Welcome back to Cover Snark! This one is a doozy. From Letty: I just stumbled upon what I felt was the most bonkers cover I have seen in a while. Is he dirty? Hairy? I have questions about horn maintenance, their current state seems like a recipe for a danger bang. And why does one goat has a smart watch? I’m so confused. It was too good not to send to you all. Sarah: This … Continue reading Cover Snark: I’m So Sorry →
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Okay for real this time. It’s time for part one of March’s Whatcha Reading. I know I jumped the gun in February. Elyse: I just started Mountains Made of Glass and so far I’m really enjoying it. Shana: I’m reading the Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn and wishing there was more banter. I’m also listening to the audiobook of Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships and it is amazing. Highly … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? March 2023, Part One →
This month’s Kickass Women column is inspired by The Boxing Baroness by Minerva Spencer, which features a female boxer in Regency England. This was not as unusual in the Regency period as one might think. Literal kickass women entertained crowds and gained Regency fame and fortune in the golden days of bare knuckle boxing. Bare-knuckle boxing was wildly popular in England during the 18th Century, with the peak of its popularity falling during the Regency … Continue reading Kickass Women in History: Regency Era Boxers →
RECOMMENDED: The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk is $1.99! Shana gave it an A-:
Readers who like cultural world building with a feminist lens, and don’t mind a quick romantic connection that takes most of the book to resolve, might like The Midnight Bargain.
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Kelly Farmer is the author of the Out on the Ice series of hockey romances, and a former improvisational actor. We talk about cover artist magic, her series, and identify a few reason why hockey is such a popular setting for romances. Then we talk about how improvisational theatre exercises and techniques influence and improve writing. So if you’re stuck in your writing, maybe this will help. I also finally learn to say Megan Rapino’s … Continue reading 553. Improv Improving Your Writing with Kelly Farmer →
This Rec League is from Kay. Thanks, Kay! My catnip: books with two plots, relevant to each other, taking place in different time periods. An example would be Sarah Maine’s The House Between Tides or Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden. There’s usually a romantic element but they’re not necessarily romances. Sarah: Does Susanna Kearsley fit, I wonder? It’s dual time line but sometimes the characters cross over or between the timelines. But if this person … Continue reading The Rec League: Dual Timelines →
Hi all! It’s Wednesday! I am very tired. My partner and I made a lot of expensive, adult purchases over the weekend for the new place. I am, however, very excited to actually have a decor theme for rooms instead of a hodge podge of furniture I’ve had for over a decade. My old cat, Linus, did some crawl space exploring. You can see him here, looking absolutely filthy. All in all, things went smoothly! … Continue reading Links: The Golden Girls, Entertainment News, & More →
Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews is $1.99! Lots of Andrews fans here! This is book three in the Kinsmen series, which I’m not familiar with. Do these have to be read in order? Would love to know!
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It’s Bachelor night everyone! Pudding is too busy ordering sushi from Door Dash to care. Pudding: Do I want extra tuna on my spicy tuna roll? Yes. Yes, I do. We’re in Budapest now. The first one-on-one goes to Kaity. Both Kat and Kaity are blondes with wavy balayaged hair, and I’m having a hard time telling them apart. They take a funicular to look out over the city. Zach says he still gets butterflies when … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelor–S26 E7: You and I Remember Budapest Very Differently →
Back in March 2021, librarian HeatherS emailed us about the Classics of Romance hardcover edition: I purchased this signed hardcover copy of Skye O’Malley by Bertrice Small about 3 years ago in a used bookstore. It was published in 1996. I thought it was an interesting and unusual edition and think it might have been a special order-by-mail book club of some kind. Any help you or the community can give me would be much … Continue reading HaBO Update: Classics of Romance Edition →