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Get Rec’d With Amanda! – Volume 2

Is it time to get rec’d already?! If you missed the news a couple weeks ago, this is where I will be talking about some of the books I’ve recommend to fellow book lovers outside of Smart Bitches. For those of you who don’t know, I have a part time job as a bookseller and events coordinator for a local independent bookstore. Handselling is probably my favorite part of the job, where someone comes in … Continue reading Get Rec’d With Amanda! – Volume 2

Whatcha Reading? September 2021, Part Two

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We are closing out September! Can you believe it? October is busy busy (for me at least), but hopefully we can all squeeze in some quality reading time. Sarah: I’m currently reading Payback’s a Witch and oh wow am I enjoying it so freaking much. Chasing and clever and beautiful bits of writing. Carrie: I just finished reading Praying With Jane Eyre which I found to be transformative – truly one of those books that … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? September 2021, Part Two


476. Behind the Scenes of Reviewing Romance with Shana and Amanda

In our last collection of Patreon listener questions, we had two about the process of reviewing: what we look for, and what questions we’re trying to answer when we write a review. Shana joins Amanda and me to talk about the process of reviewing romance, how reviewing helps us identify what we most like to read, and how reading and review works for each of us as writers, and for me doing editorial oversight. Thank … Continue reading 476. Behind the Scenes of Reviewing Romance with Shana and Amanda

Books On Sale

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Books on Sale: A Wicked Kind of Husband by Mia Vincy & More

A Wicked Kind of Husband by Mia Vincy is $3.99! This features a married couple who wed out of convenience living two separate lives until they are forced back into each other’s proximity. I’ve heard really good things about this book and for a time, it was recommended a lot on social media. This the third book in a series and the others are this price as well.

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The Rec League: New York Romances Outside of NYC

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This Rec League comes from Anne. Thanks, Anne! I have an odd request that may be too narrow for a Rec League, but I thought I would ask. I am looking for books that are set or partially set in New York State, outside of NYC/Long Island. I’m originally from Central New York and have family who live or lived throughout “upstate NY” and I enjoy books where I can visit familiar places. I have … Continue reading The Rec League: New York Romances Outside of NYC

Links: Fundraising, Washi Tape, & More

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Happy Wednesday! September is almost on its way out. Can you believe it? I’m so ready for October. I love spooky season, maple and pumpkin themed treats, cooler temps, and breaking out all the fluffy blankets. I’m also getting tattoo #3 and attending a friend’s Halloween wedding. Pretty pumped! How about you? Are you ready for October? … This is from the L.A. Times so it may be behind a paywall, but I was able to read … Continue reading Links: Fundraising, Washi Tape, & More

Books On Sale

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Books on Sale: More or Less a Marchioness by Anna Bradley & More

More or Less a Marchioness by Anna Bradley is 99c! This is the first book in the Somerset Sisters series and came out  just last month. Readers warn that it does take a while for the hero and heroine to finally interact, but once they do, it’s a pretty lovely romance.

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Stuff We Like: Stationery, Pens, and More!

Stuff We Like: Stationery Pens and other glorious things!

It’s time for another edition of Stuff We Like! We’re talking about the good stuff this month: stationery, pens, and more! 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 posts of our favorite items.

Help A Bitch Out

HaBO: Heroine is Prone to Seizures

This HaBO request is from Elizabeth, who wants to find this historical romance: I’m looking for a historical romance where the heroine has seizures. The hero’s brother had seizures and died. She is a poor relation living with a cousin who abuses her. She meets the hero in a park before he has to go to Paris. They write to each other while he’s gone. He calls her ‘little wren’. When he comes back he … Continue reading HaBO: Heroine is Prone to Seizures

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