I asked the Patreon community what they’d like to ask Amanda and I, and howdy damn, I got some really thoughtful and fun questions! In this conversation, we’re talking about astrology, apps, allergies, and all the book recs. If you like hanging out while we chat, this episode is for you. Thanks to everyone in the Patreon community for their questions! … Music: purple-planet.com
RECOMMENDED: Subversive by Colleen Cowley is $3.99! I’m unsure if that’s any sort of sale though. Carrie reviewed this one and gave it a B+:
Subversive is the first book in the Clandestine Magic trilogy and when I finished it I immediately one-clicked the next two books. Subversive ends on a cliffhanger so be prepared to rush to the next book, which also ends on a cliffhanger, before wrapping everything up at the trilogy’s end.
We open up with a group date. Heather McDonald of the Juicy Scoop podcast is there and she quizzes the men about female sexuality. Mike talks about being a virgin again, but doesn’t reveal it to the group. Then they have to give a presentation about what makes them the greatest lover. WTF. Like a power point? Mike is upset and starts crying. We are nine minutes into this, people. Here’s the thing: there’s nothing … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E2: Connor the Cat
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but… *looks both ways* I don’t usually review m/f romances. And that’s because I don’t usually read them either! I made an exception for Hang the Moon because I loved Brendon when I met him in Written in the Stars. Boy howdy, am I glad I did, because this book is ADORABLE. Annie is lonely in Philadelphia, so she leaps at a promotion that will take her to London. … Continue reading Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur
This request comes from Sue (Hey, Sue!), who has a K-Drama-inspired recommendation request: Hi all! Looking for any recs where they’re in love and *miserable* about it. I’m about halfway though the Korean drama Crash Landing On You and right now the main characters are def super in love and SO TORTURED about it. I’m thoroughly enjoying the melodrama. Obviously in romance novels the HEA is guaranteed which is why I’m about to handle the … Continue reading The Rec League: Tortured Love
Welcome back to Wednesday Links! This is where we talk about and share neat links from around the internet. Did you know it’s June? And have I mentioned that I really dislike summer? Because both things are true! But enough about my seasonal gripes! Let’s go! … LitHub has a piece “On the Evolution of Female-Driven Gothic Narratives” that may be of interest to the Bitchery. And yes, there are recommendations! … I am so … Continue reading Links: Gothics, Dogs, & More
Writing Her In by Holley Trent is 99c! This is the first book in Trent’s Plot Twist series, which focuses on poly and triad romances with at least one character (sometimes more) involved in the book industry. It’s been recommend in the comments of Whatcha Reading before. Have you read it?
It’s time for another edition of Stuff We Like! It’s nearly summer in the northern hemisphere, and winter in the southern, so we’re wondering what are your essentials for the changing season where you are? Summer must-haves, winter recommendations? We’ve got some! Want to see? Just click that image above or click right here, and come shop with us! And if you’d like to browse some more, we have a complete Stuff We Like archive, including … Continue reading Stuff We Like: Essentials for the Change of Season!
This HaBO is from Kate, who wants to find this category romance: I have a HABO request. I am hesitating to submit it because my memory is crap and the details are thin, but I love the HABO column and every time someone finds their book, I dream longingly of finding mine as well. So…here’s go. This is a book I borrowed from my grandma, sometime in the mid to late 90s. It was definitely … Continue reading HaBO: Bridesmaids Look Like Little Bo Peep
If you’re new to Hide Your Wallet, this is where we list new releases we’re pretty excited for in the coming month. Each reviewer has a book maximum (five per person), but we’ve separated HYW into two parts. The first HYW of the month will cover books that release from the 1st to the 14th. The second HYW will cover books released from the 15th to the end of the month. We also think this … Continue reading June 2021 New Releases, Part Two
RECOMMENDED: Open House by Ruby Lang is 99c! Aarya read this one and gave it a B+:
Nitpicks aside, Open House is a shining example of what novellas can accomplish. High word count isn’t necessary for the emotional resonance of numerous complex issues. I enthusiastically recommend Open House to any reader looking to laugh and cry while reading a short contemporary romance.
Whenever I sense a whiff of a new historical romance with fantasy, paranormal, or steampunk elements, my ears perk up and I’m on alert. And yes, this is a call to send me your recommendations if you have any. Be aware that it will take some deep cuts, though, to suggest a book I haven’t heard of or read. Set in an alternate version of Victorian-era London, the Wisteria Society is made up of a … Continue reading The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton