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September’s New Releases, Part Two

Book Review

Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker

Vampires Never Get Old

Are you tired of reading about the same old straight, White vampires? Well, then good news! Because Vampires Never Get Old delivers 11 short stories that bring fresh takes on vampires. If you’ve been looking for queer vampires, or Black or Brown rep in your fanged fiction, this is definitely the book for you (and also maybe for the kiddo in your life, if you have any that are YA readers). Tara: This is a … Continue reading Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker

Hide Your Wallet

Book Beat: Halloween Romance, Age Differences, & More

Welcome to Book Beat! Book Beat aims to highlight other books that we may hear about through friends, social media, or other sources. We could see a gorgeous ad! Or find a new-to-us author on a list of underrated romances! Think of Book Beat as Teen Beat or Tiger Beat, but for books. And no staples to open to get the fold-out poster.

Podcast

423. Vampires and Spicy Blood with Zoraida Córdova and Dhonielle Clayton

Today I’m talking with Zoraida Córdova and Dhonielle Clayton, authors, podcasters, and conversational ebullience personified. Zoraida co-edited a new anthology Vampires Never Get Old, and Dhonielle and Zoraida both have stories inside – so we discuss all things vampire. We talk about all the things they’re working on – and there are a LOT of things – and are very honest about business, ambition, needing sleep, podcasting, accountability, and the prospective titles of our autobiographies. … Continue reading 423. Vampires and Spicy Blood with Zoraida Córdova and Dhonielle Clayton

The Rec League: “Unsexy Jobs”

The Rec League - heart shaped chocolate resting on the edge of a very old book

This suggestions comes from Rebecca in the comments of our Submit Your Rec League post: Heroes and heroines with unsexy jobs- e.g. administrators, accountants, city clerk. No lawyer/doctor/architect/owner of charming small business. HR professionals fall in love too! Carrie: Both the upcoming A Princess for Christmas and Get a Life, Chloe Brown have heroes who are apartment building supervisors/maintenance workers and the hero of Take a Hint, Dani Brown is a security worker at a … Continue reading The Rec League: “Unsexy Jobs”

Links: Sailor Moon, a Bit of Happiness, & More

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

Happy Wednesday! Where I live, fall is in the air! My windows are open, the boob sweat is gone, the fluffy blankets are out. I am in heaven, though I am sad iced coffee weather is gone. Well, you can drink iced coffee whenever you damn well want, but hot coffee is a small pleasure when the temps are colder. If you’re curious about which iced coffee/cold brew recipe I use, I use Pioneer Woman’s! … Continue reading Links: Sailor Moon, a Bit of Happiness, & More

Book Review

The Virgin and the Rogue by Sophie Jordan

The Virgin and the Rogue

The Virgin and the Rogue is the sequel to The Duke’s Stolen Bride, a book I enjoyed immensely. Unfortunately I had a few issues with this novel, in part because the hero and heroine don’t spend as much of the book together as I would expect, and also because I doubted the heroine’s ability to consent the first time she engages in sexual activity with the hero. Charlotte Langely has spent her entire life making … Continue reading The Virgin and the Rogue by Sophie Jordan

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