Romantic Times Rewind: September 2002 Reviews

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Cover Snark: Celebrity Lookalikes

Vampires Don't Suck by Juliann Whicker. A Taylor Swift lookalike with a guitar, sleeve tattoo, and Wednesday Addams dress stands in a library next to a man who looks like Edward from Twilight. Green mist swirls around them while a Boxer dog looks at the from the bottom right corner.

Welcome back to Cover Snark! From Linnea: I am sure that no doctor except maybe a male sophomore or junior medical student would be wearing a stethoscope while shirtless. It was bad enough when they wore their little white coats on dates… Sarah: Intern! InterNips! Hang on what’s with his “belt?” Are those laceup pants? Or is he using string as a belt? What is happening there? He looks so bored. How do you wander … Continue reading Cover Snark: Celebrity Lookalikes

Get Rec’d with Amanda – Volume 68

Welcome back to Get Rec’d! There’s a big variety today between fiction and non-fiction, from history to picture books. We’re also approaching Volume 69 (nice)! Thank you all for chiming in with your recent recommendations and especially if any of these suggestions interest you or are a perfect match for someone in your life. Have you received any great reading recommendations lately? Please share in the comments!

Whatcha Reading? June 2024, Part Two

Ship or luxury white boat lay on sand beach, skyline background. After storm always return sun. Yacht on st.johns beach. Entertainment summer vacation yachting. Boat yacht landed on sand coast.

Happy Saturday! We’re closing out June with our second Whatcha Reading. Here’s what we’re reading right now: Sarah:  I am about to start the audiobook of My Lady Jane because the trailer looked heckin sumptuous and I am very curious. Lara: I’ve wrapped up G A Aiken’s dragon series and I’m currently rereading her Scarred Earth series. Once this cross-country move is over, I’ll hopefully have the bandwidth for new-to-me books! Elyse: I’m reading Seasick … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? June 2024, Part Two

Book Review

The Idea of You by Robinne Lee

The Idea of You

The Idea of You is an age gap celebrity romance where the heroine is older than the hero. I didn’t mind the age-gap portion (in fact I appreciate a book where the heroine is the older one), but I had a lot of issues with how the heroine’s relationship with the hero would and did impact her daughter. Also I was pretty surprised by the ending which is very different from the movie the book … Continue reading The Idea of You by Robinne Lee


620. Romance and Kickstarter with Oriana Leckert

Oriana Leckert is the Head of Publishing at Kickstarter, and works with the many, many authors who are finding community support on Kickstarter. They’re hosting a celebration all this month, Heartstrings & Hardbacks: Kickstarter and Romance, so we connected to talk about successful romance projects, strategies that work and don’t work on Kickstarter, and the evolution of fandom (a topic I’m always curious about). Oriana has worked in publishing for a long time, and applies … Continue reading 620. Romance and Kickstarter with Oriana Leckert

Lightning Review

The Lifeguards by Amanda Eyre Ward

The Lifeguards

The cover for The Lifeguards is more fitting for a romantic comedy than this twisty, suburban thriller. Reminiscent of Big Little Lies, I think this book is a perfect fit for readers who want suspense and thrills without gore or terror. Focusing on the inner vs outer lives of three women, The Lifeguards follows Austinites Whitney, Liza and Annette. All three live in the same posh neighborhood and their respective fifteen-year-old boys are close friends, … Continue reading The Lifeguards by Amanda Eyre Ward

Links: Kickstarters, Cheese, & More

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.

Happy Wednesday Links! We’re going through a heatwave in New England right now and it is unpleasant, considering my apartment (and most apartments in the area) don’t have central AC. Summer is…unpleasant. Anyone else experiencing the same thing and trying to keep cool? Also, I hate cooking during this weather, so feel free to share your favorite summer recipes that don’t require me standing by a hot stove! … Beverly Jenkins has announced that her Blessings series … Continue reading Links: Kickstarters, Cheese, & More

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