

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