Polls

“New Adult” Books

“New Adult” seems to be the new ‘It” genre in Romance. Recently this came up in discussions on my post We Call Them Young Adult Romances, But Are They Really? Many of the comments on my article focused on where to draw to line in terms of explicit sex in YA books. I recommended in my post that explicit sex (not graphic sex i.e porn) should be included tastefully in…
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Who’s In Charge of This Ride Anyway …. by James Buchanan

Who’s In Charge of This Ride Anyway …. by James Buchanan

Or “Red means, ‘knock it off you fuck, that hurts!’” “Joe, you like causing pain.” Kabe turned the tap into a caress up and down my arm. “That’s a sadistic trait. There’s other ways you express dominance: you own a room when you walk into it, you like ordering people around.” My mom always called me bossy, saying it was a great trait for a cop and a lousy one…
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Changing the Page

We’ve been around for more than three and a half years on this site and 15 months on our old blog, altogether almost 5 years. So far, you seem to like our content, going by the number of hits and visitors and we appreciate your loyalty.  We’re very pleased and proud that you think we’re doing a good job, but I don’t believe we should rest on our laurels because therein…
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We call them Young Adult Romances, but are they really?

Do you know the answer to this question: To whom are young adult romances targeted? Is the intended audience tweens? 13 to 14 year olds? The schools or local libraries so that the books would be included on their lists of “recommended reads”? Parents of tweens and 13 to14 year olds? Or the young adults themselves? I wrote this post  because I receive many emails as well as inquiries from…
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My Top Books of 2012 and Honourable Mentions

My Top Books of 2012 and Honourable Mentions

Personal taste always dictates these lists of Top Books for the year and one of the strengths of this site and why it’s so successful is that almost every reviewer has different tastes (maybe not so much with Raine and Sirius who seem to think like twins) ^^ but for the rest of us ordinary mortals there’s definitely strong tendencies that you can spot. This year’s selections for my Top…
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Reviews: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I have written many posts about reviews and reviewing, explaining why we do what we do. Some of the posts I’ve written on this topic go back to 2008  — obviously I care about reviewing as well as your opinions. We have always stressed here that we consider other readers to be our primary clients, but we also respect authors and welcome them to the site, (in fact we have guest reviewers who…
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