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Review: Scribd – A Digital Subscription Service

Scribd is a digital library ebook service that offers more than half a million titles for $8.99 a month. Sounds great, right? I thought so, and then I was bitterly, bitterly disappointed. I was offered a three-month trial when the news of Harlequin's exclusive deal with Scribd was announced, so I figured, why not? (NB: You can also get a three month free trial of Scribd at this URL using the promocode ScribdLovesHarlequin.) I downloaded … Continue reading Review: Scribd – A Digital Subscription Service

Book Review

Love and Let Spy by Shana Galen

Love and Let Spy by Shana Galen

For a while, I was debating whether or not I should review this. I know my fellow Smart Bitches received many a frustrated email about this book. Normally, I enjoy Shana Galen’s historicals, but this one definitely struck a nerve in the worst way possible. Also, I want to go ahead and give a TRIGGER WARNING for this review. The triggering content will be in a spoiler, but I want to make readers aware beforehand. … Continue reading Love and Let Spy by Shana Galen

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Review: The Dining Club by Marina Anderson

Review: The Dining Club by Marina Anderson

There’s a trend in erotica/erotic romance that I particularly hate. I call it “Surprise! Kink!” Like the hero and heroine have been dating for a while and he suddenly tells her he’s kinky, like he's handing her one of those fake cans of peanuts that snakes pop out of. Except instead of snakes, it’s dicks. And they smack her in the face. I guess I personally believe that if your idea of a perfect committed … Continue reading Review: The Dining Club by Marina Anderson

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Review: Slade by Victoria Ashley

Review: Slade by Victoria Ashley

I wasn’t going to finish Slade by Victoria Ashley because I hated it, and the hero is cringe-worthy and so is the writing, but the other Smart Bitches were all like “Take one for the team, Elyse!” And I did. And now I’m sorry. Slade is a love story about a male stripper and the girl he’d really like to fuck but who can’t stand him. Slade dances at a club called Walk of Shame … Continue reading Review: Slade by Victoria Ashley

Other Media Review

Movie Review: Godzilla

I went to see Godzilla this past weekend and I’m still not okay. It might be the worst movie I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t like I went to Godzilla expecting the movie to make a whole lot of sense. It’s a flick about a giant bipedal lizard that rises from the ocean to step on cars and knock buildings over. And I love stupid giant monster movies. I liked Pacific Rim and Monsters and Cloverfield. … Continue reading Movie Review: Godzilla

RITA Reader Challenge Review

RITA Reader Challenge: Claim Me by J. Kenner

RITA Reader Challenge: Claim Me by J. Kenner

This RITA® Reader Challenge 2014 review was written by Sue D. This story was nominated for the RITA® in the Erotic Romance Category. The summary: Damien Stark’s need is palpable—his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match. I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us … Continue reading RITA Reader Challenge: Claim Me by J. Kenner

Book Review

Review: The Bodyguards’ Princess by Ann Mayburn

Review: The Bodyguards’ Princess by Ann Mayburn

The Bodyguards' Princess raised more questions than it answered, chief among them “WTF is going on here?” and “Why am I still reading this?” The answer to the latter is because of you, my lovely Smart Bitch community. You're welcome.  Basically this book is a menage romance with some suspense elements and some random BDSM shit thrown in at the end. And hypnosis. I never totally understood what was going on or why and I … Continue reading Review: The Bodyguards’ Princess by Ann Mayburn

Book Review

Ravished by the Triceratops by Christie Sims and Alara Branwen

Ravished by the Triceratops by Christie Sims and Alara Branwen

When Sarah sends me an email with a link that says, “This is relevant to your interests” I should know by know that she does not have my best interests at heart.  She has YOUR best interests at heart, because y’all seem to find my head explosions entertaining. This is, as you may be able to tell, a dinosaur (!) beastiality (!) short story (thank fuck) that is exactly what it says on the tin.  … Continue reading Ravished by the Triceratops by Christie Sims and Alara Branwen

Book Review

Moosed-Up by Tiffinie Helmer

Moosed-Up by Tiffinie Helmer

I love books with vivid settings, places that I want to experience as much as I want to experience the story within the book. I thought this would be ideal – Alaska! Newcomer vs. longtime resident! Smalltown romance with moose! Audience surrogate in new community with brains of her own! Despite my determination to like it, and my desire to like it, this story took turns being ridiculous, offensive, cliched, offensive again, and then just … Continue reading Moosed-Up by Tiffinie Helmer

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Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich

Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich

Every time I think about this book it makes me so angry. SO ANGRY. I hated the hero so much, I considered wearing my night guard while I wrote this so I wouldn’t get a headache from clenching my teeth so hard. You know what? Screw it. It’s mouth guard time. This is a teeth-clenchingly bad hero, and I hated him with the burning fiery hatred of a thousand suns filled with hate and Fox … Continue reading Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich

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A Stolen Season by Tamara Gill

A Stolen Season by Tamara Gill

I can’t remember why I bought this book. Was it recommended to me? Did I see it and think, “Oh, neat!” because the plot summary would make me say, “Oh, neat”? I don’t recall why this book is on my schedule but I started reading it. This book has a few 5 star reviews at Amazon (which are not worth the paper they are printed on, I know) and many raving reviews at GoodReads (which … Continue reading A Stolen Season by Tamara Gill

Book Review

Viking by Fabio - A Guest Review by RedHeadedGirl

Viking by Fabio - A Guest Review by RedHeadedGirl

The things I do for your entertainment. So, to get back to the discussions of Old Skool WTFery, I went as WTF as I could.  I went Fabio. You remember, right, that Fabio “wrote” a couple of romances back in The Day? I remember reading an article in Parade (I think) when his first one came out, and that he had put his foot down that his books would not portray smoking and would encourage … Continue reading Viking by Fabio - A Guest Review by RedHeadedGirl

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