This month I give you not one Kickass Woman but rather twenty-nine, as profiled in the graphic non-fiction book Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World . I loved this book so much that I couldn’t resist sharing it with you all. The panels are simple and classical in style (mostly rectangles), which allows for the focus to be on the information presented. The art is clever and colorful and the text is packed with … Continue reading Kickass Women: Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu
It’s our first Whatcha Reading of December and that means there is only one more Whatcha Reading post left in 2019. Can you believe it? A whole year of books has flown by! Let’s recap what we’ve been reading! Catherine: I am reading Anna Chronistic and the Scarab of Destiny by Ankaret Wells, which feels like the thing you would get if you crossed To Say Nothing of The Dog with Amelia Peabody. Time travel … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? December 2019 Edition, Part One
The transcript for Podcast 381. Our Favorite Books of the Year, Part One: Lara, Tara, Carrie S and Charlotte has been posted!
Sparrowhawk is an intense, violent, historical fantasy comic that I found to be both horrifying (in a good way) and amazing. Readers should know that there is harm to cute fey creatures, there is racism, and there is a cliffhanger ending, and the protaganist is tough as nails but too stupid to live. Our story begins in Victorian England. Artemesia is raised as an upper-class proper Victorian woman as the illegitimate daughter of a Naval … Continue reading Sparrowhawk by Delilah S. Dawson
In the next few episodes, the SBTB reviewing team will be talking about our favorite books of the year! Lara joins us from South Africa to tell us about the books, fiction and nonfiction, that she read this year that made her feel good about herself. Tara joins us from Calgary, Canada, to talk about romances she read that changed her perspective – and taught her some history of lesbian pulp fiction. Carrie S. revisits zombie … Continue reading 381. Our Favorite Books of the Year, Part One: Lara, Tara, Carrie S and Charlotte
RECOMMENDED: The Henchmen of Zenda by KJ Charles is 99c! Carrie read this one and gave it an A:
If you are looking for a romance with a traditional HEA, this might not work for you. However, as an adventure story it’s great, and the HEA is fine if you are able to be a little bit flexible about what that means.
Dr. Nips has a prescription for you, and that prescription is…our newsletter! You can sign up for the SBTB Daily Digest – our once-a-day (hence: daily) newsletter that emails the newest content every day (see? daily!) around 12pm ET. So if Dr. Nips is appearing in another round of Cover Snark, you won’t miss a nip, I mean, I thing. I set up the SBTB Daily so that you receive the newest content, and you get … Continue reading Dr. Nips Recommends You Subscribe to the SBTB Daily
Thank you to Daniela for sending this request in, as I know many members of the Bitchery will be both interested in this one and have some great recommendations: I was hoping you could help me in my quest to find a solid novel (or ten) featuring thruples (m,m,f). I recently read Heart and Hand by Rebel Carter and was really taken by the idea of exploring the dynamics of three people in a relationship. … Continue reading The Rec League: Throuples
Welcome back to Wednesday links! It is Wednesday right? I have no concept of time and the fact that the sun sets at 3:30pm right now is the worst. As always, the end of the year means exciting stuff on the site, namely our Hanukkah giveaways and our Best Of lists. Thank you for being with us for another year and of course, we hope you stick around for what we have planned in 2020. … … Continue reading Links: A Feel Good Video, Robots, & More
Beard Science by Penny Reid is $1.99 at Amazon! This is part of the Winston Brothers series and can be read on its own. Readers seem divided on whether this was their favorite so far in the series or their least favorite. What do you think?
It’s time for the latest edition of the 2019 Smart Bitches Gift Guide! This week? Gifts for our lovely selves, and our even more lovely pets! I love doing our gift guides, especially this latest edition. Want to see? Just click that image above or click right here, and come shop with us! And if you’d like to browse some more, we have a complete Stuff We Like archive, including past Gift Guides and other … Continue reading 2019 SBTB Gift Guide: We Love Our Selves, and Our Pets!
Blitzed is the third book in Alexa Martin’s Playbook series. I spent the entire time I was reading it thinking that it was the final book, but just so you don’t go into it with the same misconception: It’s not the final book! There is a fourth book, Snapped, to come. The heroine of Blitzed is Brynn, owner of HERS, a bar created predominantly for women. HERS has reached a level of fame that Brynn … Continue reading Blitzed by Alexa Martin
This HaBO is from Ruth, who is trying to find this audiobook series. Content warning for the description below: I’m driving myself crazy because I can’t remember any information about a 4-book series I listened to on Audible in January. I was on a trial “Romance Unlimited” package and apparently borrowed books aren’t listed in my account. I even mentioned it in a comment I left here, but I have no idea what the comment … Continue reading HaBO: Audible Romance Series
To Woo a Wicked Widow by Jenna Jaxon is 99c at Amazon! This is the first book in The Widows’ Club and has a heroine who is trying to avoid getting married again. Readers seemed divided on the heroine. Some enjoyed her independence, while others couldn’t really connect with her.
This HaBO request is from Debbie, who is looking for this recent-ish contemporary: Contemporary in the last five years? Headhunter helps heroine find job with hero. Hero started a cosmetic company because surfboard wax? he invented also worked for personal grooming. His girlfriend was murdered. There’s a huge building size portrait of her face on the wall outside the office. Near the end, the hero finds out a homeless person killed his ex-girlfriend, perhaps with … Continue reading HaBO: Surfboard Wax
After the second song of the musical Anna and the Apocalypse, my teen viewing consultant looked at me with puzzled eyes. “Mom,” she said slowly, “This is…good!” And it is. While I spent my entire first watch of this movie trying to figure out what it was, I watched it again the next day and found it weirdly affecting for a zombie musical set during Christmas in the fictional town of Little Haven, Scotland. The … Continue reading Movie Review: Anna and the Apocalypse
Melting the Ice by Jaci Burton is $1.99! This is book seven in the Play-by-Play series and though it’s been a while since I’ve read this one, I think it’s fine as a standalone. I have a soft spot for this series as I devoured it rather quickly in my early 20s. The lovely team at Berkley even turned this cover into a poster for me. It hangs over my bed.
I came close to crying more than once when reading A Delicate Deception. Sometimes I think of myself as a jaded reader; many books entertain me, but few impress me, and even fewer really move me. But then I read a book like this one and it turns me into a giant mush-ball and I think maybe my book-reading heart and brain are not so hardened as all that. A Delicate Deception is about Amelia … Continue reading A Delicate Deception by Cat Sebastian