This HaBO comes from K, who wants to find this paranormal romance: I’m looking for a late 90s/early 00s book that was set in I think Denver (or Colorado at large?), and about a female mercenary/bodyguard, very good at her job, who lived in a large loft in a downtown space. There were big windows, two stories, and they could get to the roof. Pretty sure at one point some bad guys came through the … Continue reading HaBO: Mercenary Heroine Discovers Shifters
Sweet Magnolias Collection: Volume 1 by Sherryl Woods is $2.99! This is the first two books in the small town romance series. It was also made into a Netflix series, which I haven’t watched yet. My brain keeps mixing it up with Steel Magnolias, and I had such a visceral, emotional reaction to that movie that it bleeds over to my impression of Sweet Magnolias.
We’re back with Cover Snark! Take some care this week and don’t forget to vote. From Cayenne: Is it just me, or is it possible that this bratva dude is showing where the Alien baby used to be? Is that the baby in the title? Sarah: That’s not where my c-section scar is but everyone’s body is different. Amanda: Chicks dig alien baby scars Elyse: Personally I like the choice of zippered vest only. It’s … Continue reading Cover Snark: Pecs on Blast
RECOMMENDED: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow is $3.99! This is a price-matched Kindle Daily Deal, which features some romance and cookbooks. I read this one and gave it a B+:
If you’re in the mood for a lovely, tender fantasy novel about belonging and one that feels more like a long, relaxing bath than a hot, intense shower will all of the fancy pressure and pulsating settings you can imagine, you’ll love this one. It’s a soothing pick for when you hope to take comfort in a book
Well reader, I was wrong. I read this book up to the 31% mark and figured it was a DNF due to an over-reliance on clichés. However, I started skimming the middle of the book and had to back up and read the whole thing. Jane in Love is a wildly uneven book which I expect will be a love it or hate it book for readers. I enjoyed Jane Austen as a curious and insightful … Continue reading Jane in Love by Rachel Givney
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld is $2.99 and is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals! This is part of a series of Austen retellings. I was eh on this one, but Austen retellings aren’t my bag. Have you read it? What did you think?
It’s that time again! Our second and last Whatcha Reading of October is where we chat about the books we’ve picked up in the last couple weeks. So far, the general consensus is that it’s been hard to stick with anything. Shana: I’m still reading Comet’s First Christmas by Delilah Night. It’s an intensely Christmassy f/f reindeer shifter romance where all of Santa’s reindeers are queer. It’s low heat, but also low-tension, which I’m enjoying. … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? October 2020 Edition, Part Two
The transcript for Podcast 428. The Cheese Plate is a Technology: Because Internet with Gretchen McCulloch has been posted!
Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston is 99c! This is the first book in the Honey Badger Chronicles. Sarah read this one and gave it a B grade:
Among my favorite things about Laurenston’s writing is how very affirming and inspiring and a whole lot of fun it is, because angry, fearless women make room for themselves, they get shit done, and they’re the heroines. More honey badgers, please.
Last month, we shared an apple cider Manhattan recipe inspired by The City We Became by NK Jemisin, and it’s become one of our go-to recipes. I also linked to the source of our Alcoholic Wonder Cherry recipe. I know many of you were thinking of trying the homemade Luxardo cherries we made (we’ve since made a batch with frozen store-brand cherries and they are delicious) – have you tried them out? I’m thinking of … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: Fall Libations!
Today Amanda and I are talking with Gretchen McCulloch, author of Because Internet and host of the podcast “Lingthusiasm.” If you like listening to a really smart person with intricate knowledge of what’s going on beneath the mundane, this is an episode for you. We start by fangirling about Courtney Milan and creative use of language in some of her favorite novels, and then we talk about internet language. We also talk about how the … Continue reading 428. The Cheese Plate is a Technology: Because Internet with Gretchen McCulloch
Dreadnought by April Daniels is $1.99! This is a Kindle Daily Deal. Carrie reviewed this one and gave it a B-:
Dreadnought is my catnip in concept and yet the book bugged me a little. This story about a transgender teen superhero is a coming-out story wrapped in a cape. It has fun elements but suffers from characters who are under-developed.