Today I’m talking with NYT bestselling author Renée Ahdieh about her latest series. The Beautiful is out, and The Damned will be out in a few months – I just received a bound galley and woo, is the cover gorgeous. We talk about writing vampire murder mystery, and writing what she refers to as an “Id book.” We also discuss the empowerment and feminism inherent in becoming consumed by something we love, like a book … Continue reading 393. All Consuming Books, and Vampire Murder Mystery With Renee Ahdieh
If you have a romance book club or upcoming romance event, 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 use this form to submit … Continue reading Tell Me Of Your Romance Gatherings!
The transcript for Podcast 392. Earth is Garbage, Space is Horny: Sarah & Amanda Look at Space Romance has been posted!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Amanda and I are chatting about everything from bookstores and trade romance to her Reylo fanfic. Our conversation is inspired by a question from Jasmine, who is part of our Patreon. She wanted to ask us about sci-fi and space romances, and ask for recommendations. Amanda’s much more fluent in space romance than I am, but we absolutely have recs, suggestions, theories about required elements, and potential reasons why space is SO … Continue reading 392. Earth is Garbage, Space is Horny: Sarah & Amanda Look at Space Romance
Got books, boxed sets, discounts, fabulous fashion ideas, cross stitch patterns (over here! Yes, right here!) new ventures or nifty ideas to promote? Excellent. Because we have advertisement options for you! The site survives in part because of advertisements from and for this community, so thank you in advance for your support! What’s open? Glad you asked! What’s available? Desktop and mobile advertisement for week-long and month-long bookings starting at $80. For-every-budget spots that start … Continue reading Advertisement Opportunities? Why, Yes! We Have!
Update: 12 February 2020 – the entire RWA Board has now resigned. … We are the hollow (wo)men We are the stuffed (wo)men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass or rats’ feet over broken glass In our dry cellar Shape without form, shade without colour, Paralysed force, gesture without motion; “The Hollow Men,” T.S. Eliot, 1925 (edits mine) … Continue reading RWA 2020: No Happy Ending in Sight, Just Hollow Women
If you don’t want to miss a single staring nipple, creepily gazing at you from a book cover, don’t fret! 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 you’re in need of a bit of Cover Snark to get you through the afternoon, you won’t miss a nip, I mean, I thing. I set … Continue reading Bitches in Your Inbox! Including all the Staring Nipples!
I know many of you have subscriptions to services like Scribd, Kindle Unlimited, or the Audible Romance Package. Library folks may also be using Hoopla Digital to access ebooks and audiobooks – and the Library Extension browser add-on allows folks browsing Amazon to see what books are available at their library, or via library subscriptions like Hoopla. (I use this extension constantly and I love it.) But whatever subscription service you’re using, I want to … Continue reading What are Your Favorite Recent Discoveries in Subscription Services?
The transcript for Podcast 391. RWA One Month Later, Part IV: A Conversation with Courtney Milan has been posted!
The transcript for Podcast 390. RWA One Month Later, Part III: Jessie Edwards, Marketing and PR Manager, RWA has been posted!
Welcome to part four and the final episode in my series on RWA: One Month Later. We’ve heard from C Chilove, Laurel Cremant, and Diana Neal, the officers of CIMRWA, from past RWA president HelenKay Dimon, and from Jessie Edwards, Marketing and PR Manager for RWA. Today, I’m speaking with Courtney Milan. There’s a lot to process, and this is a somewhat emotional interview wherein we talk about what happened, her reactions, and what’s next … Continue reading 391. RWA One Month Later, Part IV: A Conversation with Courtney Milan