My results? The Brooding Duke, which reads in part, ” chances are good he'll win you in a card game, take your virginity later that night then put you to work as his valet.”
Graceful curtsey to Elizabeth for the link!
Graceful curtsey to Lisa for the link!
Samhain has launched Retro Romance, old out-of-print titles brought back digitally. There are five launch titles from authors Debra Mullins, Karen Kay, Kate Donovan, Sharon DaVita, and Patricia Hagan. Have you read these books or these authors? Any recommendations?
I'm running in circles trying to figure out my opinion on this one: Superheroines Urge You to Self Examine Your Breasts in some PSAs from Mozambique.
The comments are as divided as my opinion on this one. The campaign walks an interesting line. On one hand: attention getting for something that's important. On the other, very sexualized and comics are very male-oriented already.
Yet again, some breast lumps are found by men who are fondling their wives or girlfriends, so awareness of both genders is a good thing.
What do you think of the ads?
Graceful curtsey to James L for the link.
ETA: Last call! No, not for the bar. The bar around here is always open. Last call for proposals for the Romance Area for the Popular Culture Association's 2012 Annual Conference, which is being held in Boston from April 11 – 14, 2012. So if you've got a paper with feisty Lacanian analysis of the preponderance of raven tresses and violet eyes in romance, that would be a great opportunity. (Seriously, academics talking romance is brain-splodey awesome).