Yeah, that was a terrible pun title. Sorry. I could not resist. This is your semi-regular announcement that we have ad opportunities in the coming month and welcome your promotions for books, sales, boxed sets, nail polish, stitching patterns, editorial services, or those pictures of your cats looking absolutely stunning. In fact, we’ve just started taking reservations for 2021. Woo hoo! The site survives in part because of advertisements from and for this community, so thank … Continue reading August Ad Opportunities in August
The transcript for Podcast 416. Beekeeping and Romance with Olivia Waite has been posted!
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Today my guest is Olivia Waite, author of The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows, and the new romance columnist for The New York Times. We take a deep and joyful nerdy deep dive into beekeeping, romance, and confronting bi-erasure in romance. It’s very fun – get ready. Thanks to Kate, Shana, Aarya, Claudia, and Leigh for questions! Looking for a podcast to listen to? Have you tried Jeff and Will’s The Big Gay Fiction Podcast? … Continue reading 416. Beekeeping and Romance with Olivia Waite
Cue the menacing cackles and the ominous music! It’s time for the most evil recommendation feature we have: READY, SET, GO! Here are the rules: We pick a specific sub-genre, trope, or type of romance, and we have to make ONE recommendation for that type. ONE. ONLY ONE. And no more than two sentences as to why. Yes, just one. Which one book do you pick to fill that rec? You ready? What is the … Continue reading Ready, Set, Go: Best Witch Romance!
Time to highlight upcoming virtual romance gatherings! During the Quarantimes, we socialize with earbuds, cocktails, comfy chairs, and comfy pants (or, you know, pants could be very optional in this scenario). I’ve got a whole bunch of events to tell you about online, and I’m going to list them chronologically. Put them in your calendars and check the cabinets for snacks and drinks, because there are several opportunities ahoy to gather with your fellow romance … Continue reading Virtual Romance Events, August Edition!
The transcript for Podcast 415. Vampires and Virtual Events with Renee Ahdieh has been posted!
The Damned, the sequel to The Beautiful, is out, so Renee Ahdieh joins me again to talk about vampire romance, characters overcoming and rejecting toxic patriarchy, and the planning of an incredible virtual book tour. We talk about some of the themes in The Damned (no spoilers but if you haven’t read The Beautiful there are some details about the end) and about the development of a multi-night multi-author party that surrounded the book’s release. … Continue reading 415. Vampires and Virtual Events with Renee Ahdieh
If you have a virtual romance event in the works for late July or August 2020, I would love to hear about it! There’s a form at the bottom of this post for you to fill out. I want to help romance fans connect with one another in as many places as possible, and will be doing a post at the end of each month about any and all events I learn of here. Please … Continue reading Tell Me Of Your Upcoming August Virtual Romance Gatherings!