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The Language of Lovers

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 • No Comments on The Language of Lovers


Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance was reviewed by the lovely and stylish Lucrezia Magazine. It’s a bit more than your average book review, with some history of the romance genre and classic tropes. I disagreed with the reviewer on a few general points as it relates to the genre—in terms of language usage and what constitutes a romance—but overall it’s a thoughtful, balanced review.  Here is a snippet:

It is difficult to approach the subject of the paranormal without traversing familiar themes, the authors within this anthology visit familiar and new territories. Within Dream Lover there are familiar creatures such as mermaids (and mermen) as well as ghosts. ‘Love Resurrection’ features a Ghost and Mrs Muir relationship with a contemporary sexual twist. ‘Dreaming by the Sea’ features the erotic reunion of a mermaid and merman. These themes are all fine and well and -in terms of the sex – indeed erotic, but I was also looking for different takes on the paranormal, and hoped that I would not come across a tome that was partially dedicated or obsessed with romantic vampires. Thankfully Dream Lover features a variety of dream creatures or paramours.  ‘Devil’s Food’ stood out in terms of its alternative setting, a bakery in Hellsedge, featuring a baker heroine who encounters a ‘dark’ broody customer of the fairy kind. ‘Living Off Lovers’ opens with suspense and a vivid psychological journey from the perspective of the heroine, whose tone deviates from the standard romantic (submissive) heroine commonly found in romantic fiction.

(Thanks to Nikki Magennis for the link to the review!)


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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 • No Comments on Want!

Steampunky thumb drives! Where do I get one??


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Oscar Time!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 • 2 Comments on Oscar Time!


Well, almost. I love the Academy Awards and faithfully watch it every year, no matter how late it runs or how boring some of the speeches are. (I’ve been known to rewind to a speech I liked to skip over a dull one.)  Last year, I had not seen any of the nominated films (pregnancy and baby pretty much ate up my movie going time, sadly), but this year I’ve already seen five of the ten nominated movies and I’m planning to see at least two more.  Here are this year’s nominees and I’ve linked to the ones I’ve seen.  What else should I see before February 27th?

Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Of the fivemovies I’ve seen so far (and all five were very good, though I feel like Black Swan was overrated), I think my favorite was Inception. I am not a big Leonardo DiCaprio fan, but I loved the premise from the first time I saw the trailer and the cinematography was amazing. But my Oscar pick for Best Actress in a Supporting Role is Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit. What an amazing performance.

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