There has been some interesting bookish news this week – Jane Litte of the blog Dear Author revealed herself to also be the successful New Adult Romance author Jen Frederick. There has been a great deal of consternation all over the romance book portions of the interwebs. From the outside looking in, it’s easy to see both sides. If you are curious, Jane’s original post is here, and there is an interesting discussion at The Passive Voice here. The meat of the discussion (also the veg and dessert) is in the comments on the posts. Another thoughtful perspective is here on Olivia Waite’s blog. And finally, Sarah Wendell’s post on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books sheds further light (while the comments add some heat) to this mess.
I would say “enjoy” but I don’t think there’s a whole lot of that going around. See for yourself.
In bookish news around here, it was a darn good week. A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark was one of the most interesting and novel urban fantasies I’ve read in a long time. Shadow Ritual is an edge of your seat thriller with oodles of fascinating historical twists. This coming week is the Fool for Books Giveaway Hop, and on April 6 I’ll be doing a giveaway for my 4th Blogo-Birthday.
I’ve been blogging for four years as of April 4. As the saying goes, ” Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”
The book of the winner’s choice (up to $10 value) in the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop (ends TONIGHT!)
A- Review: A Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchett
A Review: Shadow Ritual by Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne
Q&A with Authors Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne
B+ Review: Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick
A+ Review: A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark by Harry Connolly
B+ Review: The Kill List by Nichole Christoff
Stacking the Shelves (128)
Coming Next Week:
Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes (blog tour review)
Never Too Late by Robyn Carr (blog tour review)
Fool for Books Giveaway Hop
Unbreakable by W.C. Bauers (review)
The Kill Shot by Nichole Christoff (blog tour review)